Abstract—The slipper bearing is an integrated part of an axial piston pump. Proper lubrication is important for successful operation of the slipper bearing. This type of bearing is a type of hydrostatic thrust bearing. Many works have been done in the recent past on this type of bearing. This current work is based on the load carrying capacity of this type of bearing. The leakage losses and the slipper drag are two important factors on which this type of bearing is designed. The load carrying capacity has a direct impact on those two factors. There are many input factors on which the load carrying capacity is varied. These input factors are thus playing an important role on the smooth operation of such bearing. Such input variable are slipper tilt, applied pressure on the slipper, slipper speed, slipper non flatness angle or slipper land size. On the variation of these input variables, the nature of load carrying capacity has been carried out in this work. It has been observed that with the increase of pressure, speed, area of land size and conical angle of the land, the load carrying capacity increases.
—Slipper, load carrying capacity, slipper tilt, lubrication
K. Choudhuri is with the department of production engineering at NIT Agartala, Tripura, India (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
P. Chakraborti is with the department of mechanical engineering at NIT Agartala, Tripura, India (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Kishan Choudhuri and Prasun Chakraborti, "A Computational Approach on the Load Carrying Capacity of a Slipper Bearing," International Journal of Engineering and Technology
vol. 4, no. 1, pp.52-56, 2012.