Stress and Deformation Modeling of Multiple Rotary Combustion Engine Trochoid Housings 860614
This paper documents the development of the capability to produce finite element models of alternate trochoid housing configurations. The effort needed to produce these models is greatly reduced by the use of a newly developed specialized finite element preprocessor which is described. The results of static stress comparisons conducted on a Mazda trochoid housing are presented. Planned future development of this modeling capability to operational situations is also presented.
Citation: Lychuk, W., Bradley, S., Vilmann, C., Passerello, C. et al., "Stress and Deformation Modeling of Multiple Rotary Combustion Engine Trochoid Housings," SAE Technical Paper 860614, 1986, https://doi.org/10.4271/860614. Download Citation
W. M. Lychuk, S. A. Bradley, C. R. Vilmann, C. E. Passerello, Chi-Ming Lee
Michigan Technological Univ. Houghton, MI, N.A.S.A., Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH