Lubrication Pump Made of Rapidly Solidified Aluminum Alloy for High Performance Engine
An internal gear-type pump has advantages compared with an external involute gear-type pump, for example, higher mechanical or volumetric efficiency, considerable reduction of weight and dimension in the oil-pump system. This paper presents characteristics of the internal gear type rotors with a modified trochoidal profile in the oil-pump system, and new P/M(Powder Metallurgy) aluminum alloys which satisfy required wear properties as the lubrication oil-pump rotors. Also, the advantage of high volumetric efficiency and discharge performance and excellent properties of the oil-pump rotor with a modified trochoid profile were combined with a R/S (Rapidly Solidified) aluminum alloy in the scavenging pump for racing car engine. Good results without wear or damage after an actual race are also reported.