Rheological response of fatty alcohols in sliding elastohydrodynamic contacts

Kazuyuki Yagi, Joichi Sugimura, Philippe Vergne

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In this study, the authors investigated the appearance of anomalous film shapes in highly sliding circular contacts when fatty alcohols such as 1-decanol, 1-dodecanol, and 1-tetradecanol were used as lubricants. The film thickness distribution between a steel ball and a glass disc was measured via white-light optical interferometry. The experimental results revealed film thickening under high sliding conditions for all three fatty alcohols. It was observed that for 1-decanol, which has the lowest melting point, the thickened part of the film was the smallest; 1-tetradecanol, which has the highest melting point, produced the largest variation of the film shape.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-66
Number of pages9
JournalTribology International
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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