Browse Publications Technical Papers 2005-01-2169
2005-05-11

A Study on the Mechanism of Lubricating Oil Consumption of Diesel Engines -1st report: The Effect of the Design of Piston Skirt on Lubricating Oil Consumption- 2005-01-2169

Decrease of engine lubricating oil consumption is necessary to reduce environmental impact. Usually oil consumption is estimated experimentally at the engine development stage, and it is expensive in terms of both time and cost. Therefore it is essential to develop its calculation method.
The purposes of this study are clarifying the mechanism of engine lubricating oil consumption and developing the calculation method for the estimation of oil consumption.
In this report, oil film on the piston skirt, which affected on oil volume supplied to the oil ring, was observed. Furthermore the effect of piston skirt design on oil consumption was investigated.
Findings showed that the splashed oil on the cylinder liner had much effect on the oil film on the piston skirt hence oil consumption. It was suggested that the splashed oil on the cylinder liner affected on supply oil volume and it should be considered in the calculation of oil consumption.

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