publication . Article . 2016

A Comparative Experimental Analysis of Tribological Properties Between Commercial Mineral Oil and Neat Castor Oil using Taguchi Method in Boundary Lubrication Regime

S. Bhaumik; S.D Pathak;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2016 Journal: Tribology in Industry (issn: 0354-8996, eissn: 2217-7965, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Kragujevac
The present work aims to carry out a comparative experimental analysis of tribological properties of 372cSt mineral oil and 229cSt castor oil. The antiwear and extreme pressure properties of both the oils have been analysed according to ASTM G 99 and ASTM D-2783 standards. The surfaces of the balls and pins after tribo tests have been analysed using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) images. The present test results predict that the antiwear and extreme pressure properties in case of the selected commercially available mineral oil are better than neat castor oil. Both coefficient of friction and frictional force increased by 16-42 % and 16-35 % respectively in c...
free text keywords: Neat castor oil (NCO), Commercial mineral oil (MCO), Antiwear properties (AW), Scuffing behaviour, Extreme pressure properties (EP), Viscosity, Flash point, Fire point, Taguchi analysis, Mechanical engineering and machinery, TJ1-1570
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