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A numerical analysis of the interaction between the piston oil film and the component deformation in a reciprocating compressor

Authors
Journal
Tribology International
0301-679X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
38
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.triboint.2004.10.002
Keywords
  • Ringless Small Reciprocating Compressor
  • Lubricant–Structure Interaction
  • Piston Secondary Motion
  • Eccentricity And Tilt
  • Fem And Fdm
Disciplines
  • Design

Abstract

Abstract The piston secondary motion significantly influences the major characteristics of lubrication in a reciprocating compressor, such as the oil leakage, the piston slap phenomenon and the frictional power loss. Therefore, the design parameters governing piston dynamics should be carefully determined based upon a reliable dynamic characteristic investigation. As a preliminary research step, this paper is concerned with the finite element analysis for the piston dynamic response. By coupling FDM for the lubricating pressure field with FEM for the piston dynamic motion, we numerically approximate the lubricant–structure interaction in a reciprocating compressor. Numerical results illustrating the theoretical work are presented.

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