Effect of Hippe (M40) Biodiesel on Tribological Property of IC Engine New Components
Dr. Venkata Sundar Rao K, Dr. Shreeprakash B
Diesel, Hippe oil, Surface roughness.
The internal combustion engine is a heat engine that converts chemical energy into mechanical energy, usually made available on a rotating output shaft. The chemical energy of the fuel is first converted to thermal energy by means of combustion or oxidation with air inside the engine. This thermal energy raises the temperature and pressure of the gases within the engine, and the high-pressure gas then expands against the mechanical mechanisms of the engine. This expansion is converted by the mechanical linkages of the engine to a rotating crankshaft, which is the output of the engine. The crankshaft, in turn, is connected to a transmission and/or power train to transmit the rotating mechanical energy to the desired final use. In the present study, the surface roughness of the IC Engine components has been recorded for diesel and blend of 60% Diesel + 40% Hippe oil. The use of the blend of 60% Diesel + 40% Hippe oil has better tribological properties of the IC Engine components as compared to the diesel as a fuel.