A two-dimensional Navier-Stokes-based model developed using the Legendre collocation method is used to analyze turbulent plane slider bearings with wide ranges of bearing configuration, mean Reynolds number, and a parameter characterizing the viscosity variation. The load-capacity formulations are established for turbulent isothermal and turbulent thermohydrodynamic bearings. With the equations provided in this study, designers can quickly determine the load capacity without extensive computation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films