Analysis of Exhaust Manifold using Computational Fluid Dynamics
Marupilla Akhil Teja*, Katari Ayyappa, Sunny Katam and Panga Anusha
SIR C R Reddy College of Engineering, Andhra University, Vizag, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Teja AM
SIR C R Reddy College of Engineering
Andhra University, Vizag, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: July 07, 2016; Accepted date: July 17, 2016; Published date: July 28, 2016
Citation: Teja MA, Ayyappa K, Katam S, Anusha P (2016) Analysis of Exhaust Manifold using Computational Fluid Dynamics. Fluid Mech Open Acc 3:129
Copyright: © 2016 Teja MA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Overall engine performance of an engine can be obtained from the proper design of engine exhaust systems. With regard to stringent emission legislation in the automotive sector, there is a need design and develop suitable combustion chambers, inlet, and outlet manifold. Exhaust manifold is one of the important components which affect the engine performance. Flow through an exhaust manifold is time dependent with respect to crank angle position. In the present research work, numerical study on four-cylinder petrol engine with two exhaust manifold running at constant speed of 2800 rpm was studied. Flow through an exhaust manifold is dependent on the time since crank angle positions vary with respect to time. Unsteady state simulation can predict how an intake manifold work under real conditions. The boundary conditions are no longer constant but vary with time. The main objectives that to be studied in this work is: • To prepare the cad model in the CATIA software by using the actual parametric dimensions. • To prepare finite element model in the Computer aided analysis software by specifying the approximate element size for meshing. • To find and calculate the actual theoretical values for the input boundary conditions. • To study the flow patterns generated due to the flow of the exhaust gases from the manifold. • To study the velocity and pressure distribution in ports at maximum flow rate. • To study the static pressure drop, total pressure drop, and energy loss in the flow pattern generated in the exhaust manifold.