Proceedings of ISP RAS

Final drive lubrication modeling

Avdeev E.V. (SSAU, Samara, Russia)
Volkova K.A. (SPbPU, St. Petersburg, Russia)
Ovchinnikov V.A. (Laduga, Togliatti, Russia)


In this paper, we describe the method, which is the composition of finite volume method (FVM) and adaptive mesh refinement (AMR). We use it to solve car final drive inner volume oil lubrication problem. The computational algorithm is implemented using OpenFOAM parallel library that provides data structures and routines to work with the finite volume method and adaptive mesh. This library supports parallelism through OpenMPI. The paper presents the results of numerical simulation.


lubrication modeling, adaptive mesh refinement, final drive modeling, bearing modeling


Proceedings of the Institute for System Programming, vol. 29, issue 6, 2017, pp. 321-330.

ISSN 2220-6426 (Online), ISSN 2079-8156 (Print).

DOI: 10.15514/ISPRAS-2017-29(6)-21

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