Paper Title
Measuring The Effect Of Starting Amount Of Lubricant On Friction Of Starved EHL

A series of friction measurements were performed for compliant contact under starved lubrication. Three conditions of initial preparations of the lubrication condition were examined: heavy lubrication, light lubrication, and dry friction. The effects due to surface roughness, entrance angle, contact pressure, and sliding speed were also measured and discussed. The Stribeck diagrams formed with the measured data indicate significant influence on friction performance due to the starting amount of lubricant applied on the friction interface for starved EHL, even when the operating conditions are the same. Index Terms- Elastomer, damper, initial condition, soft contacts