Pretty much yes, Lots of FEA...Is this a joke? Honestly, Im asking since i took a few classes pertaining to ICE for my engineering degree. Im not trying to call you out, more like if your truly taking the time to fully develop an engine correctly, Im going to being singing your praises. Definately not an easy undertaking for one person, I imagine years of development for a one man team.
Do you have an engineering backgroud? Using Solidworks it seems, right?
Pretty much yes, Lots of FEA...
This took me a little over two months so far. That includes figuring out all the geometry, the hardest part was the cylinder head geometry, ports, combustion chamber and especially rocker/valve/spring setup. I originally wanted to go with a Desmodromic Springless valve train but gave up due to the ultra complexities of the cam shapes
Most of the Design for this engine was copied from various motors, the Cosworth XB enigne, the Hayabusa and the B series Honda motors. I can honestly say as someone who has built engines in the past, I thought the components for engines were complex... This is not the case, the packing (IE block, heads,manifold) are way more complex than all the components put together. Especially the heads due to Geometry, water jackets, oil ports in, oil drain, Oil distribution and so on. Have a look.
Here we can see the complexities of water jackets in the heads, all the head bolts, oil drains, ports, ect have to be walled off from the water jacket which means this cannot be built from a solid, I started from the deck plain and built my way up.
Here you get a better look at the ports and all that work that went into keeping the water were it should be...