Lubrication System

Lubrication System:

Simerics-MP+ is used to simulate the complete lubrication system of a 16 cylinder engine. Start form pickup tube, this model includes a gear pump, a pressure regulator valve, an oil cooler, an oil filter, 9 main bearings, 16 conrod bearings, 16 piston pins, 7 camshaft bearing, 32 valve lifters, 16 piston cooling jets, and other components. Simulation results match very well with experiment data. (Testimonial)


More details can be found in the following paper:

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  • Automated meshing of the geometry
  • Superior speed enables more accurate transient simulations
  • Superior treatment of rotating-stationary interfaces
  • Can include complex features and tight clearances
  • Ease-of-use

Design Issues/Benefits:

  • Predict performance to within 5 %
  • Optimize the mixing%
  • Determine the effects of aeration and cavitation
  • Analyze and reduce damage
  • Determine the required Net Positive Suction Head (NPSHr)
  • Predict loads
  • Reduce pressure ripple and noise