Analysis of tribological aspects during operation and repair of internal combustion engine valve mechanism parts


  • A.A. Vychavka Khmelnytskyi National University
  • O.V. Dykha Khmelnytskyi National University
  • M.V. Hetman Khmelnytskyi National University



internal combustion engine, valve, guide, damage, restoration, wear resistance, modeling, finite element method


The problem of researching mechanisms of wear of valve mechanism parts remains very relevant due to the need for constant improvement of the design and increase in durability of internal combustion engines. The paper provides an overview of modern research on the following issues: analysis of operating conditions and malfunctions of the valve mechanism of the internal combustion engine, research on friction and wear of valve mechanism parts, repair and restoration technologies, increasing the wear resistance of engine valves, modeling, calculations of valve mechanism parts. It is shown that an important aspect for the analysis of the wear resistance of valve mechanism parts is the operating conditions and the nature of damage to the surfaces of the friction pair parts. The existing hypotheses about the mechanisms of friction, lubrication and wear of valve mechanism parts are considered, the designs of test stands are given, and the results of tribological tests are analyzed. It is substantiated that the technological methods of surface engineering are becoming an increasingly viable alternative to structural changes to improve the performance of valve mechanism parts. An overview of calculation methods for assessing the stress and thermal state of valve mechanism parts of internal combustion engines is provided.


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How to Cite

Vychavka, A., Dykha, O., & Hetman, M. (2024). Analysis of tribological aspects during operation and repair of internal combustion engine valve mechanism parts. Problems of Tribology, 29(2/112), 37–49.