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A Transient Thermoelastohydrodynamic Study of Steadily Loaded Plain Journal Bearings Using Finite Element Method Analysis

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Bogdan-Radu Kucinschi

Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Department of Machine Elements and Tribology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, 313, Spl. Independentei, sect. 6, Bucharest 79590, Romania e-mail: bogdan@meca.omtr.pub.ro

Michel Fillon, Jean Fre⁁ne

Laboratoire de Mécanique des Solides, UMR CNRS 6610, S.P.2M.I., BP 179, 86960 Futuroscope cedex, France

Mircea D. Pascovici

Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Department of Machine Elements and Tribology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, 313, Spl. Independentei, sect. 6, Bucharest 79590, Romania e-mail: mircea@meca.omtr.pub.ro

J. Tribol 122(1), 219-226 (Jun 01, 1999) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.555346 History: Received January 26, 1999; Revised June 01, 1999
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Schema of a circular journal bearing
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Four-node isoparametric element
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Finite element mesh for Reynolds equation
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Meshing for energy equation in the bearing
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Circumferential temperature distribution at different moments (rapid start-up)
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Temperature evolution at different circumferential locations (rapid start-up)
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Isotherms in film and bush at different moments (rapid start-up)
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Friction torque evolution (rapid start-up)
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Thermal deformations and clearance variation (rapid start-up)
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Deformed bush at steady-state (rapid start-up case)
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Circumferential temperature distribution at different moments (slow start-up)
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Temperature evolution at different circumferential locations (slow start-up)
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Friction torque evolution (slow start-up)

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