Survey of Experimental Data for Fixed Geometry Hydrodynamic Journal Bearings

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E. E. Swanson, R. G. Kirk

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0238

J. Tribol 119(4), 704-710 (Oct 01, 1997) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2833874 History: Received February 20, 1996; Revised June 20, 1996; Online January 24, 2008


An extensive survey of the experimental research on the static and/or dynamic characteristics of fixed geometry, hydrodynamic journal bearings, available in English, in the open literature is presented. The type(s) of bearing, size of bearing(s) and range of parameters measured in each work are reported for slightly over 100 published experimental works. In addition, some general observations about the available experimental data sets are made. This annotated survey is intended to help the analytical community by providing an extensive list of sources of experimental data for use in analysis verification. It is intended to help the experimental community by highlighting the shortcomings of the available literature, as well as by providing a list of sources for appropriate data to help with current and future test rig debugging.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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