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Numerical Modeling of a Newtonian and a Bingham Fluid in a Rayleigh Step Bearing

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Yiping Hong, Darong Chen, Jiadao Wang, Xiaodi Li

State Key Laboratory of Tribology, Department of Precision Instruments and Mechanology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China

J. Tribol 125(1), 206-210 (Dec 31, 2002) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1506321 History: Received January 03, 2002; Revised June 14, 2002; Online December 31, 2002
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Figures

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(a) System of co-ordinates; and (b) Computational grid.
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(a) Pressure distribution on IJK (kPa); and (b) pressure distribution on QR(S)T (kPa).
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(a) Shear stress η∂u/∂y distribution (Pa); and (b) shear stress η∂v/∂x distribution (Pa).
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(a) Pressure contours (Pa) of a=1.866; and (b) pressure contours (Pa) of a=1.866×5.
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Pressure contours (Pa) at the step of a Rayleigh bearing with H2→0
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(a) Velocity profile (m/s); and (b) velocity vector near the step.

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