The Proceedings of the International symposium on diagnostics and modeling of combustion in internal combustion engines
Online ISSN : 2424-2918
Session ID : A109
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Prediction Model of Mechanical Loss in Turbocharger
Satoshi Sakagami*Akane UemichiYudai YamasakiShigehiko Kaneko
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Recently, internal combustion (IC) engine systems for automobiles have been required to improve the whole efficiency in a real world. Above all, the turbocharged engine system is attracting attentions. Therefore, it is quite important to consider efficiencies of machine elements such as a turbocharger as well as those related to the combustion process. However, the methods for estimating thermal and mechanical losses of the turbocharger separately and precisely have not been established. In this research, to propose mathematical model capable of predicting mechanical loss induced in a turbocharger, we started with deriving governing equation of the friction loss by a journal bearing and a thrust bearing under operating condition and finally compared with reported data to validate the proposed method. In addition, sensitivity analysis based on the proposed model is performed to investigate the influence of individual physical factors such as rotational speed of the turbocharger, lubrication oil temperature, flow rate and the thrust force on the friction work.

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