Applications of Friction Algorithms for Rapid Engine Concept Assessments
This paper presents the development and applications of engine friction algorithms to quickly estimate performance, optimum geometry of critical engine components, and packaging for rapid engine concept assessments. The development and implementation of some knowledge-based design rules will also be presented to quickly estimate the critical geometry of engine components and component weight such as valve sizing, piston weight, crankshaft geometry, etc. Some examples of powertrain concept design, such as the estimation of friction and packaging will be presented. The simulation results of the friction algorithms will be compared to some of available experimental data and also other friction estimation methods.