ISO 12131-1:2001

Plain bearings — Hydrodynamic plain thrust pad bearings under steady-state conditions — Part 1: Calculation of thrust pad bearings ISO 12131-1:2001

Publication date:   Apr 25, 2001

95.99 Withdrawal of Standard   Jul 13, 2020

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95.99 Withdrawal of Standard   Jul 13, 2020


ISO/TC 123/SC 8 Calculation methods for plain bearings and their applications

International Standard

21.100.10   Plain bearings



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The aim of this part of ISO 12131 is to achieve designs of plain bearings that are reliable in operation, by the
application of a calculation method for oil-lubricated hydrodynamic plain bearings with complete separation of the
thrust collar and plain bearing surfaces by a film of lubricant [1].
This part of ISO 12131 applies to plain thrust bearings with incorporated wedge and supporting surfaces having
any ratio of wedge surface length lwed to length of one pad L. It deals with the value lwed/L = 0,75 as this value
represents the optimum ratio [2]. The ratio of width to length of one pad can be varied in the range B/L = 0,5 to 2.
The calculation method described in this part of ISO 12131 can be used for other incorporated gap shapes, e.g.
plain thrust bearings with integrated baffle, when for these types the numerical solutions of Reynolds' differential
equation are known.
The calculation method serves for designing and optimizing plain thrust bearings e.g. for fans, gear units, pumps,
turbines, electrical machines, compressors and machine tools. It is limited to steady-state conditions, i.e. load and
angular speed of all rotating parts are constant under continuous operating conditions. Dynamic operating
conditions are not included.

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ISO 12131-1:2001
95.99 Withdrawal of Standard
Jul 13, 2020


ISO 12131-1:2020