There are numerous instances of technical importance in which multicomponent lubricants are utilized either by design or by necessity. In many of these cases one of the components is a liquid while the other component is a gas, as in squeeze film dampers during high frequency operation, or both components are liquids, as in the oil-water emulsion used in metal forming processes. In this paper our objective is to develop a self-consistent theory of hydrodynamic lubrication with bicomponent, liquid-liquid lubricants. The basic scientific method utilized is the continuum theory of mixtures. In this, first instance we test the model on journal bearings lubricated with water-in-oil and oil-in-water emulsions.
Lubrication With Binary Mixtures: Liquid-Liquid Emulsion
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Al-Sharif, A., Chamniprasart, K., Rajagopal, K. R., and Szeri, A. Z. (January 1, 1993). "Lubrication With Binary Mixtures: Liquid-Liquid Emulsion." ASME. J. Tribol. January 1993; 115(1): 46–55. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2920985
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