The Thermally Boosted Oil Lubricated Sliding Thrust Bearing

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C. M. Rodkiewicz, J. C. Hinds

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

C. Dayson

National Research Council of Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia

J. of Lubrication Tech 96(3), 322-328 (Jul 01, 1974) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3451955 History: Received February 23, 1973; Online October 18, 2010


The effect of varying the ratio of slider to pad temperature boundary conditions and the influence of varying inlet to outlet ratio of a plane infinitely wide slider bearing is examined. The lubricant is assumed to be incompressible and the variation of viscosity with temperature is taken into account. The nondimensionalized governing equations, transformed in terms of the stream function, are solved numerically. The results show that maintaining a lower slider temperature to pad temperature ratio causes an increase in the load carrying capacity of the bearing. A means of which advantage could be taken of this effect in the design of thrust bearings is suggested.

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