Rheological Properties of Aircraft Grease Containing Nano-Additives
The apparent viscosity of aircraft grease with different nano-particles content, temperature and shear rates were studied using a rotational viscometer. The rheological properties of two types of aircraft grease, the basic grease and the one with nano-particles additives, were investigated using a rheometer. The results indicated that the apparent viscosity increases with the increase of nanoparticle concentration with the given ratio of nano-particles added. It was also found that the grease with and without the nano-particles both have yield stresses and clear shear-thinning properties. The shear-thinning phenomenon of the grease containing nano-particles is more evident than that of the basic grease. The experimental results also reveal that the rheological characteristics of both types of grease fall in Herschel-Bulkley class, and the nano-particles have a significant influence on the rheological parameters. At the end, the rheology mechanism was discussed based on the entanglement and orientation theories.
Daizhong Su, Qingbin Zhang and Shifan Zhu
B. Y. Song et al., "Rheological Properties of Aircraft Grease Containing Nano-Additives", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 419-420, pp. 53-56, 2010