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2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0180
Swaminathan Ramaswamy, Christophe Schorsch, Mario Kolar
Abstract Automotive OEMs are adapting various “green” technologies to meet the upcoming and anticipated regulations for reducing direct and indirect GHG emissions equivalent to CO2. Using compact devices and lightweight components on the aggregates, OEMs get the benefit of carbon credits towards their contribution in reducing CO2 emissions. With regards to the HVAC systems, enhancements such as ultra-low permeation hose assemblies and adoption of low GWP refrigerant have shown promising results in reducing the direct GHG emissions by controlling refrigerant permeation & indirect GHG emissions by using compact and high efficiency compressors, compact heat exchangers, and other technologies that contribute to weight reduction and ultimately impact CO2 emissions. Traditional AC lines are routed/installed in space that accommodates the relative movement between the engine and chassis by connecting the various parts.
2017-01-10
Journal Article
2017-26-0243
Atish Gawale, Abhijit Kulkarni, Mark Pratley
Abstract The demand for injection molded reinforced plastic products used in the automotive industry is growing due to the capability of the material for volume production, high strength to weight ratio, and its flexibility of geometry design. On the other hand, the application of fiber filled plastic composites has been challenging and subject of research during past decades due to the inability to accurately predict the mechanical strength and stiffness behavior owing to its anisotropic characteristics. This paper discusses a numerical simulation based technique using multiscale (2 scale Micro-Macro) modeling approach for short fiber reinforced plastic composites. Fiber orientation tensors and knit lines are predicted in microscale analysis using Autodesk Inc.’s Moldflow® software, and structural analysis is performed considering the homogenized structure in macroscale analysis using ANSYS® software tool.
2017-01-10
Journal Article
2017-26-0142
Zahra Nazarpoor, Steve Golden, Ru-Fen Liu
Abstract Stricter regulatory standards are continuously adopted worldwide to control heavy duty emissions, and at the same time, fuel economy requirements have significantly lowered exhaust temperatures. The net result is a significant increase in Precious Group Metal (PGM) usage with current Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) technology. Therefore, the design and development of advanced DOC with ultra-low PGM to achieve highly beneficial emission performance improvement is necessary. The advanced DOC is synergized PGM (SPGM) with Mixed Metal Oxide (MMO). The presence of MMO in SPGM is responsible for NO oxidation to NO2 which is critical for the passive regeneration of the downstream filter and SCR function. This paper outlines the development of MMO for application in modern DOCs and addresses some specific challenges underlying this application.
2017-01-10
Journal Article
2017-26-0121
Grigorios C. Koltsakis, Ioannis Kandylas, Vaibhav Gulakhe
Abstract Modern ‘DOC-cDPF’ systems for diesel exhaust are employing Pt-, Pd- as well as Pt/Pd alloy- based coatings to ensure high conversion efficiency of CO, HC even at low temperatures. Depending on the target application, these coatings should be also optimized towards NO2 generation which is involved in low temperature soot oxidation as well as in SCR-based deNOx. Zeolite materials are also frequently used to control cold-start HC emissions. Considering the wide variety of vehicles, engines and emission targets, there is no single optimum coating technology. The main target is therefore to maximize synergies rather than to optimize single components. At the same time, the system designer has nowadays a wide range of technologies to choose from, including PGM alloyed combinations (Pt/Pd), multiple layers and zones applicable to both DOCs and DPFs.
2016-12-21
Journal Article
2016-01-9082
Bradley Michael, Rani Sullivan, Dulip Samaratunga, Ratneshwar Jha
Abstract Polymer matrix composites are increasingly adopted in aerospace and automotive industries due to their many attributes, such as their high strength to weight ratio, tailorability, and high fatigue and durability performance. However, these materials also have complex damage and failure mechanisms, such as delaminations, which can severely degrade their strength and fatigue performance. To effectively and safely use composite materials in primary structures, it is essential to assess composite damage response for development of accurate predictive models. Therefore, this study focuses on determining the response of damaged and undamaged carbon epoxy beams subjected to vibration loadings at elevated temperatures. The Hilbert-Huang Transform (HHT) technique is used to analyze the beams’ modal response. The HHT shows potential in identifying the nonlinear damaged response of the beams.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0019
David Weiss
Abstract In the early 1980's, some promising research and development efforts focused on powder metallurgy revealed that aluminum alloys containing 4 wt% cerium exhibit high temperature mechanical properties exceeding those of the best commercial aluminum casting alloys currently in production. Cerium oxide is an abundant rare earth oxide that is often discarded during the refining of more valuable rare earths such as Nd and Dy. Therefore, the economics are compelling for cerium as an alloy additive. In this paper, we report select results obtained during an investigation of the castability of aluminum-cerium alloys and determine compositional modifications that may be required to ensure the compatibility of the alloy with near net shape casting methods such as advanced sand casting, die casting, permanent mold casting and squeeze casting. Al-Ce alloys were cast in binary composition of 6-16 wt% Ce. Commercially pure aluminum ingots were melted and held at approximately 785°C.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0020
Balasubramanian Thiruvallur Loganathan, Srivenkata Subramani Narasimhan, Lakshminarasimhan Varadha Iyengar, Ajith Kumar Sandur, Sudhagar Vediappan
Abstract Development of small air cooled motorcycles is ever challenging due to combination of customer expectation, regulatory requirements and cost factors. Achieving higher performance, emission standards means higher engine and parts operating temperature. Under these changes meeting durability targets at reasonable cost needs good understanding of material, surface treatment and tribological aspects. In this paper some of the surface and process improvements done to reduce wear in engine valves and interface systems is discussed in detail. Design of engine valves shall ensure meeting thermal, mechanical strength requirements, wear and durability targets. Surface treatments, coating, surface finish and also use of special materials in tip, valve stem, seat ensures higher durability; low wear in valve and interfacing parts. During new engine development process verification tests, wear observed in valve stem- guide, valve tip- screw interface.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0021
Stephen Gurchinoff
Abstract This technical paper will provide supporting lubricated test data for the use of thermoplastics like polyamide-imide (PAI) and polyetheretherketone (PEEK) in demanding wear applications at temperatures up to 285°C and pressure velocity exceeding one million psi·ft/min. Applications include needle bearing replacement in transmissions, journal bearings, pumps, marine lower units, continuous variable transmissions, and others. These materials have been used in automotive transmission applications for over 20 years and can be similarly used in small engine applications. By using a thermoplastic, applications benefit through reduced noise and vibration harshness, reduced space, and reduced weight. Mechanical property differences throughout operating temperatures will also be reviewed.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0022
David Weiss, Simon Beno, Chris Jordan, Pradeep Rohatgi
Abstract Cylinder liners exert a major influence on engine performance, reliability, durability and maintenance. Various combinations of nonmetallic reinforcements and coatings have been used to improve the tribological performance of sleeves or surfaces used in compressors and internal combustion engines in four stroke, two stroke and rotary configurations. In this paper we report the use of a hybrid composite containing silicon carbide and graphite in an aluminum alloy matrix to improve the performance of various small engines and compressors. Material properties of the base material, as well as comparative dynamometer testing, are presented.
2016-11-08
Journal Article
2016-32-0071
Koji Ueno, Hiroyuki Horimura, Akiko Iwasa, Yuji Kurasawa, Pascaline Tran, Ye Liu
Abstract We developed a copper catalyst using zero Platinum group metals (hereafter PGMs) to fit motorcycle specific emission gas environment. Though many research reports to develop catalyst without using PGMs that are precious and costly resources are available, no reports had proven Base Metal Catalyst development to meet actual emission regulation equivalent to PGM catalysts. Compared to conventional PGM catalysts, higher temperature is required to keep high catalytic conversion efficiency by utilizing properties of this Base Metal Catalyst. Thus, this Base Metal Catalyst is located in cross coupling position, though it is rare case in motorcycle. This catalyst location could cause negative impacts on engine knocking, engine performance and drivability. This time, to overcome such negative impacts we optimized whole exhaust system, including parts around catalyst.
