It is said that a contact operates under “starvation conditions” when an increase of oil supply at the contact would result in an increase of the film thickness at the contact. In other words, when […]

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Lubricant Viscosity

What is lubricant viscosity? Viscosity is the resistance of a fluid to flow. When a fluid is flowing, the molecules comprising it experience friction due to the molecular interaction among them. It means that different […]

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Lubrication and fuel efficiency

Fuel Efficiency It is essential to enhance the fuel efficiency of all machines to mitigate emissions and reduce energy consumption. Automobiles and machinery rely on lubricants for optimum operation and efficient energy transfer. In all mechanical systems, lubrication […]

What is EHD film thickness?

[avatar user=”Jean-David Wheeler” size=”original” align=”left” link=””] The article was created by Dr. Jean-David Wheeler, Engineer in modeling at SIMTEC [/avatar] Surprisingly, when two lubricated solids are heavily loaded against one another and when a motion […]