Flow Characteristics of a Powder Lubricant Sheared Between Parallel Plates

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Lei Zhou

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Process, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901-6603

M. M. Khonsari

Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2508 CEBA, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 e-mail: khonsari@me.lsu.edu

J. Tribol 122(1), 147-155 (Jun 01, 1999) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.555337 History: Received January 26, 1999; Revised June 01, 1999
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Benchmark for Case 1 and Case 2
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Effect of top surface roughness (Case 2)
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Effect of mass flow rate (Case 2)
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Effect of mass flow rate (Case 1)
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Effect of ep and ew on load
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Effect of roughness and mass flow rate on load
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Effect of ep and ew on friction factor
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Effect of ϕ and ΔH on friction factor




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