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Journal of Applied Mechanical Engineering
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Hydromagnetic Lubrication of a Rough Porous Parabolic Slider Bearing with Slip Velocity

Patel ND1* and Deheri GM2
1Science and Humanities Department, Hansaba College of Engineering & Technology, Gujarat, India
2Department of Mathematics, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand, Gujarat, India
Corresponding Author : Patel ND
Science & Humanities Department, Hansaba College of Engineering & Technology
Sidhpur-384151 Gujarat, India
Tel: +91 2767 224855
E-mail: [email protected]
Received April 02, 2014; Accepted May 23, 2014; Published June 06, 2014
Citation: Patel ND, Deheri GM (2014) Hydromagnetic Lubrication of a Rough Porous Parabolic Slider Bearing with Slip Velocity. J Appl Mech Eng 3:143. doi:10.4172/2168-9873.1000143
Copyright: © 2014 Patel ND, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Abstract

An investigation has been launched in to the performance of a rough porous parabolic slider bearing under
the presence of a magnetic fluid lubricant. The bearing surfaces are assumed to be transversely rough and this
random roughness of the bearing surfaces has been characterized by a random variable with non-zero mean,
variance and skewness. The concerned stochastically averaged Reynold’s equation is solved with appropriate
boundary conditions to obtain the pressure distribution resulting in the calculation of load carrying capacity. Further,
the friction, the position of centre of pressure and temperature rise has been calculated. The results show that the
effect of magnetization characterized by the magnetization parameter induces an improvement in the steady state
performance as compared to the traditional conventional lubricant case, in spite of the fact that the transverse
roughness adversely affects the bearing system. Further, a comparison of this investigation with the case of plane
inclined slider bearing indicates that the magnetization results in a higher load carrying capacity and reduced friction.
Also, the negatively skewed roughness and variance (-ve) enhance the already increased load carrying capacity
due to magnetization.

