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2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-2142
Pavel Lykov PhD, Artem Leyvi, Rustam M. Baytimerov, Aleksei Doikin, Evgeny Safonov
Nowadays the treatment of solid surface by powerful streams of charged particles accelerated with power density of ≥106 W/сm2 is widely used for modifications of different materials properties. Fast electron beam power entry into the target material causes intense thermal and deformation processes. The changing of the structure, the phase composition, the microrelief of the treated surface consequently happens. It is often accompanied by the hardening and increase of the wearing properties. Low-energy high-current electron beam usage is proposed as a finishing treatment of product obtained by selective laser melting of heat-resistant nickel alloy EP648. The subject of the research is the surface properties of the product.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-8014
David A. Schaller, Michael D. Roeth
Fuel efficiency has always been important to fleets and as fuel costs have risen, a plethora of technologies emerged. The industry also cares about sustainability and emissions reductions and now Greenhouse gas regulations exist to even further encourage development and adoption. Recent history has shown a variety of paths and success levels including SCR aftertreatment, 6x2 axles, automated manual transmissions, trailer skirts, low rolling resistance and wide-base tires, idle reduction, alternative fuels and many more. Lab and fleet testing are challenging with a wide variety of applications, configurations and test methods. Real world results don’t always match expectations as some exceed, while others disappoint. We will overview recent fleet history of technical solution adoption rates from detailed fleet surveys. Manufacturers’ contributions in terms of technology development, cost reduction, durability and refinement will be discussed.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-2144
Galina M. Susova, Rostislav Sirotkin
FMEA methodology is widely used today for solution of practical analysis problems, quality (reliability, risks) evaluation and assurance etc., owing to a clear and simple algorithm and the absence of restrictions on a subject of analysis (i.e., systems, processes, products). However, the efficiency of applying FMEA methodology for problems solution is determined by the choice of elements of analysis, completeness of identification of potential non-conformities, their causes, frequencies and effects. Quality of manufacture is determined by deviations from requirements of design and manufacturing documentation including drawings. In this article a task of ensuring a steady reduction of deviations from these requirements during manufacture through implementation of preventive actions combined with control of time and costs for correction of non-conformances is considered.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-8124
Xinyu Ge, Hua Gu, Ying Wang
China becomes to the world’s largest vehicle market in terms of sales volume, and automobiles sales keep growing in recent years, although the growing rate is decreased. Given an environmental stress, more stringent emission regulations are drafted to control engine emissions. In order to reduce vehicle emissions, environmental friendly new-energy vehicles, such as battery electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid vehicle are promoted by government policies. Chinese government plans to boost sales of new-energy cars to account for about five percent of China’s total vehicle sales. It is well known that more electric and electronic components will be integrated into a vehicle platform during vehicle electrification. The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS) was first adopted by the European Union (EU), and it restricts the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of electronic and electric equipment.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-8137
Amrut A. Patki
The overall cost of ownership of a product is dependent on life of the product and cost. To keep the cost of ownership down, it is important to understand how to increase life of product and lower down the required cost at the same time. We are also challenged to reduce the carbon footprint, improved energy requirements to become more sustainable and green. How to achieve both of these necessities? “Remanufacturing” is a simple answer to this complex question. Remanufacturing can improve the useable life of a part or product by multiple times. It is cost effective compare to new part production and reasonably cheaper to end customer. The required energy for remanufacturing is lesser compare to its original manufacturing. Remanufacturing reuses/salvages most of the original contain. Design for Remanufacturing is a fundamental change in design engineering process to meet remanufacturing requirements.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-8076
Lukas Moeltner, Michael Hohensinner, Verena Schallhart
The selective catalytic reduction of nitrogenous oxides (SCR) is the most promising technique to meet prospective emission regulations of diesel-driven commercial vehicles. Due to the installation position of SCR-converters downstream of both the oxidation catalyst and the particulate filter, the relatively long light-off phase after engine startup limits the overall efficiency. What constitutes another challenge is that, having once achieved the light-off temperature, it must be maintained. In particular the operation of urban busses with highly transient load profiles involves many phases of idling with low exhaust gas temperatures e.g. during bus stops and/or at traffic lights which cool down the catalytic converters. This study deals with experimental and numerical investigations of thermal characteristics and NOx-conversion of SCR-catalysts for three different driving cycles of urban busses.
