publication . Article . 2018

A numerical model for design and optimization of surface textures for tilting pad thrust bearings

Gropper, Daniel; Harvey, Terence; Wang, Ling;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2018
Abstract
A numerical model based on the Reynolds equation to study textured tilting pad thrust bearings considering mass-conserving cavitation and thermal effects is presented. A non-uniform and adaptive finite volume method is utilized and two methods are compared and selected regarding their efficiency in handling discontinuities; specifically placing additional nodes closely around discontinuities and directly incorporating discontinuities in the discrete system. Multithreading is applied to improve the computational performance and three root-finding methods to evaluate the bearing equilibrium are compared; namely Newton-Raphson method, Broyden's method with Sherman-...
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arxiv: Computer Science::Numerical Analysis
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