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Testing of a large adjustable hydrodynamic journal bearing

Martin, Keith and Parkins, David (2001). Testing of a large adjustable hydrodynamic journal bearing. In: ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference, 21-24 Oct 2001, San Francisco.

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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 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: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2001 The Authors
Extra Information: Tribology Transactions, 44:4, 559-566

Presented as a Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Paper at the STLE/ASME Tribology Conference in San Francisco, CA, October 21-24, 2001.
Final manuscript approved June 19, 2001, Review led by Luis San Andres
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)
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Item ID: 26734
Depositing User: Keith Martin
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2011 10:04
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 13:25
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