Browse Publications Technical Papers 2014-36-0200

Study for Cold Friction Torque Modeling in Internal Combustion Engines Comparing Oils of Different Viscosities without the Use of Engine Dynamometer 2014-36-0200

Internal combustion engines have been studied to obtain better efficiency in fuel consumption and hence lower emissions of greenhouse gases. The ideal would be to achieve these goals without sacrificing performance related to the torque and power, and specially without raising the production's cost. In this context, lubricating oil and lubrication system are very important as it has a major function in reducing engine friction. This paper presents an evaluation of the influence of different lubricating oil viscosities in cold engine friction, analyzing their effects on oil temperature, coolant, fuel consumption and starter motor speed. It also proposes a method for modeling the cold friction torque with the aid of the engine control module (ECM) idle speed control algorithm, aiming calibration time and cost reduction.


Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »


Members save up to 40% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: With TechSelect, you decide what SAE Technical Papers you need, when you need them, and how much you want to pay.