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Abstract

This study investigated the pure squeeze elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL) motion of circular contacts by using mixed rheology fluid models under constant load conditions. The lubricant was a homogeneous mixture of a Newtonian base oil and couple stress fluid at various volume fractions. The simulation results revealed that the effect of the couple stress fluid was equivalent to enhancing the viscosity of the lubricant. Therefore, the central film thickness and minimum film thickness increased with the volume fraction of the couple stress fluid (ν). The central pressure decreased as ν increased. In addition, the normal squeeze velocity followed the ensuing order: Newtonian lubricant > mixed lubricants > couple stress lubricant.

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