EUROPEAN ACTIVITY CONCERNING ENGINE OIL VISCOSITY CLASSIFICATION--PART III

As a follow up to earlier publications, this paper reports on recent work carried out in Europe, within CEC, in the field of high shear rheology aimed at defining a simple method to measure viscosity as seen by the engine. Seven SAE 15W-50 calibration oils were tested in a large number of high shear viscometers, engine tests and rigs in order to determine if any correlation was possible. The work has shown that the low shear viscosity does not correlate with the behaviour of the oil in the engine and that the viscosity under high shear conditions is from 70 to 90% of the low shear viscosity. Correlation was found between high shear viscometers and power loss/oil-flow in engines. Further work on lower viscosity oils is underway.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Ingoni, A C
    • Di Lelio, G F
    • Van Os, N
    • Vickars, M
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319769
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800546
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM