Background: An energy conserved wedge-platform thrust slider
bearing is introduced. The realization of this bearing depends on the
occurrence of the boundary slippage on the stationary surface in the bearing
Objective: To show the improvement of the performance of the wedge-platform
thrust slider bearing by applying the boundary slippage technology.
Methods: The modified Reynolds equation incorporating the corresponding
boundary slippage is used for analyzing the performance of the mentioned
bearing. The coupled Reynolds equations in the bearing inlet and outlet
zones are solved for finding the pressure distribution in the bearing.
Results: It is shown that the load-carrying capacity of the present bearing
can be increased by 90% compared to the conventional type of the bearing in
the same operating condition. While the friction coefficient of the present
bearing can be reduced by 60% compared to the conventional type of the
bearing for the same case.
Conclusion: The overall performance of a wedge-platform thrust slider
bearing can be significantly improved by applying the boundary slippage
Keywords: Bearing, boundary slippage, energy conservation, friction
coefficient, interfacial shear strength, load
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