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2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-0376
Jianyong Liang, Jonathan Powers, Scott Stevens, Behrooz Shahidi
Abstract While Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) and the next generation AHSS grades offer improved crash safety and reduced weight for vehicles, the global stiffness and NVH performance are often compromised due to reduced material thickness. This paper discusses an advanced method of evaluating the joint effectiveness on contribution to global stiffness and NVH performance of vehicles. A stiffness contribution ratio is proposed initiatively in this research, which evaluates the current contribution of the joints to the global stiffness and NVH performance of vehicles. Another parameter, joint effectiveness factor, has been used to study the potential of each joint on enhancing the global stiffness. The critical joints to enhance the vehicle stiffness and NVH performance can be identified based on above two parameters, and design changes be made to those critical joints to improve the vehicle performance.
2017-03-28
Journal Article
2017-01-0403
Guangqiang Wu, Huwei Wu
Abstract Experimental schemes, frequency characteristics, subjective and objective sound quality evaluation and sound quality prediction model establishment of a certain mass-production SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle, SUV) manual transmission gear rattle phenomenon were analyzed in this paper. Firstly, vehicle experiments, including experiment conditions, vibration acceleration sensor and microphone arrangements and especial considerations in experiments, were described in detail. Secondly, through time-frequency analysis, broadband characteristics of manual transmission gear rattle noise were identified and vibro-impact of gear rattle occurs in the frequency range of 450~4000Hz on the vehicle idle condition and the creeping condition. Thirdly, based on bandwidth filtering processing of gear rattle noise, subjective assessment experiments by a paired comparison method were carried out.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-0405
Tianqi Lv, Xingxing Feng, Peijun Xu, Yunqing Zhang
Abstract Three constitutive models which capture the amplitude and frequency dependency of filled elastomers are implemented for the conventional engine mounts of automotive powertrain mounting system (PMS). Firstly, a multibody dynamic model of a light duty truck is proposed, which includes 6 degrees of freedom (DOFs) for the PMS. Secondly, Three constitutive models for filled elastomers are implemented for the engine mounts of the PMS, including: (1) Model 1: Kelvin-Voigt model; (2) Model 2: Fractional derivative Kelvin-Voigt model combined with Berg’s friction; (3) Model 3: Generalized elastic viscoelastic elastoplastic model. The nonlinear behaviors of dynamic stiffness and damping of the mounts are investigated. Thirdly, simulations of engine vibration dynamics are presented and compared with these models and the differences between common Kelvin-Voigt model and other constitutive models are observed and analyzed.
2017-03-28
Journal Article
2017-01-0495
Michael Christian Haverkamp
Abstract The vehicle interior constitutes the multi-sensory environment of driver and passengers. Beside overall design and execution, materials and its surfaces are of specific interest to the customer. They are not only needed to fulfil technical functions, but are in direct focus of the customer’s perception. The perceived quality is based on all sensory data collected by the human perceptual system. Surfaces express design intent and craftsmanship by their visual appearance. Haptic features supervene when materials are touched. And even smell has an influence on the perception of ambience. Although sound is generated nearly every time when fingers slide across a surface, touch-sounds have been disregarded so far. In various cases, these contact sounds are clearly audible. As essential sound responses to haptic activity, they can degrade perceived quality. A method has been developed for a standardized generation of touch-sounds.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-0442
Harchetan Singh Aneja, Manas Tripathi, Harmeet Singh, Aashish Parmar
Abstract With the increasing expectation of customer for a quiet and comfortable ride, automobile manufacturers need to continuously work upon to improve automobile powertrain NVH. Today’s customer has become so aware of vehicle related noises that in-tank fuel pump noise is no exception to the checklist of evaluating cabin NVH. In-tank fuel pump, that is responsible for delivering the fuel from fuel storage tank to delivery rail, uses an electric driven motor. The rotating parts such as rotor, etc. produce vibrations that may traverse to tank body & subsequently vehicle body. Since noise is essentially an audible vibration at its root, these structure borne vibrations may be perceived as noise inside passenger cabin. Additionally, the noise may also be produced by fuel flow pulsations if transferred through piping to vehicle body. This paper focuses on various approaches to reduce the fuel pump generated noise heard inside passenger cabin.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-0443
