Thermal effects in elastohydrodynamic lubrication of line contacts

Tsann Rong Lin, Jen Fin Lin, Jin Yuh Jang

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The numerical solutions of pressure, film thickness, and temperature distribution from incorporated Reynolds, Elasticity, and Energy equations between two surfaces simultaneously having rolling and sliding motions are obtained. The analysis is based on mean viscosity and density across the film. The results for thermal consideration associated with the slip ratio are presented to compare with isothermal solutions. The remarkable distinction of the mean temperature based on Barus and Roelands viscosities is also presented. Thermal effect on minimum film thickness is substantially enhanced at high rolling speed and sliding factor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-310
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers, Transactions of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, Series C/Chung-Kuo Chi Hsueh Kung Ch'eng Hsuebo Pao
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Aug 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering


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