Engine performance depends on various parameters such as types of material used for making engine, numbers of fins, type of fins, thickness of fins and fins shape which escort thermal effect on it. The 3D modeling of engine with different shape, number of fin done on Solidworks and the analysis performed on the ANSYS steady state. In this research we wants to improve engine performance by changing its fins into interrupted curved fins having rectangular slots with variable slot sizes. Presently material used for manufacturing cylinder fin body is Aluminum Alloy A204 which has thermal conductivity of 150W/mk. In this paper we replace aluminium Alloy A204 with Aluminium Alloy 2014, Aluminium Alloy 6061 and aluminium alloy C443. In this study, result shows that 75mm slotted fins made up of Aluminium 2014 material having maximum heat flux and minimum fin surface temperature of IC engine.
IC engine, slotted fin, interrupted wavy fins, thermal analysis, material
Sachin Kumar Gupta; Harishchandra Thakur; Divyank Dubey, Thermal Analysis of Variable Size of Rectangular Slotted Curve Fins, HCTL Open International Journal of Technology Innovations and Research (IJTIR), Volume 14, April 2015, eISSN: 2321-1814, ISBN (Print): 978-1-62951-946-3.