2016-11-08
Journal Article
2016-32-0023
Shinji Kasatori, Yuji Marui, Hideto Oyama, Kosuke Ono
Abstract Amidst of the recent concerns on depletion of natural resources, a new heat resistant titanium alloy has been developed using the minimum amount of rare metals. Using Ti-811 as a basis and modifying the alloy composition to Ti-7Al-2Mo-0.2Si-0.15C-0.2Nb, the mechanical property, the creep resistance and the oxidation resistance at high temperatures are improved. At the same time, with the β transformation point shifted to a higher temperature, the hot formability is also improved. The newly developed alloy has made it possible to expand the application of titanium material to exhaust valves in reciprocating engines.
2016-11-08
Journal Article
2016-32-0024
Daisuke Sugio, Shinpei Okazaki, Mitsuo Kaneko
Abstract Glass fiber reinforced plastic of polyamide is applied as one of the materials used for the high strength exterior parts of a motorcycle, such as a rear grab rail or a carrier, to which both strength and good exterior appearance are required. However, Glass Fiber reinforced Polypropylene (PPGF), which is relatively inexpensive material, has a property that the contained glass fibers are prone to be exposed at the surface and, therefore, the requirements for good appearance are hardly met by using PPGF. In this study, Heat and Cool molding method (H&C molding) was employed to realize a cost reduction by using PPGF yet without applying painting process, and the established method was applied to mass production while fulfilling the requirements for a good exterior appearance. In H&C molding, the metal molds are heated up by steam and cooled down by water after molding.
2016-10-25
Technical Paper
2016-36-0389
CESAR TADEU NASSER MEDEIROS BRANCO, DEIBSON SILVA DA COSTA, ROBERTO TETSUO FUJIYAMA, WASSIM RAJA EL BANNA, ELIAS FAGURY NETO, CARLINDO LINS PEREIRA FILHO
Abstract The use of natural materials from renewable sources has several advantages when compared with non-renewable materials. Among these, there are vegetable fibers and sisal fibers that highlight for its wide application. Natural fibers appear as an alternative reinforcement to synthetic fibers, reducing costs and showing results close to synthetic fibers. The use of fibers is still growing slowly, but is already used in internal components of popular cars, elevator aircraft and structural components of the shipbuilding industry. In this article were produced composites reinforced by sisal fibers under two conditions: in a form of chopped fiber at a random disposition, and long and aligned fibers. In the first condition, sisal fibers were chopped in a granulator mill with length varying between 5mm to 15mm and randomly arranged in the polymeric matrix. In the second condition, the sisal fibers were arranged in an orderly manner and aligned in one-way direction.
2016-10-25
Technical Paper
2016-36-0533
Everaldo Afonso Fernandes, Mauro Quaresma Lobato, Washington Clodovil Rocha, Antonio Adelmo Freire Beserra, José Maria do Vale Quaresma
Abstract The search for new materials to automotive industry has been intensified in the last decade. Among these materials is the aluminum which is widely used in the construction of automotive parts, sheet and in the manufacture of cables used in line transmission and distribution of electricity. Aluminum and its alloys have high deformation rate which can be hardened by plastic deformation, and low specific weight and high coefficient of thermal conductivity. This work was carried out in order to study the effect of titanium elements (content of 0.050 wt%) and Nickel (content of 0.030 wt.%) in the alloy Al-0.05wt% Cu [0.24 to 0.28]wt% Fe-0.7wt% Si. The alloys in study have concentrations within the chemical composition limits of alloys series 1XXX with minimum purity of 99.0%. The solidification processes were carried out via the steel mold (format of "U").
2016-10-25
Technical Paper
2016-36-0515
Ana Carolina Rodrigues Teixeira, José Ricardo Sodré, Lilian Lefol Nani Guarieiro, Erika Durão Vieira, Fabiano Ferreira de Medeiros, Carine Tondo Alves
Abstract In a scenario with growing population, increasing demand for energy and volatile prices of fossil fuel, there is a high incentive for the use of biofuels, especially those produced from waste material. In this context, second and third generation bioethanol (2G/3G) are interesting alternatives, as they can be produced from different raw material such as corn and rice straw, sugarcane bagasse, waste from pulp industry and microalgae. This paper presents an overview of the available technologies for both 2G and 3G bioethanol production, including lignocellulosic biomass feedstock, biocatalysts and cogeneration processes.
