A theoretical study of the effectiveness of solid particles dispersed in oil in the elastohydrodynamic line contact is presented. The analysis includes the variation of the viscosity and density of the lubricant as a function of pressure. The deformation of solid particles and that of the bounding surfaces are taken into consideration. Results are presented for the variation of the film thickness and the load carrying capacity as a function of the particle size, concentration, and properties of various types of particles.

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