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Title: Operator-splitting method for the analysis of cavitation in liquid-lubricated herringbone grooved journal bearings
Authors: Wu, J.
Li, A.
Lee, T.S. 
Shu, C. 
Wan, J.
Keywords: Herringbone grooved journal bearing
Operator-splitting method
Universal Reynolds equation
Issue Date: 10-Mar-2004
Citation: Wu, J.,Li, A.,Lee, T.S.,Shu, C.,Wan, J. (2004-03-10). Operator-splitting method for the analysis of cavitation in liquid-lubricated herringbone grooved journal bearings. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids 44 (7) : 765-775. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper presents an operator-splitting method (OSM) for the solution of the universal Reynolds equation. Jakobsson-Floberg-Olsson (JFO) pressure conditions are used to study cavitation in liquid-lubricated journal bearings. The shear flow component of the oil film is first solved by a modified upwind finite difference method. The solution of the pressure gradient flow component is computed by the Galerkin finite element method. Present OSM solutions for slider bearings are in good agreement with available analytical and experimental results. OSM is then applied to herringbone grooved journal bearings. The film pressure, cavitation areas, load capacity and attitude angle are obtained with JFO pressure conditions. The calculated load capacities are in agreement with available experimental data. However, a detailed comparison of the present results with those predicted using Reynolds pressure conditions shows some differences. The numerical results showed that the load capacity and the critical mass of the journal (linear stability indicator) are higher and the attitude angle is lower than those predicted by Reynolds pressure conditions for cases of high eccentricities. © 2004 John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.
Source Title: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids
ISSN: 02712091
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