Amplitude reduction of waviness in elastohydrodynamic lubrication using an Eyring fluid model

B.C. Jacod, Pieter Martin Lugt, M.L. Dumont, J.H. Tripp, Cornelis H. Venner

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This paper presents a first extension of the amplitude reduction approach, where the deformation of harmonic components of the roughness is considered, to non-Newtonian elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL) line contact. The amplitude reduction of one-sided waviness is computed as a function of the slide-roll ratio. Non-Newtonian effects result in an increase in the deformation for positive slide-roll ratios. This contrasts with published results using a Newtonian fluid where the deformation decreased for such conditions. Moreover, the amplitude reduction varies significantly throughout the contact, requiring an additional parameter for the characterization of the amplitude reduction. An explanation of these differences based on the velocity profile of the lubricant inside the contact concludes the paper.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)343-350
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part J: Journal of engineering tribology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • IR-98824
  • METIS-144554

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