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An experimental and modeling assessment of the HCFC-R123 refrigerant capabilities for lubricating rolling EHD circular contacts

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This work aims at investigating the capabilities of the hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-R123 refrigerant for lubricating rolling elastohydrodynamic circular contacts. The viscosity pressure and temperature dependence of this fluid, used in oil-free compressors, are first studied in its liquid phase. Complementary data like density variations are taken from the thermo-physics literature. Besides, film thickness measurements using a ball-on-disk tribometer equipped with an interferometry facility have been performed under pure rolling conditions. For the same operating conditions, film thickness is then predicted from a numerical elastohydrodynamic model in which the viscosity and density dependencies with pressure and temperature are described using physics-based relationships, allowing a quantitative approach. The results obtained from the full numerical model, from the analytical elastohydrodynamic film-thickness expressions, and from the experiments show an acceptable agreement. They clearly reveal that indeed refrigerants can build up a reasonable film thickness for lubricating elastohydrodynamic rolling point contacts.
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hal-01185664 , version 1 (20-08-2015)

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Philippe Vergne, Nicolas Fillot, Nathalie Bouscharain, Nicolas Devaux, Guillermo E. Morales-Espejel. An experimental and modeling assessment of the HCFC-R123 refrigerant capabilities for lubricating rolling EHD circular contacts. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 2015, 229 (8), pp.950-961. ⟨10.1177/1350650115574537⟩. ⟨hal-01185664⟩
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