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Lubricants 2018, 6(1), 12;

EHD Effects in Lubricated Journal Bearing

Department Cathedra of high mathematics 2, National Research University of Electronic Technology, 124498 Zelenograd, Moscow, Russia
Received: 30 October 2017 / Revised: 16 January 2018 / Accepted: 16 January 2018 / Published: 23 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Friction and Lubrication of Sliding Bearings)
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This paper presents a numerical analysis of the influence of deformation of infinite parallel cylindrical solids in partial journal bearing on the oil film characteristics. The stationary elastohydrodynamic EHD problems for three design models of bearings are considered: (1) The bearing in which the basic contribution to the elastic displacement of the surface brings the thin elastic liner; (2) The elastic cylinder and the elastic bushing which is modeled by the elastic space with a cylindrical cut; (3) The elastic cylinder and the elastic bushing in the presence of the thin elastic liner with a small module of elasticity. It is shown that when the minimum film thickness is fixed and deformations of the elastic solids increase, then the load capacity increases, reaches a maximum, and then decreases. The deformation of solids can raise load capacity many times over. When the deformation of solids increases from zero, the pressure distribution changes from the distribution of pressure in the case of rigid bodies to the distribution of pressure which takes place with the dry contact of elastic bodies. View Full-Text
Keywords: journal bearing; deformation; lubrication; film thickness; EHD contact journal bearing; deformation; lubrication; film thickness; EHD contact

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