Lubrication Flow of a Particle-Fluid Mixture

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D. A. Drew

Department of Mathematical Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y. 12181

J. Appl. Mech 46(1), 211-213 (Mar 01, 1979) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3424501 History: Received August 01, 1978; Revised October 01, 1978; Online July 12, 2010


The lubrication approximation is derived for a dilute particle-fluid mixture. The resulting equations are solved for the simple geometry of a flat plate slider bearing. The particles tend to avoid the upper plate, especially near the outlet.

Copyright © 1979 by ASME
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