Relation between shear relaxation and molecular structure of lubricating oils

Takashi Kyotani, Takahisa Yamaha, Yasukatsu Tamai, Shoji Aoyama

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The viscoelastic property of various lubricating oils was measured with the oscillating crystal technique. The relation between the shear relaxation behavior and the molecular structure of the lubricating oils is discussed. Eyring's theory for viscous flow is used to explain the relaxation behavior from a molecular point of view. Some insight into a procedure for estimating the relaxation time from the molecular structure is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-380
Number of pages7
JournalASLE transactions
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1985 Jul

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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