Lubricant-Breakdown in Instrument Ball Bearings

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E. P. Kingsbury

The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc., Cambridge, Mass.

J. of Lubrication Tech 100(3), 386-393 (Jul 01, 1978) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3453193 History: Received July 05, 1977; Online October 20, 2010


A testing scheme is described for short-term evaluation of lubricant-breakdown rate in starved elastrohydrodynamic (EHD) rolling contacts. It is shown that the rate is strongly influenced by the amount of lubricant available to the contacts, and by certain chemical treatments of the surfaces. Several surface conditions are evaluated for their effect on degradation rate.

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