An alternating direction (ADI) method for a self-acting rectangular gas bearing

R.W. de Vries

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    The stationary Reynolds equation is solved over a rectangular region. The problem is linearized by Picard linearization. The ADI method is used to solve the resulting set of linear equations. A set of parameters is introduced to speed up convergence as well for the Picard linearization as for the ADI method. A comparison is made with Booy-Coleman's method. Results are given for bearing numbers 10 to 1000.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)71-79
    JournalJournal of engineering mathematics
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1975


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