Research on Dynamic Behavior Simulation Technology for Cam-Drive Mechanism in Single-cylinder Engines 2009-32-0089
A theoretical evaluation technology for timing chain systems in single-cylinder engine has been established. Hitherto, there have been almost no theoretical evaluation reports published about drive loss and slapping noise in cam drive systems including timing chains. Thus, tensioner lifter and tensioner guide specifications to satisfy requirements related to slapping noise and friction loss have been determined only by tests with actual engines. In this research, a highly accurate mechanism-simulation model has been constructed that takes into account factors such as dynamic characteristics along with crank sprocket and timing chain contact stiffness and friction coefficient in addition to static characteristics of the timing chain and tensioner guide. Our results have confirmed a high correlation with actual engine tests at an absolute value level. This research has allowed a review at the early design stages of timing-chain systems that combine improved fuel efficiency with quietness and other engine performance factors at a high level.
Keiichi Dan, Takuro Kawakami
Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
Small Engine Technology Conference & Exposition