MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 112, 201721st Innovative Manufacturing Engineering & Energy International Conference – IManE&E 2017
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||03 July 2017|
Nano graphite as additive in soybean oil
Dunarea de Jos University, Galati, Romania
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Vegetable oil-based lubricants have several disadvantages as compared to mineral and synthetic ones, including low viscosity that not encourage the generation of a continuous film when the tribosystem runs, consequently, implying a mixt or boundary. This is why the additivation of such oils is of great interests for researchers, producers and users. This paper presents results of testing the soybean oil additivated with nano graphite (0.25%wt, 0.50%wt and 1%wt) on a four ball machine. The friction coefficient is slightly increased for the additivated lubricants, but no evident dependency on concentration and test conditions was noticed. Supplementary tests will give the opportunity of a statistical approach of this parameter. Any concentration of nano graphite makes the wear parameter (wear scar diameter) to slightly increase as compared to the values obtained for the non-additivated soybean oil. The increase of the nano graphite concentration in this vegetable oil does not influence significantly the wear parameter, meaning that, at least for the tested regime, this is not an efficient anti-wear additive.
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