Particle Entrainment in Elastohydrodynamic Point Contacts and Related Risks of Oil Starvation and Surface Indentation

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George K. Nikas

Tribology section, Mechanical Engineering Department, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2BX, England

J. Tribol 124(3), 461-467 (May 31, 2002) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1467083 History: Received January 09, 2001; Revised September 27, 2001; Online May 31, 2002
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Configuration of the model: ball, flat, and oil bath
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Flow chart of the model
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30 possible trajectories of a 20 μm particle put in the upper half area of the plot
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Bar chart showing an example of areas where a single particle will collide on the ball (depends on the particle initial position)
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Bar chart showing an example of the likelihood of particle rejection for those particles which collide on the ball




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