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Static Structural and Thermal Analysis of Aluminum Alloy Piston for Design Optimization Using FEA

Author(s):

Kashyap Vyas , L.J.I.E.T; Milan Pandya, L.J.I.E.T

Keywords:

Thermal Analysis , Aluminum Alloy Piston , ANSYS.

Abstract

This paper describes the structural and thermal analysis study conducted on Aluminum alloy piston using Finite Element Method in ANSYS. The design of the piston is developed through analytical approach, considering the operating gas pressure, temperature and material properties. The results obtained through structural and thermal analysis is used to predict the stress and temperature distribution across the piston geometry respectively. Based on the stress and temperature values obtained, the piston dimensions are optimized sequentially by first reducing the thickness of the piston barrel at open end and later by providing equal slots inside the open end piston barrel. The optimized piston geometry is further analyzed considering the structural and thermal aspects to ensure that the design is well within the permissible stress and temperature ranges.

Other Details

Paper ID: IJSRDV2I3354
Published in: Volume : 2, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2014
Page(s): 671-675

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