A general cavitation algorithm is presented that accommodates for an arbitrary density-pressure relation. Here it is possible to model the compressibility of the lubricant in such way the density-pressure relation is realistic from sub-cavity to high pressure regions respectively. The algorithm preserves mass continuity which is of importance when inter-asperity cavitation of rough surfaces is considered. Results with this algorithm for different density-pressure relations are presented and discussed.
A Cavitation Algorithm for Arbitrary Lubricant Compressibility
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Sahlin, F, Almqvist, A, Glavatskih, S, & Larsson, R. "A Cavitation Algorithm for Arbitrary Lubricant Compressibility." Proceedings of the World Tribology Congress III. World Tribology Congress III, Volume 1. Washington, D.C., USA. September 12–16, 2005. pp. 541-542. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/WTC2005-63940
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