Yong Hyun Nam, Gwansik Yoon
Abstract Significant effort has been expended to improve the sound made by a closing car door. This study focuses on reducing door glass rattle sounds, not only evaluating the rattle influence of door glass support but also introducing an approach to reduce glass rattle noise by using sealing components. The first part of the study is dedicated to minimizing vibration. A jig is constructed to evaluate the influence of a door glass support on the rattling. The jig is employed so that the glass meshing between the A and B pillars can be controlled; the glass holder moves in the x- and z-directions and the belt molding moves in the y-direction. An impact hammer test was adopted for investigating door glass rattle. The frequency response obtained via impact hammer testing is analyzed by varying the glass support points and important factors that should be considered in early design stages are obtained. The second study is about optimizing vibration absorption.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-0440
Jun Lu, Zhenfei Zhan, Haozhan Song, Xu Liu, Xin Yang, Junqi Yang
Abstract Noise-vibration-harshness (NVH) design optimization problems have become major concerns in the vehicle product development process. The Body-in-White (BIW) plays an important role in determining the dynamic characteristics of vehicle system during the concept design phase. Finite Element (FE) models are commonly used for vehicle design. However, even though the speed of computers has been increased a lot, the simulation of FE models is still too time-consuming due to the increase in model complexity. For complex systems, like vehicle body structures, the numerous design variables and constraints make the FE simulations based optimization design inefficient. This calls for the development of a systematic and efficient approach that can effectively perform optimization to further improve the NVH performance, while satisfying the stringent design constraints.
2017-03-28
Journal Article
2017-01-0441
Zhenyu Wang, Mei Zhuang
Abstract A numerical study on sunroof noise reduction is carried out. One of the strategies to suppress the noise is to break down the strong vortices impinging upon the trailing edge of the sunroof into smaller eddies. In the current study, a serrated sunroof trailing edge with sinusoidal profiles of wavelengths is investigated for the buffeting noise reduction. A number of combinations of wavelengths and amplitudes of sinusoidal profiles is employed to examine the effects of trailing edge serrations on the noise reduction. A generic vehicle model is used in the study and a straight trailing edge is considered as a baseline. The results indicate that the trailing edge serration has a significant impact on the sound pressure level (SPL) in the vehicle cabin and it can reduce the SPL by up to 10~15 dB for the buffeting frequency.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-0439
Joydeep Chatterjee, Yuva Kishore Vaddi, Chetan Prakash Jain
Abstract In urban driving conditions, the steering vibration plays a major role for a customer, spending a significant amount of time behind the steering wheel. Considering the urban drive at Indian roads, 1000~1600rpm band becomes primary area of concern. In this paper, study has been conducted to define the target areas as well as its achievement in reference to given driving pattern on a front wheel powered passenger car for steering vibration. During the concept stage of vehicle development, a target characteristic of steering wheel vibration was defined based on the competitor model benchmarking and prior development experience. A correlated CAE model was prepared to evaluate the modification prior to prototype building and verification. Vibration level in all 3 degrees of freedom at the steering wheel location was measured in the initial vehicle prototypes and target areas of improvement are identified.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-0566
Ramachandra Diwakar, Vicent Domenech-Llopis
Abstract With the ability of modern high pressure diesel injectors to deliver accurate, closely coupled multiple pulse injections, it is possible to minimize engine combustion noise without negative effect on exhaust emissions. Literature shows that, splitting the cycle heat release into several parts helps to lower peak heat release rate and combustion noise. The charge cooling caused by fuel vaporization can be effectively used to influence ignition delay and achieve lower noise, emissions and fuel consumption. With the traditional pilot-main injection scheme, researchers have shown that, the injection dwell time between the pilot and main is primarily responsible for noise reduction. The current objective is to analytically explore the fundamental physics behind the experimentally observed noise reduction phenomena with multiple injections. This computational study was conducted at a key part-load operation (2000RPM and 5Bar BMEP) with five injection pulses.
