A Dynamic Deformation based Lubrication Model between the Piston Rings and Cylinder Liner

Guoxing Li, Fengshou Gu, Tie Wang, Xingchen Lu, Ruiliang Zhang, Andrew Ball

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The piston ring-cylinder liner friction pair is one of the most important friction pair in IC engines. In previous modelling studies, most researches were carried out based on a hypothesis that the inner surface of liner is an ideal cylindrical shell without considering the effects of dynamic deformation on oil film distribution. To investigate the potential influences of structural deformations on tribological behaviors of cylinder assemblies, the dynamic deformation of liner surface was obtained by FEM-based dynamic simulation, and then introduced into the lubrication model. Different from the traditional lubrication model where the pressure stress factor and shear stress factor are regarded as constant, this paper calculated these factors in real time by numerical integration to achieve more realistic simulation results. This study shows that the friction force obtained from the improved model manifests obvious fluctuations, and shows a significant reduction compared to original model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Automation & Computing (University of Huddersfield, 7-8 September 2017)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780701702601
ISBN (Print)9781509050406
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2017
Event23rd International Conference on Automation and Computing: Addressing Global Challenges through Automation and Computing - University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Sep 20178 Sep 2017
Conference number: 23
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Conference23rd International Conference on Automation and Computing
Abbreviated titleICAC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
OtherThe scope of the conference covers a broad spectrum of areas with multi-disciplinary interests in the fields of automation, control engineering, computing and information systems, ranging from fundamental research to real-world applications.
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