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Study of plant oil and its ageing effect on hydraulic system efficiency and rheological performance

Wan Nik, W. B. and Ku Bulat, K. H. and Senin, H. B. and Ali, N. A. and Rahman, M. D. and Ani, F. N. (2007) Study of plant oil and its ageing effect on hydraulic system efficiency and rheological performance. Journal of Applied Sciences, 7 (15). pp. 2120-2125. ISSN 1812-5662

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3923/jas.2007.2120.2125


The effects of oil ageing on hydraulic system efficiency and oil rheological performance were studied. The various physical and chemical properties of fresh and aged oils were studied by determining total acid value, iodine value and density. The variation of oil functional group was analyzed by FTIR. The rheological behavior i.e., variation of viscosity with time, temperature and shear rate was studied using Brookfield viscometer. An attempt was made to establish the relationship between variation of viscosity and time of fresh and aged oil. The hydraulic performance has been investigated by determining system volumetric and mechanical efficiencies. The results show that the volumetric efficiency increases with ageing period while mechanical efficiency decreases when the oil ageing time increases.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:chemical properties, hydraulic system, rheological performance
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:17111
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:30 Nov 2011 03:58
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