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Notes 02. Classical Lubrication Theory
Derivation of Reynolds equation for laminar flow bearings. Boundary conditions and types of liquid cavitation.
Notes 10. A thermohydrodynamic bulk-flow model for fluid film bearings
The complete set of bulk-flow equations for the analysis of turbulent flow fluid film bearings. Importance of thermal effects in process fluid applications. A CFD method for solution of the bulk-flow equations.
Notes 12. (a) Annular pressure (damper) seals, and (b) Hydrostatic journal bearings
The mechanism of centering stiffness in seals. Force coefficients for short-length pressure seals. Design of annular seals: swirl brakes, impact on rotordynamics. Hydrostatic bearings in modern applications. The principle ...
Notes 03. Kinematics of motion in cylindrical journal bearings
Reynolds equation for cylindrical journal bearings. Kinematics of motion and film thickness. Distinction between fixed and rotating coordinates. The pure squeeze velocity vector. Examples of journal motion.
Notes 11. High pressure floating ring seals
Floating ring seals for compressors: leakage and force coefficients, seal lock up and effect on rotor stability, recommendations to reduce seal cross-coupled effects. Long oil seals as pressure barriers in industrial ...