Category: MTM

Numerical Solution of Hydrodynamics Lubrications with Non‐Newtonian Fluid Flow

This paper focuses on solution of numerical model for fluid film lubrication problem related to hydrodynamics with non‐Newtonian fluid. A programming code is developed to investigate the effect of bearing design parameter such as pressure. A physical problem is modeled by a contact point of sphere on a disc with certain assumption. A finite difference method with staggered grid is used to improve the accuracy. The results show that the fluid characteristics as defined by power law fluid have led to a difference in the fluid pressure profile. Therefore a lubricant with special viscosity can reduced the pressure near the contact area of bearing.