Multilevel solution of the EHL circular contact problem, part 1: theory and numerical algorithm

Cornelis H. Venner, W.E. ten Napel

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This paper describes a fast numerical solver for the elastohydrodynamically lubricated circular contact problem. As a result of the application of multigrid techniques the algorithm is of very low complexity, i.e. O(n ln n), where n is the number of nodes on the grid. Consequently, it enables the solution of the problem using large numbers of nodes (O(105)) on a small-capacity computer, as is demonstrated by the results presented for an example load situation.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)351-367
Number of pages17
Issue number152
Publication statusPublished - 1992


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  • IR-32411

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