Alkylated naphthalenes are a unique class of synthetic fluids with outstanding thermo-oxidative and hydrolytic stability, low volatility, and good solubility characteristics. This paper discusses the flexibility of this technology to achieve a balance of physical and chemical properties. In particular, various prototypes will be correlated to properties such as thermo-oxidative stability, viscosity, aniline point, and volatility. Also, new elastohydrodynamic (EHD) film thickness and pressure-viscosity coefficient data show the good performance of this family of fluids as compared to synthetic esters.
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Alkylated Naphthalenes as High Performance Synthetic Lubricating Fluids
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Hourani, MJ. "Alkylated Naphthalenes as High Performance Synthetic Lubricating Fluids." Proceedings of the STLE/ASME 2006 International Joint Tribology Conference. Part A: Tribomaterials; Lubricants and Additives; Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication; Hydrodynamic Lubrication and Fluid Film Bearings; Rolling Element Bearings; Engine Tribology; Machine Components Tribology; Contact Mechanics. San Antonio, Texas, USA. October 23–25, 2006. pp. 105-117. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IJTC2006-12113
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