This paper presents a general formulation of the Reynolds equation for gas and liquid lubricants, including cavitation. A finite element solution of this equation is also given. The model is compared to those obtained in the previous literature on liquid and gas lubrication. One of the advantages of the model is the continuous description of cavitation in liquid lubrication. It is possible to deal with all lubricants by adjusting the amount of gas in the fluid.
A General Model for Liquid and Gas Lubrication, Including Cavitation
Contributed by the Tribology Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF TRIBOLOGY. Manuscript received March 14, 2017; final manuscript received June 30, 2017; published online September 29, 2017. Assoc. Editor: Min Zou.
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Brunetière, N. (September 29, 2017). "A General Model for Liquid and Gas Lubrication, Including Cavitation." ASME. J. Tribol. March 2018; 140(2): 021702. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4037355
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