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Quantitative Elastohydrodynamic Film-Forming for an Oil/ Refrigerant System

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dc.contributor.author Bair, Scott
dc.contributor.author Habchi, Wassim
dc.contributor.author Baker, Mark
dc.contributor.author Pallister, David M.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-31T11:20:01Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-31T11:20:01Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0742-4787 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/9969
dc.description.abstract The first calculations of film thickness for an oil/refrigerant system using quantitative elastohydrodynamics are reported in this work. It is demonstrated that primary measurements of the properties of the oil/refrigerant system can be employed to accurately predict film thickness in concentrated contacts. An unusual response to lubricant inlet temperature is revealed, wherein the film thickness may increase with temperature as a result of decreasing refrigerant solubility in oil when the inlet pressure is high. There is competition between the reduction in viscosity of the oil and the reduction of refrigerant concentration with increased temperature. For high inlet pressure, the dilution effect is dominant, whereas for low inlet pressure, the temperature dependence of the viscosity of the solution dominates over the range of inlet temperatures considered. It seems that only central film thicknesses have been experimentally measured for oil/refrigerant systems leaving these calculations as the only means of assessing the minimum. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Quantitative Elastohydrodynamic Film-Forming for an Oil/ Refrigerant System en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOE en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200804200 en_US
dc.author.department Industrial And Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Tribology en_US
dc.journal.volume 139 en_US
dc.journal.issue 6 en_US
dc.keywords Elastohydrodynamic en_US
dc.keywords Film thickness en_US
dc.keywords Pressure–viscosity en_US
dc.keywords Compressibility en_US
dc.keywords Oil/ refrigerant lubrication en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4036171 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Bair, S., Habchi, W., Baker, M., & Pallister, D. M. (2017). Quantitative elastohydrodynamic film-forming for an oil/refrigerant system. Journal of Tribology, 139(6). en_US
dc.author.email wassim.habchi@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/tribology/article/139/6/061501/377908/Quantitative-Elastohydrodynamic-Film-Forming-for en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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