Thirty chapters provide a comprehensive overview of various lubrication aspects of a typical powertrain system including the engine, transmission, driveline, chassis, and other components. The manual addresses major issues and current development status of automotive lubricant test methods.
Topics also cover advanced lubrication and tribochemistry of the powertrain system, such as diesel fuel lubrication, specialized automotive lubricant testing development, filtration testing of automotive lubricants, lubrication of constant velocity joints, and biodegradable automotive lubricants.
Major chapters cover:
Automotive tribology systems
Automotive engine lubricant tests and specifications
Gear oils and grease
Automotive bench test simulation and tribological bench tests
Tribological simulation, wear tests, and laboratory characterization
Designing for wear life and frictional performance for automotive applications
Surface analysis and tribochemistry of automotive engine components
Problems and opportunities regarding the lubrication of modern automotive engines
Overview and future trends of automotive lubricants and testing