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Diesel Connecting‐Rod Stresses: The Effect of Rapid Rise of Cylinder Pressure on Connecting‐Rod Loading

O. Thornycroft (Chief engineer and works manager of Ricardo & Co., Ltd)
B.C. Carter (Engine research staff of the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 March 1932

Abstract

IN certain instances, where Diesel engine speeds have been taken above 2,000 r.p.m., quite an unexpected degree of trouble has been met with in big‐end bearing design. Bearing areas and connecting‐rod stiffness have been increased in the oil engine, as compared with the petrol engine, so as to allow for the higher gas pressure in the former type, but in spite of this, the white‐metal linings in some engines have been found to break up in the course of long running.

Citation

Thornycroft, O. and Carter, B.C. (1932), "Diesel Connecting‐Rod Stresses: The Effect of Rapid Rise of Cylinder Pressure on Connecting‐Rod Loading", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 4 No. 3, pp. 69-70. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb029520

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