An Investigation on Tool Flank Wear Using Alumina/MoS2 Hybrid Nanofluid in Turning Operation

  • Anuj Kumar SharmaEmail author
  • Rabesh Kumar Singh
  • Amit Rai Dixit
  • Arun Kumar Tiwari
  • Mahip Singh
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


The present work is focused on the development of a hybrid nano-lubricant with improved tribological properties by mixing molybdenum-disulphide (MoS2) nanoparticles with alumina nanoparticles in oil-water emulsion base fluid in a fixed volumetric proportion (10:90). The tribological testing and contact angle measurement of prepared lubricants have been performed on pin-on-disc tribometer and goniometer, respectively. The hybrid lubricant has shown better results compare to base fluid (oil-water emulsion) and alumina-based monotype lubricant. Furthermore, the test results confirm the reduction in wear and coefficient of friction with increase of nanoparticle concentration. Moreover, the performance of hybrid nanofluid has been evaluated in terms of machining response using minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) technique on turning of AISI 304 steel. The addition of hybrid nanoparticles significantly reduces the tool flank wear as compared to monotype nano-lubricant and base fluid.


Alumina Nanoparticle Tool wear MQL Turning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anuj Kumar Sharma
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rabesh Kumar Singh
    • 2
  • Amit Rai Dixit
    • 2
  • Arun Kumar Tiwari
    • 3
  • Mahip Singh
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Advanced StudiesDr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical UniversityLucknowIndia
  2. 2.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentIndian Institute of Technology (ISM)DhanbadIndia
  3. 3.Mechanical Engineering Department, Institute of Engineering and TechnologyDr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical UniversityLucknowIndia

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