Influence Research of Velocity on Lubricating Properties of Sector Cavity Multi-Pad Hydrostatic Thrust Bearing
Lubricating characteristics of sector cavity multi-pad hydrostatic thrust bearing are affected significantly by velocity, poor design can cause lubricant film rupture and dry friction, even leading to failure of hydrostatic bearing tribology. For this problem, the Computational Fluid Dynamics and the lubrication theory have been used to analyze velocity characteristics of the parameters such as cavity pressure of oil, oil cavity flow and film thickness, to gain relationship between velocity and lubricating properties of sector cavity multi-pad hydrostatic thrust bearing, avoiding the occurrence of hydrostatic bearing tribological failure. It is shown that along with the speed of the worktable increasing, the flow of lubricant oil caused by inertia and centrifugal force become larger, the flow of efflux from the oil cavity also become larger, causing the pressure drop of the oil cavity, the thinning of the film thickness, the occurrence of film rupture and dry friction and failure of hydrostatic bearing tribology. The study provides the basic data for the hydrostatic thrust bearing design, the lubrication and the experiment, implements of the prediction of the hydrostatic thrust bearing lubrication velocity characteristics, and reaches the purpose of reducing economic loss.
Xie Yi and Li Mi
X. D. Yu et al., "Influence Research of Velocity on Lubricating Properties of Sector Cavity Multi-Pad Hydrostatic Thrust Bearing", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 129-131, pp. 1104-1108, 2010