Detection of excessive diesel engine piston slap using acoustic emission signals

Lowe, David, Wu, Weiliang, & Tan, Andy C. C. (2015) Detection of excessive diesel engine piston slap using acoustic emission signals. In Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM 2012) [Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering], Springer, Daejeon, South Korea, pp. 417-429.

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This paper presents a study whereby a series of tests was undertaken using a naturally aspirated 4 cylinder, 2.216 litre, Perkins Diesel engine fitted with a piston having an undersized skirt. This experimental simulation resulted in engine running conditions that included abnormally high levels of piston slap occurring in one of the cylinders. The detectability of the resultant Diesel engine piston slap was investigated using acoustic emission signals. Data corresponding to both normal and piston slap engine running conditions was captured using acoustic emission transducers along with both; in-cylinder pressure and top-dead centre reference signals. Using these signals it was possible to demonstrate that the increased piston slap running conditions were distinguishable by monitoring the piston slap events occurring near the piston mid-stroke positions. However, when monitoring the piston slap events occurring near the TDC/BDC piston stroke positions, the normal and excessive piston slap engine running condition were not clearly distinguishable.

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ID Code: 60020
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: piston slap, acousic emission, diesel engine, condition monitoring
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-06966-1_38
ISBN: 978-3-319-02461-5
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified (091399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Please consult the authors
Deposited On: 19 May 2013 23:49
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017 14:01

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