We present a new method to determine the film height distribution of the load-optimal hydrodynamic slider for multiple operating conditions. The use of the method is demonstrated in two examples, the second of which is based on the load conditions in an artificial hip-joint during a standard walking cycle. The results of this optimization may lead to an improved design of the replacement hip-joint, resulting in less wear and an improved lifespan.
- Tribology Division
Optimization of Hydrodynamic Sliders for Multiple Operating Conditions
- Views Icon Views
- Share Icon Share
- Search Site
van Ostayen, RAJ, van Beek, A, & Munnig Schmidt, RH. "Optimization of Hydrodynamic Sliders for Multiple Operating Conditions." Proceedings of the STLE/ASME 2008 International Joint Tribology Conference. STLE/ASME 2008 International Joint Tribology Conference. Miami, Florida, USA. October 20–22, 2008. pp. 375-377. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IJTC2008-71187
Download citation file: