Intelligent Servo Feedback Control for Hydrostatic Journal Bearing

  • Waheed Ur Rehman
  • Jiang GuiyunEmail author
  • Nadeem Iqbal
  • Luo Yuanxin
  • Wang Yongqin
  • Shafiq Ur Rehman
  • Shamsa Bibi
  • Farrukh Saleem
  • Irfan Azhar
  • Muhammad Shoaib
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 924)


The purpose of current research work is to improve dynamics characteristics of hydrostatic journal bearing which is integral part of high speed and heavy load machinery nowadays. Current work presents hydrostatic journal bearing with servo control. Mathematical model is derived for hydrostatic journal bearing and two control strategies were presented. Result shows that hydrostatic journal bearing with self-tuning PID control has better results than PID control. The performance of active hydrostatic journal bearing under two different control strategies were checked with respect to different conditions of speed, viscosity, load, pressure, bearing clearance. The numerical result shows that proposed hydrostatic journal because of active lubrication has better performance including stability and controllability, high stiffness, faster response, strong resistance under Self tuning PID control. Furthermore, proposed hydrostatic journal bearing with servo control has no eccentricity under new equilibrium position after being applied load which is big advantage on conventional hydrostatic journal that always face some amount of eccentricity under external load due to absent of servo feedback. All simulations were performed in Matlab/Simulink. The numerical result shows that proposed active hydrostatic journal due to active lubrication has good performance including stability and controllability, high stiffness, faster response, strong resistance in Matlab/Simulink which shows effectiveness of proposed system.


Self tuning PID PID Tribology Fluid mechanics Hydrostatic journal bearing Fluid film lubrication theory Servo valve etc. 



This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51075409).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The State Key Laboratory of Mechanical TransmissionChongqing UniversityChongqingChina
  2. 2.Chemistry DepartmentUniversity of Agriculture FaisalabadFaisalabadPakistan
  3. 3.Koc UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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