This paper describes a model for the analysis of elastohydrodynamic (EHD) lubrication of a multi-body common-pin connecting-rod (conrod) big end bearing system. Two conrod and three thrust bearings are fully coupled in order to simulate real behavior of the system. An extended Reynolds equation including mass conservation and oil film history is solved in the big end conrod bearings. The HD behavior of the thrust bearings is simulated by a cylindrical coordinate Reynolds equation. By comparisons with classical single rod analysis results show the pertinancy of simulating twin moving conrods.
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EHD Lubrication of Multi-Body Common-Pin Conrod Big End Bearings System
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Fatu, A, & Bonneau, D. "EHD Lubrication of Multi-Body Common-Pin Conrod Big End Bearings System." Proceedings of the ASME/STLE 2007 International Joint Tribology Conference. ASME/STLE 2007 International Joint Tribology Conference, Parts A and B. San Diego, California, USA. October 22–24, 2007. pp. 419-421. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IJTC2007-44260
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