2017-03-28
Journal Article
2017-01-0333
Kurt Munson, Frederic Kihm, Andrew Halfpenny
Abstract Finite Element Analysis (FEA)-based structural simulations are typically used to assess the durability of automotive components. Many parts experience vibration in use, and resonance effects are directly linked to many structural problems. In this case, dynamics must be included in the structural analysis. Dynamic FEA can be more realistic than static analysis, but it requires knowledge of additional characteristics such as mass and damping. Damping is an important property when performing dynamic FEA, whether transient or steady state dynamics, as it governs the magnitude of the dynamic stress response and hence durability. Unfortunately the importance of damping is often overlooked; sometimes a default damping value is erroneously assumed for all modes. Errors in damping lead to errors in the stress response, which in turn lead to significant changes in the fatigue life estimates.
2017-03-28
Journal Article
2017-01-1053
Satoshi Watanabe, Yuji Miyata, Yosuke Ogata, Vincent Ivosic
Abstract Idling stop systems are being increasingly adopted in conventional engine vehicles as well as hybrid electric vehicles to increase fuel efficiency. When the engine starts, body vibration occurs that is caused by the rigid body eigenvalues of the power plant during initial combustion. Engine restart vibration after an idling stop is caused by the input force from the transmission, and the reaction force from the drive shaft as well as the input force from the engine. This phenomenon occurs frequently when the engine is restarted from the idling stop, the vibration is increasingly annoying to passengers. Usually, the vehicle development process is carried out in accordance with the V process. The V process divides the vehicle development process into two stages. The first stage is called the vehicle design stage to determine the characteristic. The second stage is called the vehicle verification stage to verify the performance.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-1062
Abdelkrim Zouani, Gabriela Dziubinschi, Vidya Marri, Simon Antonov
Abstract In modern automotive engines, Variable Displacement Oil Pump (VDOP) is becoming the pump of choice to enable reduction in friction and delivery of stringent fuel economy. However, this pump creates pressure ripples, at the outlet port during oil pump shaft rotation, causing oscillating forces within the system and leading to the generation of tonal noises and vibrations. In order to minimize the level of noise, different porting geometries and vane spacing are used. This paper describes an optimization method intended to identify the best possible spacing of the vanes in the conventional 7-vanes, 9-vanes and 11-vanes oil pumps. The method integrates a Matlab routine with the modeFRONTIER software to create the required design space in order to perform a multi-objective optimization using a genetic algorithm. Results of this optimization method are discussed and a design guideline for the VDOP vane spacing is disclosed.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-1229
Ken Yamamoto, Nobuyasu Sadakata, Hidetoshi Okada, Yusuke Fujita
Abstract Electric oil pumps (EOP) for automobiles are used to lubricate and cool moving parts and supply oil pressure to components. Conventional EOPs consist of two separate units including a motor driver and a pump system comprised of a motor and a pump, which impedes layout flexibility for vehicles. To overcome this shortcoming, we have developed an ECU (electronic control unit)-integrated oil pump in which a driver, a motor and a pump are incorporated as a single unit. In the course of the project, we focused on improving vibration resistance and developing a compact design. The first challenge was to improve vibration resistance because of the driver located in close proximity to the powertrain. Since the driver is installed on the motor unit via electrically welded bus bars, the joints of the driver and the bus bar become susceptible to vibration.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-1741
Hyerin Choi, JunHo Song, Jae kwang Lee, Jaeyong Ko
Abstract Recently, it is one of the major problems in the automotive industry that grating is occurred form the place that more than two different materials combined. It is the most severe case that the noise generates between automobile seats and other relative parts (or within seat parts). The purpose of this research verifies and suggests the way to reduce squeak noise between two different parts through the stick-slip test which is regulated by VDA. The two materials - the seat trim cover and the plastic - were selected as major factors. We conducted the test with two different types of seat trim cover (authentic and artificial leather) and plastics (PP and ABS) with 4 levels of embossing size (0 to 3, level ‘0’ is non-embossing. Level 1 is the biggest embossing and it goes through smaller. Level 3 is the smallest embossing size). Test results were reported with 1 to 10 Risk Priority Number (RPN) which was proposed by VDA (Verband der Automotilindustrie).
