Design and Evaluation of an Automated Experimental Test Rig for Determination of the Dynamic Characteristics of Fluid-Film Bearings

dc.contributor.authorSwanson, Erik Evanen
dc.contributor.committeechairKirk, R. Gordonen
dc.contributor.committeememberPlaut, Raymond H.en
dc.contributor.committeememberLeonard, Robert G.en
dc.contributor.committeememberKasarda, Mary E. F.en
dc.contributor.committeememberHendricks, Scott L.en
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineeringen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:22:36Zen
dc.date.adate1998-09-23en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:22:36Zen
dc.date.issued1998-08-07en
dc.date.rdate1998-09-23en
dc.date.sdate1998-08-07en
dc.description.abstractHydrodynamic journal bearings are applied in a wide range of both old and new, advanced rotating machinery designs. To maintain existing machinery, as well as to design new, state of the art machines, validated analytical models for these bearings are needed. This work documents the development and evaluation of an automated test rig for the evaluation of hydrodynamic journal bearings to provide some of the needed experimental data. This work describes the test rig in detail, including the results of experimental characterization of many of the test rig subsystems. Experimental data for a two axial groove bearing and a pressure dam bearing under steady load conditions are presented for a range of loads at two different shaft speeds. Experimental data and analytical results for dynamic loading are also discussed. The work concludes with a summary of the state of the test rig and recommendations for further work.en
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
dc.identifier.otheretd-82298-22249en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-82298-22249/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/30727en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartetd.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectHydrodynamicen
dc.subjectBearingen
dc.subjectExperimentalen
dc.subjectJournal Bearingen
dc.titleDesign and Evaluation of an Automated Experimental Test Rig for Determination of the Dynamic Characteristics of Fluid-Film Bearingsen
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en
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