The effects of power cylinder design parameters on lube oil consumption of a heavy duty diesel engine

Ozgen Akalin*, Selcuk Cobanoglu, Ahu Toygar, Ozcan Gul, Goktan Kurnaz, O. Rustu Ergen

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Abstract

In order to achieve fast and accurate oil consumption measurements, a real-time sulfur tracing method was developed employing a quadrupole mass spectrometer to analyze the sulfur dioxide concentration in the exhaust stream. A sampling system was designed to measure the oil consumption of separate cylinder groups sequentially under identical running conditions. The developed method enables the comparison of oil consumption of separate cylinder groups without disturbing the engine's operation. Using this experimental method, steady-state oil consumption of a turbo-charged heavy-duty diesel engine was measured under various engine operating conditions. The effect of cylinder bore surface texture parameters on total lube oil consumption of the test engine was investigated simultaneously using a cylinder block having dissimilar honing patterns on each cylinder group. The results showed that the lube oil consumption of the engine is significantly affected by the cylinder bore surface roughness. The cylinder sets with high surface roughness demonstrated significantly higher lube oil consumption when the cylinder sets with high and low surface roughness was compared simultaneously.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 Spring Technical Conference of the ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division
Pages299-307
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2008 Spring Technical Conference of the ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 27 Apr 200830 Apr 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Spring Technical Conference of the ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division
ISSN (Print)1529-6598

Conference

Conference2008 Spring Technical Conference of the ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period27/04/0830/04/08

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