This paper discusses the results of a series of experiments to measure the pressure and temperature distribution between a pair of elastohydrodynamically lubricated (EHD) disks. Three lubricants have been studied: a synthetic paraffinic oil (XRM-109F), a polyphenyl ether (OS-124), and a traction fluid (Santotrac 50). Pressure and temperature readings throughout the contact are presented as three-dimensional plots. Simultaneous measurements of the EHD film thickness, and the tractive force between disks under slip conditions are also included. The variables are disk load and slip at a fixed surface speed. The highest temperatures were measured with the traction fluid which recorded a temperature rise of 50 degrees C through the contact.
Thermal Effects in Rolling/Sliding EHD Contacts: Part 1—Experimental Measurements of Surface Pressure and Temperature
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Dow, T. A., Stockwell, R. D., and Kannel, J. W. (July 1, 1987). "Thermal Effects in Rolling/Sliding EHD Contacts: Part 1—Experimental Measurements of Surface Pressure and Temperature." ASME. J. Tribol. July 1987; 109(3): 503–510. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3261486
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