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Implementation of the Infrared Thermography for Thermo-Mechanical Analysis of the AlSi Cast Piston

Anwendung der Infrarot-Thermografie bei der thermomechanischen Analyse eines aus AlSi gegossenen Kolbens
S. Manasijevic , R. Radisa , S. Markovic , K. Raic and Z. Acimovic-Pavlovic
From the journal Practical Metallography


In this paper, the possibility of implementation of the infrared thermography as a technical systems’ diagnostic method is investigated. The infrared thermography as a contemporary method was used for visualization of the working conditions in the piston of an automotive engine as well as for analyzing of the thermal changes the piston sustained under exploitation. The obtained results were used to define the properties of the alloy used for production of the piston for a highly loaded diesel engine. In such way, the problems caused by erroneous choice of the material could be avoided.


In dieser Veröffentlichung wird die Möglichkeit untersucht, die Infrarot-Thermografie als Diagnoseverfahren für technische Anlagen anzuwenden. Die Infrarot-Thermografie als heutiges Verfahren wurde zum Sichtbarmachen der Arbeitsbedingungen im Kolben eines Kraftfahrzeugmotors sowie zur Analyse der thermischen Veränderungen angewandt, die der Kolben während seiner Nutzung erfuhr. Die Ergebnisse, die man erhielt, wurden angewandt, um die Eigenschaften der Legierung zu definieren, die zur Herstellung des Kolbens für einen stark belasteten Dieselmotor verwendet wurde. Auf eine solche Weise konnten die Probleme, die durch eine falsche Wahl des Materials verursacht werden, vermieden werden.

Srecko Manasijevic,

Sreńcko Manasijevińc, dipl. ing. met. Born in 1974, Dukat-Serbia. In 2001 graduated from the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade. In 2006 completed his post-graduation studies, and in the same year applied for doctor dissertation. Fellowship holder of resources assigned by the Ministry of Science, Republic of Serbia. For several years working experience in the field of research and development, technical sector of the Factory of Cylinder Assemblies, Concern Petar Drapšin-Mladenovc. Head of Technology and Development sector in LIVAR group. Currently engaged in project financed by the Ministry of Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia.

M. Sc. Radomir Radiša Born in 1960, Knin, Croatia. University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Work experience, LOLA Institute, research, development and application of CAE technologies, including construction optimization, simulation of casting process, stress and strain analysis by using I-deas NX and MAGMASOFT® software.


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Received: 2008-10-21
Accepted: 2009-6-17
Published Online: 2013-05-09
Published in Print: 2009-11-01

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