Parametric Study of Torsional Damper on Crankshaft Life Assessment of an IC Engine

Document Type : Original Research Article


1 Assistant Professor, Ph. D Aerospace Research Institute, Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, Tehran, Iran

2 Ph. D,Fatigue and Fracture lab, Center of Excellence in Experimental Solid Mechanic and Dynamics, School of Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran


Torsional vibration (TV) is one of the major issues and very important calculation for the safe running of internal combustion engines, specifically crankshaft. The properties of parts connected to the crankshaft have significant effect on vibration of the system as well as the crankshaft life. Initial selection of this part is usually specified based on engine designer experience and also the torsional vibration calculation of the crank train. In this paper, the focus is to find optimum tuned mass to connect to the crankshaft from the damper side using CAE tools. It is a mounting disk at the free end of the crankshaft named tuned mass. Therefore, the effect of tuned mass inertia on design criteria, especially crankshaft life, was investigated. The results show high sensitivity of high cycle fatigue safety factor of crankshaft to tuned mass. Therefore, adding a suitable tuned mass to the system can increase the crankshaft life, when needed. The results were presented in the paper in detail


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