Experimental Studies on Friction and Scuffing Resistance of Ceramics for Cylinder Liner and Piston Ring

Yutaro Wakuri, Mitsuhiro Soejima, Tatsumi Kitahara, Toru Maeda, Shunji Xu, Kotaro Fujisaki

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The present paper refers to experimental studies on tribological characteristics of lubricated ceramics for cylinder liners and piston rings. The experiments have been carried out under the large sliding velocity condition close to that of practical engines with pin-on-disk-type reciprocative slide test equipment. The major results are: (i) For the materials, it is desirable that the ring surface get a moderate running-in under the more elastic contact condition, and that the liner and the ring be superior in thermal diffusibility and in heat resistance, respectively ; (ii) The respective influences of roughness and velocity on the scuffing are so large that the roughness should be kept smaller at the faster slide; and (iii) The effects of additives in mineral oil on the lubricity and the scuffing resistance disappear, and used oil has worse influences on the two, so it is necessary to select the proper lubricants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3069-3074
Number of pages6
Journaltransactions of the japan society of mechanical engineers series c
Issue number520
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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