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Technical Paper
2013-11-27
Narinder Kumar, Anil Kant Bharti, Amit Gautam
To sustain market leadership position one has to continuously improve their product and services so that on one hand customer expectations are met and on the other hand business profitability is maintained. Value engineering is one of the approach through which we can achieve these two objectives simultaneously. Enhancing the value of running products is always a challenge as there is limited scope and flexibility to modify the current design and processes. Value engineering approach, integrated in product development cycle, brings great opportunity to upgrade the new and running products. This study reveals approach to upgrade the base engine of Maruti Alto. Upgraded engine is used in Alto 800 vehicle launched in October 2012. Improvement points were studied based on the business requirement, market competition, and legislative requirements. Based on functional improvement points, all the design parameters were studied and finalized. Finalized design parameters were evaluated and verified in actual testing and results were compared with the targeted values.
Article
2013-11-26
“Beneath the outer skin is a brand new car with state-of-the art technology. As always, we want our new Mini to offer that famous go-kart feeling,” said company boss Peter Schwarzenbauer of the latest generation hatchback.
Magazine
2013-11-25
Q&A with Dr. Pawan Goenka The Executive Director & President-- Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. answers questions on a range of subjects such as auto fuel efficiency, emissions, alternative fuels, safety, telematics, manufacturing, and sustainability. Advances in surface engineering Newer materials with improved properties can enhance the properties of the working surfaces of cylinder components for the demands of increased temperatures, pressures, and corrosive atmospheres and still satisfy performance and life requirements. E-mobility opportunities in the Indian ecosphere The Prime Minister of India in January 2013 unveiled the National Mission on Electric Mobility and formed a National Board of Electric Mobility to fast track e-mobility for India through industry-government partnerships. Mobility in 21st Century India India's rapidly growing population has made transportation systems unable to effectively keep up with demand, losing the country untold man hours and wasting money.
Book
2013-11-21
Polymer Matrix, Metal Matrix, and Structural Sandwich Composites 5-Volume Set: • Volume 1: Guidelines for Characterization of Structural Materials • Volume 2: Materials Properties • Volume 3: Materials Usage, Design, and Analysis • Volume 4: Metal Matrix Composites • Volume 6: Structural Sandwich Composites This 5-volume set includes critical properties of composite materials that meet specific data requirements, as well as guidelines for design, analysis, material selection, manufacturing, quality control, and repair. This newly-updated engineering reference tool, part of the Composite Materials Handbook (CMH-17), also contains the latest test data for polymer matrix composites and metal matrix composites, as well as essential material relating to sandwich composites used in military and commercial vehicles. Volume 1 contains guidelines for determining the properties of polymer matrix composite material systems and their constituents, as well as the properties of generic structural elements, including test planning, test matrices, sampling, conditioning, test procedure selection, data reporting, data reduction, statistical analysis, and other related topics.
WIP Standard
2013-11-19
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) establishes guidelines for the use of IEEE-1394b as a data bus network in military and aerospace vehicles. It encompasses the data bus cable and its interface electronics for a system utilizing S400 over copper medium over extended lengths. This document contains extensions/restrictions to "off-the-shelf " IEEE-1394 standards, and assumes that the reader already has a working knowledge of IEEE-1394. This document does not identify specific environmental requirements (electromagnetic compatibility, temperature, vibration, etc.); such requirements will be vehicle-specific and even LRU-specific. However, the hardware requirements and examples contained herein do address many of the environmental conditions that military and aerospace vehicles may experience. One should reference the appropriate sections of MIL-STD-461E for their particular LRU, and utilize handbooks such as MIL-HDBK-454A and MIL-HDBK-5400 for guidance. This document is referred to as a "slash sheet " and accompanies the SAE Sxxxx base standard.
Article
2013-11-15
Engineering students have until Feb. 14, 2014, to submit entries into a contest sponsored by Valeo and designed to bring out the best ideas to make cars more intelligent and intuitive by 2030. The winning team will receive a grant of €100,000, with the first and second runners-up each receiving €10,000.
Standard
2013-11-13
This SAE Standard specifies a stationary test method for determining the masking effect caused by parts of the base machine with equipment as specified by the manufacturer on a visibility test circle around the machine from the eye position point of a seated operator. It specifies a method for evaluating the maskings that may be present. It applies to earthmoving machines which have a specific operator’s station. It does not consider evaluation of maskings which may be present with operational movement of working tools.
