Film Thickness Theory for Single Contacts

Piet M. Lugt*, M. T. Van Zoelen, C. H. Venner

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    In this chapter the Elasto-Hydrodynamic Lubrication (EHL) theory is described for both oil and grease lubrication. Subsequently, starvation effects are described (both mild and severe starvation). Finally, contact replenishment by surface tension, thin film viscous flow, grease softening and ball spin is treated. 

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGrease Lubrication in Rolling Bearings
    EditorsPiet M. Lugt
    Place of PublicationChichester, West Sussex, UK
    Number of pages36
    ISBN (Print)9781118353912
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2012


    • Aging
    • Ball spin
    • EHL
    • Elasto-Hydrodynamic lubrication
    • Grease rheology
    • Replenishment
    • Starvation


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