Imperial College London

Dr Tom Reddyhoff

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Senior Lecturer



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BibTex format

author = {wang, P and Reddyhoff, T},
doi = {10.1016/j.triboint.2016.10.034},
journal = {Tribology International},
pages = {197--205},
title = {Wall slip in an EHL contact lubricated with 1-dodecanol},
url = {},
volume = {113},
year = {2016}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Astudy was conducted ofthe factors that cause anomalous EHDfilm shapes in 1-dodecanol lubricated contacts –i.e.a thickened central plateau and an exaggerated outlet constriction. This has ledto the hypothesisthat, in the region wherepressuresexceed~0.44 GPa, dodecanol experiences slip, which reduces the average lubricant velocityand causesan elevated film thickness in order to maintain flow continuity. The analysis suggests that slip mustbeoccurringat, or closeto, the faster moving surface, since a discontinuityin the flowmidway through thethickness of the film wouldnot affectthe average speedof the lubricant. Based on this hypothesis, an equation has beenderived to predict the anomalous central film thickness as a function of applied slide-roll ratio and this has beenvalidated by comparison with experimentally measured central film thickness values. Further support of this hypothesis is provided by traction test results showing a discontinuity occurring close tothe onset of slip.
AU - wang,P
AU - Reddyhoff,T
DO - 10.1016/j.triboint.2016.10.034
EP - 205
PY - 2016///
SN - 1879-2464
SP - 197
TI - Wall slip in an EHL contact lubricated with 1-dodecanol
T2 - Tribology International
UR -
UR -
VL - 113
ER -