Static Performance Analysis of Orifice Compensated Externally Pressurized Gas Spherical Bearing Based on FEM
In order to optimize static performance of a new orifices compensated externally pressurized gas spherical bearing, the paper presents a theoretical study using finite element method (FEM). Galerkin weighted residual method is applied to reduce the order of derivatives of the transformed Reynolds equation. On the basis of theoretical analysis, the influence of supplying pressure and geometrical parameters to radial load carrying capacity and stiffness was analyzed. As a result, the reasonable range of the bearing’s parameters was proposed.
Zhejun Yuan, Xipeng Xu, Dunwen Zuo, Julong Yuan and Yingxue Yao
Y. X. Yao et al., "Static Performance Analysis of Orifice Compensated Externally Pressurized Gas Spherical Bearing Based on FEM ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 315-316, pp. 860-863, 2006