2016-09-27
Journal Article
2016-01-8017
Eric Wood, Adam Duran, Kenneth Kelly
In collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has conducted a national analysis of road grade characteristics experienced by U.S. medium- and heavy-duty trucks on controlled access highways. These characteristics have been developed using TomTom’s commercially available street map and road grade database. Using the TomTom national road grade database, national statistics on road grade and hill distances were generated for the U.S. network of controlled access highways. These statistical distributions were then weighted using data provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on activity of medium- and heavy-duty trucks on controlled access highways. The national activity-weighted road grade and hill distance distributions were then used as targets for development of a handful of sample grade profiles potentially to be used in the U.S.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-8082
Kaushik Saha, Ahmed Abdul Moiz, Anita Ramirez, Sibendu Som, Munidhar Biruduganti, Michael Bima, Patrick Powell
Abstract The medium and heavy duty vehicle industry has fostered an increase in emissions research with the aim of reducing NOx while maintaining power output and thermal efficiency. This research describes a proof-of-concept numerical study conducted on a Caterpillar single-cylinder research engine. The target of the study is to reduce NOx by taking a unique approach to combustion air handling and utilizing enriched nitrogen and oxygen gas streams provided by Air Separation Membranes. A large set of test cases were initially carried out for closed-cycle situations to determine an appropriate set of operating conditions that are conducive for NOx reduction and gas diffusion properties. Several parameters - experimental and numerical, were considered. Experimental aspects, such as engine RPM, fuel injection pressure, start of injection, spray inclusion angle, and valve timings were considered for the parametric study.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-8083
Hans Christian Doering, Norbert Meyer, Markus Wiedemeier
Abstract Increasing diagnosis capabilities in modern engine electronic control units (ECUs), especially in the exhaust path, in terms of emission and engine aftertreatment control utilize on-board NOx prediction models. Nowadays it is an established approach at hardware-in-theloop (HIL) test benches to replicate the engine's steady-state NOx emissions on the basis of stationary engine data. However, this method might be unsuitable for internal ECU plausibility checks and ECU test conditions based on dynamic engine operations. Examples of proven methods for modeling the engine behavior in HIL system applications are so-called mean value engine models (MVEMs) and crank-angle-synchronous (in-cylinder) models. Of these two, only the in-cylinder model replicates the engine’s inner combustion process at each time step and can therefore be used for chemical-based emission simulation, because the formation of the relevant gas species is caused by the inner combustion states.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-8084
Yousef Jeihouni, Katharina Eichler, Michael Franke
Abstract In order to comply with demanding Greenhous Gas (GHG) standards, future automotive engines employ advanced engine technologies including waste heat recovery (WHR) systems. A waste heat recovery system converts part of engine wasted exergies to useful work which can be fed back to the engine. Utilizing this additional output power leads to lower specific fuel consumption and CO2 emission when the total output power equals the original engine output power. Engine calibration strategies for reductions in specific fuel consumption typically results in a natural increase of NOx emissions. The utilization of waste heat recovery systems provides a pathway which gives both reduction in emissions and reduction in specific fuel consumption. According to DOE (Department of Energy), US heavy-duty truck engines’ technology need to be upgraded towards higher brake thermal efficiencies (BTE). DOE target is BTE>55% for Class-8 heavy-duty vehicles in the United States.
2016-09-27
Journal Article
2016-01-8090
Sauhard Singh, Sumit Mishra, Reji Mathai, A K Sehgal, R Suresh
Abstract One of the most promising solutions to address the twin problems of transport related pollution and energy security is to use alternative fuels. Compressed Natural gas (CNG) has been widely used in India to address the menace of pollution from commercial vehicles in cities like Delhi. Hydrogen blended compressed natural gas (HCNG) as a fuel has potential for further reducing harmful emissions and greenhouse gases. Enriching hydrogen in CNG improves combustion characteristic of CNG and reduces carbonyl emissions. Due to growing concerns over un-regulated emissions and their effect on human health, it is imperative to estimate un-regulated emissions from such alternatives for assessing overall impact of such fuels. Presently world over, emission legislations mainly addresses pollutants like CO, HC, NOx, CH4, NH3, PM etc. Relatively higher quantity in exhaust qualifies these pollutants to be monitored and controlled.
2016-09-20
Technical Paper
2016-01-2004
M. Parvez Alam, Dinesh Manoharan
In this paper we discuss about the design and development of an “Autonomous Amphibious Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (AAUAV)” that can fly autonomously to the polluted water areas where human accessibility is formidable to test the water quality. The AAUAV system is an integrated multi-copter with tilt rotor capability to facilitate easy landing, navigation and maneuver on water. A 3D CAD model has been designed and analyzed. A specific propulsion system has been devised and lab tested. A proof of concept model has been made and tested in the field with its instruments to ascertain its technical/ operational feasibility. This system can also be tailored to collect and store the water samples from the polluted sites for further comprehensive research at the laboratory. AAUAV system is the novel solution to the polluted environment through a complete integrated system. This will be an effective alternative for the conventional water sampling techniques.
