Fluid Dynamics Seminar

Mon., Apr. 22, 2013, 4:00 PM
Cullimore, Room 611
New Jersey Institute of Technology


Some inverse problems in Lubrication Theory

Jose Ignacio Tello


Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain



In this work, we study a system of equations concerning equilibrium positions in lubrication theory. The problem consists of two surfaces in relative motion separated by a small distance filled with a lubricant. The unknowns of the problem are the position of the surfaces and the pressure of the lubricant, while the total load applied to the system is known. The result shows the existence of at least one equilibrium.