Improvement on Composite Connecting-Rod Design

  • I. Crivelli-Visconti
  • A. Langella
  • L. Nele
  • G. Della valle

Abstract

The use of composite connecting rod in alternative engines offers noticeable advantages such as inertial forces reductions and high fatigue resistance.

Several studies have shown the possibility to manufacture composite connecting rods satisfying the static load resistance requirement. The past research had been carried out without limitations concerning geometry and dimensions of the conrod.

In this study the Authors use a finite element method on several models of carbo-resin conrod for a two strokes one-cylinder engine which show geometry and dimensions according to the production engine.

Several prototypes have been realized and the theoretical results have been substantially confirmed by the experimental analysis.

Keywords

Central Body Shear Stress Distribution Lamina Thickness External Loop High Fatigue Resistance 
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References

  1. 1 -.
    I. Crivelli Visconti, A. Langella and C. Fernandes “Study of a connecting rod in composite materials”, Advancing with composites, Milan 1987.Google Scholar
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    R. Kruger and H.D. Beckmann, “Gasoline engine components made of CFRP”, Elsevier Science Pubblishers, Amsterdam 1985.Google Scholar
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    R. Giovannozzi, Costruzioni di macchine, Patron ed.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Crivelli-Visconti
    • 1
  • A. Langella
    • 1
  • L. Nele
    • 1
  • G. Della valle
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NaplesNaplesItaly

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