2016-09-18
Technical Paper
2016-01-1914
Pavlina Peikertova, Miroslava Kuricova, Alena Kazimirova, Jana Tulinska, Magdalena Barancokova, Aurelia Liskova, Marta Staruchova, Mira Horvathova, Silvia Ilavska, Eva Jahnova, Michaela Szabova, Miroslav Vaculik, Jana Kukutschova, Karla Kucova, Maria Dusinska, Peter Filip
Particulate air pollution from road traffic currently represents significant environmental and health issue. Attention is also paid to the “non-exhaust pollution sources,” which includes brake wear debris. During each brake application, the airborne and nonairborne particles are emitted into the environment due to wear. High temperatures and pressures on the friction surfaces initiate chemical and morphological changes of the initial components of brake pads and rotating counterparts. Understanding of impact of matter released from brakes on health is vital. Numerous studies clearly demonstrated that particulate matter caused potential adverse effects related to cytotoxicity, oxidative stress, stimulation of proinflammatory factors, and mutagenicity on the cellular level. This paper compiles our main results in the field of genotoxicity, immunotoxicity, and aquatic toxicity of airborne brake wear particles.
2016-09-18
Journal Article
2016-01-1949
John David Fieldhouse, Joe Gelb
Abstract The design of a braking system involves a delicate balance between the friction pair, the disc and pad, where the pad is a complex blend of constituents to provide predictable characteristics, typically, a known and consistent friction level. In its base form the brake has to absorb the vehicle kinetic energy by converting it into heat. This heat absorption by the friction pair can result in chemical and physical interactions with the release of debris about which we know little. Other than environmental concerns, brake dust causes unnecessary problems with wear, thermal gradients (hot banding) and NVH. This paper is concerned with the removal and collection of brake debris from the friction interface - the debris being regarded as solids and airborne particles, the latter less than 10μm in size. The test procedure consisted of a Burnish program followed by 8 different drive cycles. The overall effects of debris removal is then reported for each test.
2016-09-18
Journal Article
2016-01-1959
Laura Sguotti, Davide Olivieri, Domenico Bosco
Abstract Bearing friction is a direct contribution to vehicle CO2 emissions. The friction is defined as the total resistance to rotation, resulting from the combination of rolling and sliding friction in the contact areas. First, friction reduction was approached from a theoretical standpoint by employing modeling and simulation techniques. Improvements identified in simulation were then used to: create a new set of design rules for the internal geometry of the bearing, introduce a new grease, develop new seals, also with the integration of labyrinth functions and an optimization of the preload range variation. In order to provide a reliable confirmation of the expected achievements, a new friction measurement methodology was also introduced.
2016-08-26
Article
FEV researchers conducted a study to understand the challenges of downsizing a diesel engine from a six-cylinder 7.5-L to a four-cylinder 5.0-L while maintaining performance. They pursued four technology paths.
2016-08-26
Article
CNH Industrial and AVL researchers used simulation, test bench, and road testing of a demonstrator vehicle with a WHR system to show significantly reduced fuel consumption.
2016-08-23
Standard
J2914_201608
This document provides an overview on how and why EGR coolers are utilized, defines commonly used nomenclature, discusses design issues and trade-offs, and identifies common failure modes. The reintroduction of exhaust gas into the combustion chamber is just one component of the emission control strategy for internal combustion (IC) engines, both diesel and gasoline, and is useful in reducing exhaust port emission of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx). Other means of reducing NOx exhaust port emissions are briefly mentioned, but beyond the scope of this document.
2016-08-20
Article
It’s a first for a U.S. Navy ship: running on 100% renewable fuel, that is.
2016-08-10
WIP Standard
AIR6211A
This test method provides stakeholders (runway deicing chemical manufacturers, deicing/anti-icing chemical operators and airport authorities) with a relative ice penetration capacity of runway deicing/anti-icing chemicals, by measuring the ice penetration as a function of time. Such runway deicing/anti-icing chemicals are often also used on taxiways and other paved areas. This test method does not quantitatively measure the theoretical or extended time of ice penetration capability of ready-to-use runway deicing/anti-icing chemicals in liquid or solid form.
2016-08-10
WIP Standard
AIR6170A
This test method provides stakeholders (runway deicing chemical manufacturers, deicing/anti-icing chemical operators and airport authorities) with relative ice melting capacity of runway deicing chemicals, by measuring the amount of ice melted as a function of time. Such runway deicing chemicals are often also used on taxiways. This test method does not quantitatively measure the theoretical or extended time ice melting capability of ready-to-use runway deicing/anti-icing chemicals in liquid or solid form.
