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2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2228
Drivelines used in modern pickup trucks commonly employ universal joints. This type of joint is responsible for second driveshaft order vibrations in the vehicle. Large displacements of the joint connecting the driveline and the rear axle have a detrimental effect on vehicle NVH. As leaf springs are critical energy absorbing elements that connect to the powertrain, they are used to restrain large axle windup angles. One of the most common types of leaf springs in use today is the multi-stage parabolic leaf spring. A simple SAE 3-link approximation is adequate for preliminary studies but it has been found to be inadequate to study axle windup. A vast body of literature exists on modeling leaf springs using nonlinear FEA and multibody simulations. However, these methods require significant amount of component level detail and measured data. As such, these techniques are not applicable for quick sensitivity studies at design conception stage.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2267
Youngha Kim, Choonhyu Kim, Jaewoong Lee, Sunggi Kim
This paper describes structure borne noise reduction process that was using a combination of experimental and analytical methods. First, Major noise paths was identified using experimental Transfer Path Analysis (TPA). Next, FEA-Experimental modeling and forced response simulation were conducted using the Hybrid FEA-Experimental FRF method. Hybrid FEA-Experimental FRF-Based Substructuring (FBS) model was used along with Operational Deflection Shape (ODS) and Modal Analysis. The Hybrid FEA-Experimental model consisted of an experimental FRF representation of the body and a finite element model of sub-frame. The finite element of sub-frame is created by using Altair HyperMesh from CATIA images and dynamic analysis is carried out by using MSC Nastran. The natural frequency and frequency response function of finite element sub-frame model are compared with them of real sub-frame for the validity of applying Hybrid FBS method.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2263
Saeed Siavoshani
The intent of this paper is to summarize a comprehensive test-based approach developed at Siemens to analyze the door closing sound using structural and acoustic loads developed during the event. This study looks into the door closing phenomena from the structural interaction point of view between the door and the body of the vehicle. This method provides the design modification direction to improve the door closing sound and its quality. The study also quantifies the structural and acoustic loads developed at the interface mechanisms at the door-to-body frame interface during the impact event. Considering the transient nature of the door-closing event, a time domain transfer path analysis methodology is used to indirectly quantify the loads being developed between the latch and striker and different faces of door frames and body interfaces. The paper also predicts the equivalent acoustic loads developed at the interfaces between the door frame and the body.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2261
Joseph Plattenburg, Jason Dreyer, Rajendra Singh
Combined active and passive damping is an emerging trend as it should be an effective solution to challenging NVH problems, especially for lightweight vehicle components that demand advanced noise and vibration treatments. Compact patches are of particular interest due to their small size and cost; however, improved modeling techniques are needed for such methods. This paper presents a refined modeling procedure for side-by-side active and passive damping patches applied to thin, plate-like powertrain casing structures. As an example, a plate with fixed boundaries is modeled as this is representative of real-life transmission covers which often require damping treatments. Further scientific studies include a bench experiment that determines frequency dependent properties of the viscoelastic damping material. The proposed model is then utilized to examine several cases of active and passive patch location, and vibration reduction is determined in terms of insertion loss for each case.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2264
Rama Subbu, Baskar Anthonysamy, Piyush Mani Sharma
In India, demand for motorcycle with good comfort is increasing among the customers thereby the vibration reduction of two wheelers is key parameter for motorcycle manufacturers. In order to overcome the demand in the market, manufacturers are giving more importance to ride comfort by reducing vibration experienced by the customer while using it. This results in the reduction of the life cycle of the vehicle models and drives the manufacturers to different product design philosophies and design tools, as one would expect. One of the performance factors that continue to challenge designers is that of vehicle longitudinal and vertical acceleration experienced by the motorcycle components. An essential tool in the motorcycle development process is the ability to quantify the durability of the component. This paper main objective is to increase the life of the motorcycle front fender through virtual simulation, on road testing and laboratory testing using NVH tool.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2262
Tom Knechten, Peter Van der Linden
Structural and vibro-acoustic transfer functions still form an essential part of NVH data in vehicle development programs. Excitation in the three DOFs at all body interface connection locations to target responses gives information on local dynamics stiffness and the body sensitivity for that specific path in an efficient manner. However, vehicles become more compact for fuel efficiency and production costs and to meet the market demand for urban vehicles. Alternative driveline concepts increase the electronic content and new mount locations. To achieve the optimum on road noise NVH, handling performance while conserving interior space and trunk volume requires a complex suspension layout. On top of that, customers put weight on safety and comfort systems which result to a higher packaging density. These trends imply ever limiting accessibility of the interface connections on the body structure.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2294
Kodali Ajay Krishna, Pankaj Bhardwaj, Sanjeev Patil, Mansinh Kumbhar
One of the primary excitation sources in a passenger car comes from the powertrain [1]. Refinement of powertrain induced noise is one of the major tasks during a full vehicle NVH refinement. For better fuel efficiency and emission norms, vehicle manufacturers need to focus drastically on reducing the weight and also at the same time achieving defined NVH targets. Due to ever increasing demand for reducing the development cycle of the design, most critical decisions have to be made at the concept stage of the powertrain design itself. Combustion excitation forces and powertrain radiated noise are the most important design factors along with the thermal, durability, and strength requirements that must be evaluated during concept stage and also during other stages of the development process. Solution time for calculating the radiated noise using the existing acoustic solvers is very high and requires very expensive resources (software and hardware).