Standard
2013-11-13
This SAE Standard specifies a stationary test method for determining and documenting the masking effect caused by parts of the base machine with equipment as specified by the manufacturer within a visibility test circle around the eye position of a seated operator. It applies to earthmoving machinery which has a specific seated operator’s position.
Standard
2013-11-07
This SAE Standard documents standard nomenclature in common use for various types of radiator and radiator core construction, as well as for various radiator-related accessories.
Article
2013-11-06
From new vehicles to new technologies and shared production capacity, Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and the Renault-Nissan Alliance will greatly broaden their current level of collaboration, the two Japanese automakers announced Nov. 5.
WIP Standard
2013-11-05
This document establishes test plans/procedures for the AS5643/1 Slash Sheet. The AS5643/1 Slash Sheet establishes guidelines for the use of IEEE-1394b as a data bus network in military and aerospace vehicles. It encompasses the data bus cable and its interface electronics for a system utilizing S400 over copper medium over extended lengths.
Book
2013-11-01
Peter Harrop
All electric vehicles have at least one traction motor, so the market for electric vehicle traction motors is one of the largest markets for electric vehicle parts and a primary determinant of the performance and affordability of a given vehicle. Indeed, IDTechEx Research finds that in 2013 44.6 million electric motors will be needed for vehicles, rising to 147.7 million in 2023. Today, the motors that propel electric vehicles on land, through water and in the air are mainly brushless because brushed commutator motors are on the way out. Most of the number and the value of those brushless traction motors lies in permanent magnet synchronous ones, notably Brushless DC "BLDC", a form with trapezoidal waveform, and Permanent Magnet AC "PMAC", a type with a sinusoidal waveform. No matter: they both have excellent performance including simple provision of reverse and regenerative braking. However, that dominance is about to change. The main reason is not those well publicized but elusive in-wheel motors coming in at two to six per vehicle but simply the move to much larger vehicles and therefore motors.
Book
2013-11-01
Ian K. Jennions
Although the concept of Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) can be complex in its implementation, it is essentially based upon a simple idea: the more you know about a particular machine’s ability to function, the quicker you can act to prevent malfunctioning. This rapidly developing area of engineering seeks to enable better management of both the vehicle and vehicle fleet health. Use of IVHM can improve vehicle reliability, safety, and reduce unnecessary, unscheduled maintenance through the use of diagnostic and prognosis systems that monitor data and overall vehicle health. From an initial idea by the SAE IVHM Steering Group, these books have been collaboratively written by experts from academia, research and industry, and represent the collective voice of the most qualified authorities in the field. This groundbreaking set addresses both basic and advanced concepts critical for the understanding of IVHM, along with the commercial justification for the adoption of a new modus operandi in asset health management, and its impact on business strategy and technology.
Magazine
2013-11-01
New contender for the World Solar Challenge Splitting the solar power supply from the aerodynamics was the innovative approach taken by the U.K.-based Cambridge University Eco Racing Team. Mobility in the 21st Century for India: planning and creating multimodal transportation systems India's rapidly growing population has made transportation systems unable to effectively keep up with demand, losing the country untold man-hours and wasting money. 2014 Corvette: 460 hp, 30 mpg, 1 g, $52,000 No other sports car can match the C7's combination of performance, value, and overall efficiency. Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter provides insight on executing a masterpiece.
Standard
2013-10-29
This Recommended Practice applies to technical publications which present instructions for the proper unloading, set-up, installations, pre-delivery inspection, operation, and servicing of off-road self-propelled work machines as categorized in SAE J1116. Advertising/marketing and other pre-purchase publications are not included.
Book
2013-10-24
The Indian automotive industry is currently going through one of its most challenging phases so far. Vehicle sales are set to register a negative growth in 2013 – first time in more than a decade – compared with the previous year. Official data shows that vehicle sales in India declined at a high single-digit rate year on year in the first nine months of 2013 compared to 2012. This downward spiral has prompted automakers and suppliers to cut production to avoid excess inventory build-up. Besides, there’s little respite on the cost front. Though there has recently been some softening in raw materials prices, other costs such as wages, cost of power and finance expenses, continue to erode suppliers’ operating margins. The Indian automotive industry at the moment is facing multiple challenges such as slowing economic growth, high inflation and high interest rates – compared with many of its peers. IHS however is sanguine about the country’s growth trend in the medium to long term, and forecasts recovery in vehicle sales in 2014, and high single-digit growth in vehicle sales for the rest of this decade.
