Frictional behavior of piston rings of small utility two stroke engine under secondary motion of piston
The secondary motion of the piston head of a motorized engine is captured using two laser displacement sensors to obtain the piston motion and tilt angle. The controlled parameters of the measurement are engine speed, quantity of oil and oil-fuel mixture and its ratio. The reduction of friction force is more significant at dead center at high speed as the quantity of oil supplied increases. Changes of tilt direction of piston head occur at the inlet port. The relationship between the friction force and piston tilt angle showed weak correlation at low speed and increases with the engine speed.