Observations from Cylinder Liner Wear Studies in Heavy Duty Diesel Engines and the Evolution towards Lower Viscosity Heavy Duty Engine Lubricants 2011-01-1207
Since the invention of the internal combustion engine, the contact between piston ring and cylinder liner has been a major concern for engine builders. The quality and durability of this contact has been linked to the life of the engine, its maintenance, and its exhaust gas and blowby emissions, but also to its factional properties and therefore fuel economy. While the basic design has not changed, many factors that affect the performance of the ring/liner contact have evolved and are still evolving. This paper provides an overview of observations related to the lubrication of the ring/liner contact.
Citation: Van Dam, W., Cooper, M., Oxorn, K., and Richards, S., "Observations from Cylinder Liner Wear Studies in Heavy Duty Diesel Engines and the Evolution towards Lower Viscosity Heavy Duty Engine Lubricants," SAE Technical Paper 2011-01-1207, 2011, https://doi.org/10.4271/2011-01-1207. Download Citation
Wim Van Dam, Mark W. Cooper, Kenneth Oxorn, Scott Richards
Chevron Oronite, ANS Technologies, Southwest Research Institute