Finite Element Analysis of Piston for Structural Assessments
Keywords:Finite Element Analysis, Piston, Structural Performance, ANSYS
This paper presents the assessment of different piston head geometry made of aluminum and magnesium alloy. ANSYS finite element analysis is used to analyze the piston under static and transient conditions. Round and flat piston head is constructed using SOLIDWORK software and the exported to ANSYS WORKBENCH. According to static analysis, it is found that flat head piston produced higher stress compared with round head piston. Similar trend is observed when transient analysis is conducted where round piston head capable to produce almost stress consistency with respect to time.