Dynamically Loaded Journal Bearings: A Finite Element Treatment for Rigid and Elastic Surfaces

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G. A. LaBouff, J. F. Booker

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. 14853

J. Tribol 107(4), 505-513 (Oct 01, 1985) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3261117 History: Received May 08, 1984; Online October 29, 2009


Hydrodynamic lubrication of dynamically loaded journal bearings with both rigid and flexible housings is treated by a unified computational procedure based on the finite element method. Numerical examples show effects of mesh density and housing flexibility under steady and periodic loading.

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