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An Analytical Model for the Basic Design Calculations of Journal Bearings

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R. K. Naffin, L. Chang

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802

J. Tribol 132(2), 024503 (Mar 25, 2010) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4000941 History: Received September 16, 2009; Revised December 15, 2009; Published March 25, 2010; Online March 25, 2010

This paper presents an analytical model for the basic design calculations of plain journal bearings. The model yields reasonable accuracy as compared with published numerical solutions under the same conditions. The principles and procedures of the formulations are presented along with accuracy analyses.

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Figure 1

Schematic of a basic journal bearing (taken from Fig. 8.5 of Ref. 1)

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Figure 2

Flowchart of model integration



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