CAE Approach for Multi-Layer-Steel Cylinder Head Gaskets - Part 2 2003-01-0483
Today, Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) is standard in the up-front gasket development. As presented three years ago, it helps to reduce the development cycle and at the same time the development costs. With the success in using this approach, we received new requirements from the customer requesting for more and better details so that the project can be completed within the same time frame. The theoretical advancement and the drastic changes in the computer hardware technology along with lower costs aided in fine tuning our previously developed approach and adding new features.
So we upgraded our specialized Proteus® software for the element study and extended it into the multi-layer 2D case. Further, more we detailed and improved the simplified 3D-model module as well as the whole bank 3D-model. A very important addition is the flow/thermal analysis to create the thermal map with our models. Because the approach as a whole is an integrated, one we will explain our meshing approaches as well as how we connect the modules with each other.