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Title: Investigation of passive bearing in biomedical application
Authors: Xu, Henry GuanYu
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Mechanical engineering::Fluid mechanics
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: This report explores on the different designs of a squeeze flow bearing. The load-carrying capacity of different bearing designs will be examined. The parameters of a Spiral Groove Bearing were optimized and used as a basis for comparison. Three different designs of squeeze flow bearing, Design Bearing_1, 2 and 3, were created to test the squeeze flow effects. Experiments on all bearings were tested at 4 different film thicknesses. Positive pressures were achieved at film thickness of 0.15mm. Optimum SGB and Design Bearing_1 met the target by displaying positive pressure at film thickness of 0.15mm. On the other hand, Design Bearing_2 showed negative pressure at all film thickness regardless of rotational speed. Despite Design Bearing_3 being slightly better than Design Bearing_2 by displaying positive pressure at lower rotational speeds, the performance was way below that of Optimum SGB and Design bearing_1. As such, a study was done in search for an explanation for the trends displayed by Design Bearing_2 and 3, which was suggested that it might be due to cavitation. Lastly, ranking on bearing was done to differentiate the performance in their load-carrying capacity.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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