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A Comparison of Flow Fields Predicted by Various Turbulent Lubrication Models With Existing Measurements

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Xiaojing Wang, Zhiming Zhang, Meili Sun

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai University, Shanghai, 200072, P.R. China

J. Tribol 122(2), 475-477 (Jul 19, 1999) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.555390 History: Received January 12, 1999; Revised July 19, 1999
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Grahic Jump Location
Velocity distributions under plane Couette flow (Re=9524)
Grahic Jump Location
Velocity distributions across the film under countercurrent flow (a) Re=2000 (b) Re=5000 (c) Re=12000

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