Research on Influence of Cavity Depth on Load Capacity of Heavy Hydrostatic Bearing in Variable Viscosity Condition
Owing to setting viscosity of lubrication oil as a constant value will lead errors in hydrostatic bearing calculation, the influence of cavity depth on load capacity of heavy static bearing is analyzed in variable viscosity condition. Firstly, viscosity-temperature equations of oil film are established; secondly, viscosity-temperature curve is fitted by B-Spline; finally, using finite volume method, hydrostatic pressure field and dynamic pressure field of heavy hydrostatic bearing is calculated with different cavity depth at the same velocity, and influence of cavity depth on load capacity is revealed. The results show that, were the cavity depth shallow enough(≤2mm), hydrostatic pressure and dynamic pressure of cavity would decline rapidly with the cavity depth increasing; whereas, were cavity deep enough(≥2mm), hydrostatic pressure and dynamic pressure of cavity would change little with the cavity depth extending. This numerical simulation reflects real distribution of bearing pressure appropriately, and provides a theoretical basis for hydrostatic bearing design and lectotype.
Xie Yi and Li Mi
Y. Q. Zhang et al., "Research on Influence of Cavity Depth on Load Capacity of Heavy Hydrostatic Bearing in Variable Viscosity Condition", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 129-131, pp. 1181-1185, 2010