2016-10-25
Technical Paper
2016-36-0121
Raphael Gonçalves, Rubens Pinati, Rodrigo Godoi
Abstract Distortion is an intrinsic and undesired effect of the welding process, inducing residual stresses and hence, reducing the fatigue life of the welded structure. This distortion however, does not occurs simultaneously among the entire structure; instead, it occurs gradually during the execution of the welding chord. Due to this, equal structures, but composed by weld chords executed in a different sequencing, presents different residual stresses and therefore, different fatigue performances. This study proposes a method, using finite elements model (CAE), to capture the non-linear distortions of distinct welding sequences and contrast the diverse impacts in fatigue life.
2016-10-25
Technical Paper
2016-36-0127
Gustavo Siebert, Amilton Sinatora
Abstract The growing use of tribotest has been helping the researches to understand the actuation mechanisms of additives on the friction and wear control of engine parts. But, it is common to observe differences between the tribofilms formed in real situation from that obtained using tribotests. Furthermore, the automakers have difficulty to correlate the results obtained using tribotests with that performed using engines in dynamometers. For the piston ring/cylinder bore tribosystem is almost impossible to reproduce its real tribosystem using tribotests. Therefore simplifications are necessary and they affect the tribochemical behavior of the tribosystem. To understand how these simplifications and the test parameters affect the tribochemical behavior of the simplified tribosystem is critical to design a tribotest that correlate well with the real situation.
2016-10-25
Technical Paper
2016-36-0126
W. L. Guesser, L. P. R. Martins
Abstract The trend to lightweight design of automotive engines has led to the development of new cast iron grades for cylinder blocks, with very high fatigue properties, resulting in engines in some cases even lighter than engines with cylinder blocks of aluminum. On the other hand, the selection of cast irons grades with high values of mechanical strength and high elastic modulus, for projects of thin-wall engine blocks, may result in decrease in vibration damping capacity, even still far superior to aluminum cylinder blocks. This paper deals with damping capacity and elastic modulus of high strength cast irons, considering how the microstructure affects these properties and how to optimize them.
2016-10-25
Technical Paper
2016-36-0149
Edinilson Alves Costa
Abstract Mainly in the last 30 years so much research has been done on Fe-based calculation of seam welded thin-sheet structures fatigue life. However, available prediction methods have been developed for a limited range of geometries under ideal load conditions. Extrapolating to complex real world geometries and load conditions such those resultant from, for example, ground vehicles dislocation over rough surfaces, are least documented. One example of the application of seam welded thin-sheet structures in the ground vehicle industry is the powertrain installation bracketry. Such brackets are subject to variable amplitude loading sourced from powertrain and road surface irregularities and their fatigue strength is tightly dependent on the strength of their joints. In this paper, a FE-based force/moment method has been used for numerically predicting fatigue life of powertrain installation bracketry of a commercial truck submitted to variable amplitude loading.
2016-10-25
Technical Paper
2016-36-0168
Lawrence Tack Wen Yan
Abstract This paper focus on some of the fatigue methodologies based on the frequency domain and how they can be used on the heavy vehicle industry. A calculation flow was developed which consist of two steps. At first the stresses on the desired frequency bandwidth are calculated using a finite element software and those are then used as inputs on a Matlab script that estimate the expected life using two different theories, Bendat’s narrow band and Dirlik. The proposed methodology is then compared with more established time domain calculations. At first a plain hand calculation with a simpler input is performed on both domains before evaluating the differences with a more complex random stress signal input. Finally, test data from a rig test is used to validate the frequency domain fatigue methods using real life data.
