Effect of surface texturing on the steady-state properties and dynamic coefficients of a plain journal bearing: Experimental study

DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1115/GT2011-46804
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Proceedings titleProceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo
ConferenceASME 2011 Turbo Expo: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition, GT2011, 6 June 2011 through 10 June 2011, Vancouver, BC
Pages695704; # of pages: 10
SubjectDimple density; Dynamic coefficient; Experimental studies; Internal surfaces; Laser surface texturing; Mechanical components; Plain journal bearings; Spherical shape; Steady state characteristics; Surface-texturing; Test bearing; Tribological properties; Aspect ratio; Journal bearings; Mechanical properties; Turbines; Exhibitions
AbstractThe last decade has seen a significant and increased interest in surface texturing technologies esulting in improving the overall tribological properties of mechanical components. Several techniques could be used to modify the surface topography with laser surface texturing becoming most popular recently. In this investigation, rig experiments have been performed on plain and textured-surface journal bearings with an aspect ratio of 1.1 under a variety of loads and speeds. Percussive burnishing (embossing) was used to create the dimples on the internal surfaces of the test bearings. The dimples have a spherical shape with a diameter of 1 mm and a depth of 60 micrometers. Pit-area ratio was in the range 5-20% of the total bearings surfaces. The effects of surface-texturing and dimple density on the bearing steady-state characteristics and dynamic coefficients are analyzed and discussed in this paper. Copyright © 2011 by ASME.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC); Aerospace (AERO-AERO)
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NPARC number21271388
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