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Fiber MMC connecting rod: Design, fabrication and qualification

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Abstract

Metal Matrix Composites (MMC) with lightweight matrices such as aluminum casting reinforced with carbon fibers or alumina fibers are innovative materials which show a great potential for applications in the aereospace and automative industries. This joint project focusses attention on the reciprocating engine connecting rod, which is one of the most stressed components in an engine, in order to reduce the high inertial forces generated by the moving parts. A simulation study was started to predict the structural behaviour of connecting rod by finite element models. Proto-typical connecting rods were fabricated by pressure aided infiltration technique. In the second part of the work, the final three-dimensional geometry of the component will be optimized by iterative interaction between numerical simulation and fabrication processes. Tests under simulated and real operating conditions will qualify the final proto-typical connecting rod.
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1992
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
ETDE-IT-93-31; CONF-9206335-2
Reference Number:
SCA: 330603; 360603; 360601; PA: ITA-93:000078; SN: 93000925441
Resource Relation:
Conference: International symposium on automotive technology and automation,Florence (Italy),1-5 Jun 1992; Other Information: PBD: 1992
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; RODS; MATRIX MATERIALS; STRESS ANALYSIS; AAPS; PISTONS; CARBON FIBERS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; DESIGN; FINITE ELEMENT METHOD; FABRICATION; 330603; 360603; 360601; ENGINE SYSTEM; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; PREPARATION AND MANUFACTURE
OSTI ID:
10118548
Research Organizations:
ENEA, Bologna (Italy). Centro Ricerche Energia `E. Clementel` - Area Energia e Innovazione
Country of Origin:
Italy
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE93758927; TRN: 93:000078
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only)
Submitting Site:
ITA
Size:
9 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

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Citation Formats

Sangiorgi, S, Zucchini, A, and Orsi, R. Fiber MMC connecting rod: Design, fabrication and qualification. Italy: N. p., 1992. Web.
Sangiorgi, S, Zucchini, A, & Orsi, R. Fiber MMC connecting rod: Design, fabrication and qualification. Italy.
Sangiorgi, S, Zucchini, A, and Orsi, R. 1992. "Fiber MMC connecting rod: Design, fabrication and qualification." Italy.
@misc{etde_10118548,
title = {Fiber MMC connecting rod: Design, fabrication and qualification}
author = {Sangiorgi, S, Zucchini, A, and Orsi, R}
abstractNote = {Metal Matrix Composites (MMC) with lightweight matrices such as aluminum casting reinforced with carbon fibers or alumina fibers are innovative materials which show a great potential for applications in the aereospace and automative industries. This joint project focusses attention on the reciprocating engine connecting rod, which is one of the most stressed components in an engine, in order to reduce the high inertial forces generated by the moving parts. A simulation study was started to predict the structural behaviour of connecting rod by finite element models. Proto-typical connecting rods were fabricated by pressure aided infiltration technique. In the second part of the work, the final three-dimensional geometry of the component will be optimized by iterative interaction between numerical simulation and fabrication processes. Tests under simulated and real operating conditions will qualify the final proto-typical connecting rod.}
place = {Italy}
year = {1992}
month = {Dec}
}