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International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2014, Article ID 787304, 7 pages
Research Article

Non-Newtonian Effects of Second-Order Fluids on the Hydrodynamic Lubrication of Inclined Slider Bearings

1Department of Mathematics, Appa Institute of Engineering & Technology, Gulbarga 585103, India
2Department of Mathematics, Sharnbasveshwar College of Science, Gulbarga 585 103, India
3Department of Mathematics, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 585 106, India

Received 29 March 2014; Accepted 1 July 2014; Published 23 October 2014

Academic Editor: Andras Szekrenyes

Copyright © 2014 Siddangouda Apparao 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.


Theoretical study of non-Newtonian effects of second-order fluids on the performance characteristics of inclined slider bearings is presented. An approximate method is used for the solution of the highly nonlinear momentum equations for the second-order fluids. The closed form expressions for the fluid film pressure, load carrying capacity, frictional force, coefficient of friction, and centre of pressure are obtained. The non-Newtonian second order fluid model increases the film pressure, load carrying capacity, and frictional force whereas the center of pressure slightly shifts towards exit region. Further, the frictional coefficient decreases with an increase in the bearing velocity as expected for an ideal fluid.