EFFECT OF SLIP VELOCITY ON THE PERFORMANCE OF A SHORT BEARING LUBRICATED WITH A MAGNETIC FLUID

Rachana U. Patel, G. M. Deheri

Abstract


This paper aims at analyzing the effect of velocity slip on the behavior of a magnetic fluid based infinitely short hydrodynamic slider bearing. Solving the Reynolds’ equation, the expression for pressure distribution is obtained. In turn, this leads to the calculation of the load carrying capacity. Further, the friction is also computed. It is observed that the magnetization paves the way for an overall improved performance of the bearing system. However the magnetic fluid lubricant fails to alter the friction. It is established that the slip parameter needs to be kept at minimum to achieve better performance of the bearing system, although the effect of the slip parameter on the load carrying capacity is in most situations, negligible. It is found that for large values of the aspect ratio, the effect of slip is increasingly significant. Of course, the aspect ratio plays a crucial role in this improved performance. Lastly, it is established that the bearing can support a load even in the absence of flow, which does not happen in the case of a conventional lubricant.

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ISSN 1210-2709 (Print)
ISSN 1805-2363 (Online)
Published by the Czech Technical University in Prague