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ISRN Tribology
Volume 2013, Article ID 924802, 17 pages
Research Article

A Comparative Elastohydrostatic Analysis of CFV- and Capillary-Compensated Multirecess Hydrostatic/Hybrid Journal Bearing Operating with Micropolar Lubricant

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, DCR University of Science and Technology, Murthal, Sonepat, 131039 Haryana, India
2Gian Jyoti Group of Institutions, Benur, Shambu Kalan, Patiala 140417, Punjab, India

Received 10 January 2013; Accepted 29 January 2013

Academic Editors: J. Awrejcewicz and G. R. Fenske

Copyright © 2013 Suresh Verma et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A comparative study on the performance characteristics of the flexible multirecess hydrostatic journal bearing system with constant flow valve and capillary restrictors has been presented considering the effect of micropolar parameters. The modified Reynolds equation for the flow of micropolar lubricant through the bearing has been solved using finite element method, and the resulting elastic deformation in the bearing shell has been determined iteratively. The results indicate that the micropolar parameters of the lubricant affect the performance of the flexible multirecess hydrostatic journal bearing system quite significantly.