Bearings - Journal

The bearing API statements model analytical bearing elements.

A journal bearing is a shaft or a journal rotating in a bearing with a layer of lubricant that separates the two parts, subsequently reducing friction. This type of bearing's ideal application is when the load is light and the motion is continuous, such as a crankshaft in a combustion engine. MotionSolve contains journal bearing modeling elements designed for system analysis. In other words, they are designed to accurately replicate the non-linear compliance of journal bearings, but are simplified enough to accommodate the need for high-computational performance. The bearing components require only simple user input that can be found in many bearing catalogues. Use the results to study bearing loads and their life expectancy. The bearing components are developed on top of the MotionSolve API.