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Testing of a large adjustable hydrodynamic journal bearing

Martin, James Keith and Parkins, David Walter (2001). Testing of a large adjustable hydrodynamic journal bearing. STLE Tribology Transactions, 44(4) pp. 559–566.

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The design and testing of two novel adjustable hydrodynamic journal bearings are outlined. Each was designed to replace a conventional bearing in a large marine gearbox. They were tested in a land based rig and their performances compared with that of the conventional bearing. The novel bearings demonstrated the ability to suppress journal centre orbits, to reposition the journal centre in any direction, and to operate with significantly reduced temperature rise. One of the bearings also demonstrated the ability to translate the journal centre in a controlled manner by an amount exceeding double the clearance of the conventional bearing. Implications of such characteristics are considered as potential benefits in various bearing applications.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2001 Society of Lubrication and Tribology Engineers
ISSN: 1547-397X
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetUK Defence Evaluation and Research Agency
Not SetNot SetShips Support Agency
Extra Information: Paper presented at ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference, 21st -24th October, 2001, San Francisco
Keywords: adjustable; multi-lobe; hydrodynamic; journal bearing
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 26533
Depositing User: Keith Martin
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2011 08:50
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:55
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