Title

Analytical Solutions of Piston Ring Lubrication Using Mass Conserving Cavitation Algorithm

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-11-1999

Publication Title

Tribology Transactions

Abstract

A novel analytical approach for piston ring lubrication solution is presented by taking proper account of mass conservation in the cavitated region (JFO boundary conditions). A system of five nonlinear equations is employed to calculate such parameters as oil film thickness, frictional force, power loss, and oil flow rate. For an enclosed cavitation pattern in piston-ring assembly it was found, that JFO boundary conditions give much better accounting of the estimation of friction force, power loss and flow rate. To show the effectiveness of the undertaken approach, the widely accepted Jeng's approach (Jeng, 1992a) was selected, in which the pressure contribution from the cavitated and the second full film regions, as well as the trailing edge pressure, are ignored.

DOI

10.1080/10402000008982358

Volume

43

Issue

3