High Pressure Die Casting Optimization of a Connecting Rod

A multi-objective engineering simulation study of the connecting rods manufacturing process

ABSTRACT

Connecting rods connect the pistons to the crank shaft in automotive engines and are vital components of the engine. Connecting rods are traditionally produced in ferrous metals by forging or die casting.

The Abor foundry, long time suppliers of connecting rods to the automotive industry, engaged EnginSoft to carry out a multi-objective engineering simulation study of the connecting rods manufacturing process in aluminum (EN AB46100 or AlSi11Cu2(Fe))  using the high pressure die casting method of production.

The study results were implemented to produce a lower cost connecting rod that maintains the same high-quality standards required by their customer.

<p>The finished product: a connecting rod for the automotive industry produced using optimized high pressure die casting</p>

The finished product: a connecting rod for the automotive industry produced using optimized high pressure die casting

Dive deeper

Please login or register to gain access to this contents.

Find out more:

software

Magma

Simulation and virtual optimization of casting processes

MAGMASOFT® is the comprehensive and effective optimization tool for improving metalcasting quality, optimizing process conditions and reducing production costs.

magma metal-process-simulation

Read More  

NEWSROOM

Stay connected with our news, analysis and trends from our experts

 

Read More  

MEDIA CENTER

Scroll through our Media Center to view all the videos, video-tutorials and recorded webinars

Media Center  

CASE STUDY

Tracked Vehicle

RecurDyn offers two Toolkits that are completely dedicated to tracked vehicles

In this example, a tracked bulldozer was simulated to evaluate the dynamic behavior of the vehicle on different terrains and with different obstacles. The model can also be used to calculate the loads operating on the vehicle’s structure..

recurdyn automotive mechanics multibody

Read More