Effect of Groove Dimensions on Pressure Profile of Twin Axial Groove Hybrid Journal Bearing

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


The main purpose behind this paper is to analyze the groove’s dimensions effect on the pressure profile of hybrid journal bearing. To find the pressure developed in the bearing’s clearance space for any Sommerfeld number, an objective function that corresponds to the solution algorithm along with its computer program is developed. The solution algorithm shall also provide three-dimensional pressure profiles of the bearing for different lengths and widths. It is discovered that the dimensions of the grooves mainly influence the performance parameters as grooves have a strong interference in the hydrodynamic condition of the pressure field. It was observed that the groove length ratio and width ratio should be taken as 0.8 and 0.1, respectively, for better load bearing capacity of the bearing.


Hybrid journal bearing Sommerfeld number Super laminar flow Groove Pressure profile 



Aspect ratio (L/D)


Clearance ratio


Diameter of bearing


Film thickness between clearance space

\( \bar{X}_{j}, \bar{Z}_{j} \)

Journal center velocity


Length of groove


Length of bearing


Location of groove


Lubricant Viscosity

\(\bar{K}_{\alpha }\)

Non dimensionless turbulence coefficients in X-direction

\(\bar{K}_{\beta }\)

Non dimensionless turbulence coefficients in Y-direction


Rotational velocity of journal


Sommerfeld number


Supply pressure


Width of groove


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsGLA UniversityMathuraIndia

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