Analytical Study of Non-Recessed Conical Hole Entry Hybrid/Hydrostatic Journal Bearing with Constant Flow Valve Restrictor
The present work studies the analysis of a non recessed hole entry conical hybrid/hydrostatic journal bearing adjusted for constant flow valve (CFV) restriction. The paper provides effectiveness between the conical bearings with hole entry operating in hybrid and hydrostatic mode. The Reynolds formulae, for the flow of fluid through the mating surfaces of a conical journal and bearing, are numerically worked out in both the modes considering the finite element analysis (FEA) and the necessary boundary preconditions. Holes in double row are marked on conical bearing circumference to accommodate the CFV restrictors, the angular distance between two holes are 30o apart from the apex. Qualitative features of the conical journal bearing system with hole entry have been elaborated to analyze bearing performance for radial load variation Wr = 0.25-2. Numerical results obtained from the present study indicate that load carrying capacity of conical bearing, operating in hydrostatic mode, is enhanced by the maximum pressure, direct fluid film damping and direct film stiffness coefficients vis-a-vis corresponding hybrid mode.
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