The squeeze film performances between curved circular plates lubricated with an electrically conducting non-Newtonian fluid in the presence of external magnetic fields are investigated in this paper. Based upon the magneto-hydrodynamic flow theory together with the Stokes microcontinuum theory, the magneto-hydrodynamic non-Newtonian Reynolds equation is derived and applied to predict the curved circular squeeze film behaviors. Comparing with the hydrodynamic Newtonian case, the squeeze film characteristics for curved circular plates are improved by the use of an electrically conducting non-Newtonian fluid in the presence of external magnetic fields. Numerical values of the load capacity and the approaching time are provided in Tables for engineering applications.
Lin, Jaw-Ren; Chu, Li-Ming; Hung, Chi-Ren; and Lu, Rong-Fang
"MAGNETO-HYDRODYNAMIC NON-NEWTONIAN CURVED CIRCULAR SQUEEZE FILMS,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 22:
5, Article 5.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol22/iss5/5