The effect of journal bearing misalignment on load and cavitation for non-newtonian lubricants

R. H. Buckholz, J. F. Lin

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Abstract

An analysis for hydrodynamic, non-Newtonian lubrication of misaligned journal bearings is given. The hydrodynamic load-carrying capacity for partial arc journal bearings lubricated by power-law, non-Newtonian fluids is calculated for small valves of the bearing aspect ratios. These results are compared with: numerical solutions to the non-Newtonian modified Reynolds equation, with Ocvirk's experimental results for misaligned bearings, and with other numerical simulations. The cavitation (i.e., film rupture) boundary location is calculated using the Reynolds' free-surface, boundary condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)645-654
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Tribology
Volume108
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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