publication . Book . 2007

On the Design of Tilting-Pad Thrust Bearings

Heinrichson, Niels;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2007
  • Publisher: Technical University of Denmark
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
Pockets are often machined in the surfaces of tilting-pad thrust bearings to allow for hydrostatic jacking in the start-up phase. Pockets and other recesses in the surfaces of bearing pads influence the pressure distribution and thereby the position of the pivot resulting in the most advantageous pad convergence ratio. In this thesis, a theoretical approach is applied in the attempt to quantify the influence of recesses in the pad surfaces. The recesses may be relatively deep and enclosed as is the case with pockets designed for hydrostatic jacking. Such recesses are characterized by low friction and a small pressure build-up. As in parallel-step bearings the re...
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