Thermohydrodynamic Analysis of Tilting-Pad Journal Bearings Operating in Turbulent Flow Regime

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L. Bouard, M. Fillon, J. Frêne

Université de Poitiers, Laboratoire de Mécanique des Solides, U.R.A. C.N.R.S., 40, Avenue du Recteur Pineau, 86022 Poitiers Cedex, France

J. Tribol 118(1), 225-231 (Jan 01, 1996) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2837083 History: Received January 27, 1995; Revised June 20, 1995; Online January 24, 2008


A thermohydrodynamic analysis of tilting-pad bearing in turbulent flow regime is presented. Two tilting-pad journal bearings are studied. A local analysis of thermal turbulent phenomena is shown. The theoretical prediction of the maximum temperature decreases when the flow regime becomes nonlaminar and the decrease corresponding to higher power losses is explained using the velocity component profiles and the local heat flux in the film.

Copyright © 1996 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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