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Use of CAE for Development of Plastic Intake Manifold
Published May 18, 2005 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Event: JSAE Spring Conference
The development of a plastic AIM (air intake manifold) is requested to optimize the design rapidly. However the plastic AIM often has problems such as burst, noise, and vibration. In order to solve these problems, and CAE is useful to predict the performances related to these issues and to find the best geometry. As an AIM has a complex structure it takes much time to build CAE models for predicting various characteristics. Efficient CAE modelling is an important task to reduce time to development of a plastic AIM.
This paper presents our development process for a plastic AIM using CAD/CAE, correlation to CAE prediction results, and test results.