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CFD Analysis of Journal Bearing with a Heterogeneous Rough/Smooth Surface

Laboratory for Engineering Design and Tribology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Diponegoro University, Jl. Soedharto SH, Tembalang, Semarang 50275, Indonesia
Laboratory for Surface Technology and Tribology, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, Drienerlolaan 5, Postbus 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
Faculty of Engineering, University of Pembangunan Nasional “Veteran” East Java, Jl. Raya Rungkut Madya Gunung Anyar, Surabaya 60294, Indonesia
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Lubricants 2021, 9(9), 88;
Received: 30 July 2021 / Revised: 24 August 2021 / Accepted: 31 August 2021 / Published: 7 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Lubricated Bearings)
In the present study, a computational investigation into acoustic and tribological performances in journal bearings is presented. A heterogeneous pattern, in which a rough surface is engineered in certain regions and is absent in others, is employed to the bearing surface. The roughness is assumed to follow the sand-grain roughness model, while the bearing noise is solved based on broadband noise source theory. Three types of heterogeneous rough/smooth journal bearings exhibiting different placement and number of the rough zone are evaluated at different combinations of eccentricity ratio using the CFD method. Numerical results show that the heterogeneous rough/smooth bearings can supply lower noise and larger load-carrying capacity in comparison with conventional bearings. Moreover, the effect on the friction force is also discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: acoustic; computational fluid dynamics (CFD); lubrication; roughness acoustic; computational fluid dynamics (CFD); lubrication; roughness
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Tauviqirrahman, M.; Jamari, J.; Wicaksono, A.A.; Muchammad, M.; Susilowati, S.; Ngatilah, Y.; Pujiastuti, C. CFD Analysis of Journal Bearing with a Heterogeneous Rough/Smooth Surface. Lubricants 2021, 9, 88.

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Tauviqirrahman M, Jamari J, Wicaksono AA, Muchammad M, Susilowati S, Ngatilah Y, Pujiastuti C. CFD Analysis of Journal Bearing with a Heterogeneous Rough/Smooth Surface. Lubricants. 2021; 9(9):88.

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Tauviqirrahman, Mohammad, J. Jamari, Arjuno Aryo Wicaksono, M. Muchammad, S. Susilowati, Yustina Ngatilah, and Caecilia Pujiastuti. 2021. "CFD Analysis of Journal Bearing with a Heterogeneous Rough/Smooth Surface" Lubricants 9, no. 9: 88.

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