2016-08-10
WIP Standard
AIR6172A
This test method provides stakeholders (runway deicing chemical manufacturers, deicing/anti-icing chemical operators and airport authorities) with relative ice undercutting capacity of runway deicing chemicals, by measuring the area of ice undercut pattern as a function of time. Such runway deicing chemicals are often also used on taxiways.
2016-08-05
Magazine
Clearing the air Sensors, diagnostics and controls advance to help trap emissions. Bringing the heat on cooling technologies Electronic controls, variable-speed fans cool engines, heat aftertreatment systems. 3D printing machines can't be built fast enough In the additive manufacturing world, the costs of components are dropping, the technology is becoming more reliable and parts are fabricated faster, allowing industries beyond aerospace to adopt additive technologies, says Oak Ridge Lab's Ryan Dehoff.
2016-08-04
Article
What does it cost to replace an EV battery at the retail level? For a BMW i3 a new battery will set owners back about $16,000, according to Dr. Christian Cozzarini, BMW Department Head, Environmental Engineering, who spoke at the 2016 CAR Management Briefing Seminars.
2016-08-04
Magazine
Special report: Lightweighting Uncovering the next actions in the industry's grand mass-reduction campaign. CAE's next leap forward With 3D simulations skyrocketing, engineers are looking forward to highly-optimized toolsets to keep pace with complexity. SAE Convergence 2016 Preview Meet the disruptors, network with peers and learn about the latest tech solutions that are rapidly changing the auto industry. "Military-grade" aluminum Jaguar, Exa say simulation to eliminate prototypes by 2020 OEMs expand testing of FEV variable-compression ratio engine Growth of FCVs and EVs tied to infrastructure Bolt EV seat design cuts weight, delights tall passengers Rolls-Royce reveals a Vision of its future Volvo bets on new PowerPulse, not 48V, to attack turbodiesel 'lag' SEAT to spearhead VW's new platform and 48V technology Dr. Jay Baron of CAR discusses vehicle lightweighting and predicts the outcome of the crucial CAFE mid-term review.
2016-08-03
Article
Raising the octane level of pump gasoline in the U.S. is integral to optimizing advanced combustion engines now in development, said GM and Honda executives at the 2016 CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, MI. Their comments prompted positive but non-committal comments from Chris Grundler, Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality for the U.S. EPA.
2016-08-02
Article
For design teams focused on aftertreatment, removing size has become almost as important as removing emissions. Combining catalysts, improving filters and integrating sensors are a few of the techniques being used to minimize package sizes.
2016-08-01
Magazine
Seeing the Light Achieving Full-Color, Day or Night Readability for Flat-Panel Displays Multiple Node Networking Using PCIe Interconnects PCI Express (PCIe) interconnects, and how they can be used to support multiple node low latency data transfers over copper or optical cables, is gaining momentum in embedded computing solutions. Zero-Emissions Electric Aircraft Theory vs Reality Analyzing Radar Signals With Demodulation Combining Software and Hardware for Highly Specialized Multichannel Spectrum Monitoring Advanced Thermal Management Solutions Thermoelectric Cooling Thermal Ground Planes Thermal Management of Laser Diodes The Effect of Substrate Emissivity on the Spectral Emission of a Hot-Gas Overlayer Process Approach to Determining Quality Inspection Deployment Experimental Setup to Assess Blast and Penetration-Induced Secondary Debris in a Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) Environment Non-Contact Circuit for Real-Time Electric and Magnetic Field Measurements
2016-07-26
Article
As President and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in Ann Arbor, Dr. Baron and his research teams are engaged with technology issues across a broad front, but even a brief conversation with him reveals his deep passion for plants, advanced processes and materials. Get him talking about Lightweighting and he won’t stop.
2016-07-12
WIP Standard
AMS1428/2
The foundation specification (AMS1428) and the category specifications (AMS1428/1 and AMS1428/2) cover deicing/anti- icing materials in the form of a fluid. 1.1.1 Foundation and Category Specifications The foundation specification establishes the requirements for all Type I deicing/anti-icing fluids and defines the terms Glycol (Conventional and Non-Conventional) and Non-Glycol and contains technical and other requirements that apply to both Glycol (Conventional and Non-Conventional) and Non-Glycol based fluids. The category specification AMS1428/1 covers Glycol (Conventional and Non-Conventional) based fluids whereas the category specification AMS1428/2 covers Non-Glycol based fluids. 1.2 Other Scope Requirements Other Scope requirements are set in AMS1428.
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