In this paper, a laboratory method based on equivalent dynamic load reconstruction is proposed for the identification of oil-film coefficients. When modeling the rotor, the oil-film supports are considered as its dynamic load boundary conditions. Consequently, the identification of oil-film coefficients is first converted to the reconstruction of equivalent dynamic loads. Through Green's function method and regularization, the equivalent dynamic oil-film loads can be steadily and precisely reconstructed. Then, according to the mechanical relationships between the oil-film properties and the corresponding equivalent loads, the oil-film stiffness and damping coefficients are identified using least square scheme. A rotor structure with two journal bearings is investigated and the identification results of oil-film coefficients demonstrate the validity and accuracy of the proposed method.
Li, K., Liu, J., Han, X., Jiang, C., & Qin, H. (2016). Identification of oil-film coefficients for a rotor-journal bearing system based on equivalent load reconstruction. Tribology International, 104, 285–293. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.triboint.2016.09.012