Influence of Surface Texture on Lubrication Performance of Hydrodynamic Journal Bearing
A finite-difference numerical model is used to study the influence of surface texture on lubrication performance of hydrodynamic journal bearing. Reynolds equation is adopted to calculate the bearing load carrying capacity, friction force and friction coefficient under different width-diameter ratio, different eccentricity ratio and different texture location. Results show that partial texture along the circumferential direction on the bearing with small width-diameter ratio will increase bearing performance appreciably. Partial texture along the axial direction will decrease friction coefficient effectively, especially at the film inlet zone or the position of film pressure trending to zero.
Jiuba Wen, Fuxiao Chen, Ye Han and Huixuan Zhang
S. H. Wang et al., "Influence of Surface Texture on Lubrication Performance of Hydrodynamic Journal Bearing", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 120, pp. 426-431, 2012