Volume 39, No 1, 2017, Pages 82-89

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Mixed Lubrication Solution of Dynamically Loaded Radial Slide Bearings


P. Novotny*

DOI: 10.24874/ti.2017.39.01.09


A solution of radial slide bearing dynamics and tribology incorporating the influences of real surface roughness contacts or the influence of surface roughness on bearing lubrication is presented in this paper. Finite difference method for Reynolds equation discretization, finite element method for calculation of elastic deformations, Gauss-Seidel’s method for iterative solution of discretized equations or Newmark’s algorithm are the methods employed in the proposed solution approach. The coupled structural-fluid solver considering mixed lubrication conditions of the radial bearings is the result. The proposed algorithms are presented for highly loaded radial slide bearing of internal combustion engine.


Elastic deformations, Asperity, Contact, Hydrodynamics, Algorithm

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