This paper aims to research the lubrication performance of large-size rectangular oil pad in hydrostatic thrust bearing for heavy computer numerical control (CNC) vertical lathe.
The research establishes the mathematical models of velocity, flux and pressure fields, etc., for lubrication performance distribution, and analyzes its load-bearing behavior.
When hydrostatic thrust bearing’s rotating speed is within ω1-ω2, the oil flow generated by plate’s relative motion is greater than that generated by pressure difference and centrifugal force, and in the opposite direction, making it not easy to emit friction heat, so the rotating speed range ω1-ω2 should be avoided for bearing.
The research provides powerful theoretical basis for the structure design, operating reliability and practical application of large size rectangular oil pad hydrostatic thrust bearing, and realizing the prediction of its lubrication performance.
This project is supported by Scientific Research Foundation for the Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars, Heilongjiang Province of China (LC2015016); the Scientific Research Foundation for the Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars, State Education Ministry; and University Key Teacher Foundation of Heilongjiang Province of China (1253G065).
Li, X., Cheng, T., Li, M., Li, M., Wu, R. and Wan, Y. (2016), "Theoretical research on mechanical property of rectangular oil pad in hydrostatic thrust bearing based on constant flow", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 68 No. 3, pp. 392-403. https://doi.org/10.1108/ILT-10-2015-0149
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