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2018-01-17
Article
Achates' opposed-piston, multifuel engine program enters the vehicle-demonstration, real-world-test phase, with new development partner Aramco.
2018-01-15
Article
Truck and off-highway manufacturers can benefit from in-process testing (IPT) to compete on a 4.0 footing, according to Sciemetric. IPT and today’s data management and analysis tools offer a relatively easy starting point to boost the intelligence of manufacturing plants.
2018-01-10
WIP Standard
J3165
The component level EPB actuation NVH task force should review existing specifications and measurement methods used in the industry to find any commonalities and propose a recommended method for measuring and evaluating component level EPB actuation NVH to be used as a common standard throughout the industry. The task force should acknowledge the following objectives: 1. Task force should review existing industry specifications and further define the scope for creating the new standalone component level EPB actuation NVH standard a. The common standard should be universally recognized and accepted by the automotive industry b. Provide confidence that acceptable vehicle related NVH results will be achieved if vehicle level testing is completed c. Provide clear verifiable acceptance criteria 2. Task force must lay out steps and timing to complete the development of the new common standard. 3.
2018-01-09
Article
The L.S. Starrett Company’s line of entry-level computer-based force-testing solutions are for applications ranging from load limit and distance testing to break limit, time average, cyclic count and duration testing, constant hold and more.
CURRENT
2018-01-09
Standard
J1242_201801
The scope of this SAE Information Report is to supply the user with sufficient information so that he may decide whether acoustic emission test methods apply to his particular inspection problem. Detailed technical information can be obtained by referring to Section 2.
2017-12-27
WIP Standard
AIR1168/1A
The fluid flow treated in this section is isothermal, subsonic, and incompressible. The effects of heat addition, work on the fluid, variation in sonic velocity, and changes in elevation are neglected. An incompressible fluid is one in which a change in pressure causes no resulting change in fluid density. The assumption that liquids are incompressible introduces no appreciable error in calculations, but the assumption that a gas is incompressible introduces an error of a magnitude that is dependent on the fluid velocity and on the loss coefficient of the particular duct section or price of equipment. Fit 1A-1 shows the error in pressure drop resulting from assuming that air is incompressible. With reasonably small loss coefficients and the accuracy that is usually required in most calculations, compressible fluids may be treated as incompressible for velocities less than Mach 0.2.
2017-12-20
Article
Large, traditional satellites require complex systems and often a dedicated launch vehicle to place them in orbit. The immense costs associated with these endeavors have led to growing demand for cost effective “nanosatellites.” A multitude of various companies are innovating and adapting to meet that demand, including Monroeville, NC-based CRP USA.
CURRENT
2017-12-20
Standard
J1192_201712
The requirements of this document apply to all classes of motorcycles as defined in SAE J213.
2017-12-20
WIP Standard
J1970
This SAE Recommended Practice establishes the procedure for measuring the sound level of recreational motorboats in the vicinity of a shore bordering any recreational boating area during which time a boat is operating under conditions other than stationary mode operation. It is intended as a guide toward standard practice and is subject to change to keep pace with experience and technical advances.
CURRENT
2017-12-20
Standard
J2786_201712
This document defines various vehicular noises and vibrations that are attributed to being created by the brake system of the vehicle. These definitions cover both disc and drum brakes. The frequency ranges from near zero hertz (tactile sensations) all the way up to 17 kilohertz, or the upper limit of normal hearing. These noises and vibrations may either directly radiate off the brake system or provide the excitation energy that cause other vehicle components to react.
2017-12-13
WIP Standard
J2005
This SAE Recommended Practice establishes the procedure for determining if recreational motorboats have effective exhaust muffling means when operating in the stationary mode. It is intended as a guide toward standard practice and is subject to change to keep pace with experience and technical advances.
2017-11-30
WIP Standard
J34
This SAE Recommended Practice establishes the procedure for measuring the maximum exterior sound level of recreational motorboats while being operated under a variety of operating conditions. It is intended as a guide toward standard practice and is subject to change to keep pace with experience and technical advances.
CURRENT
2017-11-29
Standard
J1161_201711
This recommended practice establishes the instrumentation, test site, and test procedure for determining the exterior operational sound level for snowmobiles.
2017-11-18
Article
The Boston-based start-up successfully completed test flights of the SX-1.2—a subscale, subsonic, unmanned demonstrator for its S-512 Quest Supersonic Jet. Competition from Aerion, HyperMach, and Boom points to supersonic commercial flight arriving earlier than thought.
2017-11-09
Article
Fiber orientation in composites makes material properties assessments disproportionately more complex than for other materials, such as metals and plastics. To conduct demanding quality-control fatigue tests on glass-fiber composite aerospace specimens, Zwick Roell developed an electro-dynamic, liner-drive testing machine.
2017-11-07
Technical Paper
2017-36-0125
Marcos Rogério Sanches Barbetti, Lucas Ramos Carvalho, Marcio Calçada
Abstract In this paper an alternative engineering solution to control vehicle steering wheel vibration is presented. The strategy is focused on the implementation of an effective tuned vibration absorber which also complies with time frame and costs requisites. The vibration levels in this case study are enhanced due resonances in the chassis frame and steering column. The tuned mass damper is basically a suspended mass attached on a vulcanized rubber body, aiming for the customer benefits; this solution can be classified as low cost as well low complexity for implementation. In this case study, a mid-size truck was used as a physical hardware and the data were collected through accelerometers on the steering wheel and other critical components. As a control factor, different tunings on different parts were applied to optimize the auxiliary system performance and robustness.
2017-11-07
Technical Paper
2017-36-0081
Gimaezio Gomes Carvalho, Luis Guilherme Mariano Viana Martins
Abstract The business environment is ever changing, several innovations have allowed companies to transcend borderlines and become global entities. While the opportunities are numerous so are the challenges. In this fiercely competitive global marketplace, success requires companies to pay closer attention to supplier relations. The relationship between an automotive industry and its suppliers is an example of it, so the application of CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) superelement technique may improve, in terms of NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness), the vehicle development efficiency, without compromising confidentiality directives. Most of NVH requirements must be tracked through Transfer Functions (TFs) analyses at response points located on the Trimmed-Body Finite Element Model (FEM), as for example: Point Mobility, Vibration Transfer Function (VTF) and Acoustic Transfer Function (ATF).
2017-11-07
Technical Paper
2017-36-0084
Ricardo Gonçalves, Fabio Ferraz
Abstract Currently in Brazilian market we have application of two different fuels in large scale, gasoline with addition of 27% of hydrous ethanol, otherwise known as ethyl alcohol or alcohol and pure hydrous ethanol. These different fuels and their various blends combinations - from 27% (E27) to 100% (E100) of ethanol - make the gases from combustion have different physical characteristics, affecting directly the exhaust system acoustic performance. This study is going to describe the physical differences of the exhaust gases with various blends combination and their respective impact on the exhaust system acoustic performances.
2017-11-07
Technical Paper
2017-36-0129
Alexandre R. Pinho, Demetrio Vettorazzo Neto, George Ballardie, Rafael Coelho Martinez
Abstract This paper will focus whining noise on rear axles applied in mid-size trucks. Vehicle integration changes during development affect directly the gear noise perception, in which it may be intensified. Also, gear material and heat treatment choices for the rear axle need to be done carefully, taking into consideration the integration changes and also the driver usage. A lessons learned collection over the diverse aspects of a rear axle whining noise will be the basis of this paper.
2017-11-07
Technical Paper
2017-36-0406
Lucas F. Berto, André L. F. Ferreira, Alvaro C. Michelotti, Pedro P. Pastorelli
Abstract In current Internal Combustion Engines (ICE), efforts have been employed in reducing emissions and fuel consumption. One of the alternatives is the reduction of the idling speed of the engines. However, such strategy involves great challenges from the aspect of torsional vibrations in the Front-End Accessory Drive (FEAD) system. Because it is coupled to the largest inertia of the FEAD assembly, the alternator pulley should provide a good vibration attenuation capability. The objective of this work is to demonstrate the development of an automotive component that employs two distinct types of springs: a clutch spring and a torsion spring. These elements are required in alternator pulleys to reduce torsional vibration generated by the crankshaft fluctuation and to avoid damage or durability issue with other components of the FEAD system.
2017-11-07
Technical Paper
2017-36-0407
Pedro P. Pastorelli, Alvaro C. Michelotti, André L. F. Ferreira, Lucas F. Berto
Abstract Among the alternatives for solving NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) problems in automobiles, the alternator pulley has become one of the most promising alternatives in the Frond-End Accessory Drive (FEAD) of modern engines. The rigid pulley has evolved from a simple device whose only function is torque transmission to a system with much more complex functions. At this higher level of complexity, many innovative designs have been created, such as pulleys with overrunning function and pulleys with both One-Way Clutch (OWC) and vibration dampening functions, which are devices that require a high level of study in order to guarantee an adequate design of the system for each new application. This paper presents the steps taken in dimensioning two distinct types of springs: a clutch spring and a torsion spring, to be applied in alternator pulleys with OWC and vibration dampening systems.
2017-11-07
Technical Paper
2017-36-0433
Alvaro C. Michelotti, Pedro P. Pastorelli, Andre L. F. Ferreira, Lucas F. Berto, Celso K. Takemori, Diego W. da Silva, Edmar Baars
Abstract Vehicle alternator pulleys with one-way-clutch and vibration attenuation mechanisms have recently been adopted in modern vehicles in order to reduce or mitigate undesirable side effects of torsional vibrations generated by Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) during its normal operation. It is noticeable how excessive vibration can be particularly detrimental to the components of the Front-End Accessory Drive (FEAD) system. Increase of inertia forces due to the use of larger alternators along with the increase in torsional vibration amplitudes of downsized engines added up with lower idling speeds to reduce emissions have set a challenge for proper FEAD functioning and validation. In order to validate potential design solutions, in-vehicle experimental tests are an important approach. How to define an adequate test plan, execute test cycles and post-process bulk experimental data to assure proper assessment of alternator pulley alternatives is a key factor of success.
2017-11-07
Technical Paper
2017-36-0327
Agostinho Rolim, Filipe Camargo, Marcelo Boczko, Reinaldo Osti
Abstract Did you had opportunity to hear any unpleasant noise when closing some vehicle door? In some cases reminds a metallic touch condition, in other cases reminds several components loose inside the door. The fact is that this kind of noise is definitely unpleasant to the human ears. The good news is that this undesirable condition can be solved easily through of add a soft bumper in the striker; however, needs to pay attention in the material properties and tolerance stack-up conditions to avoid generate side effect, like as high door closing efforts, break parts, lose parts, etc.
2017-11-07
Technical Paper
2017-36-0330
I. A. Coutinho, J. Landre
Abstract Vehicle components are frequently submitted to several vibratory conditions along their applications. At commercial vehicles industry, dynamic excited components are exposed to durability failures, which more than financial repairing costs, can potentially prevent value growth, since goods such as fuel, food, commodities, medicine, won’t reach their destinations and hold a whole economy chain. Vibratory bench tests is a common resourced used by development companies (OEMs) to assess if component is properly design to fulfill vehicle operational conditions.
2017-11-07
Technical Paper
2017-36-0179
Lucas Ramos Carvalho, Eduardo Moraes Coraça
Abstract Damping treatments can be employed to mitigate vibration levels of structures near a specific resonance frequency. In the automotive area, constrained-layer dampers are the most employed, consisting on a viscoelastic layer bonded to a metallic-restrictor layer and to the structure itself subsequently. The damper’s frequency performance is strongly dependent upon the temperature of operation, which means that there is a need to characterize this relation in order to choose the best damping material, thus optimizing the application. In this paper, a laboratory test procedure known as the Oberst Beam Method was employed to characterize the frequency and temperature behavior of a commonly used damper. The test, which involves the Frequency Response Function measurement of a system composed by the damper applied to a standardized beam, followed a SAE procedure. An auxiliary CAE model was also developed and compared to physical test results.
2017-11-07
Technical Paper
2017-36-0329
Agostinho Rolim, Alexandre Sgarbiero, Anderson Souza, Eduardo Spada
Abstract The unpleasant noise (creak) originated from latch-striker interaction, perceived mainly when the vehicle is submitted to uneven road conditions is generated by stick-slip phenomenon mainly due materials incompatibility of contact surfaces. Generally, eliminate this incompatibility is unfeasible due technical and/or economics constrains; this scenario makes it necessary to act in other fronts to neutralize the effects of that incompatibility. Reduce the coefficient of friction from one of contact surfaces is an alternative that can be easily applied at striker through a thin thickness coating with that property.
2017-11-07
Technical Paper
2017-36-0238
Gilson Pereira, Anderson Chaves, Lean Santana, Ciro Almeida
Abstract During a B-Car durability validation route, it was observed a squeak noise coming from front suspension structure. In the teardown, it was verified metal to metal contact between coil spring and damper spring plate and squeeze-out of spring pad. To reproduce the vehicle failure, it was developed in laboratory a fixture and test to reflect a B-Car McPherson suspension motion, to reproduce the failure and validate a proposal. After root cause understanding, the challenge was to design a new spring pad to avoid squeeze-out keeping the coil spring lower pigtail unchanged. It was tested some prototype parts also in vehicle to approve the design proposal.
2017-11-07
Technical Paper
2017-36-0117
Moisés Tiago Christofoletti, André Morais Ferreira, Desirée Farinelli de Souza, Marcelo Leandro dos Santos
Abstract Use of simulation to predict dynamic behavior of engine mounted components play a key role to assist designer´s decision. This paper presents main steps taken to increase fidelity level of a simulation model in comparison with vibration tests of an ignition coil. Dynamic requirements focused by this work include modal and harmonic analysis. Significant improvements on results were achieved mainly through the inclusion of a fixture on simulation model similarly as used on real shaker. A simulation guideline based on commercial Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software was created which allows engineers to get a better first-time product capability before design freeze avoiding tests recursions.
2017-11-05
Technical Paper
2017-32-0068
Yoshihiro Aramaki, Shunsuke Ishimitsu, Kenta Murai, Kazuki Yoshida, Toshihisa Takaki, Takanori Chino, Kenta Suzuki
The number of people experiencing psychological discomfort due to the increasing amount of noise emanating from motor vehicles has been on the rise. Legal regulations define the permissible level of vehicle noise in a given area. Active noise control (ANC) is a noise cancellation method that reduces low-frequency sounds, such as engine noise, effectively. Furthermore, this method is suitable for controlling engine noise because the equipment necessary to perform it is small and does not require a large space for installation. Advances in digital processing technology have increased the scope of ANC’s applications, and it is no longer restricted to use in motor vehicles. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method in reducing the motor vehicle engine noise produced during acceleration. In this study, we attempt to control the engine sounds from a vehicle with a four-cylinder four-stroke engine.
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