Shape optimization of valve geometry with contact analysis

A. D. Belegundu, T. R. Chandrupatla

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The contact pressure between a poppet valve and its seat is an important consideration for valve performance. The geometry of the contacting surfaces is optimized to achieve maximum uniformity in the contact stress distribution. A general contact algorithm is developed. The poppet is modeled using axisymmetric finite elements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-78
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD
StatePublished - 1990
EventWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Dallas, TX, USA
Duration: Nov 25 1990Nov 30 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering


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