There’s a rule of thumb when it comes to engine performance: Friction creates wear, and wear causes performance to fall and reduces the engine’s lifetime. When it comes to processes inside an engine, anything that generates friction is the natural enemy of our engineers. Flow modelling simulation is performed to make sure that the engine compartment in a STIHL tool is perfectly lubricated and component friction levels are kept as low as possible. This process allows our engineers to see how the fuel mix is distributed in the engine compartment and how it behaves.
The engineers use 3D modelling data for our engines from the construction process. The rest of the task is a relatively complex combination of mathematical and physical formulae, which are used to calculate fluid movement in the engine compartment. This allows flow modelling engineers and design engineers to work together in optimising engine components to ensure that the lubricant is always exactly where it is required. After all, only a perfectly lubricated engine means that you will be able to enjoy your STIHL tool over the long term.