Computational Modelling of Thermo-Elastohydrodynamic Lubricated Contacts

01 January 2019 → Ongoing
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Photodetectors, optical sensors and solar cells
    • Continuum mechanics
    • Dynamics, vibration and vibration control
    • Heat transfer
    • Surface engineering
    • Modelling and simulation
    • Fluid mechanics and fluid dynamics
computational modelling
Project description

CONTACTLUB will develop reliable, advanced and experimentally validated numerical models and techniques for Thermo-Elastohydrodynamic lubricated (TEHL) contacts, with a specific focus on (i) dynamic response of TEHL contacts in variable loads and speeds (oscillating movements, vibrations, ... ) and (ii) the influence of TEHL contact dynamics on the structural propagation of vibrations and sound in systems that comprises several mechanical components.