Particle Entrainment in Elastohydrodynamic Point Contacts and Related Risks of Oil Starvation and Surface Indentation

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George K. Nikas

Tribology section, Mechanical Engineering Department, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2BX, England

J. Tribol 124(3), 461-467 (May 31, 2002) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1467083 History: Received January 09, 2001; Revised September 27, 2001; Online May 31, 2002
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Grahic Jump Location
30 possible trajectories of a 20 μm particle put in the upper half area of the plot
Grahic Jump Location
Bar chart showing an example of areas where a single particle will collide on the ball (depends on the particle initial position)
Grahic Jump Location
Bar chart showing an example of the likelihood of particle rejection for those particles which collide on the ball
Grahic Jump Location
Configuration of the model: ball, flat, and oil bath
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Flow chart of the model



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