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Developments in Numerical and Experimental Methods Applied to Tribology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408221641, 9781483165561

Developments in Numerical and Experimental Methods Applied to Tribology

1st Edition

Proceedings of the 10th Leeds–Lyon Symposium on Tribology Held at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Lyon, France, 6th–9th September 1983

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Editors: D. Dowson C. M. Taylor M. Godet
eBook ISBN: 9781483165561
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 2nd November 1984
Page Count: 338
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Developments in Numerical and Experimental Methods Applied to Tribology contains the proceedings of the 10th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology held at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Lyon, France, on September 6-9, 1983. The papers explore developments in numerical and experimental methods used in tribology and cover topics ranging from ferrography and rheology to bearings and bearing dynamics, hydrodynamics, contact phenomena, and plasticity. The papers are organized into 13 sessions. The first two papers examine the use of ferrography in the analysis of non-ferrous particles as well as some of the methods of obtaining approximate numerical solutions to boundary-value problems that arise in elastohydrodynamic lubrication. The next session is concerned with rheology and contains papers that describe numerical solutions for power law fluids as applied to slider bearings; grease lubricated finite length bearings; and the use of the ball bearing as rheological test device. The papers that follow discuss bearings and their dynamics, oil films on lubricated surfaces, hydrodynamic lubrication, and finite element analysis of transient elastohydrodynamic lubrication. The final session considers plastic deformation, two body abrasion processes, and micropitting and asperity deformation. This monograph will appeal to tribologists.

Table of Contents


Session I Introductory Session

The Role of Particle Analysis - A Review of Ferrography

Numerical Methods and Computers Used in Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication


Session II Rheology

Numerical Solutions for Power Law Fluids-Application to Slider Bearings

Grease Lubricated Finite Length Bearings

The Ball Bearing as Rheological Test Device


Session III Bearings

Application of the Homogenization Method to Reynolds Roughness with Periodic Structure

Implementation of an Algorithm Enabling the Determination of Film Rupture and Reformation Boundaries in a Liquid Film Bearing

Calculations on the Cavitation Region and the Free Boundary in Journal Bearings Using the Finite Element Method


Session IV Film Thickness and Separation

Determination of Oil Films on Lubricated Surfaces

Measurement of the Mean Separation in a Rough EHO Contact

Study of Contact Behavior between Polymer Pins and Flats Using the Finite Element Method


Session V Hydrodynamics

Velocity Measurements in the Inlet Zone of a Hydrodynamic Contact

Solution of the Inverse Problem in Hydrodynamic Lubrication

The Average Flow Model: A Greens Function Approach


Session VI Numerical Methods I-Finite Elements

A Finite Element Analysis of Journal Bearing Lubrication

TACT: a Contact Analysis Program

Improved Techniques for Finite Element Analysis of Sliding Surface Temperatures


Session VII Numerical Methods II-Thin Film Theory

Finite Element Analysis of Transient Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication

A Three Dimensional Numerical Method with Application to Tribological Problems

The Computation of Unsteadily Loaded EHL Film Thickness and Other Lubrication Parameters of Cam-Tappet Pairs of I.C. Engines and Analysis of their Lubrication Performance


Session VIII Experimental Methods I-Materials Aspects

Wear Control of Cylindrical Dry Oscillating Bearings

An Assessment of Dynamic Embeddability Relating to Automotive Bearing Materials under Thin Oil Film Conditions

An Analysis of the Required Strength of Journal Bearing Materials


Session IX Experimental Methods II-Thin Film Analyses

In-Situ Measurements of Thickness Variation of Boundary Films by Tunneling Conductivity

Correlation between Surface Topography and Wear Particle Size Characteristics

An Improved Method for the Experimental Determination of Pressure Distributions in Hydrodynamic Bearings


Session X Bearing Dynamics I

On-Line Estimation of Linearized Oil Film Coefficients

Dynamic Analysis of Diesel Engine Main Bearings

On Signal Processing Algorithms for Bearing Identification


Session XI Bearing Dynamics II

Non-Linear Analysis of Fluid Film Bearing Stability

On Prediction and Experimental Assessment of Engine-Bearing Performance

Indirect Methods for Load Determination in Operating Bearings


Session XII Contact Phenomena

An Experimental/Theoretical Study of Contact Phenomena in Mechanical Face Seals

Calculation of Contact Pressure between Solids with Initial Separation

Differential Expansion Problems in Journal Bearings


Session XIII Plasticity

The Analysis of Plastic Deformation Processes Using Finite Element Calculations and Experiments on a Twist Compression Tester

Prediction in Two Body Abrasion Processes

Micropitting and Asperity Deformation


List of Authors

List of Delegates


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About the Editors

D. Dowson

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanical Engineering/University of Leeds/Leeds/UK

C. M. Taylor

M. Godet

Affiliations and Expertise

INSA, Laboratoire de Mecanique des Contacts, Villeurbanne, France

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