Influence of the Thermo-Piezo-Viscous Effect on the THD Lubrication in Porous Self- Lubricating Bearings
A numerical study of the behavior for a finite porous journal bearing lubricated with Newtonian fluid is undertaken considering both thermal and piezo-viscous effects. The modified Reynolds equation is obtained by using the thermo-hydrodynamic aspect to account for the viscous variation versus pressure and temperature where Barus law has been used for the visous formulation. To determine the flow in the porous media, the Darcy’s law has considered. The governing equations were solved numerically using a finite difference approach. Obtained results compared with the case of a thermo-viscous aspect, the piezo-viscous parameter increases the load carrying capacity significantly and improves the characteristics of the journal bearings.
Andreas Öchsner, Graeme E. Murch and João M.P.Q. Delgado
S. Boubendir et al., "Influence of the Thermo-Piezo-Viscous Effect on the THD Lubrication in Porous Self- Lubricating Bearings", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 312-315, pp. 659-664, 2011