volume 122, issue 1, P103-109 1999
DOI: 10.1115/1.555333
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Abstract: The Reynolds equation, incorporating Elrod’s cavitaton algorithm, is discretized on a rectangular grid in computational space through coordinate mapping in order to accurately analyze a herringbone grooved journal bearing of a spindle motor in a computer hard disk drive. The pressure distribution and cavitation area are determined by using the finite volume method. Predicted results are compared to experimental data of previous researchers. It was found that positive pressure is developed within the converging…

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