The effect of lubricant supply and frequency upon the behaviour of EHD films subjected to vibrations

R. Glovnea, X. Zhang, J. Sugimura

    研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿会議記事査読

    3 被引用数 (Scopus)


    Machine elements such as rolling element bearings or gears often experience vibrations due to for example geometrical inaccuracies, shock loading, rotating unbalanced masses, and others. These machine elements rely on a very thin lubricant film to protect the metallic surfaces from direct contact and eventual damage. During rapid variation of load the elastohydrodynamic contact is influenced by the so-called squeeze film effect, however, when both entrainment and squeeze are present, the conditions of film formation are more complex. It is expected that the lubricant film thickness is influenced by the amplitude and frequency of the vibrations. At the same time, as it is known that the film thickness is established in the inlet of the contact, it is equally important to evaluate what is the role played by the supply of lubricant to the contact under oscillatory conditions. To date there are not many studies on the effect of the oscillatory motion parameters upon the behaviour of the lubricant film. In this study the focus is on the effect of the frequency of vibrations and the supply of lubricant upon the film thickness.

    ジャーナルIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
    出版ステータス出版済み - 3月 1 2017
    イベント13th International Conference on Tribology, ROTRIB 2016 - Galati, ルーマニア
    継続期間: 9月 22 20169月 24 2016

    !!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • 材料科学一般
    • 工学一般


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