On the Choice of Element for Solving Lubrication Problems

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Ram Turaga, A. S. Sekhar, B. C. Majumdar

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur-721 302, India

J. Tribol 120(3), 636-639 (Jul 01, 1998) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2834598 History: Received September 03, 1996; Revised October 07, 1997; Online January 30, 2008


This study deals with the stability characteristics of journal bearings using the finite element method. Two different elements, a 3-node linear triangle and a 6-node quadratic triangle, have been used. The results show a significant difference in (1) stiffness and damping coefficients and (2) stability characteristics at high eccentricity ratios due to the use of the two different elements.

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