An analysis of a laminar squeeze flow of an incompressible Newtonian fluid between parallel plane annuli is presented. The local and convective inertia of the flow are considered in the investigation. The solution is obtained as a power series in a single nondimensional parameter (squeeze Reynolds number) S, for small values of S. Expressions for the pressure and load capacity are given and are compared with those based on the assumption of inertialess flow. As applications, the constant velocity squeezing state and the case when the walls perform reciprocating harmonic oscillations with finite amplitude are considered. The changes in load capacity with the changes in the parameters that govern the motion have been investigated.

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