The Effect of Shear Flow and Dissolved Gas Diffusion on the Cavitation in a Submerged Journal Bearing

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M. Groper, I. Etsion

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Technion, Haifa 32000, Israel

J. Tribol 123(3), 494-500 (Jun 30, 2000) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1308026 History: Received February 25, 2000; Revised June 30, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Description of lubricant separation and the creation of a liquid/gas interface 9
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A schematic cross section of the cavitation region in a submerged journal bearing
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Boundary of the cavity—schematic description
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Flow rate balance over the control volume located between the bearing edge z=L/2 and the cavitation boundary
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Model for diffusion effect
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Diffusion effect—flow balance across the control volume
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Predicted versus measured 4 cavity boundary
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Predicted versus measured 4 cavity pressure field (at the bearing center)



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