Rolling fatigue tests of three polyglycol lubricants

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Authors: Battez, A.H., Rico, J.E.F. and Rodriguez, R.C.

Journal: Wear

Volume: 258

Issue: 10

Pages: 1467-1470

In this work, the rolling fatigue lives of three polyglycols (PAG-9, PAG-12 and BREOX-B-135X) are determined using IP-300 standard. A four-ball test machine was used and 10% life (L10) and 50% life (L50) were obtained. In addition, the stress-time curves for L10 and L 50 were also determined. This work showed that: firstly, all polyglycols were tested under boundary lubrication regime (λ < 1) where in rolling contacts the surface mode of failures prevails; secondly, in oils of the same family, the pressure-viscosity coefficient is relatively constant, therefore an increase in viscosity improve the minimum film thickness with the consequent increase of the λ ratio; and finally, differences in λ ratio for the three polyglycols resulted in different asperity interactions and rolling contact fatigue lives. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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