Integrated investigation of piston–cylinder impact-induced noise and passive control of the piston’s secondary motion using nonlinear absorbers
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Although alternative power sources are getting well-established, transportation will remain primarily dependent on IC engines using fossil fuels for at least a few more decades. The IC engines typically employ reciprocating pistons to convert the combustion pressure into mechanical work required by the vehicle. Engine NVH issues make their appearance at the piston-cylinder interface in the form of impulsive vibration signals. The piezo-viscous nature of the lubricant at the piston-cylinder conjunction can change the dynamic response of the impacting structures. Much of the published research to date has excluded the elasto-hydrodynamic effects of the lubricant on piston impact noise. Even when these effects were studied, the research focus has been primarily on the tribology of the contact. Thus, an accurate methodology is required to identify and predict piston impact noise using real in-cylinder conditions, especially at the lubricated piston-cylinder conjunction. [Continues.]
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