Flow of a Fluid of the Differential Type in a Journal Bearing Academic Article uri icon


  • The flow of a homogeneous incompressible non-Newtonian fluid of the differential type between infinite eccentric rotating cylinders is discussed within the context of the lubrication approximation. The problem is studied by means of a perturbation and the effects of the non-Newtonian parameters are delineated. It is found that the load carrying capacity of the bearing can be significantly altered by the non-Newtonian character of the fluid.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Tribology

author list (cited authors)

  • Kacou, A., Rajagopal, K. R., & Szeri, A. Z.

citation count

  • 17

complete list of authors

  • Kacou, A||Rajagopal, KR||Szeri, AZ

publication date

  • January 1987