Glass Transitions in Lubricants: Its Relation to Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication (EHD)

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M. Alsaad, S. Bair, D. M. Sanborn, W. O. Winer

School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga.

J. of Lubrication Tech 100(3), 404-416 (Jul 01, 1978) (13 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3453197 History: Received May 02, 1977; Revised July 14, 1977; Online October 20, 2010


A preliminary investigation into the possible role of glass transition and glassy state behavior of lubricants in EHD contacts is reported. Measurements of the glass transition of lubricants as a function of pressure by two methods are presented along with a discussion indicating possible implications of the results to EHD lubrication.

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