Viscoplastic Lubrication of Asperities

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S. Sheu, W. R. D. Wilson

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass. 01003

J. of Lubrication Tech 104(4), 568-574 (Oct 01, 1982) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3253289 History: Received April 08, 1981; Online November 13, 2009


Theoretical analyses for the lubrication of rigid wedge-shaped asperities by a viscoplastic liquid are developed. Two cases are considered in which wedge action and squeeze action are dominant. The results of the analyses are compared with previous experimental investigations of the factors influencing susceptibility to lubrication failure.

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