Cylinder head definition
The function of the cylinder head is to seal the cylinder, which together with the piston forms a combustion space and is subjected to high temperature and high pressure gas. The cylinder head is subjected to gas forces and mechanical loads caused by the tightening of the cylinder bolts, and is also subjected to high thermal loads due to contact with high temperature gas. In order to ensure a good seal of the cylinder, the cylinder head can neither be damaged nor deformed. For this purpose, the cylinder head should have sufficient strength and rigidity.