Comparison of generalized Reynolds and Navier Stokes equations for flow of a power law fluid
Abstract
This paper compares a finite element solution of a modified Reynolds equation with a finite difference solution of the NavierStokes equation for a power law fluid. Both the finite element and finite difference formulation are reviewed. Solutions to spiral flow in parallel and conical geometries are compared. Comparison with experimental results are also given. The effects of the assumptions used in the Reynolds equation are discussed.
 Publication:

Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in Rotating Machinery
 Pub Date:
 1987
 Bibcode:
 1987htff.proc..440M
 Keywords:

 Finite Difference Theory;
 Flow Equations;
 Fluid Flow;
 NavierStokes Equation;
 Reynolds Equation;
 Thin Films;
 Annular Flow;
 Channel Flow;
 Continuity Equation;
 Newtonian Fluids;
 Tribology;
 Viscous Flow;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer