Benefits of using TI6AL4V alloy for connecting rod and crankshaft of a four-stroke ICE

Authors

  • Michał Hebzda Krosno State College, Rynek 1, 38-400 Krosno, Poland, Faculty of Production Engineering, Polytechnic Institute

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26408/113.04

Keywords:

Shell Eco-Marathon, Crankshaft, Connecting rod, titanium alloy, Ti6Al4V

Abstract

The article presents the process of designing a connecting rod and crankshaft made of titanium alloy Ti6Al4V in accordance with the assumed dimensions. The Engine unit will power a vehicle taking part in the Shell Eco-Marathon competition. The elements were subjected to FEM simulation for static and fatigue strength to check their trouble-free operation. The research has had positive effects, making further modification of the designed parts unnecessary. The energy needed to set in motion elements made of steel and Ti6Al4V alloy was compared, which results in a difference in fuel consumption.

References

Boyer, R., Welsch, G., Collings, E.W., 1994, Materials Properties Handbook: Titanium Alloys, ASM International.

2. Hoag, L.K., 2006, Vechicular Engine Design, SpringerWienNewYork, Wien, Austria.

3. Isermann, R., 2014, Internal Combustion Engine Modeling and Control, Springer, Darmstad, Germany.

4. SAE International, 2004, Internal Combustion Engine Handbook, Warrendale, USA.

5. Shih, R., 2011, Introduction to Finite Element Analysis Using Solid Works Simulation 2011, SDC Publications, Mission, Kansas, USA.

Remove 1. Boyer, R., Welsch, G., Collings, E.W., 1994, Materials Properties Handbook: Titanium Alloys, ASM International.

2. Hoag, L.K., 2006, Vechicular Engine Design, SpringerWienNewYork, Wien, Austria.

3. Isermann, R., 2014, Internal Combustion Engine Modeling and Control, Springer, Darmstad, Germany.

4. SAE International, 2004, Internal Combustion Engine Handbook, Warrendale, USA.

5. Shih, R., 2011, Introduction to Finite Element Analysis Using Solid Works Simulation 2011, SDC Publications, Mission, Kansas, USA.

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Published

2020-03-30

How to Cite

Hebzda, M. (2020). Benefits of using TI6AL4V alloy for connecting rod and crankshaft of a four-stroke ICE. Scientific Journal of Gdynia Maritime University, 1(113), 43–53. https://doi.org/10.26408/113.04

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