Influence of graphene and multi-walled carbon nanotube additives on tribological behaviour of lubricants
|dc.identifier.citation||Singh, R. and Dixit, A. and Sharma, A. and Tiwari, A. and Mandal, V. and Pramanik, A. 2018. Influence of graphene and multi-walled carbon nanotube additives on tribological behaviour of lubricants. International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering. 12 (3): pp. 207-227.|
In the present study, the tribological performance of water-based emulsion (lubricant) was investigated by blending carbon fillers such as graphene nanoplatelets and multiwall carbon nanotubes using pin-on-disc tribometer. It was noticed that addition of GnP and MWCNT in water-based emulsion (conventional lubricant) increases the thermal conductivity and viscosity as compared to conventional lubricants. The nanolubricants were supplied with minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) technique at a constant flow rate and pressure in the sliding zone. The addition of 0.8 wt.% concentration of GnP showed 58.39% reduction in coefficient of friction and 61.80% reduction in wear depth compared to the conventional lubricant. Similarly, for 0.8 wt.% concentration of MWCNT showed 26.27% reduction in coefficient of friction and 47.35% reduction in wear depth compared to the conventional lubricant. The sliding surface micrographs were also investigated to explain the synergistic effect of nanoparticles.
|dc.title||Influence of graphene and multi-walled carbon nanotube additives on tribological behaviour of lubricants|
|dcterms.source.title||International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering|
|curtin.department||School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME)|