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Lubricants 2016, 4(3), 34; doi:10.3390/lubricants4030034

On Monitoring Physical and Chemical Degradation and Life Estimation Models for Lubricating Greases

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
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Received: 19 June 2016 / Revised: 4 August 2016 / Accepted: 5 September 2016 / Published: 13 September 2016
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Abstract

Degradation mechanisms for lubricating grease are categorized and described. An extensive survey of the available empirical and analytical grease life estimation models including degradation monitoring standards and methods are presented. A summary of the important contributions on grease degradation is presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: grease replenishment time estimation; grease degradation; oxidation; mechanical degradation; base oil evaporation; base oil separation grease replenishment time estimation; grease degradation; oxidation; mechanical degradation; base oil evaporation; base oil separation
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Rezasoltani, A.; Khonsari, M.M. On Monitoring Physical and Chemical Degradation and Life Estimation Models for Lubricating Greases. Lubricants 2016, 4, 34.

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