IJPAM: Volume 1, No. 3 (2002)

A MULTISCALING APPROACH TO THE
NARROW GAS SLIDER BEARING
IN SLIP FLOW

E. Aliu$^1$, H.J. Connell$^2$, J.J. Shepherd$^3$
$^{1,2,3}$Dept. of Mathematics
RMIT University
P.O. Box 2476V, Melbourne, 3001, AUSTRALIA
$^1$e-mail: rmaea@rmit.edu.au
$^2$e-mail: howard.connell@rmit.edu.au
$^3$e-mail: jshep@rmit.edu.au


Abstract.The method of multiple scales is used to obtain a uniformly valid expansion for the steady state pressure distribution of a finite rectangular isothermal gas slider bearing when the ratio of width to length is small, i.e. the bearing has narrow geometry.

Specific results are given for a variety of simple bearing geometries.

Received: February 19, 2002

AMS Subject Classification: 34E15

Key Words and Phrases: multiscaling, slider bearing, perturbations

Source: International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
ISSN: 1311-8080
Year: 2002
Volume: 1
Issue: 3