Flow Between Eccentric Rotating Cylinders

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R. C. DiPrima

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y.

J. T. Stuart

Department of Mathematics, Imperial College, London, England

J. of Lubrication Tech 94(3), 266-274 (Jul 01, 1972) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3451706 History: Received March 31, 1971; Revised December 29, 1971; Online October 18, 2010


The flow between eccentric rotating cylinders is studied using a modified bipolar coordinate system. The Sommerfeld pressure distribution and associated flow in a journal bearing are derived from the Navier-Stokes equations by a straightforward and systematic expansion in the clearance ratio (assumed small). First order corrections for curvature and inertial effects are given. There is no restriction on the eccentricity.

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