Testing of the Engine Block
Combustion engines consist of the three main components: the engine block (cylinder housing), crankshaft drive, and timing assembly. The cylinder block can be made up of just one unit or individual cylinders. It consists of one or several castings, in which cast iron, or increasingly also lightweight metal, for example, aluminum or light metal alloys of aluminum/magnesium are used. The cylinder block is subject to many loads, such as moments of inertia, torque, or forces from the transmission of the gas forces from the cylinder head to the crankshaft bearings.