Peer-reviewed: Antiwear and extreme pressure properties of nanofluids for industrial application

L. Peña-Parás, J. Taha-Tijerina, A. Garcia, D. Maldonado, J.A. González, D. Molina, E. Palacios, P. Cantú

Research output: Other contribution


Two conventional machining and deep-drawing lubricants were studied and modified by the addition of TiO 2, Al 2O 3, CuO, and multi-walled carbon nanotube nanoparticles. The antiwear properties (wear coefficient of friction and wear scar diameter, WSD) and load-carrying capacity were evaluated under scuffing conditions. Significant improvements were observed with small filler concentration of nanoparticles. CuO nanofluids showed a decrease of 86% for WSD at 0.01 wt.%, while TiO 2 showed an increase in pressure of seizure of up to ≈250% at 0.05 wt.% compared to pure conventional fluid.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

Publication series

NameTribology and Lubrication Technology
PublisherSociety of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
ISSN (Print)1545-858X

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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