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2014-09-30
Technical Paper
2014-01-2282
Dhiraj Dashrat Salvi
Braking system is having a key importance in vehicle safety & handling stability. In this research paper I had developed a circuit model of Antilock braking system where the operating medium is hydro-pneumatic. A solenoid operated modulator valve consisting of two 2/2 valves is connected in line with the air cylinder & hydraulic master cylinder assembly. Using methodology of response time calibration time taken to modulate hydraulic pressure against pneumatic pressure is evaluated. The signal input to the modulator valve is given by the Electronic controlled unit (ECU). All results obtained is exported to an excel file using Data Acquisition software with pressure myograph system. It gives easy and intuitive readings based on the signal program from ECU for various inputs (i.e. ramp, step). The signals are program for various inputs in order to check the fidelity of the circuit. These readings are easily customized to get the optimum graphs. The response time evaluated from the calibrated data is compared with benchmark or standard set by central motor vehicles rules (CMVR) to meet the regulation.
2014-09-30
Technical Paper
2014-01-2299
Sijing Guo, Zhenfu Chen, Xuexun Guo, Quan Zhou, Jie Zhang
Abstract To integrate the energy-recovery characteristic of the Hydraulic electromagnetic shock absorber (HESA) and the anti-roll characteristic and anti-pitch characteristic of Hydraulic Interconnected Suspension(HIS), a Hydraulic Interconnected Suspension system based on Hydraulic Electromagnetic Shock Absorber (HESA-HIS) is presented. HESA-HIS has three operating modes: energy-recovery priority mode, dynamic performance priority mode and energy-recovery and dynamic performance balance mode. The working principle of HESA-HIS in the three operating modes is introduced, a full vehicle model is built by using the software AMESim, and some simulation tests are conducted by using the vehicle model. The simulation results show that the system can effectively reduce the roll angle of the vehicle, while maintaining good ride performance. Fishhook test results show that the roll angle of the HESA-HIS vehicle is reduced by 80%, compared to the traditional vehicle. Sinusoidal excitation tests show that HESA-HIS system can improve the ride performance to a certain extent by switching the operating modes.
2014-09-30
Technical Paper
2014-01-2297
Mehmet Bakir, Murat Siktas, Serter Atamer
Abstract In today's world, there are a prominent number of weight and cost reduction projects within the vehicle engineering development activities. Regarding this phenomenon, a complete optimization study is applied to a leaf spring assembly, which has 4 leaves and which is used in heavy duty trucks, by reducing the number of leaves down to 3 together with weight and cost reductions. At the first step of the project, the stiffness of the leaf spring is calculated with in-house software based on mathematical calculations using the thickness profile of the leaves. Then the results of these calculations are compared with non-linear elastic leaf spring calculations which are conducted with FEA. This elastic leaf spring finite element model is transferred into Multi-Body-Simulation (MBS) model in order to determine the forces acting on the leaf spring. Using the results of the MBS calculations, which are time histories of the internal forces and moments on the leaf spring, the FE simulations are performed.
2014-09-30
Technical Paper
2014-01-2291
Dong Zhang, Changfu Zong, Guoying Chen, Pan Song, Zexing Zhang
Abstract A full drive-by-wire electric vehicle, named Urban Future Electric Vehicle (UFEV) is developed, where the four wheels' traction and braking torques, four wheels' steering angles, and four active suspensions (in the future) are controlled independently. It is an ideal platform to realize the optimal vehicle dynamics, the marginal-stability and the energy-efficient control, it is also a platform for studying the advanced chassis control methods and their applications. A centralized control system of hierarchical structure for UFEV is proposed, which consist of Sensor Layer, Identification and Estimation Layer, Objective Control Layer, Forces and Motion Distribution Layer, Executive Layer. In the Identification and Estimation Layer, identification model is established by utilizing neural network algorithms to identify the driver characteristics. Vehicle state estimation and road identification of UFEV based on EKF and Fuzzy Logic Control methods is also conducted in this layer. In the Objective Control Layer, a real-time ideal reference model of vehicle dynamics for drivers with different characteristics are built up with Radical Basis Function (RBF) neural network by using the driving simulator test data, which is used for the control objective of the UFEV.
2014-09-30
Technical Paper
2014-01-2290
Guoying Chen, Dong Zhang
Abstract Four-wheel independent control electric vehicle is a new type of x-by-wire EV with four wheels independent steering and four wheels independent drive/brake systems. In order to take full advantage of the vehicle's performance potential, this paper presents a novel integrated chassis control strategy. In the paper, the strategy is designed by the hierarchical control structure and divided into integrated control layer and allocation layer. By this method, the control logical can be modularized and simplified. In the integrated control layer, Model Prediction Control (MPC) is adopted to design the integrated control unit, which belongs to be a kind of local optimization algorithm with feedback correction features. Using this method could avoid the system performance degradation caused by the control model mismatch. The control allocation layer is to optimally distribute the vehicle control forces to the steering/driving/brake actuators on each wheel. In order to maximize the use of the tire adhesions, the algorithm sets the tire load rate minimized as the control target.
2014-09-30
Technical Paper
2014-01-2310
Anatoliy Dubrovskiy, Sergei Aliukov, Yuriy Rozhdestvenskiy, Olesya Dubrovskaya, Sergei Dubrovskiy
Abstract We have developed a fundamentally new design of adaptive suspension systems of vehicles. Their technical characteristics and functional abilities are far better than the existing designs of suspensions. We have developed the following main suspension components of vehicles: a lockable adaptive shock absorber with an ultra-wide range of control performance, implementing “lockout” mode by means of blocking adaptive shock absorber, and an elastic element with progressive non-linear characteristic and automatic optimization of localization of work areas. Our patents confirm the novelty and efficiency of our major design decisions. Advantages of our developments in the vehicle suspensions are the following. Firstly, it should be noted that when the vehicle is in a wide range of speeds in a so-called “comfort zone”, we were able, by applying the non-linear elastic element, to reduce significantly the stiffness of the elastic suspension elements in compare with the regular structures - at least in two times.
2014-09-30
Standard
J2932_201409
This document provides test performance requirements for air disc brake actuators for service and combination service parking brake actuators with respect to function, durability and environmental performance when tested according to SAE J2902.
2014-09-30
Technical Paper
2014-01-2321
Xianjian Jin, Guodong Yin, Youyu Lin
Abstract Knowledge of vehicle dynamics variables is very important for vehicle control systems that aim to improve handling characteristics and passenger safety. However for both technical and economical reasons some fundamental data (e.g., Lateral tire-road forces and vehicle sideslip angle) are difficult to measure in a standard car. This paper proposes a novel Interacting Multiple Model Filter-Based method to estimate lateral tire-road forces by utilizing real-time measurements. The estimation method of lateral tire-road forces is based on an interacting multiple model (IMM) filter that integrates in-vehicle sensors of in-wheel-motor-driven electric vehicles to adaptively adjusted multiple vehicle-road system models to match variable driving conditions. A four-wheel nonlinear vehicle dynamics model (NVDM) is built considering extended roll dynamics and load transfer. The vehicle-road system model set of the IMM filter is consists of a linear tire model based NVDM and a nonlinear Dugoff tire model based NVDM.
2014-09-30
Technical Paper
2014-01-2425
L. Joseph Bachman, Anthony Erb, Jeffry Sellers
Abstract Road tests of class 8 tractor trailers were conducted by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a new and retreaded tires of varying rolling resistance in order to provide estimates of the quantitative relation between rolling resistance and fuel consumption. Reductions in fuel consumption were measured using the SAE J1231 (reaffirmation of 1986) test method. Vehicle rolling resistance was calculated as a load-weighted average of the rolling resistance (as measured by ISO28580) of the tires in each axle position. Both new and retreaded tires were tested in different combinations to obtain a range of vehicle coefficient of rolling resistance from a baseline of 7.7 kg/ton to 5.3 kg/ton. Reductions in fuel consumption displayed a strong linear relationship with coefficient of rolling resistance, with a maximum reduction of fuel consumption of 10 percent relative to the baseline. The return factor for the new tires was 1: 3.1, that is, a one percent decrease in fuel consumption is obtained by a 3.1 percent decrease in rolling resistance.
2014-09-30
Technical Paper
2014-01-2284
Sunil Raj, S Ravi Shankar
Abstract Automotive component light weighing is one of the major goals for original equipment manufacturers (OEM's) globally. Significant advances are being made in developing light-weight high performance components. In order to achieve weight savings in vehicles, the OEM's and component suppliers are increasingly using ultra-high-strength steel, aluminum, magnesium, plastics and composites. One way is to develop a light weight high performance component through multi material concept. In this present study, a bimetal brake drum of inner ring cast iron and outer shell of aluminum has been made in two different design configurations. In two different designs, 40 and 26% weight saving has been achieved as compared to conventional gray cast iron brake drum. The component level performance has been evaluated by dynamometer test. The heat dissipation and wear behavior has been analyzed. In both designs, the wear performance of the bimetal brake drum was similar to the gray cast iron material.
