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2015-12-17
Standard
J1698/1_201512
This Recommended Practice provides common data output formats and definitions for a variety of data elements that may be useful for analyzing vehicle crash and crash-like events that meet specified trigger criteria. The document is intended to govern data element definitions and EDR record format as applicable for light-duty motor vehicle Original Equipment applications.
2015-12-16
Article
Two upstart Chinese companies with big automotive ambitions are grabbing headlines as they lure top engineering and product-development talent— and prepare to unveil potentially disrupting new products and technology strategies.
2015-12-04
Article
Citroën is developing a new suspension that will replace its hydraulic system. The French OEM known for its engineering creativity and quirky models may re-enter the North American market, says its CEO.
2015-12-03
Standard
J3077_201512
This document provides a summary of the activities to-date of Task Force #1 - Research Foundations – of the SAE’s Driver Vehicle Interface (DVI) committee. More specifically, it establishes working definitions of key DVI concepts, as well as an extensive list of data sources relevant to DVI design and the larger topic of driver distraction.
2015-12-01
Magazine
Hot-stamping process Hot-stamping process from Schuler employs flexible 'pressure controlled hardening' Fuel cell futures no longer a dream Fuel cell technology is catching up with the hype as fuel cell vehicles become reality. Hot Technologies 2016 Our annual review of significant, innovative, and just plain cool technology applications for the new model year.
2015-12-01
Magazine
Uncertainty quantification The technique is a must for next-generation simulation tools. Oil-pump sizing Researchers from Hinduja Tech investigate options for low friction and power consumption. The future of Indian commercial aviation The growth in traffic that airport modernization has supported has also made a significant contribution to the local and national economies, while the improved infrastructure has been positive for the perception of India in the global market. Driving EVs toward lower cost The race ison to reduce battery and electric-drive systems cost while improving efficiency. Powering on Rolls-Royce's Chief Engineer discusses new technologies that inspire current R&D design and evaluation work as part of its strategic roadmap for future big commercial programs. HMIs extend beyond the cab Telematic functions are being integrated into multi-function user interfaces.
2015-11-27
Magazine
Electronics arms race hots up The automotive supply chain landscape is undergoing huge transformation. Dr. Elmar Dagenhart, chairman of the executive board, Continental AG, explains how his company plans to be right at the forefront Sizing up the down-sizing challenge With the impact of VW's 'Dieselgate' still being felt widely, the Aachen automobile and engine technology Colloquium was particularly pertinent this year. Ian Adcock reports on the most significant technologies and presentations. Double coupe coup! Automotive Design'sIan Adcock reflects on some of the concept cars from 2015 that caught his eye Fuelling a sustainable future What is the best route for the UK to achieve its targeted 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions?
2015-11-25
WIP Standard
J3115
This document aims to establish best practices in equipment setup and measurement of brake rotor disk thickness variation (DTV) on vehicle.
2015-11-24
Standard
J1949_201511
This SAE Standard specifies the dimensional requirements for the assembly of high-pressure pipe connections for compression-ignition (diesel) engine fuel injection equipment. It applies to 60 deg female cones with external threaded connectors types 1 and 2, and to the internal threaded tube nuts and male cone type end assembly of high- pressure pipe connections for tubes with diameters up to 12 mm inclusive.
2015-11-24
Standard
J830_201511
This SAE Standard establishes a vocabulary and definitions relating to the components used in fuel injection systems for compression ignition (diesel) engines. Definitions are separated into six sections by topic as follows: Section 3--Fuel Injection Pumps Section 4--Fuel Injectors Section 5--Unit Injectors Section 6--Governors Section 7--Timing Devices Section 8--High Pressure Pipes and Connections NOTE: When the word fuel is used in the terms listed it may be omitted providing there can be no misunderstanding.
2015-11-18
Article
There’s a lot of investment and engineering behind this mid-cycle refresh, illustrating the white-hot competition in the compact SUV segment.
2015-11-17
Technical Paper
2015-32-0838
Tadamasa Fukuoka, Kazuki Fujimoto, Yuya Hongo, Shinji Kajiwara
Kinki University formula project has been participating in the student Formula SAE of Japan (JSAE) every year for the Competition since the second time. The engine uses ZX-6R made by Kawasaki Heavy Industries for the Competition from the eighth time. “Improvement of limited performance” is inserted in the concept through the development of a power train. Supercharger loading, engine dry sump and engine cooling management were improved. 59.6 kW (80.6 PS) /9000 rpm of maximum output and 70.6 Nm (7.2 kgf m)/8000 rpm of maximum torque were achieved by the supercharger loading. We succeeded in getting 90% of torque band (4000∼10000rpm) by 50% of the number of revolutions in regular use (2000∼12000rpm). Using the dry sump system, hydraulic pressure constantly managed hydraulic pressure at the time of engine operations; the system, where the engine stops at the time of hydraulic pressure fall, was also built.
