The thermohydrodynamic(THD) performance of a large tilting pad journal bearing is investigated both theoretically and experimentally. The theory takes into account the three dimensional variation of lubricant viscosity and eddy viscosity, and the inlet pressure. Owing to the inlet pressure effect, the film pressure and load capacity are increased but the mixing temperature and bearing surface temperature are decreased. The continuous distribution of the film pressure and film thickness and the bearing surface temperature are measured along with the shaft speed and the bearing load, and they are compared with the theoretical results. The results obtained by the experiment are in good agreement with those by the theory including the inlet pressure effect. It is suggested that the three dimensional turbulent THD analysis including the inlet pressure effect is very useful to predict the performance of the large tilting pad journal bearing more accurately.
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