Accession Number : ADA180491

Title :   The Effect of Fluid Inertia and Viscoelasticity in Squeeze-Film Damper Bearings.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr 84-31 Mar 87,

Corporate Author : RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY N Y DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Tichy,John A.

Report Date : 04 MAY 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The following papers best serve as a description of progress on this project: Study of the Effect of Fluid Inertia and End Leakage in the Finite Squeeze Film Damper; Application of the k-epsilon Turbulence Model to the Squeeze Film Damper; Lubricating Films of a Viscoelastic Fluid, including Fluid Inertia, Studied by a Linearization Method; The Effect of Fluid Inertia in Hydrodynamic Lubrication Studied by a Linearization Method: Two Useful Applications; Measurements of Squeeze film bearing forces and Pressures, including the Effect of Fluid Inertia; On Suitable Boundary Conditions for the Second-Order Fluid in the Cylinder Plane Contact; A Thin Flow Rupture Model for Newtonian and Viscoelastic Fluids. Keywords: Viscoelastic fluids; Fluids; Inertia; Viscoelasticity; Squeeze film; Dampers; Bearings.

Descriptors :   *BEARINGS, *DAMPING, BOUNDARIES, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, FILMS, FLOW, FLUIDS, HYDRODYNAMICS, INERTIA, LINEARITY, LUBRICATING FILMS, LUBRICATION, MODELS, RUPTURE, THINNESS, VISCOELASTICITY

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE