Simulation of Temperature Field of Oil Film in Super-High Speed Hybrid Journal Bearing Based on FLUENT
The hybrid journal bearing with the high rigidity and rotation accuracy has been used in super-high speed grinding machine in some cases. But the main shortcoming of hybrid journal bearing is the higher temperature rise in the oil film when bearing works, which can lower the bearing capacity and cause the bearing failure due to the drop of oil viscosity and the larger thermal deformation. Fluent is a special CFD soft to simulate and analyze the flow and the heat exchange of liquid in the complex geometrical field. In this paper, the simulations of the temperature field of the oil film in the super-high speed hybrid journal bearing were performed by Fluent based on the mathematical models. The simulation results can not only forecast the flow state and the thermal properties of the bearing oil, but also find the design limitation of the bearing for the more improvement of the bearing design.
Julong Yuan, Shiming Ji, Donghui Wen and Ming Chen
S. C. Xiu et al., "Simulation of Temperature Field of Oil Film in Super-High Speed Hybrid Journal Bearing Based on FLUENT", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 69-70, pp. 296-300, 2009