Numerical analysis of piston ring pack operation
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Publication date: 2009-05-01
Combustion Engines 2009,137(2)
In the paper a model of a piston ring pack motion on an oil film has been analysed. The local oil film thickness can be compared to height of the combined roughness of mating surfaces of piston rings and cylinder liner. Equations describing the mixed lubrication problem based on the empirical mathematical model formulated in works of Patir, Cheng [6, 7] and Greenwood, Tripp [3] have been combined [12] and used in this paper. A model of a gas flow through the labyrinth seal of piston rings has been developed [13, 15]. In addition models of ring twist effects and axial ring motion in piston grooves have been applied [14, 15]. In contrast to the previous papers of the author, an experimental verification of the main parts of developed mathematical model and software has been presented. A relatively good compatibility between the experimental measurements and calculated results has been achieved. In addition this study presents the simulation results for an automobile internal combustion engine