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Cracking and distortion of water jackets in engine blocks

Ighaniyan, Sina. 2008, Cracking and distortion of water jackets in engine blocks, M.Eng. thesis, School of Engineering, Deakin University.


Title Cracking and distortion of water jackets in engine blocks
Author Ighaniyan, Sina.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Science and Technology
Degree name M.Eng.
Date submitted 2008
Keyword(s) Metal castings
Internal combustion engines - Cooling
Automobiles - Motors - Cooling
Taguchi methods (Quality control)
Summary This thesis investigated the cracking and distortion of water jackets in engine blocks. The Taguchi method was utilized to improve production process and in doing so, reducing the scrap of water jacket cores by over 60%. Further, by altering core material and pouring temperature, casting distortion was improved.
Notes Degree conferred 2009.
Language eng
Description of original iii, 188 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 671.252
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30027425

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