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Title: Optimization of partially textured parallel thrust bearings with square-shaped micro-dimples
Authors: Rahmani, Ramin
Shirvani, Ayoub
Shirvani, Hassan
Keywords: Surface texturing
Optimization
Toad capacity
Friction coefficient
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: RAHMANI, R., SHIRVANI, A. and SHIRVANI, H., 2007. Optimization of partially textured parallel thrust bearings with square-shaped micro-dimples. Tribology Transactions, 50 (3), pp.401-406.
Abstract: In this study we attempt to find the optimum geometrical parameters of square-shape micro-dimples imposed on parallel flat bearing surfaces which give the best tribological performance, including load capacity and friction coefficient. An analytical solution of Reynolds equation for the surfaces involving numerous dimples is presented, then considering the variations of number of dimples as well as dimple length and height ratios for a constant dimpled length, it is tended to get the optimum value of parameters. It is shown that despite the variations of different studied geometrical parameters, it seems the optimum value of these parameters remain nearly constant.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Tribology Transactions on 25th March 2008, available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10402000701429261.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/10402000701429261
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15884
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10402000701429261
ISSN: 1040-2004
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