ME 6243 Fluid Film Lubrication
Offered Every Spring
|Prerequisites:||Graduate standing in engineering or related discipline|
|Catalog Description:||Analytical and numerical investigation of full film compressible and incompressible hydrodynamic lubrication problems for steady and unsteady conditions.|
|Textbooks:||Hamrock, B.J, B. Q. Jacobson, and Steven R. Schmid, Fundamentals of Fluid Film Lubrication, 2nd Edition, Marcel Dekker, 2004.|
|References:||Green, I., Class notes, April 1987
W. A. Gross, Fluid Film Lubrication, John Wiley, 1980.
V. N. Constantinescu, Gas Lubrication, ASME, 1969.
O. Pinkus and B. Sternlicht, Theory of Hydrodynamic Lubrication, McGraw-Hill, 1961.
A. Cameron, Basic Lubrication Theory, 3rd Edition, John Wiley, 1981.Technical papers.
|Goals:||The course concentrates at finding solutions to compressible and incompressible hydrodynamic lubrication problems. Analytical approaches and numerical methods (finite differences and finite elements) are used to solve for steady and unsteady conditions. The course involves the solutions of the Reynolds equation (a nonlinear time dependent partial differential equation) for typical full film lubrication applications. Then elastohydrodynamic lubrication will be studied for concentrated contacts, first in dry conditions (Hertz stresses), and then for lubricated rectangular and elliptical conjunctions.|
|Prerequisites by topics:||Undergraduate fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, math, computing|
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