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Hydrodynamics of a slider cylinder on a parallel track: mobility method of solution

V.H. Mucino (Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA)
K. Sun (Former Graduate Student, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA)
J.E. Smith (Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA)

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

ISSN: 0036-8792

Article publication date: 1 February 2000

Abstract

The system studied here consists of a non‐rotating cylinder sliding inside a fully lubricated parallel track with a prescribed longitudinal velocity, carrying a transverse load (normal to the track). Reynolds equations are used for the particular case of a non‐rotating sliding cylinder in a fully lubricated track. Two short‐bearing mobility charts are developed for a normalized clearance track (equivalent to those developed by Booker for journal‐bearings). Pressure distributions around the cylinder and motion paths within the clearance track are produced for prescribed transverse loading and longitudinal speed requirements for hydrodynamic analysis purposes. Numerical application examples are presented for general and specific cases at the end.

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Mucino, V.H., Sun, K. and Smith, J.E. (2000), "Hydrodynamics of a slider cylinder on a parallel track: mobility method of solution", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 52 No. 1, pp. 5-15. https://doi.org/10.1108/00368790010308384

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