Thermal Analysis Of Engine Cylinder Fins By Varying Its Geometry And Material

Thermal Analysis Of Engine Cylinder Fins By Varying Its Geometry And Material
Authors : Mr. N. Phani Raja Rao, Mr. T. Vishnu Vardhan
Publication Date: 08-08-2013


Author(s):  Mr. N. Phani Raja Rao, Mr. T. Vishnu Vardhan

Published in:   International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology

License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Website: www.ijert.org

Volume/Issue:   Vol.2 - Issue 8 (August - 2013)

e-ISSN:   2278-0181


The Engine cylinder is one of the major automobile components, which is subjected to high temperature variations and thermal stresses. In order to cool the cylinder, fins are provided on the surface of the cylinder to increase the rate of heat transfer. By doing thermal analysis on the engine cylinder fins, it is helpful to know the heat dissipation inside the cylinder. The principle implemented in the project is to increase the heat dissipation rate by using the invisible working fluid, nothing but air. We know that, by increasing the surface area we can increase the heat dissipation rate, so designing such a large complex engine is very difficult. The main purpose of using these cooling fins is to cool the engine cylinder by air. The main aim of the project is to analyze the thermal properties by varying geometry, material and thickness of cylinder fins. Transient thermal analysis determines temperatures and other thermal quantities that vary over time. The variation of temperature distribution over time is of interest in many applications such as in cooling. The accurate thermal simulation could permit critical design parameters to be identified for improved Presently Material used for manufacturing cylinder fin body is Aluminum Alloy A204 which has thermal conductivity of 110-150W/mk. We are analyzing the cylinder fins using this material and also using Aluminum alloy 6061 and Magnesium alloy which have higher thermal conductivities.


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