A Triangle Based Finite Volume Method for the Integration of Lubrication’s Incompressible Bulk Flow Equations

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Mihai Arghir, Jean Fre⁁ne

LMS, Université de Poitiers, URF Sciences SP2MI, Téléport 2, Blvd. Pierre et Marie Curie, BP 30719, 86962 Futuroscope Chasseneuil Cedex, France

J. Tribol 123(1), 118-124 (Jul 25, 2000) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1326444 History: Received March 06, 2000; Revised July 25, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Triangular control volume and its neighbors
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Triangular grids employed (a) for a one-dimensional pad and (b) for the developed surface of circular bearings and annular seals
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Pressure distribution in a shear driven one-dimensional pad
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Pressure distribution in a pressure driven one-dimensional pad
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Pressure variation in the midsection of a short bearing
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Superposed pressure field (light colors—high pressure zones, dark colors—low pressure zones) and unscaled velocity vectors in a short bearing
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Radial and tangential force components in an eccentric annular seal
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Total force in a straight annular seal




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