Elastohydrodynamics and Bearings

W.E. ten Napel

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    Since Peppler[1] in 1936 showed that elastic deformation of the mating surfaces plays a dominant role in the pressure built up and film formation in lubricated concentrated contacts, elastohydrodynamic lubrication (E.H.L.) has become a major field of interest on Tribological (Lubrication, Friction and Wear) conferences all over the world. This, of course, is no surprise, since many contacts in machine elements are of a concentrated type and the life of the machine concerned is mainly determined by the life of its most critical parts i.e. the mating surfaces. Examples are rolling element bearings, gears, seals, cam and tappets, etc.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIntegration of Theory and Applications in Applied Mechanics
    Subtitle of host publicationChoice of papers presented at the First National Mechanics Congress, April 2–4, 1990, Rolduc, Kerkrade, The Netherlands
    EditorsJ.F. Dijksman, F.T.M. Nieuwstadt
    Place of PublicationDordrecht
    PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Electronic)978-94-009-2125-2
    ISBN (Print)978-94-010-7456-8
    Publication statusPublished - 1990
    Event1st National Mechanics Congress 1990 - Rolduc, Kerkrade, Netherlands
    Duration: 2 Apr 19904 Apr 1990
    Conference number: 1


    Conference1st National Mechanics Congress 1990
    CityRolduc, Kerkrade


    • Film thickness
    • Pressure distribution
    • Line contact
    • Journal bearing
    • Additional constant
    • Gear tooth

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