Tribology Letters

, 66:135 | Cite as

Exploring Lubrication Function of MACs Greases for TC4 Alloy Under Sliding and Fretting Conditions

  • Xiaoqiang Fan
  • Hanmin Fu
  • Wen Li
  • Minhao Zhu
Original Paper


Lubrication function of multialkylated cyclopentanes (MACs) greases for the contact TC4/Steel was investigated in detail under the sliding and fretting conditions, and the worn tracks were measured by surface/interface analysis techniques to explore the friction mechanisms. The results demonstrate that these lubricating greases have good friction-reducing function under fretting and sliding conditions, and their friction reduction is superior to wear resistance, especially calcium sulfonate complex grease. Good lubrication function of MACs greases under sliding friction mainly depends on synergies of grease-film and friction-induced chemical reaction film. Fretting behaviors depend on not only grease-film and chemical reaction film, but also fretting wear mechanisms including abrasion, oxidation, and delamination.


Fretting Sliding Lubricating grease Boundary lubrication 



The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support provided by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 51705435, 51627806 and 51505050), the Key Cooperation Project of Sichuan Department of Science and Technology (No. 2018JZ0048) and Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (No. 2018GF05).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Advanced Technologies of Materials (Ministry of Education), School of Materials Science and EngineeringSouthwest Jiaotong UniversityChengduChina
  2. 2.Tribology Research Institute, State Key Laboratory of Traction PowerSouthwest Jiaotong UniversityChengduChina

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