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Offset (Tilting Pad Bearing)

Bearing Pad Offset Variables
A pad with a centered pivot has an offset of 0.5, or 50%. Increasing the offset helps ensure a converging oil wedge for reliable bearing operation. Pivot offsets from 50% to 60% are commonly seen in industrial applications.


A dimensionless geometric parameter used to define a tilting pad bearing’s pivot design. The pivot offset parameter, which is the angular pivot location divided by the total angle of the pad, is calculated as follows:

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