Lubrication With Binary Mixtures: Liquid-Liquid Emulsion Academic Article uri icon


  • There are numerous instances of technical importance in which multicomponentlubricants are utilized either by design or by necessity. In many of these cases oneof the components is a liquid while the other component is a gas, as in squeeze filmdampers during high frequency operation, or both components are liquids, as inthe oil-water emulsion used in metal forming processes. In this paper our objectiveis to develop a self-consistent theory of hydrodynamic lubrication with bicomponent, liquid-liquid lubricants. The basic scientific method utilized is the continuum theoryof mixtures. In this, first instance we test the model on journal bearings lubricatedwith water-in-oil and oil-in-water emulsions. © 1993 by ASME.

author list (cited authors)

  • Al-Sharif, A., Chamniprasart, K., Rajagopal, K. R., & Szeri, A. Z.

citation count

  • 35

publication date

  • January 1993