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Evaluating Thermal Performance of a PTFE-Faced Tilting Pad Thrust Bearing

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Sergei B. Glavatskih

Luleå University of Technology, Division of Machine Elements, 971 87 Luleå Sweden

J. Tribol 125(2), 319-324 (Mar 19, 2003) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1506329 History: Received March 06, 2002; Revised July 11, 2002; Online March 19, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Photograph of the PTFE-faced bearing
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Thermocouple locations in the bearings tested
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Schematic of the test rig
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A typical T75/75 temperature distribution around the bearing. Shaft speed 2000 rpm, specific bearing load 2.0 MPa
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Temperature rise along the pad central line for 0.5 MPa specific bearing load and 1500/3000 rpm shaft speed
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Temperature rise along the pad central line for 2.0 MPa specific bearing load and 1500/3000 rpm shaft speed
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Temperature profiles along the pad trailing edge for 2.0 MPa specific bearing load and 1500/3000 rpm shaft speed. Radial position is a ratio of a current radius to the inner radius of the pad.
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Pad T75/75 and collar T75 temperatures versus shaft speed for 2.0 MPa specific bearing load. T0-oil temperature at the bottom of the PTFE-faced pad.
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Pad T75/75 and collar T75 temperatures versus specific bearing load for 3000 rpm shaft speed. T0-oil temperature at the bottom of the PTFE-faced pad.
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Power loss versus shaft speed for 1.0 and 2.0 MPa specific bearing loads
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Power loss versus specific bearing load for 1500 and 3000 rpm shaft speeds

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