an:04126851
Zbl 0687.76030
Berm??dez, A.; Durany, J.
Numerical solution of cavitation problems in lubrication
EN
Comput. Methods Appl. Mech. Eng. 75, No. 1-3, 457-466 (1989).
00182840
1989
j
76D08 76M99
method of characteristics; finite element method; stationary free boundary problem of hydrodynamic lubrication with; cavitation; stationary free boundary problem of hydrodynamic lubrication with cavitation
Summary: A combination of the method of characteristics and of the finite element method is applied to solve numerically a stationary free boundary problem of hydrodynamic lubrication with cavitation. The discretization leads to a system of nonlinear equations. To solve it a duality iterative algorithm is used. Numerical results presented.