Stability of submerged oil journal bearings, considering thermal effects

R. Pai, B. C. Majumdar

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The stability of submerged oil journal bearings was investigated considering thermal effects. The generalized Reynolds equation was integrated using the cavitation model proposed by Kicinski along the lines of Jakobsson-Floberg-Olsson theory. Heat transfer between the film and both the bush and the shaft is taken into account. The viscosity is assumed to vary with temperature according to an exponential law. The results are compared with those obtained when temperature effects were neglected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-29
Number of pages11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 14-08-1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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