Friction Investigations on the Diesel Engine in Combustion Mode - A New Measuring Method

Rudolf Wichtl*, Helmut Eichlseder, Werner Mallinger, Roderich Peterek

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Friction reduction is playing an ever more important role in terms of lower CO2 emissions of the internal combustion engine. To enable friction-reducing measures to be evaluated correctly, a new measuring method was developed at the Graz University of Technology in cooperation with Diesel Engine Development at BMW, focusing on separate recording of the cranktrain friction in combustion mode. With the parallel use of EHD simulation, the development process can be optimised with the help of detailed analyses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-33
Number of pages5
JournalMTZ Worldwide
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

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  • Mobility & Production

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