Engine valvetrain | Engineering capabilities | Eaton

Valvetrain: Engineering capabilities

Our global valvetrain facilities utilize sate-of-the-art and proprietary technology to produce a complete range of original equipment and aftermarket products. 

Eaton's analysis first strategy to design precedes a world-class, comprehensive method to testing, measurement and post test evaluations.

  • State-of-the-art and proprietary instrumentations and analysis software
  • Component and system design optimization for seat insert, valve guide, stem seal, spring, retainer keeper, valve, valve actuation and cylinder head 
  • Integrated design, analysis, prototyping and testing facilities and processes
  • CAD, simulation and analysis capabilities enabling faster development times
  • Valvetrain simulation capabilities include (but not limited to): 
    • Complete CAD package analysis
    • GD&T stack up simulation
    • FEA linear/non-linear modeling to model part and assembly stresses in static and dynamic conditions
    • Normal modes analysis for natural frequency analysis to verify proper valvetrain dynamic performance
    • Dynamic valvetrain simulation to ensure stable valvetrain operation at all engine speeds
    • CFD analysis of hollow valves to ensure cooling performance
    • 1D hydraulic system analysis of valvetrain systems
    • 3D CFD analysis of valvetrain components and systems
    • Bearing analysis
    • Spring analysis
  • Valve thermometric survey capability
  • In test measurement for valvetrain dynamic and switching performance
  • Post test analysis with full metrology and materials lab capabilities including Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • Component fatigue testing capability


  • Proprietary instrumentation and analysis software with extensive database support
  • In-house instrumented bench testing facilities for cylinder heads and fired engines
  • Portable data acquisition systems for use at customer locations
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