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2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1329
Katsutomo Kanai, Hideki Katsuyama
Abstract A method of predictive simulation of flow-induced noise using computational fluid dynamics has been developed. The goal for the developed method was application in the vehicle development process, and the target of the research was therefore set as balancing the realization of a practical level of predictive accuracy and a practical computation time. In order to simulate flow-induced noise, it is necessary to compute detailed eddy flows and changes in the density of the air. In the research discussed in this paper, the occurrence or non-occurrence of flow-induced noise was predicted by conducting unsteady compressible flow calculation using large eddy simulation, a type of turbulence model. The target flow-induced noise for prediction was narrow-band noise, a type of noise in which sound increases in specific frequency ranges.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1506
Bastian Scheurich, Tilo Koch, Michael Frey, Frank Gauterin
Abstract Today, body vibration energy of passenger cars gets dissipated by linear working shock absorbers. A new approach substitutes the damper of a passenger car by a cardanic gimbaled flywheel mass. The constructive design leads to a rotary damper in which the vertical movement of the wheel carrier leads to revolution of the rotational axis of the flywheel. In this arrangement, the occurring precession moments are used to control damping moments and to store vibrational energy. Different damper characteristics are achieved by different induced precession. From almost zero torque output to high torque output, this damper has a huge spread. Next to the basic principal, in this paper an integration in the chassis, including a constructive proposal is shown. A conflict with high torque and high angular velocity leads to a special design. Moreover concepts to deal with all vehicle situations like yawing, rolling and pitching are shown.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1532
Nicholas Oettle, Mohammed Meskine, Sivapalan Senthooran, Andrew Bissell, Gana Balasubramanian, Robert Powell
Abstract Car manufacturers put large efforts into reducing wind noise to improve the comfort level of their cars. Each component of the vehicle is designed to meet its individual noise target to ensure the wind noise passenger comfort level inside the vehicle is met. Sunroof designs are tested to meet low-frequency buffeting (also known as boom) targets and broadband noise targets for the fully open sunroof with deflector and for the sunroof in vent position. Experimentally testing designs and making changes to meet these design targets typically involves high cost prototypes, expensive wind tunnel sessions, and potentially late design changes. To reduce the associated costs as well as development times, there is strong motivation for the use of a reliable numerical prediction capability early in the vehicle design process.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1531
Hangsheng Hou
Abstract Wind noise, an aeroacoustic phenomenon, is an important attribute that influences customer sensation of interior quietness in a moving vehicle. As a vehicle travels faster, occupants' sensation of wind noise becomes increasingly objectionable. The purpose of this work is to investigate the increase of wind noise level perceived by a driver in response to an increase in wind speed. Specifically, it explores how much the level of wind noise at the DOE (driver outboard ear) would vary in response to a change in wind speed based on the test data obtained in a wind tunnel from ten vehicles that belong to several different passenger vehicle segments. The first part of this work studies the change of the SPL (sound pressure level) in response to a change in wind speed U. It shows that the SPL(dBA) approximately scales to U5.7 at the DOE and to U6.3 in the far-field, which could be interpreted as the dominance of dipoles.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1583
Timothy Drotar, Jacopo Palandri, Friedrich Wolf-Monheim, Paul Zandbergen, Bjoern Reff
Abstract One of the key challenges in developing a vehicle for excellent vehicle dynamics is being able to achieve a high level of driving comfort without degrading the steering and handling performance. The part of driving comfort discussed in this paper are tactile vibrations up to f = 100 Hz. This paper describes how Multi-Body Dynamics (MBD) Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools are applied to optimize such vibrations in the early phase of the development process. The approach hereby presented combines system level testing with MBD for the study of ride comfort, similar to the way that system level kinematics and compliance testing is combined with MBD to support steering and handling investigations. Laboratory investigations have been executed to fully characterize a reference suspension with respect to frequency and amplitude behavior. The respective MBD models have been subsequently refined and validated versus physical laboratory measurements.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1665
Nicolas Arnault, Adrien Baudet, Nicolas Becker
Abstract Noise is one of the key nuisances from which the car is the source. One of those noise sources, the air induction line of the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE), can use some noise attenuation systems as damping isolated volumes (called resonators), or porous ducts, before the air filter. Those solutions can attenuate designated frequencies or range of frequencies. The issue is that those solutions can be bulky, especially for resonators, expensive or even generate some drawbacks on performances. Elements like hot air ingestion, pressure drops or even generation of new noises are some significant areas where performances can be deteriorated through the implementation of such acoustic device on the air induction line. It has then invented and developed a brand new type of acoustic device, designed to ensure optimal performances for a very low packaging. This solution preserves performances and cost, and tend to cope with most of the drawbacks of usual technologies.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1523
Takahiro Uesaka, Tatsuya Suma
Abstract Development of simulation technology for road noise while a vehicle is in operation has become an important issue. Because a fixed technological architecture has been established for simulation of the body and the suspension, the issue in realizing road noise simulation is how to accurately identify the force transmitted to the suspension through the tires and wheels by vibration input due to contact between the road surface and the tires. The issue here is that there are significant variations between static state characteristics, which are easy to measure, and vibration characteristics of tires in motion, which are challenging to measure. A variety of expertise regarding the sources of this discrepancy has been published. Among these, the effects of Coriolis and centrifugal forces resulting from the rolling motion are known.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1122
Kengo Yabe, Toru Inagaki, Takashi Kondo
Abstract Seat vibration when a vehicle is idling or in motion is an issue in automobile development. In order to reduce this vibration, dynamic damper or inertia mass is widely used. These countermeasures increases vehicle's weight and causes bad fuel-efficiency. Some new ways to reduce the vibration without weight increase are needed. One of that is the floating seat. Seat vibration has been reduced by controlling seat resonance frequencies. In order to control resonance frequency, the structures of the seat-mounting unit are replaced with floating structures using rubber bushings. It was demonstrated that partially replacing the mounting unit with floating structures makes it possible to control the resonance frequencies of the entire seat. The issue of balancing vibration reduction with strength and durability and crash safety performance caused by the fitting of rubber bushings to the seat-mounting unit was addressed using stopper structures optimized for each type of input.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1123
Jiangwu Zhang, Donghao Liu, Haisheng Yu
Abstract A novel single-mode compound split hybrid transmission with a compound planetary gear set and two brakes has been studied, which has more freedom of control to increase the system efficiency. System dynamics and matching performance of the driveline including a compound planetary gear set for a single-mode hybrid electric vehicle are numerically investigated. The multi-degrees of freedom torsional vibration model for the full-hybrid vehicle driveline with the power split device is established by MATLAB/Simulink. For comparison of the natural characteristic, eigenfrequencies and mode shapes are determined with the aid of a further simplified single-track mechanical model under different operation modes. Then, numerical simulations of dynamics and kinematics of the driveline and the compound planetary gear set are carried out.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1124
Gerrit Knabe, Markus Zahlten, Ferit Kücükay
Abstract In order to improve the acoustic comfort inside passenger cars in terms of transmission noise, a special method has been developed. For a structured and comprehensive analysis of the transmission noise, the generation and transfer mechanisms are divided into four separate but nevertheless connected parts. Although simulation and components tests are used to analyze vibration excitation which may cause rattle and the mechanisms causing rattle in detail [1, 2], they are not the main part of the analysis. The focus of this study is on the transfer of automotive transmission rattle and the passengers' perception. The noise characteristics, which can be specified using conventional analysis methods as well as assessments by test persons, are important for the transfer path of the disturbing noise. By combining different methods of transfer path analysis (TPA), direct airborne-sound transmission is identified as a significant transfer path of the rattling noise.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-0226
Mahdi N. Ali
Abstract Bluetooth communication systems are constrained to use a low cost filtering technology, which requires designers to implement inexpensive noise reduction techniques. Improving Bluetooth sound and audio quality has been a topic of research over the years. Sound and audio quality in vehicles are areas that still require improvements in order to achieve better customer experience when using Bluetooth communication systems. This paper proposes a low cost, simple, and effective method to reduce noise in Bluetooth systems using Kalman Filtering. Our novel method is proposed to be used in vehicular Bluetooth applications. We have created a MATLAB/SIMULINK model to validate the proposed method. Results have demonstrated significant noise reduction and improvement to the processed speech signals.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1657
Ahsanul Karim, Meisam Mehravaran, Brian Lizotte, Keith Miazgowicz, Yi Zhang
Flow bench and engine testing can be used to detect flow induced noise, but understanding the fundamental mechanisms of such noise generation is necessary for developing an effective design. This paper describes Computational Aero-Acoustic (CAA) analyses performed to obtain the broad-band and BPF noise sources A computational aero-acoustics simulation on the aerodynamic noise generation of an automotive radiator fan assembly is carried out. Three-dimensional Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation of the unsteady flow field was performed including the entire impeller and shroud to obtain the source of an audible broad-band flow noise between 2 to 4 kHz. Static pressure probes placed around the outer-periphery and at the center of the impeller inlet side and, at the shroud cavities to capture the noise sources. The static pressure at all probe locations were FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) processed and sound pressure level (SPL) was calculated.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1667
Yasunori Kanda, Tsunehiro Mori
Abstract It has been required recently that diesel engines for passenger cars meet various requirements, such as low noise, low fuel consumption, low emissions and high power. The key to improve the noise is to reduce a combustion noise known as “Diesel knock noise”. Conventional approaches to reduce the diesel knock are decreasing combustion excitation force due to pilot/pre fuel injection, adding ribs to engine blocks or improving noise transfer characteristics by using insulation covers. However, these approaches have negative effects, such as deterioration in fuel economy and increase in cost/weight. Therefore, modification of engine structures is required to reduce it. We analyzed noise transfer paths from a piston, a connecting rod, a crank shaft to an engine block and vibration behavior during engine operation experimentally, and identified that piston resonance was a noise source.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1669
Alexei P. Popov, George Nerubenko
Abstract Increasing challenges on reducing fuel consumption has opened the new directions in Powertrain technologies. The example of such technology implemented in geared transmission is the usage of novel type of gears with 3D point system of mesh engaging which was invented, patented and developed by Alexei P. Popov. The paper identifies the milestones of R&D that were undertaken to create the new type of geared transmission. Using the Winkler hypothesis Alexei P. Popov has developed and designed new type of point contact which made possible to lower a contact stresses in comparison to the values of a contact stresses for teeth having linear contacting interaction. The new shapes of tooth were invented and the methodological tools were developed for engineers providing the formulas for design and forming geometry of tooth with high stress capacity.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1672
Clemens Biet, Roland Baar
Abstract Acoustic measurements, especially interesting for new bearing concepts such as ball bearings, are an important part of the evaluation of turbochargers. Typically, acoustic benchmarking is done at standard conditions, neglecting possible negative effects of very low temperatures, as they might be encountered in real-world applications. For realistic turbocharger measurements at cold environment conditions down to −10 °C, special adjustments to the turbocharger test bench have been made. This article introduces a soundproofed climate chamber built in the turbocharger test bench which is able to achieve low component and oil supply temperatures while still providing adequate conditions for acoustic measurements. In the first part of the paper, the concept of the acoustic climate chamber is presented. Layout calculations are shown as an indicator for the performance of the acoustic and thermal isolation.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1674
Takashi Hoshi
Abstract A clutch FEM model was created to quantitatively understand the operation and dynamic friction characteristics of the facing materials. And a simulation model for dynamic behavior analysis of the torque transmission characteristics from a transmission that incorporates drivetrain damping characteristics to the vehicle body was constructed. The data of the actual vehicle was also measured when vibration occurs and loss torque is generated by friction in the drivetrain, and damping characteristics were determined from the measurement values. In order to confirm the usefulness of this method, the construction of a clutch that suppresses self-excited vibration was examined by simulation and the reduction of vibration in an actual vehicle was confirmed.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-0796
Stephen Busch, Kan Zha, Paul C. Miles, Alok Warey, Francesco Pesce, Richard Peterson, Alberto Vassallo
Abstract A pilot-main injection strategy is investigated for a part-load operating point in a single cylinder optical Diesel engine. As the energizing dwell between the pilot and main injections decreases below 200 μs, combustion noise reaches a minimum and a reduction of 3 dB is possible. This decrease in combustion noise is achieved without increased pollutant emissions. Injection schedules employed in the engine are analyzed with an injection analyzer to provide injection rates for each dwell tested. Two distinct injection events are observed even at the shortest dwell tested; rate shaping of the main injection occurs as the dwell is adjusted. High-speed elastic scattering imaging of liquid fuel is performed in the engine to examine initial liquid penetration rates.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-0856
Martin Wissink, Rolf D. Reitz
Abstract Control of the timing and magnitude of heat release is one of the biggest challenges for premixed compression ignition, especially when attempting to operate at high load. Single-fuel strategies such as partially premixed combustion (PPC) use direct injection of gasoline to stratify equivalence ratio and retard heat release, thereby reducing pressure rise rate and enabling high load operation. However, retarding the heat release also reduces the maximum work extraction, effectively creating a tradeoff between efficiency and noise. Dual-fuel strategies such as reactivity controlled compression ignition (RCCI) use premixed gasoline and direct injection of diesel to stratify both equivalence ratio and fuel reactivity, which allows for greater control over the timing and duration of heat release. This enables combustion phasing closer to top dead center (TDC), which is thermodynamically favorable.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1088
Tomohiko Usui, Tomoya Okaji, Tatsuya Muramatsu, Yoshiyuki Yamashita
Abstract By optimizing parameters related to damping performance and adopting a layout that incorporates the turbine into the damper components, a “Turbine Twin-Damper” lock-up damper was developed that achieves both damping performance and compactness. To reduce losses in the fluid flow channel, a smaller torus was developed that reduce the width of the torus by about 30%.Through the combination of this Turbine Twin-Damper and smaller torus, attenuation of the torque fluctuation transmitted to the transmission to 1/2 or less compared to a conventional product was achieved without increasing the overall width of the torque converter. As a result, the engine speed at cruise fell by 400rpm, and fuel economy improved.
2015-04-14
Journal Article
2015-01-1147
Dongxu Li
Abstract A new approach for modeling and analysis of a transmission and driveline system is proposed. By considering the stiffness, damping and inertias, model equations based on lumped parameters can be created through standard Lagrangian Mechanics techniques. A sensitivity analysis method has then been proposed on the eigenspace of the system characteristic equation to reveal the dynamic nature of a transmission and driveline system. The relative sensitivity calculated can clearly show the vibration modes of the system and the key contributing components. The usefulness of the method is demonstrated through the GM 6-speed RWD transmission by analyzing the dynamic nature of the driveline system. The results can provide a fundamental explanation of the vibration issue experienced and the solution adopted for the transmission.
2015-04-13
Article
The Ohio State University student team revealed the vehicle it will use to try to break its own world land speed record—307 mph—with an over 400-mph mark. The 38-ft-long (11.6-m) vehicle contains 2000 A123 pouch cells and runs a four-wheel-drive system with two motors design-rated at 3000 hp (2238 kW).
2015-03-31
Article
Gill Sensors & Controls offers the GScondition monitoring sensor range family to reduce unplanned breakdowns in industrial machine applications.
2015-03-30
Technical Paper
2015-01-0108
Qingdong Hou, Wenjie Qin, Zhe Yu, Mu Tang, Yang Ran
Abstract With the increasing of people's demand for comfort of vehicles, the noise generated by the reverse of windshield wiper causes wide attention. In this paper, as the front windshield wiper of one car is considered, the impacts of the preload of wiper lever spring, the torsional stiffness of blade neck and the flexible connection between the wiper arm and the wiper lever on the vibration excitation applied to the front windshield are analyzed based on the multi-body dynamic model of wiper system. The dynamic model includes the crank pivot, the four linkage mechanism, the wiper blades, the wiper arms and the windscreen glass which has been established considering with elastic contact between the wiper blade and the front windshield. Based on the analysis results the dimensions of cross-section of the wiper blade rubber and the flexible connection between the wiper arm and the wiper lever are designed to reduce the quick-return impact of wiper lever.
2015-03-30
Technical Paper
2015-01-0107
Sunny Narayan
Abstract Analysis of noise level from engines is important from point of view of customer satisfaction. Accurate prediction of noise is important for planning, design and target setting decisions for meeting customer satisfaction goals. In this work an analytic model has been described to break diesel engine noise data into various components in order to plan a strategy for condition monitoring of engine.
2015-03-30
Technical Paper
2015-01-0106
Zhe Yu, Wenjie Qin, Qingdong Hou, Mu Tang, Yang Ran
Abstract Wiper noise generated in the wiping process is one of the main influence factors affecting the driving comfort. Since the dynamic contact pressure of the contact between a blade and a windshield glass is difficult to be measured, it is also difficult to predict the degree of the wiper noise. In this paper, in the view of the reversal noise problem of a passenger-vehicle windscreen wiper system, the system dynamic models of the both wipers on the sides of the driver and copilot were built as considering the blade deformation and the elastic contact between the blades and the windscreen glass, including the crank pivot, the four linkage mechanism, the wiper blades, the wiper arms and the windscreen glass. The motion of the wiper system and the pressure distributions between the blades and the windscreen glass were analyzed under the half-dry condition.
2015-03-24
Article
In the area of electronics enclosures, traditional metal structures conduct and spread heat over large surfaces, but composites act as insulation. Heat generated by components causes internal temperatures to rise and has detrimental impact on the performance and reliability of the electronics.
2015-03-24
Article
Instron offers the AVE 2 second-generation advanced video extensometer non-contacting strain measurement device.
2015-03-18
Article
Keysight Technologies has enhanced its B1505A power-device analyzer/curve tracer, allowing it to characterize all key parameters of on-wafer and packaged devices for semiconductor development.
2015-03-10
Technical Paper
2015-01-0012
Mohammad Fard, Zhengqing Liu
Abstract The development and application of the vehicle advanced CAE (computer aided engineering) allowed the vehicle designers to considerably reduce the weight and improve the structural performance of the body. However, the current advanced CAE model can only be available in the late design phase of the vehicle when only minor changes of the structure is feasible. Despite the detailed CAE model, which requires all detailed design, the concept CAE model can be created with less need for the detailed CAD data and it can be created in the early (concept) design phase. The members and panels of the automotive body in white (BIW) are modeled and approximated using beam and shell elements. The joints properties are then obtained from the original detailed CAE model using Guyan reduction method. The automotive seat concept model is also created and added to the concept BIW model.
2015-03-10
Technical Paper
2015-01-0020
Kijong Park, Hongsuk Suh, Bonggyu Son
Abstract Shift feeling is one of the most important factors in developing a manual transmission. When drivers operate a manual transmission vehicle, they experience shift feeling which is classified into several factors such as shift smoothness, clarity, comfortability, sportiness, and so on. In the factors, shift smoothness characterized by double bump force is regarded as one of the most important things in experiencing shift feeling in Europe. The double bump force is reduced by attaching a constant mass damper which creates larger inertia of shift lever in control system of manual transmissions. However, it is possible to have side effects such as vibration of shift lever and clonk noise when employing the constant mass damper. In this research, a new control system with a variable inertia mechanism is designed and investigated to improve shift feeling while minimizing the side effects.
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