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2293
Manchi Venkateswara Rao, S Nataraja Moorthy, Prasath Raghavendran
Tactile vibration during vehicle key on/off is one of the critical factors contributing to the customer perceived quality of the vehicle. Minimization of the powertrain transient vibration in operating conditions such as key on/off, tip in/out and engagement/disengagement of engine in hybrid vehicles must be addressed carefully in the vehicle refinement stage. Source of start/stop vibration depends on many factors like engine cranking, engine rpm at which the combustion process starts and rate of engine rpm rise etc. The transfer path consists of elastomeric mounts of powertrain and vehicle structure from mounts to tactile response location. In this paper, the contribution of rigid body motion of powertrain of a front wheel drive vehicle during key on/off is analyzed in both frequency and time domain. The signal is analyzed in frequency domain by using Fast Fourier Transform, Short Time Fourier Transform and Wavelet Analysis. The merits and demerits of each method are illustrated.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2288
Abdelkrim Zouani, Joseph Stout, Salah Hanim, Changshen Gan, Gabriela Dziubinschi, William Baldwin, Zhi fu
A new turbocharged 60◦ 2.7L V6 gasoline engine has been developed by Ford Motor Company for both the pickup truck and car applications. This engine was code named “Nano” due to its compact size and features a CGI cylinder block, an Aluminum ladder, an integrated exhaust manifold and twin turbochargers. The goal of this engine is to deliver 120HP/L, ULEV70 emission, fuel efficiency improvements and leadership level NVH. This paper describes the upfront design and optimization process used for the NVH development of this engine; it will discuss the critical NVH design features and the final results relative to the benchmarks.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2287
Yaqiong Deng, Xiandi Zeng
Among the lower frequency vehicle NVH problems, booming noise is one of the most concerned issues. There are all kinds of booming noises from different driving conditions such as idling, driving away, and driving at lower speed on coarse road. In order for a vehicle to avoid those booming noises, the vehicle has to be designed to have the right structures and right counter -measures for all conditions possible for booming noise. One of the most common booming noise sources is the torsional vibration of the powertrain and driveline for rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive vehicle. The solutions for this problem are either to use a torsional dynamic absorber or to use a lower stiffness clutch. Both solutions require the modal frequency of the torsioanal vibration of the powertrain and driveline. At early design stages, vehicle prototype is not available for measuring this frequency. Analytical method is usually used to calculate this frequency.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2289
Joseph L. Stout, Vincent Solferino, Simon Antonov
Powerplant NVH decisions are sometimes made looking only at how the change impacts either the source radiated noise level or the source vibration. Depending on the Engine Configuration, those can be good approximations, but they can also be very misleading. By combining both noise sources into a Vehicle Equivalent noise level a much better analysis can be made of the impact of the design on the Customer perceived loudness. This paper will investigate several different senarios and identify how the airborne and the structureborne paths combine for I4, V6 and V8 engine configurations. Similar relationships will be shown for path as well as the source contributions.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2290
Sivanandi Rajadurai, Guru Prasad Mani
Bending moment is one of the strong pursuits in resonator's structural validation. Eigen problems play a key role in the stability and forced vibration analysis of structures. This paper explains the methodlogy to determine the weak points in the resonator assembly considering the additional effects of the installation forces and temperature impacts. Using strain eenergy plots, weakest part of the product is modified in the initial stage. The solution comes in a unique way of utilizing the worse case scenarios possible. As a consequence, the stress generated by these analyses will prove to be critical in concerning the durability issue of the system. These conditions are evaluated by a finite element model through linear and non- linear approaches and results summarized.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2103
Christian Bartels, Julien Cliquet, Carlos Bautista
Icing is a phenomenon observed on aircraft airframes while flying through clouds of supercooled droplets. The phenomenon only occurs for ambient air temperatures below the freezing point. The droplets impinge on the aircraft surfaces and freeze, leading to ice accretion. The resulting change in aircraft geometry and surface roughness can modify the aircraft’s aerodynamic characteristics (lift loss, drag increase), it may affect air data probe measurements, and can even damage the engines by ice ingestion. In order to comply with certification regulations, airframers have to demonstrate safe operation of their aircraft in icing conditions. However, due to associated cost and time, it is prohibitive to cover the whole icing envelope by flight-testing or icing-tunnel testing. Therefore, aircraft manufacturers have developed, with support from research institutes, numerical prediction methods and tools to cover their prediction needs.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2265
Murali Balasubramanian, Ahmed Shaik
