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Title: Running performance of an aerodynamic journal bearing with squeeze film effect
Authors: Sho, T
Yoshimoto, S
Stolarski, TA
Keywords: Gas journal bearing;Squeeze film;Dynamic stability
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 77: 184 - 193< ( December 2013)
Abstract: Results of theoretical and experimental studies concerning the performance of an aerodynamic journal bearing which running is assisted by squeeze film ultrasonic levitation (SFUL) are presented in this paper. The SFUL mechanism not only can separate journal from the bearing at the start and stop phases of operation but also can significantly contribute to the dynamic stability of the bearing when it runs at speed. Computer calculations and validating experimental testing of a prototype device were carried out. It was found that that SFUL mechanism, when combined with aerodynamic lift, extends the threshold speed of bearing’s instability by almost four times comparing to that of a bearing operating without SFUL. Typically, the bearing running without SFUL became unstable at the speed of 300 rpm while with the SFUL the speed at which instability became apparent was 10,000 rpm (calculated result) or 13,200 (experimental result).
ISSN: 1879-2162
Appears in Collections:Dept of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering Research Papers

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