2016-10-25
Technical Paper
2016-36-0170
Moisés Krutzmann, Dimitrius Caloghero, Tiago Schmidt, Rogério Marczak
Abstract The knowledge of mechanical behaviour of material is vital for durability prediction and attending initial project requirements. Through the experimental evaluations is possible to measure this behaviour and use it as input in numerical simulations. Temperature changes considerably static and dynamic mechanical properties of materials, particularly in elastomers. This study was motivated to predict the durability under several working temperatures of center bearings rubber cushion of driveshafts that needs to achieve prespecified stiffness and durability parameters. Standardized specimens were tested in fatigue for experimental investigation of the rubber compound. Durability tests were performed in the final product sample and compared with tests performed in standardized specimens. It was concluded that this approach produces accurate results for fatigue predictions and provided useful equations for practical design applications and reducing product validation time.
2016-10-25
Technical Paper
2016-36-0262
Edney Rejowski, Juliano Pallaoro de Souza, Rafael Bettini Rabello
Abstract Engine development activities are being driven forward primarily by the challenge of continuing to reduce CO2 and exhaust emissions. From the piston/liner system it is well known that Lube Oil Consumption (LOC) is affected by the bore distortion occurrences within Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) that usually demands a redesign on the piston ring pack not in favor to reduce friction losses. This article shows a potential solution to reduce bore distortion and oil evaporation through more efficient heat dissipation from combustion chamber to engine cooling system in a modern aluminum Spark Ignition (SI) block. Electroplated nickel coating applied to the external cast iron surface previous to the casting process enable a metallurgical diffusion layer with the aluminum block material and therefore improve heat conductivity in fired operation conditions compared to conventional cast iron liners.
2016-10-25
Technical Paper
2016-36-0258
Ademar de Azevedo Cardoso, Ederson Claudio Andreatta
Abstract This study focuses on the Termomechanical Fatigue (TMF) analysis for an exhaust manifold. Bolt tension and temperature field has been applied in order to get variation on stresses, going from room load condition to a full load condition. The temperature field has been acquired from 1D simulation and adjusted to fit experimental values measured on the vehicle. Low cycle fatigue (LCF) has been considered to evaluate the exhaust manifold under the stress cycles produced by temperature fluctuation. Thermal and stress analysis have been performed by Abaqus package. An in-house code has been employed in the fatigue analysis. The bolt torque and the temperature field on the engine and exhaust manifold are the loads considered in the analysis.
2016-10-25
Technical Paper
2016-36-0224
Carla Lima, Filipe Andrade, Cristina Kawakami, Cristiane Gonçalves, Walmir Peraro
Abstract The microcellular foam injection molding process is being widely applied by the thermoplastics industry. This process consists in a melted polymer injection mixed with a processing solvent, that is an inert gas in the supercritical state, usually CO2 or N2 producing a microcellular foam. This technique offers many advantages such as weight reduction, dimensional uniformization and less warpage. Besides that, it offers a satisfactory property like acoustic and thermal insulation. On the other hand, the parts from this process have an inferior mechanical property like ductility and toughness if compared with solid injection molded parts. Nevertheless, the main issue for this process is the poor appearance quality. This paper presents a review of some existing methods for surface quality improvement as Co-injection process, where a skin is injected over the microcellular part, and Heat & Cool that consists in a control of mold temperature.
2016-10-25
Technical Paper
2016-36-0277
R.B. Obara, J.O.M.G. Faria, A. Sinatora
Abstract It is well known that machine lifetime, reliability and performance are strongly related to wear. The wear of cylinder bores can increase blow-by, oil consumption, power losses and emissions. Moreover, it can produce axial wear scratches that can harm hydrodynamic support of piston rings, increasing wear even further. The comprehension of the main factors responsible for wear in cylinder bores is, therefore, indispensable for the increase of the efficiency of engines. Despite the great work reported in literature regarding to the analysis of wear in engine cylinders, the study of the types of oxides and tribofilms formed in the surface of the cylinders remains poor. Therefore, the present work aims to correlate wear of cylinder bores from flex-fuel vehicles with engine operating conditions.