Keywords
Parabolic slider; Roughness; Porosity; Magnetic fluid; Pressure; Load carrying capacity
Introduction
Basically, slider bearings are designed for supporting the transverse load in engineering systems. Bearing performance characteristics for various film shapes has been analyzed [1-3]. In order to improve the lubricating performance, applying the couple stress fluid model many investigations concerning the fluid film lubrication have been conducted. From the studies of squeeze film performance characteristics in finite plates by Ramanaish [4] in partial journal bearings by Lin [5]. It was found that the use of couple stress fluids increased the load carrying capacity and lengthened the response time of squeeze film action. In view of the discussions of journal bearings by Mokhiamer et al. [6] and Lin [5,7,8] and slider bearings by Ramanaish [9] and Lin [10]. It has been concluded that the effects of couple stresses reduce the friction parameter and result in longer bearing life. Lin [10] analyzes the effects of couple stress on the steady state performance of wide parabolic shaped slider bearing in accordance with Stokes microcontinuum theory. It was found that the couple stress effect signified an improvement in the steady state performance. Bayrakçeken [11] studied an infinitely wide lubricated slider bearing consisting of connected surfaces with third grade fluid as lubricant. Interest in fluids with strong magnetic properties has developed in recent years in connection with bearing design in technical applications. Significant progress has been made in the domain of nano scale science and technology during the last few years. Thus the use of magnetic fluid in lubrication of bearing system gets additional importance come nano scent point of view. Magnetic fluid which consists of colloidal magnetic nano particles dispersed with the aid of surfactants in a continuous career phase is a typical hybrid of soft material and the nano particles. The average diameter of the dispersed particles ranges from 5 to 10 nm. The ferrofluid contain enormous magnetic nano particles in the fluid and hence can be influenced by either parallel or perpendicular magnetic field.
Agrawal [12] discussed the performance of a plane inclined slider bearing with a ferrofluid lubricant and established that its performance was comparatively better than the corresponding bearing with a conventional lubricant. The investigation of Bhat and Patel [13] concerning the exponential slider bearing with a ferrofluid lubricant concluded that the magnetic fluid lubricant caused increased load carrying capacity while the friction remained unaltered. Further, the study of Bhat and Deheri [14] revealed that the magnetic field sharply increased the load carrying capacity of a squeeze film between porous annular disks. This analysis of Bhat and Deheri [14] was modified and developed by Bhat and Deheri [15] to analyze the performance of a porous composite slider bearing under the presence of a magnetic fluid lubricant.
By now it is establish that the roughness of the bearing surfaces tends to retard the motion of the lubricant and hence affecting the bearing system adversely. From this point of view Christensen and Tonder [16-18] modified the approach of Tzeng and Saibel [19] to present a study on the effect of surface roughness on the performance of the bearing system. The following investigation made use of the modeling of surface roughness given by Christensen and Tonder [16-18]. The performance of a transversely rough slider bearing with squeeze film by magnetic fluid was analyzed by Deheri et al. [20] by taking various shapes in to consideration. It was found that the magnetic fluid induced an increase in the load carrying capacity although, the effect of transverse surface roughness was found to be adverse in general. This squeeze film performance in the case of longitudinal roughness was relatively better as compared to transversely rough slider bearing for a porous squeeze film formed by a magnetic fluid as investigated by Deheri et al. [21]. Nanduvinamani et al. [22] dealt with the effect of couple stress and surface roughness on the performance characteristics of hydrodynamic lubrication of slider bearings with various film shapes. Recently Patel and Deheri [23] studied the Shliomis model based ferrofluid lubrication of a plane inclined slider bearing considering slip velocity. Here it was shown that the magnetization could minimize the adverse effect of surface roughness up to some extent when relatively small values of slip parameter are involved. Recently, Mobolaji and John [24] embarked upon a comparative study of pressure distribution and load carrying capacity of infinitely wide parabolic and inclined slider bearing. Here it has been proposed to study and analyze the hydro magnetic lubrication of a rough porous parabolic slider bearing with slip velocity.
Analysis
The geometry and configuration of the bearing system is displayed in Figure 1, which consists of a stator lying along x-axes and having a porous matrix of uniform thickness H* backed by a solid wall, and a parabolic shaped slider moving with a uniform velocity U in x-direction. The bearing has length L and breadth B, with L<< B. The film thickness h is taken as
      (1)
Where h0 is the minimum value of h.
The applied magnetic field M is inclined and the inclination φ can be determined as in the case of Bhat [25]. Following Bhat [25] and Prajapati [26] the magnitude of the magnetic field M is represented by
      (2)
K being a quantity chosen to suit the dimensions of both sides and the strength of the magnetic field, such a magnetic field was used in [26] and [25]. According to [25] the basic equation governing the lubricant flow in the film region is
      (3)
Where u, ζ , ρ , α2, , p and μ0 are respectively, the x-component of the fluid film, fluid velocity, fluid density, material constant, magnetic susceptibility of the fluid particles, film pressure and the magnetic permeability of free space.
The above partial differential equation is solved under the conditions
                                 (4)
when z=0, and u=U when z=h, s being the slip constant. The value of u thus obtained is substituted in the integral form of the continuity equation for fluid film.
The bearing surfaces are assumed to be the transversely rough. Following the stochastical modeling of Christensen and Tonder [16-18] the thickness h(x) of the lubricant film is considered as
Where the mean film thickness and hs is the deviation from the mean film thickness characterizing the random roughness of the bearing surfaces hs is assumed to be stochastic in nature and governed by the probability density function where c is the maximum deviation from the mean film thickness. The mean α standard deviation σ and skewness ε, which is the measure of symmetry of the random variable hs , are determined by the relationships,
                      (5)
                      (6)
                      (7)
where E is the expectancy operator given by
                      (8)
while the probability density function is represented as
  
With the usual assumptions of hydro magnetic lubrication assuming that the z-components of velocities of fluid in the film and porous regions are continuous at the surface z=0, the Reynolds type equation is obtained as [20,21,27].
              (9)
Where
              (10)
k being the permeability of porous matrix. The use of Equations (1), (2) and the dimensionless quantities
In (9) leads to
          (11)
where
   
              (12)
And
Since the pressure is negligible at the inlet and outlet of the bearing as compared to the inside pressure, one can resort to the boundary conditions p=0 at x=0, L. Solving Equation (11) under the boundary conditions the expression for non-dimensional pressure distribution comes out to be
       (13)
where
     
