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Shear Strength Measurements of Lubricants at High Pressure

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Scott Bair, W. O. Winer

School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga. 30332

J. of Lubrication Tech 101(3), 251-257 (Jul 01, 1979) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3453339 History: Received April 15, 1978; Revised June 15, 1978; Online October 20, 2010

Abstract

Measurements of lubricant shear rheological behavior in the amorphous solid region and near the liquid-solid transition are reported on three lubricants under pressure. Elastic, plastic and viscous behavior was observed. The maximum yield shear stress (limiting shear stress) is a function of temperature and pressure and is believed to be the property which determines the maximum traction in elastohydrodynamic contacts such as traction drives.

Copyright © 1979 by ASME
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