Doctoral Dissertations


The design and analysis of a metalcutting coolant/lubricant application system for delivery of a soy based cutting fluid

Alternative Title

Design and analysis of a metal cutting coolant lubricant application system for delivery of a soy based cutting fluid

Keywords and Phrases



"Cutting fluids have been used to greatly improve metal cutting performance for over one hundred years. These fluids act as a coolant to reduce temperatures in the cutting zone and as a lubricant to reduce frictional forces at the tool/work/chip interfaces. Benefits gained from cutting fluid use include increased tool life, improved surface finish, increased cutting speed, and reduced power requirements. However, recently expanded EPA and OSHA regulation has greatly increased the costs associated with the use and disposal of metalcutting collants/lubricants. The research described here addresses environmental issues while maintaining cutting fluid performance"--Abstract, leaf iii.


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Engineering Management


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 1999


ix, 120 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 117-119).


© 1999 Richard Neal Callahan, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

File Type




Library of Congress Subject Headings

Metal-working lubricants -- Environmental aspects
Soy oil

Thesis Number

T 8648

Print OCLC #


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