Comparison with Thermo Hydrodynamic Lubrication between 2D and 3D Model in Thrust Bearing by Computing Simulation
As the interface problem of discontinuity boundary condition between the oil film and the pad in thrust bearing, a conjugated solution method by using the temperature continuity and the heat flux continue is proposed. The three-dimensional calculated model of thrust bearing is constructed and solved by using finite difference method. Comparing with 2D model, the characteristics of the lubrication performance of 3D model are more different. The results show that the three-dimensional calculated model not only revealed the relation of temperature variation between the oil film layer and the pad in axial direction, but also exactly reflected real temperature distribution in the pad surface. In the same oil feed temperature condition, the minimum film thickness is 63.8μm and the maximum temperature on the pad surface reached 55°C for 3D mode, 72.6μm and 60°C for 2D mode.
Xie Yi and Li Mi
Z. L. Chen and J. Zhu, "Comparison with Thermo Hydrodynamic Lubrication between 2D and 3D Model in Thrust Bearing by Computing Simulation", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 129-131, pp. 1336-1340, 2010