New Proposal of Piston Skirt Form using Multi Objective Optimization Method 2011-01-1079
A multi-objective optimization model using a piston behavior simulation for the prediction of NV, friction and scuffing was created. This model was used to optimize the piston skirt form, helping to enable well-balanced forms to be sought. Optimization calculations, involving extended analyses and numerous design variables, conventionally necessitate long calculation times in order to achieve adequate outcomes. Because of this, in the present project data was converted into functions in order to help enable the complex piston skirt form to be expressed using a small amount of coefficients. Using the limit values for manufacturability and the degree of contribution to the target functions, the scope of design variables was restricted, and the time necessary for the analysis was significantly reduced. This has helped to enable optimal solutions to be determined within a practical time frame. In addition, these methods were employed in expanding the functions obtained for the piston skirt form in order to search for the optimal solution in a broader sense. The results of this analysis helped to enable the proposal of a new piston skirt form that is not based on the conventional way of thinking, and that further reduces friction.