Calculation methods for steadily loaded axial groove hydrodynamic journal bearings. Low viscosity process fluid lubrication. (Guide to use of computer program A9306.)
Abstract:ESDU 93006 introduces a computer program that implements the calculation methods of ESDU 84031, 85028 and 86008 for laminar or turbulent flow in a bearing with one or two grooves. The program predicts the minimum film thickness (taking any misalignment into account), the eccentricity ratio, the power loss, the lubricant flow rate, and the bearing and lubricant temperatures. It can, optionally, provide a preliminary design to satisfy specified requirements and constraints. The preliminary design method incorporates recommendations for bearing overall size and proportions, running clearance and groove dimensions. The program applies for any liquid acting as a lubricant that can be regarded as Newtonian and lubricant properties are held in a database that can be edited or to which further lubricants may be added. The program provides warnings if the bearing temperature is too high, the outlet temperature is too high, the lubricant temperature is outside the usable range, the film thickness is too small, or there is a risk of half-speed whirl. Suggestions for remedial action in each case are made. The input and output format is fully explained and illustrated with worked examples. The program is available as ESDUpac A9306.
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