2014-09-30
WIP Standard
J2378
This SAE Recommended Practice provides instructions and test procedures for air braked trailers and dollies used in single and multiple trailer combinations on highway. This document is not intended for off-highway application. Purpose This document provides a method of determining the efficiency of trailer and dolly air supply systems in filling reservoirs and, for those with spring applied parking brakes, in releasing parking brakes.
2014-09-30
Technical Paper
2014-01-2404
Naseem A. Daher, Monika Ivantysynova
Original equipment manufacturers and their customers are demanding more efficient, lighter, smaller, safer, and smarter systems across the entire product line. In the realm of automotive, agricultural, construction, and earth-moving equipment industries, an additional highly desired feature that has been steadily trending is the capability to offer remote and autonomous operation. With the previous requirements in mind, the authors have proposed and validated a new electrohydraulic steering technology that offers energy efficiency improvement, increased productivity, enhanced safety, and adaptability to operating conditions. In this paper, the authors investigate the new steering technology's capacity to support remote operation and demonstrate it on a compact wheel loader, which can be remotely controlled without an operator present behind the steering wheel. This result establishes the new steer-by-wire technology's capability to enable full autonomous operation as well.
2014-09-30
Technical Paper
2014-01-2405
Jiaqi Xu, Bradley Thompson, Hwan-Sik Yoon
Abstract Hydraulic excavators perform numerous tasks in the construction and mining industry. Although ground grading is a common task, proper grading cannot easily be achieved. Grading requires an experienced operator to control the boom, arm, and bucket cylinders in a rapid and coordinated manner. Due to this reason, automated grade control is being considered as an effective alternative to conventional human-operated ground grading. In this paper, a path-planning method based on a 2D kinematic model and inverse kinematics is used to determine the desired trajectory of an excavator's boom, arm, and bucket cylinders. Then, the developed path planning method and PI control algorithms for the three cylinders are verified by a simple excavator model developed in Simulink®. The simulation results show that the automated grade control algorithm can grade level or with reduced operation time and error.
2014-09-30
Technical Paper
2014-01-2292
Anudeep K. Bhoopalam, Corina Sandu, Saied Taheri
Abstract Safety and minimal transit time are vital during transportation of essential commodities and passengers, especially in winter conditions. Icy roads are the worst driving conditions with the least available friction, leaving valuable cargo and precious human lives at stake. The study investigates the available friction at the tire-ice interface due to changes in key operational parameters. Experimental analysis of tractive performance of tires on ice was carried out indoor, using the terramechanics rig located at the Advanced Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory (AVDL) at Virginia Tech. The friction-slip ratio curves obtained from indoor testing were inputted into TruckSIM, defining tire behavior for various ice scenarios and then simulating performance of trucks on ice. The shortcomings of simulations in considering the effects of all the operational parameters result in differences between findings of indoor testing and truck performance simulations. Thus, the need for state-of-the-art tire-ice models capable of predicting accurate friction levels taking into account all operational conditions becomes evident.
2014-09-30
Technical Paper
2014-01-2330
Matt Zwick
Abstract The base design of commercial vehicle wheel end systems has changed very little over the past 50 years. Current bearings for R-drive and trailer wheel end systems were designed between the 1920's and the 1960's and designs have essentially remained the same. Over the same period of time, considerable gains have been made in bearing design, manufacturing capabilities and materials science. These gains allow for the opportunity to significantly increase bearing load capacity and improve efficiency. Government emissions regulations and the need for fuel efficiency improvements in truck fleets are driving the opportunity for redesigned wheel end systems. The EPA and NHTSA standard requires up to 23% reduction in emissions and fuel consumption by 2017 relative to the 2010 baseline for heavy-duty tractor combinations. This paper summarizes the history of current wheel end bearing designs and the opportunity for change to lighter-weight, cooler-running and more fuel-efficient wheel bearing designs to help meet the new industry standards.