2017-03-14
Journal Article
2017-01-9677
Chengwu Duan, Jian Yao, Ying Huang
Abstract A toothed chain continuously variable transmission concept is studied. By designing positive engagement at top overdrive ratio, we explored the potential to improve CVT mechanical efficiency. The low cost solution could improve fuel economy by 0.7% in FTP composite cycle. Preliminary multi-body dynamic simulation is also completed using VL-Motion to concept-proof the technical feasibility of disengagement and engagement. To address the noise issue resulted from abandoning the random pitch design in production chain, we proposed an alternate chain pitch sequence but more experimental data is required to validate the design.
2017-03-14
Journal Article
2017-01-9277
Stefano D'Ambrosio, Alessandro Ferrari
Abstract The present paper illustrates an investigation about the potentialities of injection rate shaping coupled with an after injection. A pilot shot can either be absent or present before the rate-shaped boot injection. The experimental tests have been performed on a partial PCCI Euro 5 diesel engine endowed with direct-acting piezoelectric injectors. Starting from optimized triple pilot-main-after injection strategies, boot injection was implemented by maintaining the direct-acting piezo injector needle open at part lift. The results of two steady state working conditions have been presented in terms of engine-out emissions, combustion noise and brake specific fuel consumption. In addition, in-cylinder analyses of the pressure, heat-release rate, temperature and emissions have been evaluated. Considering the in-cylinder pressure traces and the heat release rate curves, the injection rate shaping proved to influence combustion in the absence of a pilot injection to a great extent.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0220
Ashutosh Dubey, Palish Raja, Nitin Chopra, Ashok Patidar, Manu Kaushik
Abstract With the increase in the sensitivity of power steering system in the competitive environment, it becomes essential to provide a trouble free steering system to the customer. Usually major concerns faced in the performance of steering system are related to noise like vane pump whining noise and steering gearbox erratic rubbing noise. Even though selected steering pump and reservoir are quite compatible to the steering gearbox. With the series of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations and field tests, it is found that the cavitation phenomena in steering oil routing lines is responsible for the steering turning noise. In this paper, a developed systematic approach for problem detection to implementation of design solution is discussed.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0221
Swamy Mukkera, Aditya Pandey, Kodali Ajay Krishna, Sanjeev Patil, P L N Prasad
Abstract Wind noise is becoming important for automotive development due to significant reductions in road and engine noise. This aerodynamic noise is dominant at highway speeds and contributes towards higher frequency noise (>250Hz). In automotive industry accurate prediction and control of noise sources results in improved customer satisfaction. The aerodynamic noise prediction and vehicle component design optimization is generally executed through very expensive wind tunnel testing. Even with the recent advances in the computational power, predicting the flow induced noise sources is still a challenging and computationally expensive problem. A typical case of fluid-solid interaction at higher speeds results into broadband noise and it is inherently an unsteady phenomenon. To capture such a broad range of frequency, Detached Eddy Simulation (DES) has been proven to be the most practical and fairly accurate technique as sighted in literature.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0218
Chaitanya Chilbule, S B Phadke, R N Kulkarni, M P Raajha
Abstract As an automobile brake manufacturer, brake noise always been a prime concern as it define the degree of customer satisfaction and warranty claim. Brake squeal is a concern in the automotive industry that has challenged many researchers and engineers for years. In case of disc brake, brake-squeal (1 to 16 kHz) occurrence is predominant than the any other types of brake-noise (i.e. moan, grown, judder etc.), since squeal is a friction induced, self-excited, and self-sustained phenomenon from a nonlinear dynamics viewpoint. Due to the complexities involve squeal mechanism is not well understood yet, hence makes it one of the unresolved brake Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) problem till this date. Since squeal is a high-pitched and tonal noise, therefore it is very annoying and getting more attention by occupants. Brake squeal can occur at any temperature and with or without the presence of humid condition and therefore highly unpredictable.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0219
S Nataraja Moorthy, Manchi Rao, Prasath Raghavendran
