Tribological Performance of Oil-Based Lubricants with Carbon-Fe Nanocapsules Additive

Yeau Ren Jeng, Yao Huei Huang, Ping Chi Tsai, Gan Lin Hwang

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The present study investigates the tribological properties of carbon-Fe nanocapsules (CFNCs) under high contact loads. Block-on-ring wear tests are performed using mineral oil lubricants containing CFNC particles with concentrations ranging from 0.01 to 0.1 wt%. In addition, high-resolution electron transmission microscopy (HR-TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis were conducted on the test samples. The results show that for a contact load of 650 N, a CFNC concentration of 0.07 wt% and a sliding velocity of 1.65 m/s enhance the surface permeability, fill-up properties, and microbearing lubrication mechanism and promote effective reduction in the wear at the surface contact interface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)924-929
Number of pages6
JournalTribology Transactions
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sep 3

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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