Turbocharger Twin Outlet T-joint
A lightweight, cost-effective twin turbocharger outlet T-joint engineered using molded plastic, replacing the cast aluminum/thermoset rubber incumbent material. Developed by Hyundai and Hwaseung R&A Co., Ltd., for use in a Hyundai luxury sedan.
Turbocharger components offer an area of focus for vehicle lightweighting, but material choices must be capable of enduring significant physical stresses, including vibration, extreme heat and aggressive chemicals.
The injection-molded plastic outlet was assembled using a novel combination of infrared and vibration welding to reduce cost and minimize potential contamination in the finished component. Concentrated stress areas including bolting, leg were designed using an optimized rib pattern. The T-joint:
DuPont Material Chosen and Why
DuPont™ Zytel® XT was chosen for the T-joint component of this application because it offers:
DuPont™ Vamac® was chosen for the hose components of this application because it provides:
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