Abstract Globally the customers are demanding more powerful yet silent vehicles to enhance their daily commuting and goods transportation needs. The current trend in the design is to enhance the engine power without major change in the physical configurations of the engine systems. Increasing the power and torque of the powertrain will have an undesirable and adverse effect on NVH levels. In this research work, a light weight rear wheel drive vehicle was investigated from torsional vibration perspective. The vehicle is powered by a two cylinder engine with turbo charger. The power and torque of the vehicle was increased approximately two times with the help of turbocharger which resulted in increasing the powertrain torsional vibration. This increased vibration was further amplified through inevitable driveline resonances which causes severe vibration at the passenger seat location and steering. Also, the noise levels are above the comfortable zone.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0215
Kodali Ajay Krishna, Sanjeev Patil
Abstract In today's competitive automobile marketplace with reduced vehicle development time and fewer prototypes/tests, CAE is playing very crucial role in vehicle development. Automobile environment demands ever improving levels of vehicle refinement. Performance and refinement are the key factors which can influence the market acceptance of vehicle. Driveline is one of the key systems whose refinement plays critical role in improved customer satisfaction. Because of the virtue of the driveline functionality, driveline induced noise and vibration are the most common issues in the AWD vehicle development programs. Refinement of the drive line needs complicated nonlinear full vehicle CAE MBD models for the evaluation of driveline induced noise and vibration responses at different operating conditions [1]. In this paper a simplified approach is adapted for solving the Noise & Vibration issue which has been identified at the prototype testing level of an AWD vehicle development.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0217
Arvind Kumar Yadav, Mayur Birari, Vilas Bijwe, Dayanand Billade
Abstract Crank train torsional vibration is an important aspect for design and development of Powertrain for NVH refinement and durability. Crank train torsional vibration parameters like angular acceleration of flywheel or twist, depends upon various design parameters like geometry of crankshaft, mass of flywheel, stiffness of clutch, mass of pulley etc. It also depends upon engine operating conditions like engine speed, engine load, combustion peak pressure and combustion pressure variation etc. Most of these parameters are decided by engine power, torque, engine architecture and packaging constraints. Addition of torsional vibration damper (TVD), which works on the principle of tuned dynamic absorber, is commonly deployed design solution to control the torsional vibrations as well as stresses (to improve durability of crank train) induced in crank train assembly at specified modal frequency.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0211
Shriram K. Kulkarni, B Venkatakiran, Omprakash Sahu, Vilas Bijwe, Manoj Joshi, Dhanaji Kalsule
Abstract Today’s competitive market demands for low cost passenger cars with lighter, smaller size, peppy response and fuel efficient engines and having world class NVH refinement levels. For such requirements, it is essential to optimize the product starting from the design conceptual stage, considering all performance aspects. Generally, three cylinder engines, due to less reciprocating masses, compared to four-cylinder engine, are said to be fuel efficient for the same capacity. Nevertheless, NVH problems caused by inherent imbalance forces and couples remain as drawback of the three-cylinder engine. However, through optimal design of the crank train, control of cylinder to cylinder pressure variation, stiffening of the engine structure, optimizing the integration with a vehicle through proper design of mounts, NVH refinement levels can be improved.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0213
Michael Thivant, Pascal Bouvet
Abstract In the context of the upcoming reduction of Pass-By-Noise limits in the EU regulations, automotive manufacturers need to implement new concepts of shielding package. ECOBEX is a French funded research project aiming at reducing the powertrain noise contribution of the vehicle, whilst restricting additional mass and cost. Bringing together OEM, raw materials suppliers, shielding manufacturers, universities and specialized consultants in this research program enabled innovations in materials, design, tests and computational methods. This paper will focus on a new procedure for the optimization of the shielding package, based on a precise 3D localization and quantification of the acoustic sources of the powertrain and on their implementation in an Energy Boundary Element model, computing the acoustic propagation. Intensity maps emphasized the dominant acoustic paths and highlighted mitigation opportunities in terms of absorption and insulation.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0209
