Performance assessment and scooter verification of nano-alumina engine oil

Yeou-Feng Lue, Yi-xuan Hong, Fang Sheng Li, Tun Ping Teng, Syuan Yi Chen, Chien Hsun Wu, Yu Chang Ou

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The performance assessment and vehicle verification of nano-alumina (Al 2 O 3 ) engine oil (NAEO) were conducted in this study. The NAEO was produced by mixing Al 2 O 3 nanoparticles with engine oil using a two-step synthesis method. The weight fractions of the Al 2 O 3 nanoparticles in the four test samples were 0 (base oil), 0.5, 1.5, and 2.5 wt. %. The measurement of basic properties included: (1) density; (2) viscosity at various sample temperatures (20-80 °C). A rotary tribology testing machine with a pin-on-disk apparatus was used for the wear test. The measurement of the before-and-after difference of specimen (disk) weight (wear test) indicates that the NAEO with 1.5 wt. % Al 2 O 3 nanoparticles (1.5 wt. % NAEO) was the chosen candidate for further study. For the scooter verification on an auto-pilot dynamometer, there were three tests, including: (1) the European Driving Cycle (ECE40) driving cycle; (2) constant speed (50 km/h); and (3) constant throttle positions (20%, 40%, 60%, and 90%). For the ECE40 driving cycle and the constant speed tests, the fuel consumption was decreased on average by 2.75%, while it was decreased by 3.57% for the constant throttle case. The experimental results prove that the engine oil with added Al 2 O 3 nanoparticles significantly decreased the fuel consumption. In the future, experiments with property tests of other nano-engine oils and a performance assessment of the nano-engine-fuel will be conducted.

Original languageEnglish
Article number258
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Volume6
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sep 13

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Aluminum Oxide
Diesel engines
engines
Alumina
aluminum oxides
oils
Nanoparticles
nanoparticles
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
wear tests
cycles
Wear of materials
Tribology
Dynamometers
dynamometers
tribology
Oils
test equipment
Viscosity

Keywords

  • Al O
  • Engine oil
  • Nanofluid
  • Wear performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Instrumentation
  • Engineering(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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Performance assessment and scooter verification of nano-alumina engine oil. / Lue, Yeou-Feng; Hong, Yi-xuan; Li, Fang Sheng; Teng, Tun Ping; Chen, Syuan Yi; Wu, Chien Hsun; Ou, Yu Chang.

In: Applied Sciences (Switzerland), Vol. 6, No. 9, 258, 13.09.2016.

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Lue, Yeou-Feng ; Hong, Yi-xuan ; Li, Fang Sheng ; Teng, Tun Ping ; Chen, Syuan Yi ; Wu, Chien Hsun ; Ou, Yu Chang. / Performance assessment and scooter verification of nano-alumina engine oil. In: Applied Sciences (Switzerland). 2016 ; Vol. 6, No. 9.
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