Wear mechanism study of exhaust valve system in modern heavy duty combustion engines
2011 (English)In: Wear, ISSN 0043-1648, E-ISSN 1873-2577, Vol. 271, no 9-10, 2477-2484 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The increasing demands from environmental legislations are changing the conditions that the valve system is exposed to in heavy duty engines. Increased pressures, higher temperatures and lower amounts of soot which can build up a protective film are some of the increasing challenges which the system has to endure.
Three pairs of valves and valve seat inserts with the same material and design properties but with different service condition have been analyzed with a variety of analytical instruments to gain information of how the wear occurs.
The wear mechanisms found were a combination of oxidation, where many different oxides were found, adhesive wear, which was seen both in form of material transfer and flow lines. On top of Sample Mild and Hard there were tribo films of thickness varying from 1 to 5 mu m consisting of Ca, O, P, S and Zn. The film has in all cases protected the underlying surface from wear but in some cases seems to have a corrosive impact instead.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 271, no 9-10, 2477-2484 p.
Exhaust valve system, Wear, Oxidative, Corrosive, Adhesive
Engineering and Technology
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Materials Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-162392DOI: 10.1016/j.wear.2010.11.039ISI: 000294590200162OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-162392DiVA: diva2:460439