2014-09-30
Technical Paper
2014-01-2320
Yiting Kang, Subhash Rakheja, Wenming Zhang
Abstract A range of axle suspensions, comprising hydro-pneumatic struts and diverse linkage configurations, have evolved in recent years for large size mining trucks to achieve improved ride and higher operating speeds. This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of different independent front suspension linkages that have been implemented in various off-road vehicles, including a composite linkage (CL), a candle (CA), a trailing arm (TA), and a double Wishbone (DW) suspension applied to a 190 tons mining truck. Four different suspension linkages are modeled in MapleSim platform to evaluate their kinematic properties. The relative kinematic properties of the suspensions are evaluated in terms of variations in the kingpin inclination, caster, camber, toe-in and horizontal wheel center displacements considering the motion of a hydro-pneumatic strut. The results revealed the CL and DW suspensions yield superior kinematic response characteristics compared to the CA and TA suspensions. Toe-in and horizontal wheel center displacements of the CA and TA vary significantly, which could strongly affect the vehicle handling performance and cause greater tire wear.
2014-09-30
Technical Paper
2014-01-2382
Hongyu Zheng, Linlin Wang
Abstract At present, the active safety and stability of heavy vehicles have becoming big concern among the road transportation industry. The purpose of this paper is to specify the research stability and safety of heavy vehicles those set up the accurate and reliable dynamic vehicle reference model and search the method to improve the stability and safety of tractor and semitrailer. A Multi-objective control algorithm was studied to differential braking based on linear quadratic regulator (LQR) control method. Simulation results show that the multi-objective control algorithm can effectively improve the vehicle driving stability and safety.
2014-09-30
Technical Paper
2014-01-2387
Hongyu Zheng, Linlin Wang
Abstract The active safety and stability of tractor and trailer (heavy-duty vehicle) have becoming big concern among the road transportation industry. The purpose of this paper is to specify the research differential braking force distribution control algorithm to improve braking safety of heavy-duty vehicle. The ideal braking force of each wheel axle should be proportional to vertical load of vehicle that is also related to the road adhesion coefficient, the load and the braking intensity. Reasonable braking force distribution can enhance its braking stability and shorten the braking distance by making full use of the road adhesion condition of each wheel. A braking force distribution algorithm is proposed, in which the objective braking force change with the axle load of vehicle. A controller is built with Matlab® software and TruckSim® software on vehicles respectively equipped with electric braking system (EBS) on typical condition and the simulation results show that the control strategy can shorten the braking distance and improve vehicle safety.
2014-09-30
Technical Paper
2014-01-2380
Joshua L. Every, M. Kamel Salaani, Frank S. Barickman, Devin H. Elsasser, Dennis A. Guenther, Gary J. Heydinger, Sughosh J. Rao
Dynamic Brake Support (DBS) is a safety system that has been applied to various passenger cars and has been shown to be effective at assisting drivers in avoiding or mitigating rear-end collisions. The objective of a DBS system is to ensure that the brake system is applied quickly and at sufficient pressure when a driver responds to a collision imminent situation. DBS is capable of improving braking response due to a passenger car driver's tendency to utilize multi-stage braking. Interest is developing in using DBS on commercial vehicles. In order to evaluate the possible improvement in safety that could be realized through the use of DBS, driver braking behavior must first be analyzed to confirm that improvement is possible and necessary. To determine if this is the case, a study of the response of truck drivers' braking behavior in collision imminent situations is conducted. This paper presents the method of evaluation and results. Data was drawn from a prior NHTSA simulator study and showed that many drivers exhibited multi-stage braking during four different imminent crash scenarios.
2014-09-30
Technical Paper
2014-01-2408
Mehdi Ahmadian
The 2014 SAE Buckendale Lecture will address the past developments and challenges of electromechanical “smart” systems for improving commercial vehicles' functionality. Electromechanical systems combine traditional mechanical devices with electrical components to provide far higher degree of functionality and adaptability for improved vehicle performance. The significant advances in microprocessors and their widespread use in consumer products have promoted their implementation in various classes of vehicles, resulting in “smart” devices that can sense their operating environment and command an appropriate action for improved handling, stability, and comfort. The chassis and suspension application of electromechanical devices mostly relate to controllable suspensions and vehicle dynamic management systems, such as Electronic Stability Control. Controllable suspensions include an active or semiactive element-most commonly, damper-that enables changing the dynamic characteristics of the suspension in real time, to adapt to the instantaneous driving dynamics of the vehicle.
