Design and development of Plastic cylinder head cover with Integrated CCV in place of Aluminum Cylinder head cover . 2020-28-0468
In Current landscape, automotive makers are targeting light weighting and Cost reduction as key areas to improve Energy efficiency and Total cost of ownership respectively. One such area which is becoming increasing popular is use of Thermoplastic in various Engine application.
In presented approach, Cylinder head cover for Light duty Diesel engine has been converted from Aluminum to Thermoplastic, additionally Close crankcase ventilation system is integrated in Cover. Further, a novel sealing system is designed to take care of sealing performance issues possibly caused by design of cover.
Finally developed components were verified and validated at Vehicle as well as Test bed level for its Durability and reliability. Newly integrated CCV system has also verified for its function. At the end Test results were compared and further actions proposed.