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ASM Handbook

Friction, Lubrication, and Wear Technology

Edited by
George E. Totten
George E. Totten
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ASM International
Volume
18
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-192-4
Publication date:
2017
Book Chapter

Engine Lubricants Overview and Development Trends

By
Simon C. Tung
Simon C. Tung
Tung Innovation Technology Consulting Inc.
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Victor W. Wong
Victor W. Wong
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Published:
2017
Page range:
150 - 161
Publication history
November 21, 2017

Abstract

This article addresses the impact of emerging technologies on future lubricant and tribology requirements. The connection between lubricant and tribological requirements is shown by briefly describing basic lubrication and friction processes in major engine components incorporating emerging technologies. The article introduces automotive lubricant development activities and the foundation of future automotive engine-lubricant trends. It discusses how emerging powertrain technology impacts future automotive lubricant and technology requirements, focusing on the effects of engine oils and additives on engine performance to meet powertrain performance requirements. A detailed overview of automotive engine oil performance evaluation methods and specifications, and their impact on the types of advanced lubricants being developed as well as future automotive engine testing requirements, is provided.

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Simon C. Tung, Victor W. Wong, 2017. "Engine Lubricants Overview and Development Trends", Friction, Lubrication, and Wear Technology, George E. Totten

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