Comparative analysis of balancing of V6 engines with common- and split-pin crankshafts
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Publication date: 2014-02-01
Combustion Engines 2014,156(1), 3–12
An analysis of balancing of V6 engines equipped with split-pin crankshafts with any cylinder bank angle based on the mathematical relations derived in the paper was carried out. A comparison of the quality of their balancing with engines equipped with common-pin crankshafts was also carried out. The bank angle ranges beneficial for balancing of moments of inertia forces in reciprocating motion were determined. A mathematical relation on the optimum value of the main counterweights in the function of the cylinder bank angle was derived as well. The advantages of the split-pin crankshafts from the point of view of balancing were also indicated also.