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Stability of finite journal bearings¿from linear and nonlinear bearing forces

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • This paper investigates the relationship between the stability contour determined from the nonlinear simulation and that from the linear theory. The nonlinear bearing forces are directly obtained from the bearing pressure distribution which is solved from the Reynolds equation at each journal position. It is found that the critical speeds in the case of nonlinear bearing farces are the same as those predicted by the linear theory, although the whirl loci under large dynamic excitations are significantly different from those arising from the linear bearing forces. Typical whirling trajectories under impact excitation, position perturbation and synchronous unbalance excitations are simulated and presented to explain the stable, critical and unstable phenomena. The whirl displacement signals are also transformed to the frequency domain, and their whirling frequencies are analyzed according to their frequency characteristics. © 1995 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Publication Date


  • 1995

Citation


  • Tieu, A. K., & Qiu, Z. L. (1995). Stability of finite journal bearings¿from linear and nonlinear bearing forces. In Tribology Transactions Vol. 38 (pp. 627-635). doi:10.1080/10402009508983452

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0029328840

Start Page


  • 627

End Page


  • 635

Volume


  • 38

Issue


  • 3

Abstract


  • This paper investigates the relationship between the stability contour determined from the nonlinear simulation and that from the linear theory. The nonlinear bearing forces are directly obtained from the bearing pressure distribution which is solved from the Reynolds equation at each journal position. It is found that the critical speeds in the case of nonlinear bearing farces are the same as those predicted by the linear theory, although the whirl loci under large dynamic excitations are significantly different from those arising from the linear bearing forces. Typical whirling trajectories under impact excitation, position perturbation and synchronous unbalance excitations are simulated and presented to explain the stable, critical and unstable phenomena. The whirl displacement signals are also transformed to the frequency domain, and their whirling frequencies are analyzed according to their frequency characteristics. © 1995 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Publication Date


  • 1995

Citation


  • Tieu, A. K., & Qiu, Z. L. (1995). Stability of finite journal bearings¿from linear and nonlinear bearing forces. In Tribology Transactions Vol. 38 (pp. 627-635). doi:10.1080/10402009508983452

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0029328840

Start Page


  • 627

End Page


  • 635

Volume


  • 38

Issue


  • 3