Studies on the Load Carrying Capacity of a Multi-Pad Adjustable Bearing Under Misaligned Conditions

Girish Hariharan, D. Srikanth Rao, Raghuvir Pai

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Abstract

This paper deals with the effect of journal misalignment on the load capacity of a multi-pad externally adjustable bearing. Pad adjustments can be provided in radial and tilt directions. A modified film thickness equation is applied to determine the variation in film thickness under different pad adjustment conditions. Governing Reynolds equation is discretized using finite difference approximation technique. In the present study, misalignment is considered in only one plane. Variation in load capacity is analyzed for different degrees of misalignment and pad adjustment positions. An improvement in the bearing load capacity is observed by applying a combination of negative radial and negative tilt adjustment to the four bearing pads.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Fluid Dynamics - Selected Proceedings of ICAFD 2018
EditorsB. Rushi Kumar, R. Sivaraj, J. Prakash
PublisherSpringer Gabler
Pages277-288
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9789811543074
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventInternational Conference on Applications of Fluid Dynamics, ICAFD 2018 - Vellore, India
Duration: 13-12-201815-12-2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-4356
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4364

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Applications of Fluid Dynamics, ICAFD 2018
CountryIndia
CityVellore
Period13-12-1815-12-18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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    Hariharan, G., Srikanth Rao, D., & Pai, R. (2021). Studies on the Load Carrying Capacity of a Multi-Pad Adjustable Bearing Under Misaligned Conditions. In B. Rushi Kumar, R. Sivaraj, & J. Prakash (Eds.), Advances in Fluid Dynamics - Selected Proceedings of ICAFD 2018 (pp. 277-288). (Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering). Springer Gabler. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-4308-1_22