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An Inverse Analysis for Steady-State Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication of One-Layered Journal Bearings

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Abdallah A. Elsharkawy, Lotfi H. Guedouar

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering and Petroleum, Kuwait University, P. O. Box 5969, Safat 13060, Kuwait

J. Tribol 122(3), 524-533 (Oct 28, 1999) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.555396 History: Received July 08, 1999; Revised October 28, 1999
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Geometry and characteristics of a cylindrical one layered journal bearing
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Flowchart for the inverse EHL solution
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Flowchart for the direct EHL solution
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Effect of parameters ε, η0, α, and β̄ on the pressure profile
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Comparison between predicted pressure profile and simulated pressures for configuration I (NS=4)
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Comparison between predicted pressure profile and simulated pressures for configuration II (NS=8)
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Comparison between predicted pressure profile and simulated pressures for configuration III (NS=16)
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Effect of the pressure random error on predicted parameters ε, η0, α, and β̄ for configuration II (NS=8). The nominal values of the parameters are ε=0.5, η0=0.03 Pa s, α=3.12×10−8 Pa−1, and β̄=10.

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