Evaluation of a Low Friction - High Efficiency Roller Bearing Engine

This Low Friction (High Efficiency Roller Bearing) Engine (LFE) report presents the work done by The Timken Company to conduct a technology demonstration of the benefits of replacing hydrodynamic bearings with roller bearings in the crankshaft and camshaft assemblies of an internal combustion engine for the purpose of collecting data sufficient to prove merit. The engines in the present study have been more extensively converted to roller bearings than any previous studies (40 needle roller bearings per engine) to gain understanding of the full potential of application of bearing technology. The project plan called for comparative testing of a production vehicle which was already respected for having demonstrated low engine friction levels with a rollerized version of that engine. Testing was to include industry standard tests for friction, emissions and fuel efficiency conducted on instrumented dynamometers. Additional tests for fuel efficiency, cold start resistance and other measures of performance were to be made in the actual vehicle.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Pagination: 57p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01142476
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DE-FG36-05GO85046
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 2009 4:41PM