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Polymers 2016, 8(9), 312; doi:10.3390/polym8090312

Performance Analysis of a Fiber Reinforced Plastic Oil Cooler Cover Considering the Anisotropic Behavior of the Fiber Reinforced PA66

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State Key Laboratory of Engines, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University Renai College, Tianjin 301636, China
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Received: 30 June 2016 / Revised: 6 August 2016 / Accepted: 9 August 2016 / Published: 1 September 2016

Abstract

In this paper, a simulation method based on an orthogonal anisotropic material is proposed. A numerical example using a simple plate is presented to show the difference in the static performance between the orthogonal anisotropic and the isotropic models. Comparing with the tested modal data of a diesel engine oil cooler cover made by glass fiber reinforced polyamide 66 (PA66), the proposed simulation method was confirmed to be much closer to reality than the general isotropic model. After that, a comprehensive performance comparison between the plastic oil cooler covers with the orthogonal anisotropic and the isotropic fiber orientations was carried out including a static deformation and stress analysis under a pressure-temperature coupled load, a forced response analysis, and an acoustic analysis under real operating conditions. The results show that the stress, the deformation, the peak vibration velocity, and the overall sound power level of the orthogonal anisotropic model are different from that obtained with the isotropic model. More importantly, the proposed method can provide a much more detailed frequency content compared to the isotropic model. View Full-Text
Keywords: orthogonal anisotropic; glass fiber reinforced PA66; diesel engine oil cooler cover; lightweight; finite element method orthogonal anisotropic; glass fiber reinforced PA66; diesel engine oil cooler cover; lightweight; finite element method
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Wang, J.; Zhang, J.; Lin, J.; Li, W.; Dai, H.; Hu, H. Performance Analysis of a Fiber Reinforced Plastic Oil Cooler Cover Considering the Anisotropic Behavior of the Fiber Reinforced PA66. Polymers 2016, 8, 312.

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