Automotive manufacturers are being challenged to come up with radical solutions to achieve substantial (30-35%) vehicle weight reductions without compromising Safety, Durability, Handling, Aero-thermal or Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) performance. Developing light weight vehicle enablers have assumed foremost priority amongst vehicle engineering teams in order to address the stringent Fuel Economy Performance (FEP) targets while facilitating lower CO2 emissions, downsizing of engines, lower battery capacities etc. Body sheet metal panels have become prime targets for weight reductions via gage reduction, high strength steel replacement, lighter material applications, lightening holes etc. Many of these panel weight reduction solutions are in sharp conflict with NVH performance requirements.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2260
Tianze Shi, Shuming Chen, Dengfeng Wang
Artificial intelligence systems are highly accepted as a technology to offer an alternative way to tackle complex and non-linear problems. They can learn from data, and they are able to handle noisy and incomplete data. Once trained, they can perform prediction and generalization at high speed. The aim of the present study is to propose a novel approach utilizing the adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) and the fuzzy clustering method for automotive ride performance estimation. This study investigated the relationship between the automotive ride performance and relative parameters including speed, spring stiffness, damper coefficients, ratios of sprung and unsprung mass. A Sugeno fuzzy inference system associated with artificial neuro network was employed. The C-mean fuzzy clustering method was used for grouping the data and identify membership functions. The prediction results were compared with test data of three typical automotives.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2266
Andrzej Pietrzyk
Several of the exterior noise sources existing around a vehicle can cause airborne noise issues at relatively low frequencies. One of them is exhaust pipe orifice noise. Traditional methods for handling airborne noise in vehicles, such as SEA, are not suitable for the frequency range of interest. Finite Element analysis has been used, but it often ends up with very heavy runs if semi-infinite acoustic elements are used at the outer boundary as the solution has to be direct instead of modal in this case. There are, however, some softwares that can handle this calculation relatively efficiently. One of the primary choices could be FFT&Actran. However, recently, a similar capability has been developed in MSC Nastran. Also, the calculations involving the free field impedance conditions have been made extremely efficient in CDH/AMLS. Including the poro-elastic material model for foam-based carpets is also becoming practically possible.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2227
Scott Allen Noll, Benjamin Joodi, Jason Dreyer, Rajendra Singh
Shaped elastomeric joints such as engine mounts or suspension bushings undergo broadband excitation and are often characterized through a cross-point dynamic stiffness measurement; yet, at frequencies above 100 Hz in many elastomeric components, the cross- and driving-point dynamic stiffness results tend to significantly deviate. An illustrative example is developed where two different sized bushings, constructed of the same material and were shaped to achieve the same static stiffness behavior, exhibit drastically different dynamic behavior. Physical insight is provided through the development of a reduced order single-degree-of-freedom model. A method to extract the parameters for the reduced order from a detailed finite element bushing model is provided. Finally, a new controlled benchmark experiment is used to validate the simulated behavior.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2226
Shishuo Sun, David W. Herrin, John Baker
Transmissibility is the most common metric used for isolator characterization. However, engineers are becoming increasingly concerned about energy transmission through an isolator at high frequencies and how the flexibility of the machine and foundation factor into the performance. In this paper, the transfer matrix approach for isolator characterization is first reviewed. Then, two methods are detailed for determining the transfer matrix of an isolator using finite element simulation. This is accomplished by converting the transfer matrix to either a compliance or impedance matrix and then converting to a transfer matrix. It is shown that results are similar using either approach. In both cases, the isolator is first pre-loaded before the transfer matrix is determined. After which, the approach to find isolator insertion loss is demonstrated including the effect of making changes to the flexibility or mass of the structure on the machine or foundation side.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2229
Scott Allen Noll, Benjamin Joodi, Jason Dreyer, Rajendra Singh
Elastomeric bushings exhibit frequency dependent properties that can significantly alter the performance of a system. Current methods to identify joint properties typically require direct uniaxial excitation at stepped single frequencies. This process is often time consuming and restricted to low frequencies due to test frame and fixture dynamic interference. This paper focuses on creating a benchmark experiment to identify frequency dependent stiffness matrices including rotational and coupling terms using an inverse methods for a frequency range up to 1000 Hz. For comparison, direct measurements are completed using a commercial elastomer test system. The inverse experiment consists of an elastic beam attached to ground through the elastomeric joint of interest. The translational dynamic stiffness terms show good agreement between the two approaches; whereas, the rotational and coupling terms exhibit greater sensitivity to modeling errors and are thus more challenging to identify.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2233
