Browse Publications Technical Papers 2003-01-3557

Finite Difference Model for Journal Bearings Applied in the Camshaft Support Elements 2003-01-3557

The modern passenger cars structure has the valve actuation system with usual application in combustion engines. These mechanisms offer the possibility to change the rotational movement into an oscillating movement, so this simple construction causes an elementary higher dynamic stiffness, but gives costs advantages in opposite of lever controls. Regarding the valve actuation over tribology view increase the cam / tappet friction losses. The friction forces had decreased considerably through the use of roller cam, which in comparison to cams and flat systems is possible to save up to 70% [17].
The friction increased in the camshaft / tappet system leads to an elevate heat stream, that must be derived from the contact with the complete system and the lubricant oil. The objective of this paper is to introduce the oil film pressure distribution in different boundary conditions, the modeling first part.


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