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Tribology and energy efficiency: from molecules to lubricated contacts to complete machines

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Abstract

The impact of lubricants on energy efficiency is considered. Molecular details of base oils used in lubricants can have a great impact on the lubricant's physical properties which will affect the energy efficiency performance of a lubricant. In addition, molecular details of lubricant additives can result in significant differences in measured friction coefficients for machine elements operating in the mixed/boundary lubrication regime. In single machine elements, these differences will result in lower friction losses, and for complete systems (such as cars, trucks, hydraulic circuits, industrial gearboxes etc.) lower fuel consumption or lower electricity consumption can result.

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The article was received on 25 Nov 2011, accepted on 11 Jan 2012 and first published on 20 Jan 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2FD00122E
Citation: Faraday Discuss., 2012,156, 361-382
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    Tribology and energy efficiency: from molecules to lubricated contacts to complete machines

    R. I. Taylor, Faraday Discuss., 2012, 156, 361
    DOI: 10.1039/C2FD00122E

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