Stability of tri-taper journal bearings under dynamic load using a non-linear transient method

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Stability of a tri-taper journal bearing which is subjected to steady, periodic and variable rotating loads is studied theoretically using a non-linear transient approach. The hydrodynamic forces are initially obtained by solving the Reynolds equation, satisfying the Reynolds boundary conditions. Further, the transient behavior of rotor bearing system is predicted by substituting these hydrodynamic forces in the equations of motion and then solving them by fourth order Runge Kutta method. Stability of the rotor bearing system is determined from the journal locus. Comparative studies predict that the dynamic performance is superior for a bearing with high ramp size and aspect ratio.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1584-1591
Number of pages8
JournalTribology International
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 09-2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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