Production of Single Cylinder Engine Components Through High Pressure Die Casting in Sedi Enugu

  • E. I. Nwonye
  • C. E. Ilochonwu
  • C. O. Nwajagu
Part of the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series book series (MMMS)

Abstract

This research work investigated the casting method employed in the production of aluminium based alloy components of a single cylinder engine in SEDI Enugu. A discussion of the casting processes, especially the die casting process used in the production of single cylinder engine components was carried out.

In addition, considerations that lead to the selection of die casting for the project, the main structure and working principles of die casting machine were explained. Besides, this paper treated mould design and mould materials requirement. In conclusion, the alloy analysis of aluminum alloys such as; aluminum-magnesium alloy, aluminum-silicon alloy, aluminum-zinc alloy was discussed. Although all the tests have not been carried out on the components to ascertain their strength and durability, but a functional test has been carried out by test running the component coupled to an engine.

Key words

Casting1 Aluminium Alloy2 Engine components3 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. I. Nwonye
    • 1
  • C. E. Ilochonwu
    • 1
  • C. O. Nwajagu
    • 1
  1. 1.Scientific Equipment Development Institute, (SEDI-E)EnuguNigeria

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