Cold-start Measurements of the Lubricant Film Thickness in the Cylinder of a Firing Diesel Engine 982436
Laser induced fluorescence (LIF) was used in the cylinder liner of a firing single-cylinder direct-injection diesel engine to characterise the development of the lubricant film during the first 200 engine cycles under cold-start conditions. The results have provided information on the rate of oil film development which has proved to be a highly unsteady process due to the complicated oil transport processes through the ring-pack.
Citation: Arcoumanis, C., Duszynski, M., Pyke, E., and Preston, H., "Cold-start Measurements of the Lubricant Film Thickness in the Cylinder of a Firing Diesel Engine," SAE Technical Paper 982436, 1998, https://doi.org/10.4271/982436. Download Citation
C. Arcoumanis, M. Duszynski, E. Pyke, H. Preston
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
International Fall Fuels and Lubricants Meeting and Exposition
Passenger Car and Diesel Engine Lubricants-SP-1389, SAE 1998 Transactions - Journal of Fuels and Lubricants-V107-4