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Title: The detection of adhesive wear on cylinder liners for slow speed diesel engine through tribology, temperature, eddy current and acoustic emission measurement and analysis
Author: Alam, Akm Khorshed
ISNI:       0000 0004 5356 7561
Awarding Body: University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Current Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of Award: 2014
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The research concerns the condition monitoring of cylinder liner of large bore diesel engines using various methodologies to identify the onset of scuffing. The reasons of scuffing, improved designs and operational processes to prevent its occurrence were discussed. The research focused on modeling the normal condition of the cylinder liner with sufficient lubrication and detecting the precursor of scuffing by reducing the lubrication. The four detection systems used on the test facilities and field tests of the cylinder liners used tribology, temperature sensor, eddy current sensor and acoustic emission sensor. Experimental assessment of eddy current sensor was conducted for insufficient lubricating oil conditions for different cylinder liner wall pressures using a specially designed test facility. Field tests of temperature sensor and eddy current sensor were carried out on a 800mm bore worn cylinder liner of a container ship in service. Field test of acoustic emission sensor was carried out on a high speed automobile engine. Scuffing detection by temperature sensing should be considered as the last safety barrier, as it registers the after effect of scuffing and solely depends on the localized condition and the material’s thermal status. Mounting eddy current sensors are considered intrusive. Four sensors per cylinder are needed, which are prone to damage by the rings when the liner wears out. Additionally, the sensors measure only small section of the rings and their lubrication condition. Acoustic emission analysis effectively detects onset of scuffing on the cylinder liners and the rings. Initial findings from the lab and the field test on a four stroke engine confirmed this. However, more field tests under various loading condition on a slow speed engine is needed to understand the various event alignment and the non-routine detection, such as scuffing. They can be coupled with thermocouples to serve as a secondary protection.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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