Analysis of dynamic characteristics plays an important role in designing hydrodynamic bearings. Based upon the thin-film lubrication theory, the analysis of dynamic characteristics for a wide slider with exponential film profiles is presented when taking into account the bearing squeezing action. By applying a small perturbation technique to the dynamic Reynolds-type equation, both of the steadystate performance and the dynamic characteristics are then evaluated. Comparing with those of slider bearings with an inclined-plane film shape, higher values of the load-carrying capacity, stiffness coefficient and damping coefficient are predicted for the bearing with larger values of the inlet-outlet film ratio. These results provide engineers useful information to design machine elements and bearing systems.
Lin, Jaw-Ren and Hung, Chi-Ren
"Analysis of Dynamic Characteristics for Wide Slider Bearings with an Exponential Film Profile,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 12
, Article 11.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol12/iss3/11