Bank angle of a V-type 12-cylinder engine

Citation
N. Ito et al., Bank angle of a V-type 12-cylinder engine, JSME C, 44(3), 2001, pp. 643-649
Citations number
6
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Mechanical Engineering
Journal title
JSME INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL SERIES C-MECHANICAL SYSTEMS MACHINE ELEMENTS AND MANUFACTURING
ISSN journal
1344-7653 → ACNP
Volume
44
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
643 - 649
Database
ISI
SICI code
1344-7653(200109)44:3<643:BAOAV1>2.0.ZU;2-S
Abstract
As the automobile engine advances towards higher performance and higher pow er, the increase in displacement and the number of cylinders in the engine has led to larger engines. As a result, the need for rigidity countermeasur es and reductions in size and weight have brought about the switch from in- line type engines to V-type engines. Currently, most of the V-type automobi le engines produced have six or eight cylinders, and some large passenger c ars produced in Europe and America have V-type engines with 10 or 12 cylind ers. The bank angles of engines in these passenger are almost fixed based o n the cylinder number. Therefore, the form of the V-type engine is limited according to the number of cylinders. The present study examines the bank a ngle of a V-12 engine by performing a detailed analysis of the relationship between the cylinder arrangement and the exciting moment. The goal of the present study is to find a bank angle that has as of yet not been applied t o the V-type engine so that the layouts of the absorption and exhaust syste ms, as well as the attached apparatuses, can be reconfigured.