Elastohydrodynamic lubrication of line contacts with a non-Newtonian lubricant

J. F. Lin, T. R. Lin, J. Y. Jang

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A new Reynold's equation, which uses Winer's viscoplastic model1-3 to express the non-Newtonian fluid property, is derived for line-contact elastohydrodynamic (EHD) problems. The numerical scheme developed by Houpert and Hamrock4 is modified to suit the non-Newtonian fluids. The numerical results are presented for the isothermal lubrication to observe the influence of non-Newtonian fluid on pressure distribution, film thickness, shear stress and the mass flow rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-342
Number of pages8
JournalTribology International
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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