Adiabatic Analysis of Elastic, Centrally Pivoted, Sector, Thrust-Bearing Pads

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B. Sternlicht

Hydrodynamics, General Electric Company, Schenectady, N. Y.

G. K. Carter

General Electric Company, Schenectady, N. Y.

E. B. Arwas

Fluid Film Bearings, General Electric Company, Schenectady, N. Y.

J. Appl. Mech 28(2), 179-187 (Jun 01, 1961) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3641649 History: Received August 18, 1959; Revised July 06, 1960; Online September 16, 2011


This paper emphasizes the importance of temperature in thrust-bearing analysis. The analysis presented consists of simultaneous solution of the momentum, energy, and elasticity equations for centrally pivoted, sector-shaped, thrust-bearing pads. Elastic deformations due to the pressure distribution and thermal gradients are considered. Laminar and adiabatic conditions are assumed in the fluid film, and the lubricant is incompressible.

Copyright © 1961 by ASME
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