Numerical Analysis and Optimization of Engine Valves

Abdulkadir Yaşar, Ali Keskin, Kerimcan ÇELEBİ
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Application of mathematical modelling and numerical methods is a key element of optimum vehicle In this study, the effects of various materials, fillet radius and diameter of an engine valve on stress concentration error were investigated. Multiple regression analysis was employed to derive the predictive equations of the Von Mises Stress and displacement error achieved via experimental design and their results are found in ANSYS software. For this purpose, two material as cast iron and aluminum, radius condition as with radius and without radius and also diameter with 5 and 6 mm considered as control factors. Optimal control factors for the stress concentration were determined by using Taguchi technique. Minimum von mises stress and displacement were obtained by means of ANSYS software. Confirmation experiments showed that Taguchi method precisely optimized the control parameters on stress concentration.


Engine valves, Computer Aided Design, Finite Element Analysis, Taguchi method

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