An interactive software package for the investigation of hydrodynamic-slider bearing-lubrication

Ozalp A. A., Ozel S.

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION, vol.11, no.3, pp.103-115, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The temperature dependent character of viscosity complicates the numerical analysis of hydrodynamic slider bearings and the geometry of the flow cavity plays a significant role on the design and performance of the lubrication systems. In this paper, we represent a recent software tool, named as "HYDRO-LUB," capable of performing constant and variable viscosity runs in various pad styles with moving boundaries. Results of the demonstrating project are not only consistent with the available literature but also show the fast and reliable character of the package; which in return put forward the advantages of applying the program in the lubrication courses of mechanical engineering. (C) 2003 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.