Effect of chemical reactivity of lubricant additives on friction and surface welding at high sliding velocities

Edmond E. Bisson, Max A. Swikert, Robert L. Johnson
naca-tn-2144
Aug 1950


The effect of chemical reactivity of lubricant additives on friction at high sliding velocities was investigated. The investigation was conducted with a kinetic-friction apparatus consisting essentially of an elastically restrained spherical rider specimen sliding on a rotating steel disk lubricated with oetane (normal hexadecane) containing lubricant additives of different chemical reactivities.

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