Effects of Fuel Contamination to Marine Lubricant on Friction Behaviors between Piston Ring and Cylinder Liner

Creative Commons License

Aydın Z., Savaş Ö., Parlak A., Keskin İ., Ünlügençoğlu K.

ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A, vol.129, no.4, pp.617-620, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 129 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.12693/aphyspola.129.617
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.617-620
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In internal combustion engines, friction losses caused by piston ring and cylinder liner pair account for approximately 20% of total mechanical friction losses as reported in literature. A reduction in friction between piston ring and cylinder liner pair would therefore result in higher efficiency, lower fuel consumption and reduced emissions. In this study, the effects of different types of fuel which is contaminated to cylinder oil have been tested for investigating the friction behavior between piston ring and cylinder liners pair by a reciprocating tester depending on the load, revolution and temperature. The results showed that lubricant type and revolution have been found significant on friction behavior.