Experimental analysis and modeling of viscosity and thermal conductivity of GNPs/SAE 5W40 nanolubricant

Wadi V. T. , Özmen Ö. , Karamış M. B.

Industrial Lubrication And Tribology, cilt.1, ss.1-8, 2020 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1108/ilt-03-2020-0088
  • Dergi Adı: Industrial Lubrication And Tribology
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-8


PurposeThe purpose of this study is to investigate thermal conductivity and dynamic viscosity of graphene nanoplatelet-based (GNP)nanolubricant.Design/methodology/approachNanolubricants in concentrations of 0.025, 0.05, 0.1 and 0.5 Wt% were prepared by means of two-step method.The stability of nanolubricants was monitored by visual inspection and dynamic light scattering tests. Thermal conductivity and dynamic viscosityofnanolubricants in various temperatures between 25°C70°C were measured with KD2-Pro analyser device and a rotational viscometer MRC VIS-8,respectively. A comparison between experimentally achieved results and those obtained from existing models was performed. New correlationswere proposed and artificial neural network (ANN) model was used for predicting thermal conductivity and dynamic viscosity.FindingsThe designed nanolubricant showed good stability after at least 21 days. Thermal conductivity and dynamic viscosity increased withparticles concentration. In addition, as the temperature increased, thermal conductivity increased but dynamic viscosity decreased. Compared tothebase oil, maximum enhancements were achieved at 70°C with the concentration of 0.5 Wt.% for dynamic viscosity and at 55°C with the sameconcentration for thermal conductivity. Besides, ANN results showed better performance than proposed correlations.Practical implicationsThis study outcomes will contribute to enhance thermophysical properties of conventional lubricating oils.Originality/valueTo the best of our knowledge, there is no paper related to experimental study, new correlations and modelling with ANN ofthermal conductivity and dynamic viscosity of GNPs/SAE 5W40 nanolubricant in the available literature.