A Generalized Reynolds Equation for Non-Newtonian Thermal Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication

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Yang Peiran, Wen Shizhu

Tribology Research Institute, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, People’s Republic of China

J. Tribol 112(4), 631-636 (Oct 01, 1990) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2920308 History: Received October 30, 1989; Revised December 04, 1989; Online June 05, 2008


A new generalized Reynolds equation, which can incorporate most of the rheological laws found in the literature, is derived in this paper. A number of numerical solutions of the line contact thermal elastohydrodynamic lubrication problem has been obtained by using five rheological laws. The results show that, the influence of the non-Newtonian behavior of lubricant is not as important as that of the thermal one, when Roelands’ viscosity is used in the study.

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