Lubrication analysis of hydrodynamic-static hybrid bearing with deep-shallow chambers considering thermal conduction
Keywords:lubrication analysis, thermal conduction, temperature variation, hydrodynamic-static hybrid bearing, deep-shallow chambers
The oil film separates the shaft-bearing system to reduce the frictional force of contact surfaces with large temperature variations owing to thermal conduction. Multiple impact factors seriously affected the lubrication behavior of the bearing during actual working process. An applicable model regarding the lubrication analysis of a hydrodynamic-static hybrid bearing with deep-shallow chambers is proposed and validated with published literature. The lubrication behavior includes film pressure, load capacity, bearing stiffness and flow rate is numerically calculated with centered finite difference method by solving the Reynolds equation. The influence of film thickness and working temperature are considered, over a range of eccentricity ratio. Moreover, the temperature variation caused by thermal conduction is analyzed in details. To investigate the influence of thermal conduction on the lubrication behavior, the results show that the load capacity, bearing stiffness, friction power, and flow power significantly decline with the consideration of thermal conduction. This study proposes an accurate model that is helpful for the design of hydrodynamic-static hybrid bearings with deep-shallow chambers under low rotational speed, heavy load, and high temperature conditions.