The load carrying capacity W of the bearing, friction force F on the slider and the x-coordinate X̄of the centre of pressure can be expressed in dimensionless form as
       (14)
       (15)
And
       (16)
Lastly, following [3] the temperature rise ΔT in the dimensionless form is given by
       (17)
Where
Results and Discussion
A close look at the expression of load carrying capacity suggests that the roughness in general has an adverse effect whiles the magnetization increases the load carrying capacity.
Besides, taking roughness parameters to be equal to zero this study reduces to the performance of the corresponding smooth bearing system. Further, taking μ* to be equal to zero and slip to be equal to zero this investigation essentially gives the performance of usual parabolic slider bearing. It is clearly observed that while the non-dimensional pressure increases by
the non-dimensional load carrying capacity enhances by
A closed scrutiny of the Reynolds’s equation points out that the performance characteristics of a transversely rough parabolic slider bearing with film thickness h can be considered as equivalent to the corresponding identical smooth bearing with film thickness . The corresponding equivalent film profile given in Figure 2 points to an increased film thickness throughout the bearing length. Further, the parabolic profile of the non-dimensional pressure distribution can be easily seen from Figure 3.
The variation of load carrying capacity with respect to the magnetization parameter μ* presented in Figures 4-6 indicates that magnetization increases the load carrying capacity. Further, the effect of higher values of variance on the load carrying capacity is negligible with respect to the magnetization parameter. It is found that the rate of increase in load carrying capacity is relatively more in the case of a slip coefficient.
Figures 7-10 present the effect of slip parameter on the distribution of load carrying capacity. It is clearly seen that the load carrying capacity decreases due to slip velocity. Also, it is seen that the effect of higher values of α on the distribution of load carrying capacity with respect to slip parameter is negligible.
The effect of roughness parameters are presented in Figures 11 and 12. It is clearly observed that the load carrying capacity decreases sharply due to the standard deviation. Besides, skewness (+ve) decreases the load carrying capacity, while the load carrying capacity gets enhanced by the negatively skewed roughness. The trends of the load carrying capacity with respect to variance follow almost the paths of the skewness. Thus, the combined effect of negatively skewed roughness and variance (-ve) is significantly positive.
The profiles of the variation of friction presented in Figures 13-15 make it clear that the magnetization reduces the friction considerably.
The effect of slip parameter described in Figures 16-18 establishes that the friction gets reduced significantly due to the slip parameter and this decrease in friction is relatively less in the case of standard deviation.
Figures 19 and 20 suggest that the friction reduces due to the standard deviation. Further, negatively skewed roughness increases the friction while the friction decreases with respect to the positively skewed roughness. The variance follows the trends of skewness.
The fact that magnetization shifts the centre of pressure towards the outlet edge is clear from Figures 21-24.
This trend gets reversed in the case of slip parameter in the sense that the centre of pressure moves slowly towards the inlet edge as is evident from Figures 25-27.
Further, positively skewed roughness and variance (+ve) shift the centre of pressure towards the inlet edge, while negatively skewed roughness and variance (-ve) push the centre of pressure towards the outlet edge (Figures 28-30).
Figures 31-33 indicate that the temperature rise decreases sharply with respect to magnetization.
Lastly, Figures 34-36 make it clear that the temperature rise decreases with respect to the slip parameter and this decrease are negligible when considered with the case of standard deviation.
Some of the graphs drawn here tend to reveal that the positive effect of the magnetization parameter gets accelerated due to negatively skewed roughness and this effect becomes sharper when the lower values of slip parameter are involved. Moreover, variance (-ve) increases the positive effect of the magnetization parameter when lower values of porosity are involved.
Conclusion
The use of magnetic fluid lubricant not only improves the performance of the bearing system but also results in longer bearing life period. In addition this investigation asserts that the bearing can support a load even in the absence of flow. Moreover, this analysis confirms that the roles of variance and skewness are equally crucial from bearing design point of view. Besides, this study establishes that the roughness should be accounted for while designing the bearing system even if, the magnetic field strength is suitably chosen
Nomenclature
P    Dimensionless pressure
U    Velocity of slider
W    Dimensionless load carrying capacity
X    X coordinate of the centre of pressure
Y    Dimensionless position of the centre of pressure
h0    Fluid film thickness at x=0
s̄    Dimensionless slip parameter
H*    Thickness porous matrix
σ    Standard deviation
ε    Skewness
ψ    Porosity
φ    Inclination of M with the x-axis
z    Fluid viscosity
t    Temperature rise
   Dimensionless standard deviation
   Dimensionless variance
   Dimensionless skewness
μ*    Magnetization parameter in non-dimensional form
    Magnetic susceptibility
T    Dimensionless temparature rise
Conflict of Interests
We put on record that there is no conflict of Interests.
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