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Title: Design of an articulated piston for Caterpillar 3500 engines utilizing computer-aided design and analysis

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to describe the concept, design, and analysis of a two-piece articulated piston for the caterpillar 3500 diesel engine. Utilization of computer design and analysis enabled the piston to be optimized for structural capability, weight, and performance. Extensive analysis was performed on the steel upper structure. Models generated in two and three dimensions evaluated mechanical, thermal, and combined load cases. The result of this design and analysis is a piston that meets the engine's objectives and provides additional value to the engine product.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, IL (US)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5742822
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 112:3; Journal ID: ISSN 0742-4795
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; DIESEL ENGINES; PISTONS; COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN; OPTIMIZATION; PERFORMANCE TESTING; STEELS; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; TWO-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; ALLOYS; DESIGN; ENGINES; HEAT ENGINES; INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES; IRON ALLOYS; IRON BASE ALLOYS; TESTING; 330102* - Internal Combustion Engines- Diesel; 330603 - Vehicle Design Factors- Engine System

Citation Formats

Heitzman, R C. Design of an articulated piston for Caterpillar 3500 engines utilizing computer-aided design and analysis. United States: N. p., 1990. Web. doi:10.1115/1.2906492.
Heitzman, R C. Design of an articulated piston for Caterpillar 3500 engines utilizing computer-aided design and analysis. United States. doi:10.1115/1.2906492.
Heitzman, R C. Sun . "Design of an articulated piston for Caterpillar 3500 engines utilizing computer-aided design and analysis". United States. doi:10.1115/1.2906492.
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title = {Design of an articulated piston for Caterpillar 3500 engines utilizing computer-aided design and analysis},
author = {Heitzman, R C},
abstractNote = {The purpose of this paper is to describe the concept, design, and analysis of a two-piece articulated piston for the caterpillar 3500 diesel engine. Utilization of computer design and analysis enabled the piston to be optimized for structural capability, weight, and performance. Extensive analysis was performed on the steel upper structure. Models generated in two and three dimensions evaluated mechanical, thermal, and combined load cases. The result of this design and analysis is a piston that meets the engine's objectives and provides additional value to the engine product.},
doi = {10.1115/1.2906492},
journal = {Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power; (United States)},
issn = {0742-4795},
number = ,
volume = 112:3,
place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {7}
}