Micro-abrasion interactions of pure metals in bio-oils

M.T. Mathew, M.M. Stack

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An attempt has been made to study the effect of bio-oils on the two- and three-body abrasion process of pure metals and steel. The equipment used was a micro-abrasion tester (TE-66, Phoenix Tribology (Plint)). The materials considered were mild steel, copper, and aluminium, being the most usable and basic materials for industrial applications such as bearings and gear assemblies. The results were used to identify transitions between wear regimes as a function of sliding speed and load. The effect on the abrasion process in the presence of various lubricant oils was also assessed. The mechanisms of abrasion with and without particles were characterised.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002
EventThird International Symposium on Fuels and Lubricants - New Delhi, India
Duration: 7 Oct 20029 Oct 2002


ConferenceThird International Symposium on Fuels and Lubricants
CityNew Delhi, India


  • pure metals
  • lubricants
  • oils
  • micro-abrasion
  • corrosion
  • tribology

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