2014-09-30
Technical Paper
2014-01-2358
Marius-Dorin Surcel, Yves Provencher
Abstract The objective of this project was to compare the fuel consumption and traction performances of 6 × 2 and 6 × 4 Class 8 tractors. Two approaches have been considered: evaluation of 6 × 2 tractors, modified from 6 × 4 tractors, and evaluation of OEM 6 × 2 tractors. Compared to the 6 × 4 tractors, which are equipped with a rear tandem with both drive axles, the 6 × 2 tractors have a rear tandem axle with one drive axle, and one non-drive axle, also called dead axle. The 6 × 2 tractor configurations are available from the majority of Class 8 tractor manufacturers. The SAE Fuel Consumption Test Procedures Type II (J1321) and Type III (J1526) were used for fuel consumption track test evaluations. Traction performances were assessed using pull sled tests to compare pulling distance, maximum speed, and acceleration when pulling the same set sled on similar surface. Fuel consumption tests showed that 6 × 2 tractors consume up to 3.5% less than the similar 6 × 4 tractors, whilst pull sled tests showed shorter distance, lower maximum speed, and lower acceleration for the 6 × 2 tractors, when compared to similar 6 × 4 tractors.
2014-09-28
Technical Paper
2014-01-2483
Veronika Mayer, Brian Richards
Abstract Fierce competition demands more and more consideration for raw materials that are price competitive without the sacrifice of technical results. High and very often fluctuating raw material costs and availability challenge and complicate the calculation for brake pads raw materials. Therefore there is a strong demand for raw materials with high technical performance at stable predictable costs. For these reasons micaceous Iron Oxide (MIO) is evaluated. A case study describes the substitution of two well-established materials Zirconium Silicate and Potassium Titanate by micaceous iron oxide MIO in disk brake pads. MIO is a naturally occurring mineral with lamellar particle shape. The study compares the addition of 3 wt-% and 6 wt-% of Zirconium Silicate, Potassium Titanate and of MIO in a low-metallic formulation for disk brake pads. Regarding technical performance several properties are evaluated. Tests for friction coefficients are carried out according to the AK-Master SAE J2522.
2014-09-28
Technical Paper
2014-01-2485
Shiwalik Ghosh, Baskar Anthony Samy, Rajvirendra Singh Balwada, Ravi Kaushik
Abstract The behaviour of scooter undergoing braking is critical in terms of both performance and passenger safety. The brakes are the single-most important safety component on scooter, and are charged with the vital task of stopping the moving vehicle. The basic goals of braking systems are to decelerate a vehicle during stopping, to maintain vehicle speed during downhill operation, and to hold a vehicle stationary on a grade. Like many other aspects of scooter design, brake hardware is conventionally designed as a compromise between the different performance requirements. Furthermore, a factor of safety is designed into the components to assume best performance during ideal testing conditions, this could lead to a limiting performance in unfavourable conditions [5]. New developments in combined braking devices will give brake designers the freedom to control brake force without compromise, in order to ensure optimal braking and vehicle stability under all conditions. This thesis will investigate some of the possibilities in this area.
2014-09-28
Technical Paper
2014-01-2482
Meechai Sriwiboon, Nipon Tiempan, Kritsana Kaewlob, Seong Kwan Rhee
The influence of processing conditions on Low-Copper NAO disc pads were investigated as part of an effort to develop Low-Copper disc pad formulations as this kind of information is not readily available in open literature. Processing conditions as well as formulation modifications are found to influence friction, pad wear, disc wear and brake squeal. Low-Copper disc pads for pick-up trucks, equivalent to an OE pad, are developed. It is also found that brake squeal measured during the SAE J2522 (AK Master) Performance testing is related to the combined total wear rate of the disc plus the inner/outer pads or the disc wear rate alone, and that there is a threshold wear rate, above which brake squeal increases rapidly.
2014-09-28
Technical Paper
2014-01-2494
Mithun Selvaraj, Suresh Gaikwad, Anand Kumar Suresh
Abstract The highest goal for a good brake system design must be that the vehicle when braking obtains a shorter stopping distance does not leave the track and remains steerable. From the perspective of road traffic, safety and for avoidance of accidents the time and location of a vehicle coming to halt after braking are crucial. In heavy commercial vehicle having longer wheel base, pneumatic brake system is being used.The pneumatic brake system configuration has to be designed in such a way that the response time should meet the safety regulation standards and thereby achieve shorter stopping distance and vehicle stability. Validating the effectiveness of pneumatic brake system layout experimentally on stopping distance and vehicle stability is expensive. This paper deals with the modeling of a typical heavy commercial vehicle along with the entire pneumatic brake system layout with actuating valves, control valves and foundation brakes to predict the dynamic behavior and stopping distance.