2016-10-25
Technical Paper
2016-36-0325
Filipe Diniz, Caue Morais, André Luiz, Adriano Simplício, Lincoln Lima, Rogério Silvério
Abstract Based on automotive concerns related to global warming, CO2 emissions, safety and fuel efficiency, a trend to use High Strength Steels was stablished in order to meet these concerns and enhance the Body In White (BIW) performance. The usage of Press Hardened Steel (PHS) on the BIW is greatly broadcasted by the automotive industry, however OEMs should consider other important aspects for the vehicle lifecycle, such as repair and serviceability in the occasion of vehicle collision. This paper addresses a repair procedure that meets regular performance characteristics. The study was based on the conditions available on emergent markets dealers to perform an optimized repair. This procedure ensures the proper serviceability of PHS parts on BIW systems and supports the usage of High Strength Steels technology in today’s emergent market vehicles.
2016-10-25
Technical Paper
2016-36-0393
Thales Sardinha Garcia Souza, Márcio Henrique Pereira, Roberto Martins de Souza
Abstract The cost of any forged product for the automotive industry is highly influenced by the cost involved during the design and manufacturing of the forging tools. Ideally, these tools shall withstand a significant number of cycles, in order to divide their manufacturing cost in many parts as possible. There are several parameters that affect the wear behavior, and forging companies have different approaches to address the tribological issues. Moreover, a misunderstanding of these parameters may lead to an undesirable premature tool wear. This work analyses the effect of roughness on the wear of cold forming tools. The adopted tribosystem is the second stage of a horizontal press and consists of a punch of M2 hardened steel in relative movement against a working piece of SAE 10B22 normalized steel. Fifteen punches were manufactured with three roughness levels and their wear was measured after 50.000 and 100.000 forging cycles.
2016-10-25
Technical Paper
2016-36-0400
Carlos Abílio Passos Travaglia, Luiz Carlos Rolim Lopes
Abstract Great numbers of studies in sliding wear phenomena use the wear rate to quantify material losses. However, in more recent works, some authors have been tried to characterize the wear phenomena by means of the energy dissipation between the contact surfaces of the bodies. The aim of this work is to create an analytical model capable to relate the total energy dissipated by a friction material during a bench wear test and data collected directly in a vehicle brake, in order to predict the durability of this component in service life. To attain this aim, the concept of specific wear volume, SWV, is adopted. The specific wear volume is the relationship between the material wear volume and the energy dissipated during a sliding wear process. In addition, a method to calculate the energy dissipation on friction materials is presented.
2016-10-25
Technical Paper
2016-36-0365
César T. N. M. B., Moacir K., Deibson S. da C., Wassim R. El B., Roberto T. F.
Abstract The rise in national industry occurred more frequently in the aircraft industry as stabilizers and rudders at the rear of the aircraft. The automotive industry is also using composite materials reinforced by synthetic fibers in various vehicle components, such as the bumper and trunk tray. Plies and laminates produced from the composite can be used in car interior trim. Much is made of sisal fibers as reinforcement in cars, this study aims to evaluate the influence of the addition of wood waste, angelim pedra (Hymenolobium petraeum Ducke), at composite polyester matrix reinforced by sisal and malva fibers. The fibers and the residue were purchased in local market and characterized physically, microstructurally and mechanically. The specimens of malva and residues were cut in three different sizes: 5, 10 and 15 mm, by the way the hybrid composites reinforced by sisal and the residues, the sisal fibers were cut at a randomly lengths.
2016-10-25
Technical Paper
2016-36-0360
Lucas Pintol Nishikawa, André Caetano Melado, Hélio Goldenstein, Luiz Felipe Bauri, Dinecio dos Santos Filho, Eduardo Nunes
Abstract The Austempering heat treatment is a well-known solution to improve the mechanical properties of ductile cast irons, therefore being referred as 'ADI' (Austempered Ductile Iron). The improved mechanical properties of ADI's with respect to conventional ductile iron is attributed to its resulting microstructure, which contains mainly carbide-free bainite with stabilized retained austenite. More recently, ductile cast irons were submitted to another heat treatment, known as 'Quenching and Partitioning' (Q&P). In this case, the ductile cast iron is austenitized, quenched to a temperature between Mf and Ms temperatures and subsequently heated to a temperature above Ms in order to partition the carbon from the martensite to the remaining austenite. The resulting microstructure comprises mainly low carbon martensite, austenite (stabilized by the carbon partition) and carbide-free bainite. Such microstructure resulted in equal or better properties than ADI.
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