The Influence of Surface Tension on Lubrication Film Thickness and Pressure
Modified Reynolds equation is deduced considering surface tension in this paper. The influence of surface tension on lubrication and elastohydrodynamic lubrication is analyzed. Result shows surface tension has apparent influence on oil film thickness. It makes minimum film thickness increase under relative thin film thickness. The influence decreases rapidly with the increasing of film thickness. Surface tension has little influence on oil film pressure distribution.
Dunwen Zuo, Hun Guo, Hongli Xu, Chun Su, Chunjie Liu and Weidong Jin
J. P. Liu et al., "The Influence of Surface Tension on Lubrication Film Thickness and Pressure ", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 136, pp. 307-311, 2010