Optimization of One Dimensional Slider Bearings

  • Viorel Badescu
Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 93)


Optimal slider bearing profiles for maximum bearing load are studied by using direct constrained optimal control techniques. Technological constraints such as the maximum lubricant pressure and temperature and the minimum lubricant film thickness are included into the model. The realistic problem considered here yields optimal bearing profiles which are much more complex than the classical Rayleigh step bearing profile. Several bearing design and operation parameters, such as bearing length, inlet height, sliding velocity and lubricant inlet pressure and temperature, have been considered. They all have complex influence on the optimal bearing profile.


Lubricant Film Abrupt Decrease Constant Height Slider Bearing Lubricant Film Thickness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Candida Oancea InstitutePolytechnic University of BucharestBucharestRomania

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