Spherical bearing under axial and radial loading
John, Chelikuzhiel Thomas
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The central problem in the study of the lubrication o£ bearings is to determine the pressure within the lubricant when the velocity of the moving surface, viscosity of the lubricant, etc. are known. The present study concerns the open spherical bearing which consists of a fixed hemisphere with a sphere of equal radius rotating inside it about an axis perpendicular to the plane of the rim of the hemisphere. As in other bearings we start with the Navier-Stokes equations and assume incompressibility, steady flow and constant viscosity of the lubricant in the bearing. [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ph.D)--Boston University.