The coupled extended Reynolds (which includes the effects of Navier-slip and flow rheology), elasticity deformation, and the load equilibrium (under a constant load condition) equations are solved simultaneously for the EHL problems. Results show that as the slip length increases or the flow index decreases, the film thickness decreases, the central pressure increases, the pressure spike decreases, the maximum pressure switches from the pressure spike to the central pressure, and the film shape and pressure profiles moves gradually toward the outlet. A proper combination of flow rheology and slip length could fulfill some preferred EHL conditions.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films