Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Understanding the Fundamentals of Piston Ring Axial Motion and Twist and the Effects on Blow-By

[+] Author Affiliations
Richard Mittler, Albin Mierbach

Federal Mogul Burscheid GmbH, Burscheid, Germany

Dan Richardson

Cummins, Inc., Columbus, IN

Paper No. ICES2009-76080, pp. 721-735; 15 pages
  • ASME 2009 Internal Combustion Engine Division Spring Technical Conference
  • ASME 2009 Internal Combustion Engine Division Spring Technical Conference
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, May 3–6, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: Internal Combustion Engine Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4340-6 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3843-3
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME


Advances in modern engine development are becoming more and more challenging. The intense increase of thermal and mechanical loads interacting in the combustion chamber as a result of higher power density requires perfecting the function of piston rings especially with regard to emission reduction technology. The major obstacle to predicting blow-by and oil consumption is the behavior of the piston rings under engine operating conditions. Design and functionality of a piston ring are highly influenced by the operating conditions. To understand the fundamentals of ring behavior and in this way the effects on blow-by and oil consumption, an analytical tool has been developed to transform the physical boundary conditions of engine kinematics and ring design into a reliable simulation. This paper describes the physical basics of ring movement under dynamic loading conditions and gives an overview of the results. It also was necessary to validate the model with real engine measurements to understand the fundamentals of ring design as a function of the described mathematics.

Copyright © 2009 by ASME
Topics: Motion , Piston rings



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In