Analysis of the Journal Bearing Friction Losses in a Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine
AbstractInternal combustion engines (ICE) for the use in heavy-duty trucks and buses have to fulfil demanding requirements for both vehicle efficiency as well as for emission of greenhouse gases. Beside the piston assembly the journal bearings are among the largest contributors to friction in the ICE. Through a combination of measurements and validated simulation methods the journal bearing friction losses of a state-of-the-art heavy-duty Diesel engine are investigated for a large range of real world operating conditions. To this task recently developed and extensively validated simulation methods are used together with realistic lubricant models that consider the Non-Newtonian behaviour as well as the piezoviscous effect. In addition, the potential for further friction reduction with the use of ultra-low viscosity lubricants is explored. The results reveal a potential of about 8% friction reduction in the journal bearings using a 0W20 ultra-low viscosity oil with an HTHS-viscosity (The HTHS-viscosity is defined as the dynamic viscosity of the lubricant measured at 150 °C and at a shear rate of 106 s View Full-Text
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Knauder, C.; Allmaier, H.; Sander, D.E.; Salhofer, S.; Reich, F.M.; Sams, T. Analysis of the Journal Bearing Friction Losses in a Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine. Lubricants 2015, 3, 142-154.
Knauder C, Allmaier H, Sander DE, Salhofer S, Reich FM, Sams T. Analysis of the Journal Bearing Friction Losses in a Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine. Lubricants. 2015; 3(2):142-154.Chicago/Turabian Style
Knauder, Christoph; Allmaier, Hannes; Sander, David E.; Salhofer, Stefan; Reich, Franz M.; Sams, Theodor. 2015. "Analysis of the Journal Bearing Friction Losses in a Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine." Lubricants 3, no. 2: 142-154.