Steady state and dynamic characteristics for guide bearings of a hydro-electric unit
2014 (English)In: Proceedings of the Institution of mechanical engineers. Part J, journal of engineering tribology, ISSN 1350-6501, Vol. 228, no 8, 836-848 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Experiments are conducted using a 10-MW Kaplan hydropower machine which is outfitted with an extensive array of sensors to determine oil film thickness, pad load and oil temperature in all three guide bearings as well as motion of the shaft in relation to both the bearing housings and the concrete foundation. Test results for all journal bearings are compared to a commercial rotor dynamics model and results for the central journal bearing are compared to a multi-physics model to provide insight into the machine's steady state and dynamic characteristics and their variations during normal operation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 228, no 8, 836-848 p.
Tilting pad, hydropower, journal bearing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-150531DOI: 10.1177/1350650114533101ISI: 000340210500002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84904610818OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-150531DiVA: diva2:746262
QC 201409122014-09-122014-09-052015-04-09Bibliographically approved