Optimum Design of Hydrodynamic Journal Bearings

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A. Seireg, H. Ezzat

The University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.

J. of Lubrication Tech 91(3), 516-521 (Jul 01, 1969) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3554974 History: Received August 08, 1968; Online August 23, 2011


This paper presents an automated system for the selection of the length, clearance, and lubricant viscosity which optimize the performance of a hydrodynamic journal bearing, under specified values or ranges of load and speed. The study illustrates the feasibility of applying optimal programming techniques for the development of bearing design systems.

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