Gaurav Jeevanrao Shinde, Ramkumar Rajamanickam, Nagesh Voderahobli Karanth, D W Pande
Abstract With growing demand of comfort of cars, number of small electric motors used for adjustment of different functional units is steadily increasing. Due to the various rotational components and the forces they accord, electric motors radiate significant amount of noise at high frequencies with tonal components that can be annoying. Motor noise comprises three sources namely: electromagnetic, aerodynamic and mechanical. This study considers mechanical and electromagnetic sources of Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) motor used in passenger cars. This paper describes an approach to assess noise and vibration parameters between field motors and fresh motors. Noise and vibration spectrums are analyzed in terms of frequency contents and dominancy of mechanical sources in sound power radiated by motor is discussed. FE modal analysis of motor is performed and correlated with impact hammer measurements to quantify structure borne energy contribution.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0210
Surinder Kumar, Harveen Talwar
Abstract With the development of automobile industry, customer awareness about NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) levels in passenger vehicles and demands for improving the riding comfort has increased. This has prompted automobile OEMs to address these parameters in design stage by investing resources in NVH research and development for all components. Better NVH of Radiator Fan Module (RFM) is one of the parameters which contributes to cabin comfort. The basic objective of RFM is to meet engine heat rejection requirements with optimized heat transfer and air flow while maintaining NVH within acceptable levels. The rotating fan (generally driven by an electric motor), if not balanced properly, can be a major source of vibration in the RFM. The vibration generated thus, can be felt by customer through the vehicle body.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0206
Muthukumar Arunachalam, Sankarasubramanian Thirukkotti, S Arunkumar, Abdul Haiyum
Abstract Modern day customer awareness on noise and comfort is extremely increasing, which demands OEM manufacturers to focus on NVH attributes and to meet environmental legislative requirements. Noise generation mechanism in Air Intake System (AIS) is one of the major sources for vehicle interior noise and it occurs mainly because of air column oscillation by sharp pressure pulsation from opening and closing of valves in engine cylinders. Air intake system designer has immense challenges to attenuate intake noise during design stage, in order to meet the vehicle interior noise requirements by using multiple resonators to tune the desired broad band frequencies and to choose the optimum number of resonators. The placement of resonator on both the clean duct and dirty sides is also a key challenge for better noise reduction from air intake system.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0207
Dayal Mirthinti, Dinesh Sahrawat, Rohit Dang
Abstract In automobile, NVH has been playing an important role in defining the overall quality of the vehicle. Continuous efforts are being put in globally by engineers to make the travel experience as comfortable as possible for both commercial and passenger segment vehicles. The front wiping system being a critical safety feature in an automobile is one of the sources of structural vibrations/noise due to numerous moving child parts. Therefore, the layout of the wiper motor in the vehicle is an important aspect of Vehicle NVH. These vibrations and noise levels become more pronounced if the wiper motor is mounted inside the passenger compartment, a layout that is commonly seen in commercial vehicles. This paper focuses on measures to improve the NVH while having the layout of the wiping system inside the passenger compartment of the vehicle.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0198
Chandrakant Parmar, Sashikant Tiwari, Apoorv Chauhan, Shourya Srivastava, Sarvanu Gangopadhyay
Abstract The present work focuses on optimization of gear shift pattern of an AMT vehicle to improve its NVH performance without causing any adverse effect on any other vehicle performance attribute. The vehicle which was identified with the structural body resonance at low frequency had discomforting boom noise in a particular engine rpm zone and at corresponding vehicle speed. With the initial shift pattern (will be referred as V1 gear shift schedule), the gear shifts were calibrated such that when vehicle is driven in the city with 20 to 60 kmph speed, the vehicle operated mostly in the best fuel economy zone but it used to pass through structural resonance frequency. This resulted in the presence of continuous boom leading to an unpleasant driving experience. In order to avoid the presence of boom noise during city driving, the gear shift points were optimized (will be referred as V2 gear shift schedule) such that the vehicle did not operate in affected engine speed range.
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