Quarterly of Applied Mathematics

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A model for the effect of roughness on the load capacity of journal bearings

Author: D. W. Pravica
Journal: Quart. Appl. Math. 53 (1995), 563-573
MSC: Primary 76D08
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/1343468
MathSciNet review: MR1343468
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Abstract: The flow generated by a rotating circular cylinder inside a corrugated outer cylinder is considered. The corrugations are small and are used to model roughness. The force on the inner cylinder, as a linear function of displacement, is found. This requires a Stokes expansion to determine a first-order correction in the Reynolds number $ R$. The result implies as expected that transverse roughness acts to increase the load capacity of the bearing at low $ R$, which is confirmed by previous numerical experiments. In addition, roughness can induce reversed flow at much smaller displacements than for smooth bearings.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/1343468
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