Evaluation of Characteristics of CBN Honing Stone for Cylinder Liner Honing of Marine Diesel Engine



Jeong, Jae-Hyun;Kim, Jong-Sun;Lee, Yeon-Chang;Lee, Sung-Yul;Moon, Kyung-Man;Kim, Yun-Hae

  • 투고 : 2012.10.02
  • 심사 : 2012.11.30
  • 발행 : 2012.11.30


The cylinder liner of a low speed engine is one of the most important parts of the marine diesel engines used in merchant ships. However, a sufficient degree of precision in the manufacturing method for these cylinder liners has never existed. Conventional honing stones have always been used for machining large marine cylinder liners. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a honing process that optimizes the honing characteristics. In this study, a CBN honing stone was manufactured to improve the honing performance for a cylinder liner and shorten the processing time, and machining experiments on a practical cylinder liner were carried out. Then, a comparison was made between the CBN honing and honing with a conventional GC stone using parameters such as the honing time, machining quantity, and honing cost. As a result, for a #60 CBN stone, the machining amount was significantly improved compared to the conventional one by about $1.1{\mu}m$/min, and in respect to the machining cost, a reduction of about 57% was achieved. However, an improvement in the process with a #800 CBN stone could not be expected because it did not show a significant difference compared to the case of the existing stone. From the above results, if the liner were honed using a CBN honing stone, the rough machining and intermediate processing during an early stage of the honing process were excellent compared to the conventional one. However, we could not find a significant difference in the case of finish honing.


Cylinder liner;Marine diesel engine;Honing;CBN honing stone;Finish honing


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