To estimate oil evaporation from an engine cylinder liner, an evaporation model has been implemented and incorporated with an existing 3-D piston ring-pack lubrication model. In this evaporation model, oil is modeled as being composed of distinct hydrocarbon species. Due to the depletion of light species and temperature variation, oil composition changes with space and time. Great emphasis was placed on the change of oil composition caused by oil transport through the ring-pack movement along the liner. The model was applied to a gasoline engine, and it was demonstrated that due to the movement of piston ring-pack, oil can be transported from the lower liner region to the upper liner region during the compression stroke, which gives a continuous supply of light species for oil evaporation.

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