A Study on the Effects of the Design Parameters and Sealing Mechanism of the Exhaust Gas in Engine Exhaust System

엔진 배기계의 배기가스 누설 메카니즘과 설계인자들의 영향에 관한 연구

  • 최복록 (강릉원주대학교 기계자동차공학부)
  • Received : 2010.02.26
  • Accepted : 2010.06.08
  • Published : 2010.08.31


This paper deals with the sealing mechanism of the gasket component and the effects of design parameters for the exhaust manifold. The finite element model includes hot-end exhaust system and a simplified gasket model supplied by ABAQUS software. The mechanical behaviors of bead and body of a gasket are measured after several times of cyclic loads by gasket supplier. From the finite element analysis due to the cyclic thermal loads, the flange of exhaust manifold shows thermal expansion and contraction in longitudinal direction as well as convex and concave deformations with respect to the engine cylinder head. And, the contact pressures of the gasket beads suddenly changes by normal deformation of inlet flanges. Therefore, the magnitudes of contact pressures could be used to determine the sealing characteristics of the exhaust gas in the exhaust system. The distributions of contact pressures in gasket bead lines shows a good agreement with the engine test results.


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