Formulas for static parameters were found for infinitely wide turbulent full journal bearings that correlate either load capacity or friction coefficient for thermohydrodynamics (THD) effects in terms of a single THD parameter. The database was built by numerical simulation of turbulent liquid lubricant flows with various eccentricity ratios in a wide range of the Reynolds number for both isoviscous and THD cases. The least-squares method was applied to the groups of parameters yielding the formulas of load capacity, friction coefficient, and attitude angle. The isoviscous attitude angle was fitted as a function of the maximum-to-minimum film thickness ratio, and the variation of attitude angle due to THD is linearly dependent on the THD-to-isoviscous load capacity ratio. With the formulas provided in this study, designers can quickly determine static parameters of turbulent journal bearings without the burden of labor-intensive numerical computation of the governing differential equations.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films