Thermodynamics of grease degradation

  title={Thermodynamics of grease degradation},
  author={Jude A. Osara and Michael D. Bryant},
  journal={Tribology International},
A bstract A review of grease degradation mechanisms and existing grease models is presented, followed by a detailed thermodynamic analysis of grease degradation. Fundamental formulations are derived from thermodynamic laws and applied to instantaneous nonlinear response of grease to loading. The resulting model of grease degradation relates grease shear stress response to mechanical work, temperatures and environmental effects via the irreversible entropy generated by these dissipative… 
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