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Cavitation Phenomena in Pure-Sliding Grease EHL Films

[+] Author Affiliations
Takefumi Otsu, Joichi Sugimura

Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

Yuichiro Nagata, Romeo Glovnea

University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Paper No. IJTC2010-41119, pp. 127-129; 3 pages
doi:10.1115/IJTC2010-41119
From:
  • STLE/ASME 2010 International Joint Tribology Conference
  • STLE/ASME 2010 International Joint Tribology Conference
  • San Francisco, California, USA, October 17–20, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Tribology Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4419-9 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3890-7
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME

abstract

Grease lubricants are widely used in many machine elements which work in elastohydrodynamic (EHD) lubrication regime. They have advantages over lubricating oils, but are prone to starvation, especially when operating at large speeds. At the same time the complex nature of lubricating grease is little understood and only little knowledge about its chemistry and physics is accessible, which makes the prediction of grease film behavior difficult. In the present paper the relation between lubricating grease composition and operating parameters on one hand and the cavitation length on the other, was evaluated.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME
Topics: Cavitation

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