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COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE WEAR OF SPECIMENS LUBRICATED WITH MINERAL OIL OR BIOFLUIDS

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10.5151/1472-5836-25623

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This study compares the wear resistance of specimens lubricated with biofluids or mineral oil. Tribological studies were performed by ball-cratering test. In these tests were used as lubricants epoxidized soybean oil, castor oil and mineral oil. The specimens used were untreated and nitrided AISI 4140, while a steel ball AISI 52100 was used as a counterbody. In order to analyze the results obtained, the worn volume was calculated and the characterization of the crater, after the test, was made using optical microscopy and SEM. Wettability was also measured for the different surface condition and lubricants. As expected both specimens showed a smaller volume worn when lubricated with mineral oil due to inherent properties of this type of lubricant. Among the vegetable oils studied, the castor oil showed a better performance in the lubrication of the specimens untreated while on the nitrided specimen have shown less wear when lubricated with epoxidized soybean oil, indicating a difference in the efficiency of oils, as lubricants, depending on the surface conditions of the mechanical components.

 

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Tribology; Wear; Nitrided; Biofluids

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Dyego Monteiro de Souza; Antonio Paulino de Araujo Neto; Lauralice de Campos Franceschine Canale; João Telésforo Nobrega de Medeiros. COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE WEAR OF SPECIMENS LUBRICATED WITH MINERAL OIL OR BIOFLUIDS , p. 3923-3933. In: 2nd International Brazilian Conference on Tribology, Foz do Iguaçu - Brasil, 2014.
ISSN: - , DOI 10.5151/1472-5836-25623