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Experimental Measurement of a Three Lobe Air Bearing Rotordynamic Coefficients

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Rafael O. Ruiz, Marcelo H. Di Liscia, Sergio Díaz, Luis Medina

Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela

Paper No. GT2006-91068, pp. 1377-1385; 9 pages
  • ASME Turbo Expo 2006: Power for Land, Sea, and Air
  • Volume 5: Marine; Microturbines and Small Turbomachinery; Oil and Gas Applications; Structures and Dynamics, Parts A and B
  • Barcelona, Spain, May 8–11, 2006
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4240-1 | eISBN: 0-7918-3774-2
  • Copyright © 2006 by ASME


This work presents direct experimental measurements of air film rotordynamic coefficients on a three lobe bearing. The test rig uses two magnetic bearing actuators to impose desired test orbits to the journal. Tests are conducted at several rotating speeds up to 12,000rpm. Journal whirling excitation is independent of the rotating speed, thus allowing asynchronous excitations. One-dimensional orbits in the horizontal and vertical axes are applied as excitations at each rotating speed. The experimental results show the behavior of the rotordynamic coefficients of the air film bearing under synchronous and asynchronous excitation. The synchronous experimental results are compared to numerical estimation of the bearing force coefficients through solution of the isotropic ideal gas journal bearing Reynolds equation coupled with the pressure drop through the feeding holes. The results of this work prove the suitability of the rig to identify both the synchronous and nonsynchronous response of air fluid film bearings.

Copyright © 2006 by ASME
Topics: Bearings



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