This paper describes that an analysis of oil film thickness on a piston ring of diesel engine. The oil film thickness has been performed by using Reynolds equation and unsteady, two-dimensional (2-D) energy equation with a heat generated from viscous dissipation. The temperature distribution in the oil film is calculated by using the energy equation and the mean oil film temperature is computed. Then the viscosity of oil film is estimated by using the mean oil film temperature. The effect of oil film temperature on the oil film thickness of a piston ring was examined. This model has been verified with published experimental results. Moreover, the heat flow at ring and liner surfaces was examined. As a result, the oil film thickness could be calculated by using the viscosity estimated from the mean oil film temperature and the calculated value is agreement with the measured values.

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