Hudson P. V
Generally the brake system products are mounted on chassis with brackets which are subjected to dynamic loads due to road undulations. Exhaust brake is used to restrict the engine exhaust flow passage and thereby creates a back pressure in the engine for reducing the engine speed. This in turn reduces the vehicle speed. This is widely used in the vehicles operating in the hilly areas. This product is mounted on the exhaust passage and the air cylinder sub-assembly which actuates the exhaust brake is mounted on a bracket. Automotive industries perform durability tests on vehicles to reduce the failure on end-user environment. An assembly which has cleared the durability test got failed on addition of a spring into the assembly. The inclusion of spring is for enhancing the performance of the overall assembly. This paper deals with investigations carried out using finite element method (FEM) to study the effect of spring on the assembly and to propose a design solution for the failure.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2232
Hyosig Kim, Joong Hee Kim
Multi-disciplinary design optimization (MDO) is a field of engineering that uses optimization methods to solve design problems incorporating a number of disciplines. These days, automotive engineers should consider harder trade-off configuration among the allowable design limits when they make design studies on a newly developed vehicle. In order to achieve a good lightweight structure with a reasonable compromise among the major automotive performances such as, NVH(Noise, vibration and Harshness), Crashworthiness, Durability, etc, the engineer must need a methodology based on a multidisciplinary approach efficient enough to be applied to the complex automotive performances. This paper addresses a study on the multi-disciplinary design optimization of a vehicle body structure. NVH performance was estimated with two kinds of computational model: BIW(Body in White) model and BIG(Body in Grey in other words, full vehicle) model.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2291
Pandurang Maruti Jadhav
There are many environmental issues in India. Air pollution, water pollution, garbage, vibration & noise pollution and pollution of the natural environment are all challenges for India. India has a long way to go to reach environmental quality similar to those enjoyed in developed economies. Pollution remains a major challenge and opportunity for India. The review of trends in farm practices and machinery development suggests that vibration & noise problems are still prevalent in agricultural situations, even though there has been a steady increase in the availability of materials and equipment for vibration & noise control over recent years. Diesel engine is the main source of power for agricultural equipments, such as water pump set, compressor, electric generator and tractor. Even it is one of the sources of vibration & noise in agricultural field. There is reluctance of the agricultural sector to use of vibration & noise control methods.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2352
Chaitanya Krishna Balla, Sudhakara Naidu, Milind Narayan Ambardekar
Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH) refinement is one of the important parameter in modern vehicle development. In city traffic conditions, idle is the engine operating condition where the driver focuses his attention more to his vehicle. Idle vibration levels at driver seat play an important role in any vehicle, as they lead to driver fatigue. Idle NVH levels should be made better to ensure the customer satisfaction and to reduce the driver’s fatigue. Vehicle idle NVH influenced mainly by power-train (PT) mount design i.e. mount location and stiffness, modal decoupling of vehicle flexible modes, PT rigid body modes with engine idle excitation. This paper documents/ describes the steps taken to improve the idle vibrations at driver seat of an existing design through multiple options which includes the changes in the mount location, mount stiffness , engine idle speed and the combination.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2292
Xiaorui Lu, Junda Ma
Over recent years, NVH refinement of engine is becoming increasingly important in buying decision and can significantly give competitive edge to the vehicle in market place. This paper deals with the development phase of a prototype engine in which a specific testing activity was carried out to improve the overall NVH behavior of the powertrain. In order to explain the optimization process in detail, a case study was described in this paper. First, NVH targets of the engine were set via benchmark tests on existing competitive products. Then series of baseline tests, such as 1M sound pressure level test and noise source identification, were performed on the engine. Test results indicated that an obvious breathing vibration mode exist near the intake manifold, which radiates high level noise. In order to achieve the NVH targets, a correlation validation was performed to find out the main reason that caused the vibration of intake manifold.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2102
Guilin Lei, Wei Dong, Jianjun Zhu, Mei Zheng
