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A Mass and Energy Conserving Finite Element Lubrication Algorithm

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A. Kumar, J. F. Booker

Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853

J. Tribol 116(4), 667-671 (Oct 01, 1994) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2927314 History: Received February 14, 1992; Revised June 01, 1992; Online June 05, 2008

Abstract

A previous mass-conserving finite element cavitation model is extended to include energy conservation in the lubricant film. The extension introduces no additional iteration and very little additional computational effort.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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