Date of Award
Master of Science in Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Richard B. Hathaway
Dr. Jerry Hamelink
Dr. Bade Shrestha
Masters Thesis-Open Access
Non-Conventional Internal Combustion Engine (NCICE) may utilize a variety of contact surface shapes, where both sliding and rolling losses occur. This study develops techniques that allow the user to define the type of forces and the characteristics of the friction type to predict the instantaneous and over all friction work in a NCICE under user defined operating conditions. The characteristics include inertial effects, contour and surface effects, resulting contact surface changes and film thickness changes as a result of contact surface.
Thangavelu, "Methodology to Predict the Instantaneous Friction Work in Non-Conventional Internal Combustion Engines" (2004). Master's Theses. 4843.