Manifold is a propeller of motor that can be classified into two types of inlet and outlet manifolds or manifolds of air and smoke. The duty of the manifold is to direct the smoke and emit the hot smoke from the combustion of the fuel, while the air manifold is responsible for directing the mixture of air and fuel into the combustion chamber. Although the tasks are simple, but there is a lot of subtlety and delicacy in performing these tasks.
The design of the manifold in internal combustion engines has always been the interest of the researchers and designers of these engines. As more than a century has passed since the invention of the first prototype of these engines, we still have a lot of research in this field, for instance the design and optimization of the manifold. The manifold in the internal combustion engine plays the role of the respiratory system of the engine, and its proper design results in an increase in engine efficiency, power, torque, and also it effects on fuel consumption and pollutant production. Considering that the volumetric efficiency of a four-stroke engine, as well as how the torque curve changes out of the engine, is directly related to the manifold design. The mixture of the fuel and air in the engine and also the homogeneous distribution of the mixture in the combustion chamber is directly dependent on the shape and dimensions, so the design of the manifold and knowing how to change the velocity and pressure is so important.
TITLE: 3D CFD SIMULATION OF FLOW IN MANIFOLD
SOFTWARE: ANSYS FLUENT
PROJECT TYPE: MECHANICAL , SINGLE PHASE
TIME: 2 WEEKS