Turbulent-flow hydrostatic bearings: Analysis and experimental results

  title={Turbulent-flow hydrostatic bearings: Analysis and experimental results},
  author={Luis San Andr{\'e}s and Dara W. Childs and Zhou Yang},
A bulk-flow thermohydrodynamic (THD) analysis for prediction of the static and dynamic performance characteristics of turbulent-flow, process-liquid hydrostatic journal bearings (HJBs) is presented. The film-averaged momentum transport and energy equations replace the lubrication Reynolds equation, and fluid inertia on film lands and at recess edges are preserved in the analysis. Flow turbulence is accounted through turbulence shear parameters based on friction factors derived from Moody's… CONTINUE READING