Thermal Analysis of a Gasket — Lesson 4

In an automobile engine assembly, the cylinder and head are very important components. Another crucial part is the sealing gasket placed between the cylinder and cylinder head. While the engine is running, the cylinder experiences very hot temperatures due to combustion within. In this lesson, we will study the temperature distribution within the cylinder, cylinder head, and gasket. The cylinder is subjected to hot gases from within while the outer surfaces are at ambient temperature. What do you think the temperature distribution will look like? Let’s try to find out through this example.

Simulation Files

Download the zip file and extract the contents. Go through the Readme file. Follow along with the provided How To Video file. The student version of Ansys simulation software can be downloaded here.