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A Numerical Procedure Based on the Boundary Element Method Analysis of the Archimedean Spiral Grooved Thrust Oil Bearing

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Qin Zhu

Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong

W. J. Zhang

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, 57 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A9, CanadaE-mail: chris zhang@engr.USask.Ca

J. Tribol 122(3), 565-572 (Oct 05, 1999) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.555402 History: Received September 18, 1998; Revised October 05, 1999
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Spiral grooved thrust bearing
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Boundaries of a thrust pad: (a) boundaries of a land; (b) boundaries of a groove
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Coordinates of element: (a) rectangular element; (b) linear element
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Pressure distribution along spirals
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Spiral grooved gas face-seal in paper of Tournerie et al. 22
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Influence of the angular width of the grooves on the load capacity
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Influence of the length of the grooves on the load
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Dimensionless pressure distribution of a thrust pad with constant groove depth
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Dimensionless pressure distribution of a thrust pad with varying groove depth
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The dimensionless load-carrying capacity as a function of groove depth (with ω̄=0.6)
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The dimensionless flow rate as a function of groove depth (with ω̄=0.6)
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The dimensionless frictional torque as a function of groove depth (with ω̄=0.6)
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Influence of the spiral speed on the load-carrying capacity (with Hg/Hl=2)
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Influence of the spiral speed on the flow rate (with Hg/Hl=2)
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Influence of the spiral speed on the frictional torque (with Hg/Hl=2)

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