Part 3: A Study of Friction and Lubrication Behavior for Gasoline Piston Skirt Profile Concepts 2009-01-0193
This paper deals with the friction performance results for various new concept piston skirt profiles. The program was conducted under the assumption that friction performance varies by the total amount of oil available at each crank angle in each stroke and the instantaneous distribution of the oil film over the piston skirt area.
In previous papers [1,2] it was that lower friction designs would be expected to show higher skirt slap noise. This paper discusses the correlation between friction and skirt slap for each new concept profile design.
Finally, this paper explains the friction reduction mechanism for the test samples for each stroke of the engine cycle by observing the skirt movement and oil lubrication pattern using a visualization engine.