An analytical approach for analysis and optimisation of slider bearings with infinite width parallel textures
journal contributionposted on 06.08.2013, 11:48 by Ramin Rahmani, Iraj Mirzaee, Ayoub Shirvani, Hassan Shirvani
This paper introduces an analytical approach to study the textured surfaces in hydrodynamic lubrication regime. For this purpose, a method of integrating the Reynolds equation for slider bearings with surface discontinuities is presented. By introducing appropriate dimensionless parameters, analytical relations for various texture profiles in both indented and projected forms are delivered. These relations express the nature of mathematical dependence between textured bearing performance measures and geometrical/operational parameters. An optimisation procedure is employed to achieve the optimum texturing parameters promoting maximum load capacity, load capacity to lubricant flow rate ratio and minimum friction coefficient for asymmetric partially textured slider bearings.
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering