A Theory of Hydrodynamic Friction Forces in Starved Point Contact Considering Cavitation

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Y. P. Chiu

SKF Industries, Inc., Research Laboratory, King of Prussia, Pa.

J. of Lubrication Tech 96(2), 237-245 (Apr 01, 1974) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3451935 History: Received July 02, 1973; Online October 18, 2010


Expressions for the hydrodynamic friction forces between two rigid bodies each having two principal radii of curvature have been found using an exponential pressure-viscosity assumptions. The rolling friction forces are presented graphically in terms of a dimensionless meniscus distance. These formulas are applicable to the computation of the rolling friction in a ball-race contact and in a ball-cage contact with a variable degree of starvation. In particular, the rolling friction forces can be predicted as a function of the usual speed-viscosity parameter and the thickness of the inlet fluid layer far upstream of the inlet.

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