Strength & Impact

Industrial Equipment’s

reliable predictions

By conducting an engine analysis we helped our customer predict flow conditions and component temperatures in an automotive engine.

Engine Analysis

Challenge

Predict flow conditions and component temperatures in an automotive engine

Approach

Otto cycle analysis to predict in-cylinder gas conditions vs. time
Detailed in-cylinder CFD model for surface heat transfer
CFD results were mapped to detailed thermal model and component temperatures calculated throughout cycle

Impact

Determined characteristics for spark plug operable heat range