Rheology and Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444881465, 9780080875835

Rheology and Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication

1st Edition

Authors: B.O. Jacobson
eBook ISBN: 9780080875835
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 24th July 1991
Page Count: 381
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This book gives a thorough overview on recent developments in lubricant rheology, elastohydrodynamic lubrication and the effects of surface roughness and particulate contamination in the lubricant on the overall behaviour of a heavily loaded lubricated contact. One of the aims of the book is to make clear to the reader that a Newtonian model for the lubricant behaviour does not have enough degrees of freedom to be able to describe the friction - traction behaviour of heavily loaded lubricated contacts or the oil film build-up and collapse under surface asperities for rough surfaces. The book contains quite a lot of experimental data of lubricants at high pressures, both solidification pressures, compressibilities and shear strength increase coefficients, which make it possible to estimate the friction and power loss in heavily loaded lubricated contacts for different pressures, temperatures, sliding speeds, and lubricant types. This is the first time that data of this type has been included in a textbook and it is hoped that the questions highlighted will serve to initiate and guide future research in this field.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to the book. 2. History of Rheology and Newton. 3. Different Viscometers. 4. Limits for Newtonian Behaviour. 5. Rheological Models for Non-Newtonian Fluids. 6. Rheometers for the Non-Newtonian Range. 7. Solidification Theory. 8. Lund High Pressure Chamber. 9. Luleå High Pressure Chamber. 10. Lubricant Compressibility. 11. Interferometry Film Thickness Measurement. 12. Film Thickness at Combined Rolling and Sliding. 13. Transverse Sliding. 14. The Blue Laser Technique. 15. The Jumping Ball Apparatus. 16. Computerized Jumping Ball Apparatus. 17. The Newtonian Elastohydrodynamic Problem. 18. Non-Newtonian Fluid Model. 19. Pitting and Micropitting. 20. Mixed Lubrication. 21. Lubricant Contamination. 22. Influence of Residual and Static Stresses. 23. Overview of the Different Parameters.


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About the Author

B.O. Jacobson

Affiliations and Expertise

SKF Engineering/Research Centre, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands


@qu:...a valuable addition to the literature...recommended to all tribologists...not just about a concept and the measurement of useful parameters, but it uses the new parameters to calculate practical situations and, most importantly, to make advances into new fields. @source:Journal of Non-newtonian Fluid Mechanics