Thermo-hydrodynamic Lubricaton in Hydrodynamic Bearings

Thermo-hydrodynamic Lubricaton in Hydrodynamic Bearings

Dominique Bonneau, Institute PPRIME (Laboratory of Mechanics of Solids), University of Poitiers-CNRS-ENSMA, France.
Aurelian Fatu , Institute PPRIME (Laboratory of Mechanics of Solids), University of Poitiers-CNRS-ENSMA, France
Dominique Souchet , Institute PPRIME (Laboratory of Mechanics of Solids), University of Poitiers-CNRS-ENSMA, France

ISBN : 9781848216839

Publication Date : July 2014

Hardcover 176 pp

95.00 USD



Hydrodynamic bearings allow the various parts of mechanical devices to be driven easily while ensuring a reliability which eliminates any risk of rupture or premature wear. When the operating conditions are severe (high or quickly varying loads, great rotational frequency) it becomes difficult to achieve this double goal without the assistance of powerful prediction digital models.
This 4-volume series of books brings together the elements necessary for the realization and the validation of these tools.
This volume, the third in the series, presents several thermo-hydrodynamic models. Many examples related to the bearings of the internal combustion engines illustrate the possibilities of these tools. The definition and the digital modeling of the problems of thermoelastohydrodynamic lubrication complete this volume.
These books are of great interest both for researchers wishing to extend their knowledge of the behavior of connecting rod and crankshaft bearings of internal combustion engines and for engineers aiming to develop equipment that reduces engine energy losses while increasing their reliability. The analysis, modeling and solution methods presented here are sufficiently general to be applied to all reciprocating systems, such as, for example, piston compressors.


1. Thermo-hydrodynamic Lubrication.
2. Three-dimensional Thermo-hydrodynamic Model.
3. Simplified Thermo-hydrodynamic Models.
4. Computing the Thermoelastic Dependency Matrices.
5. General Algorithm and Software for Solving Bearing Lubrication Problems.

About the authors/editors

Dominique Bonneau is Professor Emeritus specializing in the numerical modelization of lubrication problems who has worked as a teacher-researcher at the IUT of Angoulême and at the Institute PPRIME (Laboratory of Mechanics of Solids) of the University of Poitiers-CNRS-ENSMA in France.
Aurelian Fatu is Professor and a researcher at the Institute PPRIME specializing in the modeling of problems of lubrication for engine bearings and for systems’ sealing devices.
Dominique Souchet specializes in the modeling of thermo-hydrodynamic lubrication of journal and thrust bearings with Newtonian or non-Newtonian fluids. He is a university lecturer and researcher at the Institute PPRIME.