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Assessing Friction Characteristics of Liquid Lubricants

Hargreaves, Douglas J. & Tang, John C. H. (2005) Assessing Friction Characteristics of Liquid Lubricants. In International Tribology Conference, 29 May - 2 June, Kobe, Japan.

Abstract

The decline of fossil fuel reserves and the increasing awareness of greenhouse gas emissions have been the primary driving forces behind the need to conserve energy. To improve fuel efficiency friction modifiers are commonly blended into lubricants. Reduction of friction will clearly lead to less energy requirements. However, an accurate evaluation of lubricant performance is not possible using existing test equipment. The main reason is that current test rigs require operating conditions that induce wear so that the measurement of friction in these rigs is not a real evaluation of friction. The paper will detail the design and commissioning of a purpose built test rig to measure frictional characteristics of various oils as well as the results of the tests performed.

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ID Code: 10839
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: friction characteristics, liquid lubricants
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified (091399)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult authors)
Deposited On: 26 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 03:46

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