Title: Thermal elastohydrodynamic lubrication of infinite line contact rough surfaces considering pressure and shear flow factors

Authors: Hasim Khan

Addresses: Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Jazan University, Jazan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Abstract: A full numerical solution of a thermal elastohydrodynamic lubrication of infinite line contact rough surfaces considering pressure and shear flow factors is obtained. The modified average Reynolds equation, elasticity equation and energy equations are solved simultaneously using a modified Houpert and Hamrock fast approach. The present study demonstrates an efficient computational scheme and the combined effects of the stochastic surface roughness with thermal actions on the bearing characteristic with a wide range of load, rolling speed and roughness parameters.

Keywords: thermal EHL; elastohydrodynamic lubrication; infinite line contact; surface roughness; pressure; shear flow; load; rolling speed.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSURFSE.2013.056426

International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering, 2013 Vol.7 No.3, pp.217 - 249

Received: 02 Nov 2012
Accepted: 26 Dec 2012

Published online: 02 Jul 2014 *

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