Advanced science.  Applied technology.


Cylinder Head for an Engine


A cylinder head for an engine is provided comprising a monolithic structure forming an upper deck, a fire deck, at least one coolant jacket and a cavity to accommodate a fuel injector or an ignitor therein, the cavity defined by a wall connecting the fire deck with the upper deck. The wall connecting the fire deck with the upper deck, as well as other features of the cylinder head, are preferably arranged to support the fire deck against a deflection thereof by transmitting a mechanical load introduced on a flame face of the fire deck to the upper deck. A method of increasing the stiffness of the cylinder head is also provided.

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Marc C. Megel; Mark A. Tussing; Barry E. Westmoreland; Douglas A. McKee; Riccardo Meldolesi; Gareth Roberts