2014-09-28
Technical Paper
2014-01-2491
SeongJoo Lee, JooSeong Jeong, ShinWook Kim, ShinWan Kim, Seong Rhee
A previous investigation showed that minor variations in alloying elements in gray cast iron disc contributed to measurable differences in friction and disc wear. This investigation was undertaken to find out if and how the increased friction and disc wear might affect brake squeal. The SAE J2522 and J2521 dynamometer procedures as well as an OEM noise dynamometer procedure and a chassis dynamometer noise procedure were used to find out if a correlation between disc wear and brake squeal could be discovered. In all cases, as the wear rate of a disc increases under a given set of test conditions, disc material transfer to the pad surface increases, which results in increased friction and brake squeal. Also a good method to detect disc variability (disc to disc, within a disc) is discussed.
2014-09-28
Technical Paper
2014-01-2493
Juan Carlos Martinez Laurent, Adrian Jordan, Francisco Canales
Abstract The brake system and components are essential active safety systems for users of motor vehicles, one common NVH phenomenon known as Brake Disc Thermal Coning creates a perception of poor braking system performance. Although Brake Disc Thermal Coning does not deteriorate the braking distance or the vehicle performance, is a concern for the customer who identifies any undesired vibration as a potential performance loss resulting in complaints and warranty claims. In order to increase the quality, and reliability of the products, Automotive OEMs have created processes and tests, today incorporating the ones based in computational solutions, to identify, prevent and correct potential issues before its present in the final product. As computer technologies like Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) have become more robust, and PC power clusters have increased the complexity of the problems resolution and decreasing the solver processing time, OEMs are moving forward from the road, to the lab and today to CAE.
2014-09-28
Technical Paper
2014-01-2500
Shiwalik Ghosh, Baskar Anthonysamy, Ravi Kaushik
Abstract Prevailing cut-throat competition in Indian Two wheeler market requires design engineers to enhance performance of traditional braking systems with reduction in cost and weight. The increasing need of road safety however requires the braking system to minimize stopping distance and increasing Mean Fully Developed Deceleration (MFDD). The purpose of this study is to augment the braking performance of two wheeler by comparing various combinations of twin leading drum brake layouts by method of Virtual Simulation. The conventional drum brake system utilizes one cam, one pivot, one leading shoe member and one trailing shoe member. In the event of braking, leading shoe causes the generation of drag force. The other shoe is “trailing”, moving against the direction of rotation, is thrown away from the friction surface of the drum and is far less effective. The present study highlights the incorporation and enhancement of braking characteristics of bigger brake drum system into smaller brake drum system through the adoption of double leading shoe concept with the added advantage of reduction in cost.
2014-09-28
Technical Paper
2014-01-2501
Abdulwahab A. Alnaqi, Suman Shrestha, David C. Barton, Peter C. Brooks
Abstract Aluminium alloys have been used extensively in the automotive industry to reduce the weight of a vehicle and improve fuel consumption which in turn leads to a reduction in engine emissions. The main aim of the current study is to replace the conventional cast iron rotor material with a lightweight alternative such as coated aluminium alloy. The main challenge has been to meet both the cost and functional demands of modern mass-produced automotive braking systems. A sensitivity analysis based on the Taguchi approach was carried out to investigate the effect of various parameters on the thermal performance of a typical candidate disc brake. Wrought aluminium disc brake rotors coated with alumina on the rubbing surfaces were determined to have the best potential for replacing the conventional cast iron rotor at reasonable cost. Optimisation of the structure was subsequently carried out using a genetic algorithm on the selected coated aluminium disc brake rotor. This determines the optimum thickness of the coating and the composition of the substrate based on selected criteria.
2014-09-28
Technical Paper
2014-01-2498
Ming Chen, Xuexun Guo, Gangfeng Tan
Abstract The paper studies on the basis of VOITH R133-2 hydraulic retarder, the inlet and outlet structures of the oil passage on the stator are rearranged, which are made a more uniform structure distribution. In order to find out the characteristics of this kind of structure arrangement. The flow passage models for two different structures are established, and the internal flow field characteristics are studied by using the CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) method. The flow rules of the internal oil, the distribution of pressure field and velocity field as well as output braking torque are obtained. The results show that rearranged structure retarder has a more uniform pressure distribution and a lower output braking torque than original structure retarder. And the simulation verifies the effectiveness of simulating true flow by CFD in hydraulic retarder flow field and conduct retarder design and structure optimization.
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