An Analysis of Grease and Oil Lubricated Spiral Grooved Bearings

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D. M. Dewar

Sperry Rand Ltd., Sperry Gyroscope Division, Berkshire, England

J. of Lubrication Tech 96(2), 275-283 (Apr 01, 1974) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3451943 History: Received July 09, 1973; Online October 18, 2010


Mathematical models for grease and oils are put forward and used to solve a two-dimensional Reynolds’ equation with a quasi three-dimensional energy equation for any geometry of spiral groove bearing. Using numerical methods, results are presented for the temperature distributions in through-flow and block-centered thrust bearings; conical bearings and herringbone grooved journal bearings can also be dealt with. The overall bearing parameters, namely, load-carrying capacity, stiffness, and running torque at various eccentricity ratios are shown along with their dependence upon the prevailing thermal conditions.

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