The influence of roughness distribution characteristic on the lubrication performance of textured cylinder liners

Bifeng Yin (School of Automotive and Traffic Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China)
Huiqin Zhou (School of Automotive and Traffic Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China)
Bo Xu (School of Automotive and Traffic Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China)
Hekun Jia (School of Automotive and Traffic Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China)

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

ISSN: 0036-8792

Publication date: 8 April 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the coupling mechanism of the roughness distribution characteristic and surface textures on the cylinder liner.

Design/methodology/approach

The cylinder liner-piston ring lubrication model with non-Gaussian roughness distribution surface was proposed in this paper to find the optimum cylinder liner surface. The motored engine tests were carried out to verify the simulation results.

Findings

The calculation and experiment results show that the large negative skewness surface has the optimal lubrication performance in the un-textured liner, while in the textured liner, the small negative skewness surface is more appropriate, which means surface textures couple with small negative skewness surface can improve the lubrication performance.

Originality/value

Although there are some works related to liner surface roughness and textures, the combine of roughness distribution and surface textures is not usually taken into account. Therefore, this research is different from others, as the present model considers with real non-Gaussian roughness distribution liners.

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Acknowledgements

This research is funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant nos. 51375213 and 51305168), Jiangsu Provincial Science and Technology Support Program (BA2016096).

Citation

Yin, B., Zhou, H., Xu, B. and Jia, H. (2019), "The influence of roughness distribution characteristic on the lubrication performance of textured cylinder liners", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 71 No. 3, pp. 486-493. https://doi.org/10.1108/ILT-07-2018-0258

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