A friction-wear correlation for four-ball extreme pressure lubrication

Chan, Chung-Hung and Lim, Wen Huei and Yeong, Shoot Kian and Kow, Kien Woh and Ho, Yong Kuen (2019) A friction-wear correlation for four-ball extreme pressure lubrication. Journal of Tribology, 142 (2). ISSN 0742-4787

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A first-ever friction-wear model for Four-Ball Extreme Pressure (EP) Lubrication test (ASTM D2783) is presented in this work. The model considers the rate of entropy generation and dissipation within the lubricated tribosystem to establish the friction-wear correlations for 12 lubricating oils comprising minerals, esters and other formulated oils. The correlations can be used to calculate the probability to pass/fail in the EP lubrication. The probability has similar trend as load-wear index from ASTM D2783 method. Besides, the friction-wear correlations allows quick estimation of EP performance of an unknown lubrication, upon comparing with that of an established one. The methods demonstrated here will help researchers or lubricant technologist to characterize the EP behavior quickly without over-relying on tribotester.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: weld point; extreme pressure; friction-wear correlation; Four-Ball; ASTM D2783
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Science and Engineering > Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4044879
Depositing User: Wu, Cocoa
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2021 08:14
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2021 08:14
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/65590

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