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Tribology of the ring–bore conjunction subject to a mixed regime of lubrication

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posted on 12.05.2009, 14:06 authored by P.C. Mishra, Homer Rahnejat, Paul KingPaul King
This paper provides a detailed analysis of the compression ring–bore/liner conjunction. The analysis includes ring–bore conformability and global in-plane deformation of ring fitted in situ. The analysis for fitted ring in an out-of-round bore shows very good agreement with precise measurements, using a coordinate measuring machine. The analysis also includes the lubricated conjunction under a transient regime of lubrication, taking into account combined elastohydrodynamics and asperity interactions. The transient nature of the tribological conjunction has been demonstrated, particularly the prevalent mixed/boundary regime of lubrication at the top and bottom dead centres. The analysis is applied to a high performance motorbike engine subjected to very high impact loads and engine speeds of the order of 13 000 r/min. Furthermore, the predictions of the model show good conformance to the measurements of friction reported by other research workers.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Citation

MISHRA, P.C., RAHNEJAT, H. and KING, P.D., 2009. Tribology of the ring–bore conjunction subject to a mixed regime of lubrication. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 223(4), pp. 987-998.

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© IMechE / Professional Engineering Publishing

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VoR (Version of Record)

Publication date

2009

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This article has been published in the journal, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science [© PEP]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/09544062JMES1220

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0954-4062

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en