Tribology of Reciprocating Engines - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408221610, 9781483102085

Tribology of Reciprocating Engines

1st Edition

Proceedings of the 9th Leeds–Lyon Symposium on Tribology Held in Bondington Hall, the University of Leeds, England 7–10 September 1982

Editors: D. Dowson C. M. Taylor M. Godet
eBook ISBN: 9781483102085
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 15th July 1983
Page Count: 358
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Tribology of Reciprocating Engines documents the proceedings of the 9th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology held at the University of Leeds, England on September 7-10, 1982.

This book emphasizes advances in the working principals of the tribological components that operate with relative motion. The topics discussed include the dynamic analysis of engine bearing systems, measurement of oil film thickness in diesel motor main bearings, and temperature variations in crankshaft bearings. The theoretical and experimental study of ring-liner friction, tribology in the cylinders of reciprocating compressors, and lubricant properties in the diesel engine piston ring zone are also described. This text likewise considers the metallurgy of scoring and scuffing failure, impact of oil contamination on wear and energy losses, and role of tappet surface morphology and metallurgy in cam/tappet life.

This compilation is a good reference for triblogists, lubrication engineers, and specialists researching on reciprocating engines.

Table of Contents



Session I Keynote Address

Session II Bearings 1

Developments in Engine Bearings

Dynamic Analysis of Engine Bearing Systems

Lubrication Of Small End Bearings in Supercharged Two-Stroke Diesel Engines


Session III Bearings 2

Theory and Experiments on Elastic Connecting Rod Bearings Under Steady State Conditions

Measurement of Oil Film Thickness in Diesel Motor Main Bearings: Implementation of the Method and Experimental Results

The Development of Bearing Test Systems to Meet Future Requirements

Connecting Rod Bearing Failures in Large Offshore Compressors


Session IV Bearings 3

Crankshaft Bearings: Oil Film History

Lubricant Frothing Like Cavitation as Well as Destination of Volumetric Efficiency in Dynamically Loaded Bearings

Temperature Variations in Crankshaft Bearings


Session V Piston Rings and Cylinder Liners

A Review of Studies of Piston Ring Lubrication

Theoretical and Experimental Study of Ring-Liner Friction

Cylinder Liner Wear

Honing of Parent Metal Cylinder Bores for Automotive Diesel Engines


Session VI Lubricants 1

Recent Developments in Engine Lubricants and Lubrication

Tribology in the Cylinders of Reciprocating Compressors

Importance of the Effective Viscosity on the Behaviour of Internal Combustion Engines


Sesseion VII Lubricants 2

Lubricant Properties in the Diesel Engine Piston Ring Zone

Bore Polishing in a Test Apparatus

Corrosive Factor Affecting ZDDP Action


Session VIII Materials 1

Bearing Material Requirements for the Future

The Metallurgy of Scoring and Scuffing Failure

Coatings for Wear Reduction in Reciprocating Machinery


Session IX Materials 2

The Use of Ferrography and Component Rating in Order to Reduce Engine Run-In Time

A Study of Cavitation Erosion Resistance of Bearing Materials Using an Ultrasonic Vibrator

Lubrication of Journal Bearings - The Impact of Oil Contamination on Wear and Energy Losses


Session X Components 1

Wear Behaviour of Steel Cam and Chromium Plates Follower Combination

The Role of Tappet Surface Morphology and Metallurgy in Cam/Tappet Life

Ways to Improve the Spalling Resistance of Chilled Iron Tappets of an Internal Combustion Engine

The Wear of Valve-Valve Seat Materials at Elevated Temperatures

Engagement of Automobile Clutches: Experiments and Theory


Session XI Components 2

Cavitation Erosion Damage in Diesel Engine Main Bearings

Squeeze Retardation for Prolonging the Useful Life of Compliantly Lined Oscillating Bearings

A Contribution to the Numerical Analysis of Isothermal Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication

Infrared Temperature Measurements of a Reciprocating Seal Test

Filtration Characteristics of Multigrade Oils


List of Authors

List of Delegates

Subject Index


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About the Editor

D. Dowson

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanical Engineering/University of Leeds/Leeds/UK

C. M. Taylor

M. Godet

Affiliations and Expertise

INSA, Laboratoire de Mecanique des Contacts, Villeurbanne, France

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