11-06-2016, 12:04 PM

Hydraulic Film lubrication. [ PMICHEL ]

From the author’s Engineering Collection, included in the ETSII4 module (ETI4 on the CL Library)

This program calculates the required flow Q and front edge thickness (b1) on a film lubrication inclined pad with a perpendicular load F and moving at a uniform speed U0. The geometric data required may be either the slope angle (beta) or the thickness of the oil film at the lower end (b2).

tan(beta) = (b1-b2)/L

The formula for the radial force is a non-explicit equation on b1, the thickness of the front edge of the fluid film. This can be resolved with a root-finder routine like SLV, also included in the module.

The expression is given below, where mu is the fluid viscosity:

Fr = [2 mu U0 L / (b1-b2)] [ 2 Ln (b1/b2) – 3 (b1-b2)/(b1+b2) ]

And the flow required:

Q = U0 b1b2 / (b1+b2)

Examples.

Calculate Q and b1 for a Michell pad moving at 15 m/s and bearing a perpendicular load of 200,000. The geometric parameters of the pad are 0.2 m deep x 0.4 m long, and the tapper slop is 0.0573 deg. The fluid viscosity is mu = 0.01 N/s m^2

The solutions are shown below:

GEOMETRY:

b1=99,327E-6 m

b2=59,327E-6 m

L=0,4000 m

SLOPE<)=0,0001 rad

WORK DATA:

mu=0,0100 N/s m^2

U0=15,0000 m/s

F=1.000.000,000 N

FR=823,0323 N

Q=0,0006 m^3/s

From the author’s Engineering Collection, included in the ETSII4 module (ETI4 on the CL Library)

This program calculates the required flow Q and front edge thickness (b1) on a film lubrication inclined pad with a perpendicular load F and moving at a uniform speed U0. The geometric data required may be either the slope angle (beta) or the thickness of the oil film at the lower end (b2).

tan(beta) = (b1-b2)/L

The formula for the radial force is a non-explicit equation on b1, the thickness of the front edge of the fluid film. This can be resolved with a root-finder routine like SLV, also included in the module.

The expression is given below, where mu is the fluid viscosity:

Fr = [2 mu U0 L / (b1-b2)] [ 2 Ln (b1/b2) – 3 (b1-b2)/(b1+b2) ]

And the flow required:

Q = U0 b1b2 / (b1+b2)

Examples.

Calculate Q and b1 for a Michell pad moving at 15 m/s and bearing a perpendicular load of 200,000. The geometric parameters of the pad are 0.2 m deep x 0.4 m long, and the tapper slop is 0.0573 deg. The fluid viscosity is mu = 0.01 N/s m^2

The solutions are shown below:

GEOMETRY:

b1=99,327E-6 m

b2=59,327E-6 m

L=0,4000 m

SLOPE<)=0,0001 rad

WORK DATA:

mu=0,0100 N/s m^2

U0=15,0000 m/s

F=1.000.000,000 N

FR=823,0323 N

Q=0,0006 m^3/s