Tilting pad thrust bearings are usually composed of 3 to 5 or more arc-shaped pads that can tilt freely on the fulcrum, so they are also called living multi-pad support bearings, also known as swing bearing pad bearings. Because its pads can swing freely with different speeds, loads and bearing temperatures, multiple oil wedges are formed around the journals. And each oil film pressure always points to the center, with high stability.
In addition, the tilting pad support bearing also has the characteristics of large support flexibility, good vibration energy absorption, large bearing capacity, low power consumption and adaptation to forward and reverse rotation. However, the structure of the tilting tile is complex, the installation and maintenance are difficult, and the cost is relatively high.
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