Research on Energy Equation of Lubrication Model on Large-Scale Journal Bearing System
To prolong the service life of large-scale journal bearings, the major factors that have influences on bearing performances should be taken into account. By consideration of the variations of viscosity and density with pressure and temperature, a more thorough thermo-hydrodynamic lubrication model was established. With designation of variables with nondimensional parameters, a series of equations were nondimensionied, and the corresponding energy equations at different oil-film layers and boundaries were obtained respectively according to proper difference formats, and then solved by the integration of Finite Difference Method (FDM) with Boundary Element Method (BEM). Calculation results have proved that such complete mathematical model could provide great theoretical guide meaning to improve the lubrication performances and to prolong the service life of contact components of heavy journal bearings.
Qingxue Huang, Cunlong Zhou, Zhengyi Jiang, Jianmei Wang, Hailian Gui, Lifeng Ma, Lidong Ma, Yugui Li and Chunjiang Zhao
J. M. Wang et al., "Research on Energy Equation of Lubrication Model on Large-Scale Journal Bearing System", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 145, pp. 139-144, 2011