The Impact of Oil-Based Diamond Nanofluids on Diesel Engine Performance

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 190)


Experimental test were carried out to investigate the effects of adding oil-based nanodiamond lubricant both in friction tester and diesel engine. Tribology, engine performance, fuel economy and the temperature field of one piston are important aspects of this work. To this end, surface-modified nanodiamond lubricant of 0.1 wt% was used in a four-stroke diesel engine. The results indicate that adding nanodiamond particles to engine oil has a perceptible effect on engine performance, increasing the maximum engine power and the maximum torque relatively to 1.15, 1.18 % respectively, while decreasing the fuel consumption relatively to 1.27 % as compared to the engine oil.


Nanofluid Diamond Bench test Engine performance Fuel economy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dalian University of TechnologyDalianChina

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