publication . Article . 2013

On the Possibilities of Decreasing Power Loss in Large Tilting Pad Thrust Bearings

Michal Wasilczuk; Grzegorz Rotta;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Abstract
<jats:p>Different systems of direct oil supply have been developed in order to facilitate efficient introduction of fresh lubricant to the oil gap and reduction of churning power loss in tilting pad thrust bearings. Up to now there is no documented application of the supply groove in large thrust bearings used in water power plants. The results of modeling lubricant flow in the lubricating groove of a thrust bearing pad will be presented in the paper. CFD software was used to carry out fluid film calculations. Such analysis makes it possible to modify groove geometry and other parameters and to study their influence on bearing performance. According to the resul...
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free text keywords: Article Subject, Bearing (mechanical), law.invention, law, Groove (music), Power loss, Mechanical engineering, Thrust bearing, Flow (psychology), Lubricant, Churning, Medicine, business.industry, business, Oil supply, Mathematical optimization

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publication . Article . 2013

On the Possibilities of Decreasing Power Loss in Large Tilting Pad Thrust Bearings

Michal Wasilczuk; Grzegorz Rotta;