MTZ industrial

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 54–60 | Cite as

The potential of extremely high cylinder pressures in Diesel engines, Part 2

  • Simon Schneider
  • Georg Wachtmeister
Research Cylinder Pressures

The “Zylinderspitzendrücke” Peak Cylinder Pressures research project, initiated by the German research body Forschungsvereinigung Verbrennungskraftmaschinen e. V. (FVV), was conducted by the Marine Engineering Section of Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) and the Munich University of Technology (TUM) to investigate the impact of extreme cylinder pressures on the combustion process and thermal and mechanical stresses on a medium speed diesel engine [1]. The first part of the findings describing thermodynamic aspects was reported in MTZindustrial 2/2012 [2] by the TUHH. This second part covers aspects of engine mechanics, thermal loading and finite element analysis (FEA) carried out by the TUM.

1 Project Objectives Mechanics Work Package

Within the project “Peak Cylinder Pressures”, the Munich University of Technology (TUM) work packages covered two main tasks:

First, the design and the layout of the test engine was to be optimised by simulation to develop a concept for a combustion...


Finite Element Analysis Combustion Chamber Cylinder Head High Cycle Fatigue Engine Load 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon Schneider
    • 1
  • Georg Wachtmeister
    • 2
  1. 1.Mahle International GmbHStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Technische Universität München (TUM)Germany

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