W16 Bugatti Engine
W16 Bugatti Engine
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The Bugatti W16 engine is basically two V8's that are both angled to attach to the same crankshaft: giving it its unique "W" formation of pistons. I modeled all of the pistons and the crankshaft and then added in joints to show how all the pieces work and move together to create this amazing piece of machinery. This is a project that I did for my design Technology class and was modeled and rendered entirely in Fusion 360.
My design process:
I first began studying and researching the W16 engine and how it works relative the more common and simpler types of engines.
I began the modeling process on Fusion: first beginning the piston head, oil rings, connecting arm, etc.
Before moving on to the crankshaft I needed to study how exactly the 16 pistons are positioned relative to each other and the crankshaft in the way that allows them to move cleanly and efficiently. This was definitely one of the most mathamtically difficult processes I have ever gone through. I could not find very much info. regarding the the angle calculations for the positioning of the pistons and had to go through a lot of trial and error.
After succesfully solving the mathematical dilemma, I modeled the entire crankshaft, duplicated my piston 16 times, and finally moved each piston into its carefully calculated position along the crankshaft.
In the final stage of my project, I completed the tedious task of adding in the hundreds of joints needed for my model to fully function and rendered it.
I hope you found my model and my brief design process interesting or helpful.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org