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Lubrication of An Infinitely Long Bearing by A Magnetic Fluid

R. M. Patel1, G. M. Deheri2, P. A. Vadher3

Department of Mathematics, Gujarat Arts and Science College, Ahmedabad, 380 006 GujaratState, India.
Department of Mathematics, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, 388 120, Gujarat State,India.
Department of Physics, Government Science College, Gandhinagar, 382 016 Gujarat State, India. Corresponding author.

Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing 2010, 6(3), 277-290.


An endeavor has been made to analyze the performance of an infinitely long magnetic fluid based hydrodynamic slider bearing in the presence of a magnetic fluid lubricant. The associated Reynolds' equation is solved with appropriate boundary conditions. Expressions for dimensionless pressure, load carrying capacity and friction are obtained. Computed values are displayed graphically. It is seen that the magnetic fluid lubricant improves the performance of the bearing system. The friction decreases at the moving plate while it increases nominally at the fixed plate due to magnetization. In order to extend the life period of this magnetic fluid based bearing system the outlet film thickness ratio plays a better role as compared to that of the aspect ratio.


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Patel, R.M., Deheri, G.M., Vadher, P.A. (2010). Lubrication of an infinitely long bearing by A magnetic fluid. Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 6(3), 277-290.
Vancouver Style
Patel RM, Deheri GM, Vadher PA. Lubrication of an infinitely long bearing by A magnetic fluid. Fluid Dyn Mater Proc. 2010;6(3):277-290
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R.M. Patel, G.M. Deheri, and P.A. Vadher "Lubrication of An Infinitely Long Bearing by A Magnetic Fluid," Fluid Dyn. Mater. Proc., vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 277-290. 2010.

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