Actual Eyring Models for Thixotropy and Shear-Thinning: Experimental Validation and Application to EHD

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Scott Bair

George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0405

J. Tribol 126(4), 728-732 (Nov 09, 2004) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1792693 History: Received February 20, 2004; Revised April 29, 2004; Online November 09, 2004
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Flow curve showing shear-thinning of a polymer solution in a mineral oil that has been the subject of film thickness studies
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Flow curve for a polyglycol
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Flow curves for the polybutene/oil solution of Fig. 2 at increased pressure and temperature showing shifted models
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Film thickness calculations for the polyglycol of Fig. 3
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Flow curves showing thixotropy of squalane/wax system



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