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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Internal Combustion Engines

A Characteristic Parameter to Estimate the Optimum Counterweight Mass of Symmetric In-Line Engines

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R. Stanley

Mechanical Engineering Department, Kettering University, 1700 W. Third Street, Flint, MI 48504e-mail: rstanley@kettering.edu

D. Taraza

Wayne State University, 5050 Anthony Wayne Drive, Detroit, MI 48202e-mail: taraza@me1.eng.wayne.edu

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 126(3), 645-655 (Aug 11, 2004) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1559902 History: Received May 01, 2001; Revised March 01, 2002; Online August 11, 2004
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Four-stroke four-cylinder in-line engine and crank star
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Unbalancing forces and moments of a four-stroke four-cylinder engine
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First and second-order vector stars: 4-Cyl
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First and second-order vector stars: 6-Cyl
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Forces acting on the main bearing
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Bearing #1, four-cylinder and six-cylinder
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Bearing #2, four-cylinder
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Bearing #2, six-cylinder
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Bearing #3 (middle bearing), four-cylinder
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Bearing #4 (middle bearing), six-cylinder
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Bearing #1 average bearing force 4-Cyl and 6-Cyl
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Bearing #2, 4-Cyl maximum bearing force
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Maximum bearing force: 4-Cyl, 0% CW
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Maximum bearing force: 6-Cyl, 0% CW
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Maximum bearing force: 4-Cyl, 100% CW
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Maximum bearing force: 6-Cyl, 100% CW
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Maximum bearing force parameter

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