Authors: MUHAMMET YÜRÜSOY
Abstract: A slider bearing consisting of connected surfaces with Powell-Eyring fluid as a lubricant is analyzed in the present study. A Powell-Eyring model has been used as a non-Newtonian lubricant in a slider bearing. The analysis is based on the perturbation technique. Under the assumptions of the order of magnitudes of the variables, it is seen that only viscous and non-Newtonian terms have effects, whereas inertia terms are negligible. Choosing non-Newtonian effects smaller than viscous effects, a perturbation solution is constructed. The pressure distribution in the bearing is calculated approximately.
Keywords: Slider bearing, Non-newtonian fluids, Perturbation analysis, Powell-eyring model, Lubrication.
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