Mechanics & Industry
Volume 16, Number 3, 2015
|Number of page(s)||12|
|Published online||19 March 2015|
Surface texturing effect comparative analysis in the hydrodynamic journal bearings
1 Welding and NDT Research Centre (CSC), BP 64, Cheraga, Algeria
2 Institute Pprime, CNRS, University of Poitiers, ENSMA, Poitiers, France
a Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: 25 May 2014
Accepted: 23 November 2014
The journal bearing is a complex system with high film convergence and with cavitation hydrodynamic phenomena. The surface texturation influence study on journal bearing performances requires unavoidably experimental investigations followed by a numerical modelling of the problem. This work consists in modellization and understanding of the journal bearing characteristics in both cases of presence or absence of textures onto the bearing surface. The finite difference method is used as numerical approach in the analysis. The textured bearing performance enhancement passes essentially by an improvement of a minimum film thickness, a maximum pressure and a friction torque through an appropriate surface texture geometry and appropriate texture distribution on the contact surface. It is found that the simulations results are in good concordance with litteratures. The texture area position on the bearing surface is the primary endpoint for journal bearing performance enhancement. The best design of textured area depends strongly on the geometrical parameters and the journal bearing operating conditions.
Key words: Journal bearings / Reynolds equation / hydrodynamic lubrication / Stribeck curve / texture
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