EVALUATION OF SQUEEZE EFFECT IN A GAS THRUST BEARING
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FEDERICO COLOMBO, MONA MORADI, TERENZIANO RAPARELLI, ANDREA TRIVELLA, VLADIMIR VIKTOROV
The squeeze effect of a gas thrust bearing is calculated using both a distributed parameters (DP) model and a lumped parameters (LP) model. A rectangular thrust bearing with no supply holes is considered in the analysis. In dynamic conditions, pressure values p1 and p2 are calculated. In steady-state conditions, these values coincide with ambient pressure pa. The developed LP model was validated with the DP model for a pad shape ratio (length/width) in the range of 0.5 to 2. Both models are validated in the literature in about a 1D parallel slider. The LP model has the advantage of faster implementation in comparison to the DP model. The LP model is also linearized by using a perturbation method to obtain the analytic expression of the dynamic stiffness. Therefore, it is possible to explain the effect of geometrical parameters on stiffness and damping coefficients.
squeeze film air thrust bearing, lumped parameters model, dynamic stiffness