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dc.contributor.advisorAdkisson, Perry L.
dc.creatorGoldsberry, Fred Lynn
dc.description.abstractThe transient response of the infinitely wide slider bearing has been studied through the use of the digital computer. The phenomena of greatest concern is the mode of boundary layer formation and the subsequent development of the pressure in the supporting film in the slider bearing as it is subjected to a temporal acceleration. Two basic types of bearings are studied; the first being the "Gibbs" or "fixed-shoe" bearing, while the second is the "Kingsbury" or "tilting-pad" bearing. Each of the bearing types is subjected to two types of loading, those being inertial and Hookean. The inertial loading is represented by a computation based upon a mass times acceleration loading, and the Hookean loading is represented by an essentially constant load which assumes a very small deflection in the spring which transmits the load to the bearing. The computer solution is based upon a truncated form of the Navier-Stokes Equation in the tangential direction and a specially modified form of the Reynold's Equation for the pressure distribution along the pad or shoe of the bearing. The resulting formulation is a simple explicit tangential velocity difference equation in time and a fully implicit difference equation solution for the pressure which is independent of time. The computer program contains a logic block which constrains the geometric parameters that describe the geometry of the bearing to satisfy the load requirements imposed upon the bearing. A system for maintaining a stable time step is incorporated in the computer program. The resulting program solution was found to be quite stable in both grid size and time step. ...en
dc.format.extent145 leavesen
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subject.classification1971 Dissertation G622
dc.titleOn the transient response of the infinitely wide slider bearingen
dc.typeThesisen Engineeringen A&M Universityen of Philosophyen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBrown, Sidney O.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDorough, H. W.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHacksaylo, Joseph
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHanna, R. L.
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen
dc.publisher.digitalTexas A&M University. Libraries

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