Title: Lubricant-related development trends of European truck diesel engines

Authors: M.F. Signer

Addresses: DERECO Diesel Engine Research and Engineering Co. Ltd., Schlossgasse, CH-9320 Arbon, Switzerland

Abstract: In this paper a survey of European truck diesel engines with regard to their lubrication is given. The present situation is governed by legislation for heavy trucks, operational characteristics and by the layout of the present European heavy truck diesel engine, for instance, output, specific engine data, lubrication system and piston/liner assembly. Because of the importance of the piston/liner assembly a comparison to North American diesel engine layout is given as well. As far as they can be defined now, future trends for European diesel engines are also listed.

Keywords: diesel engine layout; Europe; North America; exhaust gas emissions; fuel economy; future trends; European diesel engines; heavy vehicles legislation; lubrication; noise emissions; truck diesel engines.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMPT.1987.036771

International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 1987 Vol.2 No.2, pp.203 - 220

Available online: 07 Nov 2010 *

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