Lookup NU author(s): Dr Adrian Oila,
Professor Steve Bull
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The effect of inorganic fullerene-like materials (IFLM) in lubricants on the contact fatigue and wear performance of tribological contacts subjected to rolling/sliding motion was studied. The lubricants tested were two gear oils 85W140 and FRL46 without IFLM and mixed with 5 and 3%IF-WS2, respectively. A very good performance was achieved with the lubricant 85W140 containing IFLM attributed to the tribofilm observed on the running surface. The influence of this tribofilm continued even after changing the lubricant to one without nanoparticles. The results showed a great potential for using inorganic fullerene-like nanoparticles as additives in oils in application where gears are prone to micropitting damage, such as wind turbines.
Author(s): Oila A, Sanderson L, Bull S, Fleischer N
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Tribology - Materials, Surfaces and Interfaces
Print publication date: 01/12/2010
ISSN (print): 1751-5831
ISSN (electronic): 1751-584X
Publisher: Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
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