Mixed lubrication of steel by C18 fatty acids revisited. Part II: Influence of some key parameters

S. Loehlé, C. Matta, C. Minfray, T. Le Mogne, R. Iovine, Y. Obara, A. Miyamoto, J. M. Martin

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The lubrication mechanism of iron-based materials by C18 fatty acids was investigated using experimental studies and computer simulations. In part I of this work [S. Loehlé et al., Trib. Int. 82(2015)218-227], the adsorption of fatty acids on iron oxide and the conditions to generate a strongly bonded Self-Assembled Monolayer (SAM) were studied. In this second part, the influence of several parameters on this adsorption mechanism of C18 fatty acids on steel-based surfaces was investigated. Among them, the effect of the degree of unsaturation in the alkyl chain, as well as the impact of the density of molecules adsorbed on the surface and the influence of the substrate composition (type of iron oxide/hydroxide), were examined. Then, the tribological behavior of adsorbed SAM was studied. It was confirmed that unsaturation in the alkyl chain leads to steric effects that inhibit the formation of well-organized monolayers and increase friction. The importance of the substrate composition on the adsorption mechanism of fatty acids on steel-based surfaces was also highlighted. Simulation results provide new insight into the in situ behavior of the molecules inside the contact, adding to the understanding of their tribological behavior.

ジャーナルTribology International
出版ステータスPublished - 2016 2月 12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 材料力学
  • 機械工学
  • 表面および界面
  • 表面、皮膜および薄膜


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