Tribology International ( IF 4.271 ) Pub Date : 2019-12-27 , DOI: 10.1016/j.triboint.2019.106137 Shuhui Cui, Chuanwei Zhang, Michel Fillon, Le Gu
In present work, in order to optimize partial slip zone for heavily loaded journal bearings, an isothermal hydrodynamic model considering wall slip occurring at oil-bush interface is built. Two-component slip model is utilized to calculate slip velocity. The performances of the journal bearing in different slip zone shapes and eccentricity ratios are evaluated. The optimal slip parameters in a range of eccentricity ratios are selected by considering their effects on hydrodynamic behavior, such as load carrying capacity and friction coefficient/torque. In addition, the application of optimal partial slip zone is presented. Results show that the optimal range of slip zone in high eccentricity ratio is quite restricted. The slip zone should be located at the convergent region of the film. The circumferential end of slip zone should locate at the convergent region and be close to the position of minimum film thickness. It is better to widen the axial length of slip zone, i.e. maximum rectangular shape could better improve bearing performance.