WIP Standard
2013-10-22
This standard defines the data interfaces between a host aircraft (“platform”) and an Electro-Optic/Infrared (EO/IR) sensor. These data interfaces cover various types of data including: imagery, metadata, command, status, and responses (CSR), geospatial postion, time, test and maintenance, and hand-controller. This standard does not cover mechanical or electrical interfaces.
WIP Standard
2013-10-22
This will provide the methods for verifying that the data interfaces between an EO/IR sensor and an aircraft meet AS6135.
WIP Standard
2013-10-22
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) establishes the requirements for the use of IEEE-1394b as a data bus network in military and aerospace vehicles. It defines the concept of operations and information flow on the network. As discussed in 1.4, this specification contains extensions/restrictions to “off-the-shelf” IEEE-1394 standards, and assumes that the reader already has a working knowledge of IEEE-1394. This document is referred to as the “base” specification, containing the generic requirements that specify data bus characteristics, data formats and node operation. It is important to note that this specification is not stand-alone - several requirements provide only example implementations and delegate the actual implementation to be specified by the network architect/integrator for a particular vehicle application. This information is typically contained in a “network profile” slash sheet that is subservient to this base specification. In a similar manner, the electrical characteristics of the bus media, as well as connector information is contained in a “physical layer” slash sheet, that also may be unique to a particular vehicle application.
WIP Standard
2013-10-22
This document establishes test plans/procedures for the AS5643 Standard that by itself defines guidelines for the use of IEEE-1394b as a data bus network in military and aerospace vehicles. This test specification defines procedures and criteria for testing device compliance with the AS5643 Standard.
WIP Standard
2013-10-22
This handbook is intended to accompany or incorporate AS5643 IEEE-1394b Interface Requirements for Military and Aerospace Vehicle Applications, AS5643/1 S400 Copper Media Interface Characteristics over Extended Distances, AS5657 Test Plan/Procedure for AS5643 IEEE-1394b Interface Requirements for Military and Aerospace Vehicle Applications, AS5706 Test Plan/procedure for AS5643/1 S400 Copper Media Interface Characteristics Over Extended Distances, and ARD5708 Frequently Asked Questions about IEEE-1394b and SAE AS5643. In addition, full understanding of this handbook also requires knowledge of IEEE-1394-1995, IEEE-1394a and IEEE-1394b standards. This handbook contains detailed explanations and architecture analysis on AS5643, bus timing and scheduling considerations, system redundancy design considerations, suggestions on AS5643-based system configurations, cable selection guidance, and lessons learned on failure modes.
Standard
2013-10-21
This SAE Recommended Practice identifies major components and parts peculiar to clam bunk skidders. Illustrations used here are not intended to include all existing machines or to be exactly descriptive of any particular machine. They have been provided to illustrate the principles to be used in applying this document.
Article
2013-10-15
Quality is very much on the mind of Automobiles Peugeot Director General Maxime Picat. Fully aware that it is a much abused word in the automotive industry, he is at pains to define its application within his company: “It is not just about cars but the quality of all our products and services."
Technical Paper
2013-10-14
Christopher J. Golecki, Luke D. Shepley, Casey B. Dietrich, Samuel M. Foran, Eric M. Skibba, Anthony M. Burt, Michael Z. Frey, Alex J. Kirsch
The Pennsylvania State University Advanced Vehicle Team (PSUAVT) is one of sixteen collegiate teams across North America participating in the EcoCAR 2: “Plugging In to the Future” competition. The PSUAVT designed and implemented a series plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) for this competition. This architecture allows the vehicle to operate as a pure electric vehicle until the energy storage system (ESS) state of charge (SOC) is depleted. The auxiliary power unit (APU) then supplements the battery to extend range beyond that of a purely electric vehicle. To implement this design concept, the PSUAVT re-engineered a General Motors (GM) donated 2013 Chevrolet Malibu to house an electric traction motor, high capacity lithium-ion battery pack, and APU consisting of a low-displacement engine fueled by 85% ethanol/15% gasoline (E85) mixture and an electric generator. Along with the challenges of properly mounting and integrating powertrain components, considerable effort was required to develop a proper hybrid control algorithm that maximizes overall system efficiency, minimizes harmful emissions, provides superior performance, and safe, reliable operation.