2015-11-17
Technical Paper
2015-32-0763
Misa Milosavljevic, Philippe Degeilh, Stephane Venturi, Fabrice Le Berr, Samy Laabidi, Gianluca Zito, Sebastien Magand, Francois Raymond
As congestion increases and commute times lengthen with the growing urbanization, many customers will look for effective mobility solutions. Two-wheeler are one of the solutions to deal with these issues, in particular if equipped with electrified powertrains for minimized local noise and air pollutant emissions. Scooters powertrain technology is predominantly based on Spark Ignition Engine (ICE) associated with a Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT) and a Centrifugal Clutch. Nevertheless, even though CVT gives satisfaction in simplicity, fun to drive, cost effectiveness and vehicle dynamics, its efficiency is an undeniable drawback. Indeed, a conventional CVT is wasting more than 50% of ICE effective power in customer driving conditions. Consequently, those vehicles have high fuel consumption relative to their size, and are equipped with overpowered and heavy internal combustion engines, allowing a large area for further improvements.
2015-11-17
Technical Paper
2015-32-0832
Franz Winkler, Roland Oswald, Oliver Schögl, Andrea Abis, Stefan Krimplstatter, Roland Kirchberger
In consideration of the fact that in extreme Enduro competitions two-stroke motorcycles are still dominating, the Institute of Internal Combustion Engines and Thermodynamics, Graz University of Technology, with a long tradition in two-stroke technology, has developed a new 300 cm3 two-stroke motorcycle engine. The 2-stroke LPDI (Low Pressure Direct Injection) technology was originally developed for the 50 cm3 Scooter and moped market in Europe. In 50 cm3 applications the LPDI technology fulfils the EURO 4 emission standard (2017) [1]. In a next step the LPDI technology was applied to a 250 cm3 Enduro engine demonstrator vehicle. Based on the results of the demonstrator, a complete new high performance 300 cm3 engine was developed. The development of this new engine will be described in this publication. Some interesting aspects of the layout with 3D-CFD methods and also 1D-CFD simulation to optimize the exhaust system by DoE methods are discussed in the paper.
2015-11-17
Technical Paper
2015-32-0829
Toshiki Yamashita, Tomoaki Kodama, Yasuhiro Honda, Toshio Otaka, Yuji Mizutani
The main purpose of Formula SAE Competition (hereafter called “FSAE”, “Formula Society of Automotive Engineering”) is to let students learn the basic ability necessary for engineers through design, fabrication and test projects. Higher running performance of a manufactured vehicle is one of the most important themes that should be studied in Student Formula Japan Competition (hereafter called SFJ Competition). Also, SFJ Competition is the series of the FSAE. the purpose of this study, the chassis must be required light weighting and high stiffness. The former can reduce the centrifugal force and the inertial force in the turning and the latter can contribute to demonstrate the suspension performance according to design [1], [2], [3], [4]. The SFJ Competition has Skid Pad event to compete for steerage responsiveness and high suspension performance on turning.
2015-11-17
Technical Paper
2015-32-0740
Christian Hubmann, Hubert Friedl, Stefan Gruber, Nigel Foxhall
The automotive trend towards increased levels of electrification is showing a clear direction for hybrid technologies. Nowadays Mild- and plug-in-hybrids open a very wide area of future developments whereas battery electric vehicles (BEV) are still evident but still perceived as niche products with limited production volumes. Nevertheless, major OEMs are working on these kinds of vehicles and have also brought such EV concepts into series production. All of these designs show a clear trend that, beside the topic of electric traction motor and energy storage systems, the internal combustion engine (ICE) is also coming into focus again. In many of these vehicles the range extender (RE) unit is foreseen as an emergency unit to recharge the batteries if the state of charge (SOC) is too low. One of the major advantages of a BEV over other designs is the very good acoustic behavior, so the NVH performance becomes the most challenging topic for RE development.
2015-11-17
Technical Paper
2015-32-0723
Hiroshi Ishii, Daisuke Saeki, Tomo Yamamoto, Manabu Morikawa, Eiji Sakurada, Kazuhiro Ichikawa, Seiichi Sonoda, Taku Nagata, Toshiyuki Kimura
In motorcycles, the size and output performance of the engine itself has a major effect on the maneuverability of the motorcycle. In particular for cases where a high output engine is mounted on a lightweight frame, these effects are even more of a concern. In the case of developing a racing motorcycle with a high power engine, the behavior of the motorcycle differs depending on the output range used and there are a lot of cases where changes to the basic dimensions of the motorcycle as well as the main components are required. Here, there are a lot of cases where the rider and drive-able courses are limited to compatibility with distinct specifications and when considering use as a general mass production motorcycle by riders with varying levels of skills and in various environments, it difficult to determine how to provide support.
