A fully coupled 3D thermo-elastohydrodynamics model for a bump-type compliant foil journal bearing
Aksoy, Serdar and Akşit, Mahmut Faruk (2015) A fully coupled 3D thermo-elastohydrodynamics model for a bump-type compliant foil journal bearing. Tribology International, 82 (Part: A). pp. 110-122. ISSN 0301-679X (Print) 1879-2464 (Online)
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.triboint.2014.10.001
Coupled thermo-elastohydrodynamics model has been developed to predict three-dimensional thermal, structural and hydrodynamic performance of foil bearings. Bearing deformation and film pressure has been coupled in FEM considering thermal/centrifugal growths, and thermo-mechanical material properties. Energy equation has been solved for film temperature using FDM, which is also coupled to FEM via successive iterations. Augmented-Lagrangian method and thermal contact models have been applied to solve for mechanical and thermal contacts. The predicted values have been benchmarked against published measurements, which indicated reasonable correlation. A parametric study has been conducted for various shaft speeds and load conditions to visualize bearing performance.
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