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Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2022, Volume: 15, Issue: 40, Pages: 2066-2076

Original Article

Magnetohydrodynamic Micropolar Fluid Squeeze Film Lubrication between Stepped Porous Parallel Plates

Received Date:07 June 2022, Accepted Date:17 August 2022, Published Date:29 October 2022


Objectives: The primary goal of this paper is to study the influence of MHD and micropolar fluid on the squeeze film lubrication between stepped porous parallel plates. Method: The non-Newtonian micropolar fluid MHD Reynolds type equation is derived by considering the flow of micropolar fluid in the porous matrix as described by Darcy’s law, as well as microstructure additives and magnetic effects associated with the magnetization of the fluid. The numerical solutions are presented graphically for the MHD squeeze film characteristics for various values of coupling number parameter, characteristic material length, and magnetic Hartmann number. Findings: According to the results, the micropolar fluid and the magnetic effects significantly influence the squeeze film characteristics. Comparing the MHD micropolar fluid impact on the squeeze film lubrication with the corresponding Newtonian and non-magnetic cases, we observe that there is a significant increase in the approaching time and the load-carrying capability. The increase in the step height decreases the squeezing film time. Novelty: The original research was conducted on the magneto-hydrodynamic micropolar fluid squeeze film lubrication between stepped porous parallel plates which has not been studied so far. The effect of applied magnetic field is to enhance the load carrying capacity and delayed time of approach which are the most desirable characteristics for improving the bearing performance.

Keywords: Squeeze Film; Stepped plates; Magnetohydrodynamic; Porous; Micropolar


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© 2022 Naduvinamani & Angadi. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)


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