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A Generalized Steady-State Reynolds Equation for Non-Newtonian Fluids, With Application to Journal Bearings

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I. K. Dien

Zhejiang University, Peoples Republic of China

H. G. Elrod

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027

J. of Lubrication Tech 105(3), 385-390 (Jul 01, 1983) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3254619 History: Received April 28, 1982; Online November 13, 2009

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to derive lubrication equations suitable for constant-property fluids exhibiting inelastic non-Newtonian characteristics. The analysis results in a slightly modified form of Reynolds equation. Fluid characteristics show up in this equation through an equivalent power-law. Data are presented for journal bearing performance over a range of L/D’s and rheological exponents.

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