A thermal elastohydrodynamic lubrication (TEHL) finite line contact model is developed for a helical gear pair lubricated with an Eyring fluid or a power-law fluid in order to investigate the effects of the working conditions. A lubrication analysis within a meshing period shows that the differences between the Eyring and Newtonian solutions mainly lie in the film temperature and the shear stress. For the power-law fluid, the power index n has a significant effect on the film thickness. The effects of load and speed on lubrication performance along the line of action are discussed.

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