Reduced oil consumption by laser surface texturing on cylinders

Omer Rustu Ergen, Goktan Kurnaz, Nedim Gungor Soydemir, Ozgen Akalin

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This study mainly focuses on oil consumption behavior of laser textured cylinder bores. The results of an experimental study performed on a six cylinder, 9.0 L capacity diesel engine is presented. The engine has Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) cylinder block, and parent bore power cylinder design. Both an instantaneous oil consumption measurement method, sulfur-tracing, and a conventional oil consumption measurement method, "drain and weigh", are used in determining the effects of different laser texture parameters at different running conditions. Oil consumption measurement results with the conventional plateau honed surface in comparison with the laser honed surface are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)446-453
Number of pages8
JournalSAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009


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