Dynamic characteristics of polymer faced tilting pad journal bearings
2014 (English)In: Tribology International, ISSN 0301-679X, Vol. 74, 20-27 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Dynamic characteristics of polymer faced tilting pad journal bearings are presented. Investigations are conducted using a single pad, load on pad configuration over a range of shaft speeds and loads. Two polyether ether ketone (PEEK) faced pads, one polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) faced pad and two entirely PEEK pads are investigated to determine the effect of varying mean bearing pressure and pivot characteristics as well as different material properties of the polymer layer. Experimental results indicate increased damping and decreased stiffness and slightly increased oil film temperature for entirely PEEK pads compared to pads with a PEEK lining and steel backing. Similar effects were observed by using a softer (PTFE) pad liner with a steel backing.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 74, 20-27 p.
Journal bearing, Tilting pad, PTFE, PEEK
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-146134DOI: 10.1016/j.triboint.2014.02.001ISI: 000335614200003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84894615022OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-146134DiVA: diva2:723532
QC 201406112014-06-112014-06-092014-06-11Bibliographically approved