The numerical simulation of ice melting process on an iced helicopter rotor blade is presented. The ice melting model uses an enthalpy-porosity formulation, and treats the liquid-solid mushy zone as a porous zone with porosity equal to the liquid fraction. The ice shape on the blade section is obtained by the icing code with a dynamic mesh module. Both of the temperature change and the ice-melting process on the rotor blade section surface are analyzed. The phenomenon of ice melting is analyzed through the change of temperature and liquid fraction on the abrasion/ice interface. The liquid fraction change as with time on the abrasion/ice surface is observed, which describes the ice-melting process well. The numerical results show that the ice melting process can be simulated effectively by the melting model. The de-icing process can be monitored by observing the change of the liquid fraction of the area around the abrasion/ice interface.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2127
Andrea Munzing, Franck Hervy, Stephane Catris
A helicopter blade profile was tested in the DGA Aero-engine’s S1 icing wind tunnel in Saclay, France in winter 2013/2014. The 2D airfoil was a helicopter main rotor blade profile. Ice accretion tests have been performed to assess the profile’s time dependant aerodynamic behaviour during ice accretion. Real ice shapes were collected after each icing test. Moreover, iced profile polars were realized over a large range of angle of attack until stall. This paper presents the test set up, the test model and the test results. The test results presented in this paper are dry air and iced profile polars as well as ice shapes. The complete iced profile polars and the aerodynamic behaviour in time of the iced blade profile during ice accretion will be used for adjusting and validating prediction tools like Airbus Helicopter’s analytical iced rotor performance degradation model and they will aid to appraise the rotor loads evolution in icing conditions.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2121
Yong Chen, Liang Fu
In helicopter, the icing rotor blades will decrease the effectiveness of the helicopter and endanger the lives of the pilots. The asymmetrical ice break-up and shedding could also lead to severe vibrations of the rotor blade. Ice break-up from the main rotor may strike the fuselage and tail rotor, even worse, find its way into the engine, which may cause serious aircraft accidents. An understanding of the mechanisms responsible for ice shedding process is necessary in order to optimize the helicopter rotor blade design and de-icing system to avoid hazardous ice shedding. In previous study, the ice shedding criteria was established by comparing the centrifugal force and the adhesion force. In most cases, part of the ice will shed before the centrifugal force equals to the adhesion force, because the adhesion stress between the ice and the blade is not uniform.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2079
Colin Hatch, Jason Moller, Eleftherios Kalochristianakis, Ian Roberts
Summary The size and shed time of ice shed from a propeller is predicted using a process that determines ice shape, ice growth rate and both internal and ice-structure interface stresses. A brittle failure damage model is used to predict the onset of local failure and to propagate damage in the ice until local ice shedding is obtained. Background Research into suitable ice-phobic coatings as a potential approach in an integrated aircraft ice protection system (IPS) has been ongoing for many years. Durability of these coatings has been an issue; however future research programmes such as the EU programmes AEROMUCO [1] and STORM [2] are looking to improve the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of the application of these types of coatings. The introduction of ice-phobic coatings may make it possible to provide ice protection on rotating surfaces without the need for specialist ice protection systems.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2163
Caio Fuzaro Rafael, Diogo Mendes Pio, Guilherme A. Lima da Silva
The present paper shows integral boundary-layer solutions and finite-volume Reynolds-Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) results for flow around three airfoils: NACA 8H12, MMB-V2 and NACA0012. The objective of the present paper is to verify and compare results of a proposed two-equation integral model to those of a traditional one-equation integral model used by classic 2D icing codes and previous anti-ice works. In addition, the present paper compares the results of both proposed and traditional integral codes to CFD results and, whenever possible - validate with experimental data. A numerical code that solves integral equations of boundary layer - with transition onset and length predictions as well as the intermittency evolution - is implemented based on different literature models.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1378
Takeshi Sasaki, Tatsuya Ohmaru, Taisuke Goto
We developed a windshield washer system that enhances washing performance while reducing the amount of washer fluid consumed. This system reduces the time required to remove dirt and reduces stress on users. To enhance washing efficiency, we studied how the windshield wiper and washer remove dirt. The washer fluid contacts and floats the dirt from the glass surface then wipes it away with the wiper blade. The amount of windshield washer fluid required and the time after the windshield washer fluid floats the dirt from the windshield and wipes it away were analyzed. When mounting the system in a vehicle, the required amount of windshield washer fluid and the required time were correlated to the washer fluid spray and control. The washer spray format, the target amount of washer fluid that contacts the glass surface and the target wiping timing can be achieved by locating the windshield washer nozzle near the center of the wiper blade.
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