IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 4, April 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Pranav Anil Shinde
This research paper aims to optimize a venturi type restrictor which is to be fitted in the intake manifold of a Formula SAE car engine. The main purpose of 20mm restrictor in intake manifold is to restrict mass flow passing to the engine thus reducing its maximum power. Objectives of this research is to optimize a venturi type design to allow maximum possible mass flow rate to the engine from 20 mm restrictor buy reducing the difference in pressure across venturi at all speeds. Analytical calculations are done based on standard results to get maximum mass flow rate and CFD tool is used to calculate minimum pressure drop across the restrictor buy varying converging and diverging angles of venturi. It can be observed from CFD results that for converging and diverging angle of 12 degrees and 6 degrees respectively minimum pressure drop can be achieved.