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RESEARCH PAPERS

Further Test Results of the Leading-Edge-Groove (LEG) Tilting Pad Thrust Bearing

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A. M. Mikula

Kingsbury, Inc., Philadelphia, PA 19154

J. Tribol 110(1), 174-179 (Jan 01, 1988) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3261559 History: Received March 01, 1987; Online October 29, 2009

Abstract

This paper compares the LEG and pressurized controlled flow lubricant supply methods and evaluates their influence on the babbitt temperature and bearing power loss performance of a tilting pad, equalizing thrust bearing. The paper also presents new experimental temperature data from bidirectional testing of a unidirectional LEG bearing. The experimental data presented is from a 267 mm (10.5 in.) O.D. bearing, operating at shaft speeds up to 13000 rpm with applied loads that produced mean unit pressures of up to 3.45 MPa (500 psi). Conclusions are drawn based upon these test data.

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