Boundary Lubrication Model under Square Surface Contact Condition


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The contact temperature of the frictional surfaces under boundary lubrication in square surface contact is calculated according to classic heat conduction theories. The friction coefficient of boundary lubrication is expressed with the friction coefficient of boundary film and direct contact. Then, a model is developed based on the relationship of adsorption heat, friction coefficient and contact temperature. The model is used to solve a sample question. The results illuminate that when the applied load is relatively small, the friction coefficient keeps at a stable small value with the variation of the sliding speed and the load. However, when the load reaches a certain value, the increase of the sliding speed or the normal load both leads to the increase of the friction coefficient. The friction coefficient is also increases with the increase of the contact temperature. The relative deficiency of oil, which indicates the proportion of the true contact area to mean contact area, has almost the same variation trend of the friction coefficient.



Edited by:

Honghua Tan






W. Z. Wang et al., "Boundary Lubrication Model under Square Surface Contact Condition", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 29-32, pp. 1396-1401, 2010

Online since:

August 2010




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