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Analysis of shafts surface pressures using neural networks

Ali Osman Kurban (Tribology Research Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Faculty, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey)

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

ISSN: 0036-8792

Article publication date: 1 August 2004



This paper presents an investigation into the classical problem using an experimental apparatus and applying an artificial neural network (NN) optimisation approach for determining the pressure distribution in a journal bearing at elasto‐hydrodynamic state of lubrication. The experimental system is employed at different working speeds with different surface roughness of shafts for getting pressure distribution. A NN is employed to predict the real data of the system as an optimisation technique. The NN is a radial basis function back propagation network. The NN has a superior performance to follow the desired results of the system and is employed to analyse such systems parameters in practical applications.



Osman Kurban, A. (2004), "Analysis of shafts surface pressures using neural networks", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 56 No. 4, pp. 217-225.



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