ABAQUS gasket elements are an efficient and flexible tool to study gasket applications. Nevertheless the usage of the ABAQUS gasket elements is not limited to gasket analysis,but it provides an effective improvement in structural analysis. The results point out that both the predicted contact pressure and the predicted stress distribution depend on the meshtopology. Several combinations of mesh dimension and topology are investigated. The purpose is the definition of a calculation methodology and the demonstration of theapplication potentiality. Complex models analysis highlights that the set methodology constitutes a very effective tool for the design and optimization of gasket, cylinder head andcylinder block. At last a particular case is studied and a structural improvement to resolve the problem of the low seal was obtained by FEM; the modifications were introduced in thelayout and the test on the modified component confirmed the calculation previsions. The qualitative and quantitative indications provided by the calculation are confirmed by theexperimental results, whether in condition of cold assembly (color film paper approach) or in condition of hot working (test to motor bench).
|Numero di pagine||6|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2006|
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