On Parallel Hybrid Guide Bearings Under Combined Sliding and Small Amplitude Vibration

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S. H. Chen

Quantum Corporation, Milpitas, CA 95035

C. D. Mote

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720

J. Tribol 116(1), 127-132 (Jan 01, 1994) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2927027 History: Received August 19, 1992; Online June 05, 2008


An original hybrid bearing model, operating under constant volumetric incompressible lubricant supply rate Q*, is proposed for 2-D parallel hybrid guide bearings subject to simultaneous translation and small amplitude transverse vibration. The model may describe the typical fluid film constrained between a translating/rotating saw blade and a saw guide, where lubricant is fed directly into the oscillating film. The inner boundary, or recess, pressure is time varying and coupled to the external lubricant supply. Unsteady fluid inertia resulting from vibration is measured by the squeeze Reynolds’ number Res and modeled. A methodology for analytical solution is developed to predict the amplitude and phase of the dynamic bearing load Wt *. A sample hybrid bearing, used to demonstrate the film pressure generating mechanisms in hybrid squeeze film, generates a 1.1 to 7.1 percent larger Wt * with a 5 to 21 deg phase lag for 1 ≤ Q* ≤ 4 when compared to Wt * produced in a hydrodynamic squeeze film bearing at the same Res . This phase shift can be significant when bearings are used for vibration control purposes.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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