E3S Web Conf.
Volume 313, 202119th International Stirling Engine Conference (ISEC 2021)
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Dynamics and Kinematics|
|Published online||22 October 2021|
Numerical calculation and experimental study on friction and lubrication of Stirling engine piston ring
Shanghai Micropowers Ltd, Shanghai 201203, China
To solve the practical problem of Stirling engine piston ring, numerical model on friction and lubrication were established based on average Reynolds equation theory. Numerical calculation results show: piston rings are in the mixed lubrication state which gas lubrication film and micro-convex body contact existing simultaneously; contact pressure is 2 orders of magnitude less than gas film pressure; contact pressure is approximately linearly related to mean gas pressure. Simulated test rig was built and experimental results show: high-pressure working gas leak to intermediate chamber through piston rings, and the pressure of intermediate chamber drops sharply at lowest pressure of circulation; piston ring wear increases when rotational speed or working pressure increase. The accuracy of numerical model was proved by experimental phenomena and test data.
Key words: polymer piston ring / numerical calculation / contact model
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2021
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