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p-Version Finite Element Analysis of Gas Bearings of Finite Width

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S. H. Nguyen

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045

J. Tribol 113(3), 417-420 (Jul 01, 1991) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2920640 History: Received March 22, 1990; Revised September 04, 1990; Online June 05, 2008

Abstract

Steady-state compressible isothermal lubrication problems are analyzed by the p-version finite element formulation in conjunction with the Newton-Raphson iteration procedure. Test examples confirm that this is an effective formulation for solving finite width bearing problems, and that, even for high bearing number (Λx > 1000) and coarse mesh situations, numerical solutions are accurate and converge rapidly.

Copyright © 1991 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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