1) Calculator with prescribed pressure at the inner and
outer diameter >>
2) The pressure
distribution over the groove length is assumed to be homogenous which
is a good approximation for a continuous groove of large depth.
Two options to ad self aligning capability to the collar
bearing are possible by applying:
- shallow grooves
- partitioned groove with each groove partition
connected to one orifice.
Calculation of 1) the effect of the pressure drop in shallow
grooves and 2) the exact pressure distribution in
a bearing with a partitioned groove as well as 3) the calculation
of the self
aligning capability of the bearing requires finite element
analysis. |