“The Viscosity Loss Trapezoid – Part 2: Determining General Features of VI Improver Molecular Weight Distribution Using Parameters of the Viscosity Loss Trapezoid”
Presented at SAE International Fuels & Lubricants Meeting and Exposition, Philadelphia, PA - 1993
Written by T.W. Selby, Savant Inc. – SAE International Fuels & Lubricants Meeting and Exposition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 18-21, 1993; SAE Paper #932836
Abstract: Building on a previously presented concept of the Viscosity Loss Trapezoid (VLT), in this paper the author shows how the information contained in the VLT can produce a ‘viscous’ insight into the molecular weight distribution of an oil-soluble polymer such as a Viscosity Index Improver in formulated lubricants.