Cutaway engine models are often used as teaching equipment in educational institutions. These tools help students explain and visualize different components, technical characteristics and features, engine operation modes and etc. Students can observe processes occurring inside the engine and study the cutaway engine model.
The cutaway engine model is made of an original car engine, so it is a better educational aid than a picture or a digital 3D image. There are plenty of different internal combustion engines but the engine operation modes are similar, so the number of educational models in training institutions can be limited to 5-6 different units. The engine is cut in such a way that the main components of the essential functions remain. All other parts are separated so that the weight and size of the training unit is significantly reduced.
One of the most important purposes of the engine model is to demonstrate the periodic maintenance service procedure. The engine is cut in such a way that students can perform the timing chain and alternator belt replacement procedures. The cutaway engine is based on a popular car engine, so descriptions for service maintenance are published in the online automotive database Autodata. Also, descriptions can be found in other information sources and in manuals of the product.
AutoEDU can also offer online Autodata automotive technical database and all the necessary tools for maintenance service procedures.