INDUSTRIAL LUBRICATION AND TRIBOLOGY, cilt.61, ss.261-270, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to investigate and discuss the influence of the pattern, size and orientation of textures on journal bearing load carriage capacity. An important development in load carriage capacity of journal bearings can be obtained by forming regular surface structure in the form of threaded on their shaft surfaces. This is performed both theoretically and experimentally using shafts with textured (threaded) and untextured surfaces. Each screw thread can serve either as a micro-hydrodynamic bearing in cases of full or mixed lubrication or as a micro reservoir for lubricant in cases of starved lubrication conditions.