Thermoelastohydrodynamic (TEHD) Analysis of a Grooved Thrust Washer

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Bogdan R. Kucinschi, Kenneth J. DeWitt

University of Toledo, Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering Dept., Toledo, OH 43606

Mircea D. Pascovici

Politehnica University Bucharest, Machine Elements and Tribology Dept., Spl. Independentei 313, Bucharest 79590, Romania

J. Tribol 126(2), 267-274 (Apr 19, 2004) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1645298 History: Received February 13, 2003; Revised May 15, 2003; Online April 19, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Schematic of a thrust washer
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Film thickness in TEHD regime on a pad at mean radius (n=1000 rpm)
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Film temperature and film thickness contours (n=3000 rpm,Fz=1000 N)
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Temperature contours in stator (n=3000 rpm,Fz=1000 N)
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Minimum film thickness versus load, for certain values of speed
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Maximum temperature in film versus load, for certain values of speed
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Pressure and film thickness (TEHD, n=3000 rpm,Fz=1000 N, misaligned, ϕ=0.02°)
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Type of elements used for numerical procedure: (a) Linear, two-dimensional, 4 nodes; (b) Quadratic, three-dimensional, 27 nodes; and (c) Linear, three-dimensional, 8 nodes.
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Mesh and thermal boundary conditions
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Pressure distribution on a pad at mean radius (n=1000 rpm,Fz=1000 N)
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Stator temperature on a pad at mean radius (n=1000 rpm,Fz=1000 N)




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