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FEM Substructuring for the Vibrational Characterization of a Petrol Engine
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published September 9, 2019 by SAE International in United States
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In this work the vibrational behavior of a 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, petrol engine has been simulated by leveraging on a reduced modelling strategy, based on the Component Mode Synthesis (CMS), adopted to reduce the size of the full FEM model of the engine.
The FEM model of the engine, comprising all of its sub-components, has been preliminary characterized from the vibrational standpoint; subsequently, the CMS has been adopted in order to reduce the FEM model size.
Frequency Response Function (FRF) analyses have been used to identify the resonant frequencies and mode shapes of the different FEM models, and the so-obtained results have been compared showing a very good agreement.
The reduced model has been able to reproduce with a high accuracy the vibration response at the engine mounts. The adopted reduced modelling strategy turned out to be effective in lowering the computational burden, keeping, at the same time, an accurate replication of the engine vibrational behavior. Runtimes have been significantly reduced from 24 hours for the full FEM model to less than 2 hours for the reduced model.
CitationCitarella, R., Armentani, E., Giannella, V., Parente, A. et al., "FEM Substructuring for the Vibrational Characterization of a Petrol Engine," SAE Technical Paper 2019-24-0059, 2019.
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