Engine Tribology

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C.M. Taylor
Elsevier, Jul 23, 1993 - Technology & Engineering - 300 pages
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Customer expectations and international competition are obliging car and commercial vehicle manufacturers to produce more efficient and cleaner products in shorter product cycle times. The consideration of Engine Tribology has a leading role to play in helping to achieve these goals. Specific areas of interdisciplinary interest include: design influences on fuel economy and emissions; new materials (ceramics, steels, coatings, lubricants, additives); low viscosity lubricants; and low heat rejection (adiabatic) engines.

This volume gives a detailed and current review on some basic features of tribology particularly associated with internal combustion engines such as: lubrication analysis relevant to plain bearings, Hertzian contact theory and elastohydrodynamic lubrication associated with cams and followers and friction and wear in a general context. Several chapters examine engine bearings, valve trains, (cams and followers) and piston assemblies. For each machine element a background introduction is followed by design interpretations and a consideration of future developments. The important topic of materials, solids and lubricants is focused upon in the concluding chapters.

The work will be of interest to engineers and researchers in the automobile, automotive products, petroleum and associated industries.


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Chapter 1 Short journal bearing lubrication theory
Chapter 2 Elastohydrodynamic lubrication theory
Chapter 3 Dry and boundary lubricated sliding friction and wear for engine component materials ...
Chapter 4 Lubrication regimes and the internal combustion engine
Background and lubrication analysis
Design studies wider aspects and future developments
Background and lubrication analysis
Chapter 8 Valve trains Design studies wider aspects and future developments
Chapter 9 Piston Assemblies Background and Lubrication Analysis
Chapter 10 Analysis of the piston assembly bore distortion and future developments
Chapter 11 Solid materials
Chapter 12 Engine lubricants

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