A general solution for pressure distribution and load capacity is obtained for hydrodynamic bearings with non-Newtonian lubricating fluid films. The flow behaviour index of the power law model assumed for the velocity profile is shown to play a significant role in bearing performance. It is established that the load capacity of a thrust bearing, by way of example, may be increased to several-fold with increased values of the viscometric exponent. © 1979.
Safar, Z. S., & Shawki, G. S. A. (1979). Performance of thrust bearings operating with non-Newtonian lubricating films. Tribology International, 12(1), 31–33. https://doi.org/10.1016/0301-679X(79)90160-9