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# SQUEEZE FILM LUBRICATION OF ASYMMETRIC ROLLERS BY BINGHAM PLASTIC FLUID

a Research Scholar, Department of Mathematics, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Guntur-522502, Andhra Pradesh, India
b Department of Mathematics, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Guntur-522502, Andhra Pradesh, India
c Division of Mathematics, Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology and Research, Guntur-522231, Andhra Pradesh, India
d Department of Mathematics, Kanchi Mamunivar Government Institute for Post Graduate Studies and Research, Puducherry-605008, India
* Currently in Department of Mathematics, Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, India.
† Corresponding author. Email: grevathi1331@gmail.com

Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer 2021, 16, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.5098/hmt.16.7

## Abstract

An attempt has been made to investigate hydrodynamic lubrication characteristics of asymmetric roller bearings lubricated by thin fluid film under the operating behavior of line contact for a heavily loaded rigid system for normal squeezing motion with cavitation points. The lubricant follows non-Newtonian incompressible Bingham plastic fluid model where the fluid viscosity is supposed to vary with hydrodynamic pressure . The equations which govern the fluid flow such as continuity and momentum equation are solved first analytically and later numerically using MATLAB. The numerical results are achieved for the velocity, pressure, load, and traction forces by varying different physical parameters like rolling ratio, squeezing parameter, and yield stress parameter. The obtained results are investigated numerically and graphically. Finally, it is concluded that a notable change is observed in velocity, pressure, load and traction with Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids. Results follow good agreement with available literature.

## Keywords

Gadamsetty, R., Sekhar, P. S., Prasad, D. (2021). SQUEEZE FILM LUBRICATION OF ASYMMETRIC ROLLERS BY BINGHAM PLASTIC FLUID. Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer, 16(1), 1–6.

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