Journal of
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

  • Abbreviation: J. Chem. Eng. Mater. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6605
  • DOI: 10.5897/JCEMS
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 86

Full Length Research Paper

Extreme pressure property of Carbon Nano Tubes (CNT) based nanolubricant

Shubrajit Bhaumik
  • Shubrajit Bhaumik
  • School of Mechanical Engineering, SRM University, Chennai - 603203 India
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S.Prabhu
  • S.Prabhu
  • School of Mechanical Engineering, SRM University, Chennai - 603203 India
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VarunKarpurapu
  • VarunKarpurapu
  • School of Mechanical Engineering, SRM University, Chennai - 603203 India
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Nihit Uppala
  • Nihit Uppala
  • School of Mechanical Engineering, SRM University, Chennai - 603203 India
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  •  Accepted: 15 November 2013
  •  Published: 31 December 2013

Abstract

The paper predicts the exceptional extreme pressure properties of multi walled carbon nano tube as compared with traditional mineral oil which also contained some additives and graphite. The extreme pressure property was predicted by four ball tester. In the test the load bearing capacity of the newly developed nano oil was predicted to have a better value than the commercial available mineral oil. The weld load of the nanolubricant was found to be 200 kgf as compared with the base mineral oil which got welded at 160 kgf. Thus, the finding would be helpful in developing new nanolubricants which would increase the life of the mating parts, reducing the chances of failure of machine and increasing the productivity.

Key words: Mineral oil, multi walled carbon nano tube (MWCNT), pass load, weld load, load bearing capacity, Carbon Nano Tubes (CNT).