Compression of a Single Transverse Ridge in a Circular Elastohydrodynamic Contact

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R. P. Glovnea, J. W. Choo, A. V. Olver, H. A. Spikes

Tribology Section, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK

J. Tribol 125(2), 275-282 (Mar 19, 2003) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1506325 History: Received April 09, 2002; Revised July 10, 2002; Online March 19, 2003
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Schematic of the experimental set-up
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Measured profile of the ridge obtained with a stylus profilometer
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Interferometric image of the contact
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Film thickness profiles at different viscosities
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Film profiles at slide/roll ratio=1, for PAO2 at 100°C
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Film profiles at slide/roll ratio=1, for PAO2 at 25°C
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Film profiles at slide/roll ratio=1, for PAO3 at 21°C
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Pressure field during the passage of the asperity
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Entrapment height as a function of average film thickness
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The inlet gap in the presence of the ridge
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Film perturbation and the compressed ridge
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Amplitude ratio as a function of film thickness



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