High Pressure Rheology for Quantitative Elastohydrodynamics - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780444641564

High Pressure Rheology for Quantitative Elastohydrodynamics

2nd Edition

Authors: Scott Bair
Paperback ISBN: 9780444641564
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 26th April 2019
Page Count: 388
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High-Pressure Rheology for Quantitative Elastohydrodynamics, Second Edition, contains updated sections on scaling laws and thermal effects, including new sections on the importance of the pressure dependence of viscosity, the role of the localization limit of stress, and new material on the shear dependence of viscosity and temperature dependence viscosity. Since publication of the original edition, the experimental methods, the resulting property data and new correlations have resulted in a revolution in understanding of the mechanisms of film formation and the mechanical dissipation.

Key Features

  • Describes lubricant rheology and dependence of lubricant viscosity and density on pressure and temperature
  • Provides a detailed description of the relationship of lubricant properties on pressure, temperature and shear stress
  • Includes data for many more liquids, including the recently characterized reference liquids


Engineers employed by the manufacturers of bearings, the end users of bearings and the manufacturers of lubricants. Researchers in industry and academia engaged in EHL experiments and numerical simulations

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication
2. An Introduction to the Rheology of Polymeric Liquids
3. General High-Pressure Experimental Technique
4. Compressibility and the Equation of State
5. The Pressure and Temperature Dependence of the Low-Shear Viscosity
6. Correlations for the Temperature and Pressure and Composition Dependence of Low-Shear Viscosity
7. Measurement Techniques for the Shear Dependence of Viscosity at Elevated Pressure
8. The Shear Dependence of Viscosity at Elevated Pressure
9. The Glass Transition and Related Transitions in Liquids under Pressure
10. Shear Localization, Slip and the Limiting Stress
11. The Reynolds Equation
12. Application to Elastohydrodynamic Film Thickness
13. Application to Elastohydrodynamic Friction
14. Conclusion


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About the Author

Scott Bair

Scott Bair received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and is currently a Principal Research Engineer and Director at the Center for High-Pressure Rheology at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. In 2009, he was the recipient of the International Award for the highest honor given by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. His main research areas are tribology, rheology, properties of liquids at high pressure, and machine design.

Affiliations and Expertise

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

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