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Data from: A superlinear iteration method for calculation of finite length journal bearing's static equilibrium position

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Zhou, Wenjie; Wei, Xuesong; Wu, Guangkuan; Wang, Leqin (2017), Data from: A superlinear iteration method for calculation of finite length journal bearing's static equilibrium position, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.6n0m8

Abstract

Solving the static equilibrium position is one of the most important parts of dynamic coefficients calculation and further coupled calculation of rotor system. The main contribution of this study is testing the superlinear iteration convergence method - twofold secant method, for determination of the static equilibrium position of journal bearing with finite length. Essentially, the Reynolds equation for stable motion is solved by finite difference method and the inner pressure is obtained by successive over-relaxation iterative method reinforced by the compound Simpson quadrature formula. The accuracy and efficiency of the twofold secant method are higher in comparison with the secant method and dichotomy. The total number of iterative steps required for the twofold secant method are about one-third of secant method and less than one-eighth of dichotomy for the same equilibrium position. The calculations for equilibrium position and pressure distribution for different bearing length, clearance and rotating speed were done. In the results, the eccentricity presents linear inverse proportional relationship to the attitude angle. The influence of the bearing length, clearance and bearing radius on the load-carrying capacity were also investigated. The results illustrate that larger bearing length, larger radius and smaller clearance are good for the load-carrying capacity of journal bearing. The application of twofold secant method can greatly reduce the computational time for calculation of the dynamic coefficients and dynamic characteristics of rotor-bearing system with a journal bearing of finite length.

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