Structural Simulation and Optimization of Diesel Engine Piston Material using ANSYS
Rakshith M1, Sunil K2, Prashant S. Hatti3

1Rakshith M*, Mechanical Engineering Department, Cambridge Institute of Technology-North Campus, Bengaluru, India.
2Sunil K,  Department, Futuretech Engineering Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru, India.
3Prashant S. Hatti, Mechanical Engineering Department, CMR Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, India. 

Manuscript received on November 15, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 20 November, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 10, 2019. | PP: 2159-2162 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December 2019. | Retrieval Number: B8037129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B8037.129219
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Abstract: During the combustion of fuel in diesel engine, high temperature and pressure will be created as engine runs at high speed and loads. This results in development of high thermal and structural stresses in the piston and if these stresses exceed the design value, failure of piston may take place. To avoid these failures, intensity of stresses should be avoided. In this work an attempt is made to reduce the intensity of stresses by replacing conventional aluminum alloy material of piston with aluminum silicon carbide composite by commercial analysis software package ANSYS. 
Keywords: Diesel Engine Piston, Aluminium alloy, Aluminium Silicon Carbide Composite, Structural Cnalysis, ANSYS14, Material optimization.
Scope of the Article: Materials Engineering