Design of a test bench for measuring friction force in a piston-cylinder system
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In the present work, design of a first approach of a test bench prototype for measuring friction in a piston-cylinder system is presented. The bench consists of a motor, belt and pulley transmission, crank mechanism, a piston, a cylinder and a lubrication system. Friction will be determined by means of strain gages placed on the connecting rod of the mechanism. The bench also includes a phonic wheel for acquiring angular speed and angular position signals of the crank. In future research, friction will be studied for different surface finishes obtained by means of honing and plateau honing. Honing processes provide a crosshatch pattern that holds oil and helps lubrication of piston and rings. Honing conditions will be selected with the goal of minimizing friction. Friction is directly related to energy consumption of an engine and, thus, to its environmental impact. Keywords: test bench, friction, piston-cylinder system, honing, roughness.
CitationBuj, I., Zayas F, E.E., Alvarez, J.A., Gutierrez, E. Design of a test bench for measuring friction force in a piston-cylinder system. A: International Research/Expert Conference Trends in the Development of Machinery and Associated Technology. "Procedings of 20th International Research/Expert Conference ”Trends in the Development of Machinery and Associated Technology” TMT 2016". Mediterranean Sea Cruising: 2016, p. 221-224.
- Departament d'Enginyeria mecànica - Ponències/Comunicacions de congressos 
- TECNOFAB - Grup de Recerca en Tecnologies de Fabricació - Ponències/Comunicacions de congressos 
- CREMIT - Centre de Recerca de Motors i Instal·lacions Tèrmiques - Ponències/Comunicacions de congressos 
- Departament de Màquines i Motors Tèrmics - Ponències/Comunicacions de congressos