Technical Paper
2013-10-14
Peter C. Manning, Eli White, Kyle Caroncino, Taylor Ashworth, Brian Kelly, Lucas Shoults, Douglas Nelson
The Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team (HEVT) of Virginia Tech has achieved the Year 2 goal of producing a 65% functional mule vehicle suitable for testing and refinement, while maintaining the series-parallel plug-in hybrid architecture developed during Year 1. Even so, further design and expert consultations necessitated an extensive redesign of the rear powertrain and front auxiliary systems packaging. The revised rear powertrain consists of the planned Rear Traction Motor (RTM), coupled to a single-speed transmission. New information, such as the dimensions of the high voltage (HV) air conditioning compressor and the P2 motor inverter, required the repackaging of the hybrid components in the engine bay. The P2 motor/generator was incorporated into the vehicle after spreading the engine and transmission to allow for the required space. This spreading of the components meant a redesign of the front powertrain mounts and integration of a torque damper as an interface with the combustion engine and P2 motor.
Technical Paper
2013-10-14
Daniel Prescott, David Killy, Kevin Andersen, Stefan Kaban, Zuomin Dong, Curran Crawford
The focus of this paper is the process of implementation and integration of a series-parallel multiple-regime plugin hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) using a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu as a platform. The University of Victoria EcoCAR team used a 3-year vehicle development process (VDP) modeled after those used by major automotive manufacturers, and maintained by the rules of EcoCAR 2: Plugging into the Future. Intensive research and simulation resulted in selection of UVic's series-parallel multiple regime vehicle architecture during year 1 of the EcoCAR2 competition. Detailed mechanical design refinement has been conducted to allow final fabrication and integration of components. This has included detailed structural analysis and comparison with the stock vehicle, dynamic analysis of vehicle suspension changes, and manufacturability and serviceability improvements to the year 1 vehicle design. Simulation and modeling work to improve the realism of the vehicle simulation for the purposes of control system development was also conducted.
Technical Paper
2013-10-14
Matthew Doude, Joshua C. Hoop, Jonathan D. Moore, George Marshall Molen, Vina Nguyen, Lee Sargent
EcoCAR 2: Plugging Into the Future is a three-year collegiate design competition challenging student teams to redesign a stock 2013 Chevrolet Malibu as a hybrid to improve its fuel economy and emissions. Mississippi State University, an eight-year veteran of AVTC competitions, has chosen to design a series-parallel plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. During the Year Two phase of the competition, the team has been implementing their design from Year One into the stock vehicle.
Technical Paper
2013-10-14
John P. Utley, Jacob B. Wilson, Michael D. Potts, Matt G. Bush, David K. Irick, David E. Smith
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville's (UTK) EcoCAR 2 team developed a Series-Parallel Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) that utilizes E85 fuel. The vehicle was developed and modeled in Year One of the EcoCAR 2 competition. The team has spent Year Two refining the theoretical design from Year One and implementing the design into a working mule vehicle. The developed architecture has been integrated into a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, which was donated by General Motors. The team focused on strengthening the replacement and modified components, integrating the new vehicle components, bench testing the vehicle controller and implementing the entire design into a working vehicle.
Technical Paper
2013-10-07
Daniel Marobin
The automotive market is going through a major investment cycle due to increased credit, reducing the price of vehicles and opening new markets. Project management methodologies have been used by automakers as a tool to achieve strategic objectives. In all these methodologies, monitoring and control of project work is one of the most important processes to achieve effective and efficient projects, ensuring financial and market growth of the automaker. This paper was carried out on a national automaker in which the dashboard developed is a tool for monitoring and controlling time, scope, cost, risk and quality of the project, assisting project managers in making decisions.
Technical Paper
2013-10-07
Paulo Bosquiero Zanetti
Data analysis is an important way to validate and optimize engineering's designs. With the development of wireless transmission systems, race cars use telemetry as a solution to measure the car's behavior by the analysis of acquired data. Wireless communication systems provide the possibility to analyze data in real-time situations, allowing tactical decision making based on the vehicle's embedded signals interpretation. This paper intends to describe the design process of a wireless data transmission system applied to a Formula SAE vehicle. Based on the prototyping microcontroller Arduino™ and the radio-transmission module Xbee®, the wireless transmission system here described is capable of transmitting 16 analog and 54 digital embedded signals and can be easily adapted for the user's requirements, through the system's open-source characteristics.
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