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International Journal of Materials Lifetime. 2014, 1(1), 29-39
DOI: 10.12691/ijml-1-1-5
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A Comparison of Different Porous Structures on the Performance of A Magnetic Fluid Based Double Porous Layered Rough Slider Bearing

Jimit R. Patel1, and G. M. Deheri1

1Department of Mathematics, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand-388 120, Gujarat, India

Pub. Date: April 07, 2015

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Jimit R. Patel and G. M. Deheri. A Comparison of Different Porous Structures on the Performance of A Magnetic Fluid Based Double Porous Layered Rough Slider Bearing. International Journal of Materials Lifetime. 2014; 1(1):29-39. doi: 10.12691/ijml-1-1-5


An attempt has been made to present an analytical solution for the performance characteristics of a magnetic fluid based double layered porous rough slider bearing. The Kozeny-Carman’s model and Irmay’s formulation are adopted for porous structures. The stochastic modeling of Christenson and Tonder is employed to evaluate the effect of transverse roughness of the bearing surfaces, in order to develop the associated Reynolds type equation. The expressions for pressure, load and friction are obtained. The graphical representations suggest that the Kozeny-Carman model scores over the Irmay’s model for an overall improved performance. It is noticed that the increased load carrying capacity owing to double layered gets enhanced due to the magnetic fluid lubricant and this goes a long way in reducing the adverse effect of roughness in the case of Kozeny-Carman model.

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