The Steady-State and Dynamic Characteristics of a Full Circular Bearing and a Partial Arc Bearing in the Laminar and Turbulent Flow Regimes

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F. K. Orcutt, E. B. Arwas

Mechanical Technology Inc., Latham, N. Y.

J. of Lubrication Tech 89(2), 143-153 (Apr 01, 1967) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3616932 History: Received March 10, 1966; Online July 12, 2011


The steady-state and dynamic characteristics of a full circular bearing and a centrally loaded, 100 deg, arc bearing are calculated for a range of eccentricity ratios to 0.95 and of mean Reynolds numbers to 13,300, and presented in design charts. These are compared with the measured performance of these bearings over the same ranges of the operating parameters. There is good correlation between the theoretical and test data, leading to the conclusion that the present turbulent lubrication analysis may be used to obtain general design data for self-acting bearings, operating in the superlaminar flow regime, to supplement that presently existing for laminar flow bearings.

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