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I performed an experiement to investigate the lubricant effect of different substances, including many well known lubricants. However, when compared to a control (where no substance was applied), all substances actually increased friction rather than decreased it! I understand that the lack of pressure in the fluid lubricants prevented fluid film lubrication but i cant understand why there was no boundary lubrication. And even if there was no boundary lubrication i still cant understand why it would INCREASE friction. i have looked everywhere for an explanation and I just cant find one. you are my last hope.
Re: Are there any circumstances in which a lubricant can INCREASE friction?
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