Reliability for Fluid Bearings Design  
Author K. Diop


Co-Author(s) A. Charki; S. Champmartin; A. Ambari


Abstract This paper presents a new methodology for evaluating the failure probability of fluid bearings which are sensitive components for the design of machine rotors, mechatronic systems and high precision metrology. The static and dynamic behavior of a fluid bearing depends on several parameters, such as external load, bearing dimensions, supply pressure, quality of the machined surfaces, fluid properties, etc. In this paper, the characteristics of a simple geometry thrust bearing are calculated analytically in order demonstrate the usefulness of the proposal methodology and its pertinence to bearing design.


Keywords Thrust Bearing, Fluid, Reliability, Monte Carlo, FORM
    Article #:  19224
Proceedings of the 19th ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design
August 5-7, 2013 - Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.