The influence of type of dispersed phase on rolling contact fatigue of lubricating greases on mineral base oil

  • Rafal Kozdrach Research Network Lukasiewicz - Institute for Sustainable Technologies
Keywords: dispersed phase, thickener, lubricating grease, rolling contact fatigue, pitting, Weibull curve.

Abstract

The paper discusses the influence of type dispersed phase on value of rolling contact fatigue of bearings lubricated with selected lubricating compositions. The compositions, which were produced on the mineral base oil were thickened of lithium stearate, calcium stearate, aluminum stearate, lithium complex soap and modified silica, montmorillonite, and polytetrafluoroethylene were evaluated.

Were carried out the investigations of rolling contact fatigue (pitting) of bearings, which were lubricated of the compositions prepared on the above-mentioned thickeners. Then was evaluated the influence of various thickeners on changes of rolling contact fatigue. The tribological tests were carried out using T-03 four-ball machine under high load conditions.

On the basis of obtained results it may be concluded, that used of thickeners such as: modified amorphous silica, montmorillonite and polytetrafluoroethylene to produce of lubricating compositions, positively affected on the change of rolling contact fatigue of tribosystems lubricated with the above-mentioned compositions in comparison to the compositions, when as a dispersed phase  were used a soap thickeners.

Section
Peer reviewed articles
Published
Oct 1, 2020
How to Cite
Kozdrach, R. (2020). The influence of type of dispersed phase on rolling contact fatigue of lubricating greases on mineral base oil. Tribologia - Finnish Journal of Tribology, 37(1−2), 33–45. https://doi.org/10.30678/fjt.87221