Large Bore Connecting Rod Simulations

  • Jussi Göös
  • Anton Leppänen
  • Antti Mäntylä
  • Tero Frondelius Wärtsilä


On combustion engine a connecting rod converts the reciprocating motion of a piston to the rotating motion of a crankshaft. Simulation of a large bore connection rod has been performed in Abaqus Standard, using boundary conditions from AVL EXCITE Power Unit. By using the latest simulation technologies and the well known boundary conditions, simulated stresses correspond very well with the measured ones from a running engine. 

Göös, J., Leppänen, A., Mäntylä, A., & Frondelius, T. (2017). Large Bore Connecting Rod Simulations. Rakenteiden Mekaniikka, 50(3), 275-278.