2015-11-17
Technical Paper
2015-32-0719
Daniele Littera, Mark Nickerson, Alexander Kopache, G. Machamada, Chuankai Sun, A. Schramm, N. Medeiros, K. Becker, Nikolay Shkolnik, A. Shkolnik
The demand for lighter, smaller, more efficient, and more powerful engines calls for a rethinking of the traditional internal combustion engine (ICE). This paper describes development progress of LiquidPiston's small rotary engine, the XMv3, which operates on a Spark-Ignited (SI) variant of its patented High Efficiency Hybrid Cycle (HEHC). This thermodynamic cycle, which combines high compression ratio (CR), constant-volume combustion, and overexpansion, has a theoretical efficiency of up to 75 percent using air-standard assumptions and first-law analysis. XMv3 displaces 70cc (23cc per each of three working chambers) and is gasoline fueled. The engine is simple, having only two primary moving parts, which are balanced to prevent vibration.
2015-11-13
Article
The mixed-materials construction and the new C1XX platform enabled the development team to reduce base curb weight by 278 lb versus its predecessor and undercut its closest competitor, the mass-efficient (and shorter) Audi Q5, by a claimed 100 lb.
2015-11-13
Article
A book from SAE International, Fleet Services—Managing to Redefine Success, combines the interests of fleet managers and their customers to achieve a higher level of business performance.
2015-11-09
Article
Daimler Trucks North America has referred to its $40 million, five-year SuperTruck program that concluded earlier this year as “a playground for our engineers.” Overseeing this playground’s development and integration activities was Derek Rotz, the Principal Investigator who was hired in 2010 when the program kicked off. He spoke with SAE Magazines about the challenges, lessons learned, and their ongoing work.
2015-11-03
Magazine
Behind-the-scenes methods have made MRacing, the team from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, a consistent contender in the Formula SAE student design competition. Presenting their winning aero design to the SAE International Board of Directors, University of Akron students tell a story of engineering excellence and resiliency. Presenting their winning aero design to the SAE International Board of Directors, University of Akron students tell a story of engineering excellence and resiliency. Eleven students from Montreal university journey to Seattle for an education on aerospace technology and aerospace careers.
2015-11-03
Magazine
Active in aero Several automakers-notably Mercedes-Benz and Audi - used the Frankfurt Motor Show stage to reveal sleek vehicles that aggressively employ active aerodynamic elements and other advances to reduce drag. Composites permeate inside and out Composite materials are gaining popularity for both unseen structural components and for exterior eye candy. Powertrain testing: coping with complexity With increasing use of electrical components to extend the performance of conventional combustion engines, powertrain development has never been more complicated. The good news is that test and development engineers are harnessing advanced simulation techniques and computer processing to develop the most efficient and fun powertrains ever. Can ads help in vehicle-to-vehicle rollout? Porsche unveils new downsized, boosted 3.0-L boxer six. Johnson Controls, Faurecia envision interiors for autonomous driving. Jaguar enters performance crossover SUV segment.
2015-11-02
Article
Ongoing investments by parent Geely are pushing Volvo into the vanguard of autonomous driving, chassis sophistication, electrification...and even innovative reflective paint.
2015-10-30
Article
The product development process used online crowdsourcing for design input for a contest hosted by 3D-printed car upstarts Local Motors.
2015-10-21
Article
The 2016 SUV is nearly 300 lb (136 kg) lighter than its predecessor, yet maintains its high safety standard thanks to a new-generation ACE body structure and the available Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistance technologies. Honda also debuted its digital product development-and-manufacturing process with the new Pilot.
2015-10-21
Article
Aston Martin is on a straight route towards the introduction of a pure electric model; the replacement of all its current sports cars, starting with the DB11 next year; the addition of a production version of its DBX crossover concept, and development of an all-new V12 engine.
2015-10-21
Article
More vehicle launches and faster product cycles are re-shaping the global industry landscape, and putting increasingly greater pressure on the supply base, according to IHS Automotive analysts.
2015-10-21
Article
General Motors announced on October 20 that it is partnering with Korean electronics giant LG Corp. in development of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV’s entire powertrain and other vehicle subsystems, in a new business relationship that GM engineering executives said could point to a new model for electrified vehicle development.
2015-10-21
WIP Standard
GEIAHB0007C
This handbook is intended to provide additional information on the use and tailoring of the data in GEIA-STD-0007. The standard provides a new approach to Logistics Support Analysis Record (LSAR) (i.e., MIL-STD-1388-2B) data with emphasis on data transfer (e.g., XML Schemas) versus data storage (e.g., relational tables). GEIA-STD-0007 identifies the range of logistics product data that is generated during the development and acquisition of a system or end item. It does not prescribe the supportability analyses required to generate logistics product data. How the data is generated via analysis techniques/tools, how it is stored and processed, and how the data is used to generate specific logistics support products, is left to the performing activity. GEIA-STD-0007 is a data transfer standard implementing the logistics data concepts of GEIA-STD-927, Common Data Schema for Complex Systems.
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