Development and verification of a reciprocating test rig designed for investigation of piston ring tribology

Michael Torben Pedersen, Tajammal Imran, Peder Klit

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Abstract

This paper describes the development and verification of a reciprocating test rig, which was designed to study the piston ring tribology. A crank mechanism is used to generate a reciprocating motion for a moving plate, which acts as the liner. A stationary block acting as the ring package is loaded against the plate using dead-weights. The block has two holders for test specimens, which form line contacts with the plate. A force transducer is used to measure the frictional force between the block and the plate. During verification of the test rig unwanted ripples on the signal recorded from the force transducer were discovered. An identification process is undertaken in order to find the source of this disturbance and to reduce the effect as much as possible. Second a reproducibility test is conducted to check the reliability of the test rig. The outcome of this work is a verified test rig, which is suitable for the study of piston ring tribology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDevelopment and verification of a reciprocating test rig designed for investigation of piston ring tribology
Publication date2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventBALTTRIB’2009 - Agricultural Univedrsity of Lithuania, Kaunas, Lithuania
Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …

Conference

ConferenceBALTTRIB’2009
CityAgricultural Univedrsity of Lithuania, Kaunas, Lithuania
Period01/01/2009 → …

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