publication . Article . 2007

Aerodynamic Support of a Big Industrial Turboblower Rotor

Šimek, Jiří; Kozánek, Jan; Šafr, Milan;
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  • Published: 18 Apr 2007
  • Publisher: Association for Engineering Mechanics
Aerodynamic bearing support for the rotor of a 100 kW input industrial turboblower with operational speed of 18 000 rpm was designed and manufactured. Rotor with mass of about 50 kg is supported in two tilting-pad journal bearings 120 mm in diameter, axial forces are taken up by aerodynamic spiral groove thrust bearing 250 mm in diameter. Some specific features of the bearing design are described in the paper and the results of rotor support tests are presented. The paper is an extended version of the contribution presented at the Colloquium 'Dynamics of Machines 2006'.
free text keywords: TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)

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