Effects of numerical solution parameters and boundary condition of grid on pressure distribution of radial air bearing


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Dal A., KARAÇAY T.

JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE OF GAZI UNIVERSITY, cilt.32, sa.1, ss.159-169, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.17341/gazimmfd.300607
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE OF GAZI UNIVERSITY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.159-169

Özet

In the externally pressurized air bearing-rotor system, characteristic of air flow between rotor and bearing directly effects dynamics of bearing-rotor system. Mathematical model of the air flow and numerical solution of this model are very important in externally pressurized air bearing. The air flow is modelled using Reynold's equation and pressure distribution is obtained using numerical solution methods. One of these numerical solution methods is Alternating Direction Implicit method used to obtain pressure distribution between rotor and bearing. However, this method has convergence problems especially with increasing radial clearance (c>100 mu m). In this study, the effects of numerical solution parameters such as time step, grid size and convergence criteria, and grid boundary integration on the pressure distribution between rotor and bearing are investigated for radial air bearing with high values of clearances (to 250 mu m).