A Thermal Reynolds Equation and Its Application in the Analysis of Plasto-Hydrodynamic Inlet Zones

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W. R. D. Wilson, S. M. Mahdavian

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.

J. of Lubrication Tech 96(4), 572-577 (Oct 01, 1974) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3452495 History: Received July 02, 1973; Online October 18, 2010


An equation which is equivalent to the steady, one-dimensional incompressible Reynolds equation but which takes account of viscosity variations across the lubricant film thickness due to energy dissipation within the film is developed. It indicates that the pressure gradients developed in a lubricated contact are reduced by the influence of energy dissipation. The use of the equation is illustrated by applying it in the analysis of the inlet zones of continuous deformation processes such as strip rolling and strip and wire drawing. The analysis indicates that thermal effects play an important role in deciding the lubricant film thickness in such contacts.

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