A Micro-Contact Model for Boundary Lubrication With Lubricant/Surface Physiochemistry

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H. Zhang, L. Chang

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802

M. N. Webster, A. Jackson

Corporate Strategic Research, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, Annandale, NJ 08801

J. Tribol 125(1), 8-15 (Dec 31, 2002) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1481365 History: Received September 18, 2001; Revised February 20, 2002; Online December 31, 2002
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Grahic Jump Location
Time history of micro-contact variables of the sample problem (a) contact probabilities, (b) shear stress and contact pressure, (c) contact temperature rise
Grahic Jump Location
Effects of the adsorption heat on the minimum pressure causing micro-contact plastic flow
Grahic Jump Location
Effects of the lubricant/surface reactivity and surface hardness on the minimum pressure causing micro-contact plastic flow



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