Vibrations of an Internal Combustion Engine

  • Vladimir FridmanEmail author
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The problem of forced nonlinear periodic vibrations of an internal combustion engine (ICE) is considered (Fridman et al. in Nonlinear chaotic and periodic vibrations in an internal combustion engine, pp. 403–406, [2]). The widespread design of the piston ICE involves a system of three shafts interconnected by gear wheels. These shafts are the crankshaft and two camshafts. In stationary operation mode the ICE shafts and gear wheels perform periodic torsional vibrations. The vibrations arise under the action of periodic torques that are generated by crank mechanisms. In turn, these mechanisms are driven by reciprocating motion of the pistons inside the ICE cylinders.


Internal Combustion Engine Gear Wheels Stationary Operation Mode Periodic Torque Widespread Design 
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  1. 1.
    Fridman, V., Tibbetts, D., & Piraner, I. (1997). Nonlinear chaotic and periodic vibrations in an internal combustion engine. In Proceedings First International Conference on Control of Oscillations and Chaos (Vol. 3, pp. 403–406).Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Los AngelesUSA

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