The flow between eccentric rotating cylinders is studied using a modified bipolar coordinate system. The Sommerfeld pressure distribution and associated flow in a journal bearing are derived from the Navier-Stokes equations by a straightforward and systematic expansion in the clearance ratio (assumed small). First order corrections for curvature and inertial effects are given. There is no restriction on the eccentricity. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also available in Journal of Lubrication Technology, V94, pp 266-274, July 1972. (paper 72-Lub-J.). Prepared in cooperation with Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, England. Revision of report dated 31 March 1971.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Department of Mathematics
    Troy, NY  United States  12180
  • Authors:
    • DiPrima, R C
    • Stuart, J T
  • Publication Date: 1971-12-29

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  • Pagination: 10 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00043222
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-67A-0117-0001
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 6 1973 12:00AM