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Lubricants 2015, 3(1), 27-53;

On the Characteristics of Misaligned Journal Bearings

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
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Academic Editors: Romeo P. Glovnea and Michel Fillon
Received: 29 January 2015 / Revised: 28 February 2015 / Accepted: 3 March 2015 / Published: 16 March 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Friction and Lubrication of Bearings)
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Journal bearing misalignment arise generally from the shaft deformation under load, deflection of the shaft, manufacturing and assembly errors, improper installation, and asymmetric loading. During operations, misalignment has a considerable effect on the static and dynamic performances. It could cause wear, vibration and even system failure. In this article, a literature review of misalignment of the journal bearings is presented. The basic theory for the misalignment and some results for the circular journal bearing are also presented to show the general trends of the misalignment. View Full-Text
Keywords: misalignment; journal bearing; thermohydrodynamic analysis; mass conservation; cavitation misalignment; journal bearing; thermohydrodynamic analysis; mass conservation; cavitation

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Jang, J.Y.; Khonsari, M.M. On the Characteristics of Misaligned Journal Bearings. Lubricants 2015, 3, 27-53.

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