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|Title:||Analysis of analytical hydrodynamic bearing models on a reciprocating compressor|
|Abstract:||Reciprocating compressors are one of the most common machines, as they are usually found in household refrigerators and air conditioners. The reciprocating compressor is a rotor-crankshaft-piston machine supported by lubricated bearings. They are sealed to retain and store the refrigerating gas, therefore, the maintenance of the compressor is difficult and expensive. Thus reciprocating compressors should be designed to last the life span of the appliance. Most models of reciprocating compressors considers rigid bearings, which completely neglects the influence of the hydrodynamic bearings on the dynamic behavior of the compressor. This work shows the modeling and analysis of a reciprocating compressor with flexible bearings. The rotor which is part of the motor is supported by a pair of hydrodynamic bearings that are modeled using three different analytical models: Capone, Vance and Butenschön. Analytical models of bearing are much faster than numerical ones, such as the ones that use the finite difference (FDM) or finite element method (FEM). The three models have different approaches to solve the Reynolds equation and, therefore, distinct results were found using each one of them. The model was developed in the OpenModelica software using the elements of the Mechanics.Multibody library. The Butenschön model was implemented in C and Fortran 95 and integrated to OpenModelica as an external library.|
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