The Numerical Solution of Linear Elliptic Equations

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R. Coleman

Instrumentation Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

J. of Lubrication Tech 90(4), 773-776 (Oct 01, 1968) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3601718 History: Received April 01, 1968; Online August 23, 2011


A noniterative finite difference method is given for the solutions of linear elliptic equations with linear boundary conditions. This method is applicable to a variety of gas bearing problems. Comparisons are made with other numerical techniques, and an application to the spiral groove thrust plate is given.

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