Why is the crankshaft important?
Thereof, what is the purpose of the crankshaft?
Crankshaft is a part of the engine that helps you convert the linear motion of the Piston into rotary motion that can be delivered to the gearbox/wheels. Without the crankshaft you can't transfer the reciprocating motion of pistons to the drive shaft.
Also, what causes crankshaft damage? Insufficient lubrication can cause bearings in the crankshaft to fail. An over pressurized cylinder occurs when the crankshaft's liner has a coolant leak. The pressure causes the crankshaft to slip or bend. Cracks most commonly occur at the fillet between the journal and the web on the crankshaft.
Then, what is the function of the crankshaft flange?
The stroke of the piston will be twice the crank radius. The rear end of the crankshaft extends outside the crankcase and ends with a flywheel flange . This precision machined flange is bolted to the flywheel , whose heavy mass helps smooth the pulsation of the pistons firing at different times.
Which material is used for crankshaft?