Elastohydrodynamic solution for concentrated elliptical point contact of machine elements under combined entraining and squeeze-film motion
journal contributionposted on 04.06.2009, 11:52 authored by D. Jalali-Vahid, Homer Rahnejat, Z.M. Jin
This paper presents numerical solution of isothermal elastohydrodynamic conjunction for concentrated contact of elastic bodies under the elliptical point contact condition. The solution includes the effect of squeeze-film motion that occurs under transient conditions due to the application of cyclic loads and/or oscillating motions in machine elements. It is shown that this time-dependent behaviour increases the load-carrying capacity of the contact which is largely responsible as a mechanism of lubricant film formation when the low speeds of entraining motion yield a low film thickness. An extrapolated oil-film thickness formula is also presented that can be employed under dynamic conditions.
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering