The Elastohydrodynamic Problem With a Viscoelastic Fluid

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T. S. Chow

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N. C.

Edward Saibel

Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa.

J. of Lubrication Tech 93(1), 25-31 (Jan 01, 1971) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3451524 History: Received June 17, 1970; Online October 18, 2010


Film thickness and pressure distribution are calculated analytically for a heavily loaded line contact of rollers in the presence of a viscoelastic (Maxwell) lubricant. The overall film shape is flattened for a given exit film thickness. A reduction in the film thickness from its Newtonian value is predicted. An extension to the case of variable viscosity is also included and a comparison with the situation for a Newtonian fluid is indicated.

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