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2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-2080
Carter L. Boad, Kevin Brandenstein
The newest generation of automated fastening machines require a feed system that is smaller, more flexible, and faster than any currently available. The feed system must be compact enough to fit on a robot base, yet have a capacity large enough to support unmanned production for hours. A large variety of fasteners must be supported and the entire system must be reloaded or reconfigured in minutes to match the next work piece being assembled by the machine. When requested by the part program, the correct fastener must be released directly and immediately into the feed tube to minimize cycle time. This paper describes a new “plate cartridge” feed system developed to meet these needs.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-2079
Alexander Janssen
The industry wide requirement of new highly flexible automated fastening systems in aircraft production has created the need for developing new fastening systems. This paper will focus on the development of the Frame Riveting Assembly Cell (FRAC) by BROETJE-Automation to meet this need. The new FRAC machine configuration is built for automated drilling and fastening of different aircraft type panels. It is highly flexible with a high speed positioning system mounted outer end effector. System travel is limited only by installed track length. The FRAC integrates well with conventional and reconfigurable automated fastening work holding tools.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-2086
Yinglin Ke, Weidong Zhu
Fastener selection and feeding for Automated Riveting Machines was always a challenge from the very beginning of this assembly technology. It was found appropriate to feed fasteners in air tubes from remote selection systems to process endeffectors. But fasteners are sometimes small, light weight aluminium parts, sometimes heavy titanium „bullets“. How to deal with large varieties of fastener dimension and mass? This paper will investigate the physics behind the air tube feeding process. By understanding the physical model it will become easy to predict the velocity and energy of a fastener at the end of its journey to the process endeffector. Feeding too fast will result in potential damage of aluminium fasteners at the endeffector pickup while heavy titanium fastener tend to damage the pickup system itself. State of the art seems to be trial and error to determine the optimum settings between speed and damage prevention and adjustment to fastener type.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-2085
Kyle Pritz, Brent Etzel, Zheng Wei
The automation takt time of wing assembly can be shortened with the use of single-sided temporary fasteners by providing temporary part clamping and doweling during panel drilling. Feeding these fasteners poses problems due to their complexity in design and overall heavy weight. In the past, Electroimpact has remotely fed these fasteners by blowing them through pneumatic tubing. This technique has resulted in occasional damage to fasteners during delivery and a complex feed system that requires frequent maintenance. Due to these issues, Electroimpact has developed a new fully automated single-sided temporary fastening system for installation of the LISI Clampberry fasteners in wing panels for the C919 wing factory in Yanliang, China. The feed system stores fasteners in gravity-fed cartridges on the end effector near the point of installation.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-2088
Eric Barton
The following case study details a new wing riveting solution designed with automation technology for high performance electric slug riveting capability. The “Rosie” wing riveting machine was engineered for GEMCOR’s patented squeeze-squeeze process to automatically install slug fasteners within Airbus wing panels.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-2087
Hunter O'Folan, Peter B. Zieve
There is an ever present risk of the lower ram of a riveting machine crashing into and damaging stringers and clips. The risk becomes greater as the parts get deeper and fasteners move closer to the web. In designing a riveting machine for the Lockheed C-130 we were concerned about the long lower anvil working in a challenging environment. We wanted the lower ram to drop down without causing damage even if the upset ram is offset and wrapped around a part. But we also wanted the lower tool to crash from the side without causing damage. Once this is achieved we have crash protection from five of six sides. A competing requirement is the need to strip collars. At Electroimpact we prefer to use the up-down action in the lower ram to do the stripping. We checked for the most difficult collar to strip and found that a 3/8 GP collar can take up to 3000 pounds of force to strip. Therefore we had a target that the magnetic pull-down on the lower anvil should exceed 3000 pounds.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-2081
Rodrigo Pinheiro, Robert Gurrola
The installation of common threaded aerospace fasteners by the application of a tightening torque to a nut or deformable locking collar is made possible by an internal wrenching element or recess feature adapted to the threaded end of a pin which accepts a mating anti-rotation key designed to partially balance or counter the applied torque. In highly-demanding applications such as the mechanical joining of composite structures accomplished by wet clearance fit installations of permanent fasteners, high nut or collar seating torques not adequately opposed by frictional resistance at the contact surfaces of the fastener and joint members effectively shift a greater proportion of the torque reaction requirement onto the recess and mating anti-rotation key which in turn can experience high torsional stresses exceeding their design capability and result in frequent service failures.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-2084
Curtis Hayes, Donald Peterson
Successfully riveting aerospace fatigue-rated structure (for instance, wing panels) requires achieving rivet interference between a minimum and a maximum value in a number of locations along the shank of the rivet. In unbalanced structure, where the skin is much thicker than the stringer, this can be particularly challenging, as achieving minimum interference at D2 (the exit of the skin) can often be a problem without exceeding the maximum interference at D4 (exit of the stringer). Softer base materials and harder, higher-strength rivets can compound the problem. This paper presents a solution that has been successfully implemented on a production commercial aircraft. The application of a special coating on the tail side die dramatically reduces D4 interference, which in some instances resulted in a reduction of more than 30%. This allowed an increase in forming force to increase D2 interference and made for a much more robust process.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-2083
Steven P. Smith
This paper traces the development of a single sided blind fastener at Airbus’ Broughton’s plant, commencing with the initial identification of the need for the A380XWB programme, through various prototypes testing early production trials. These requirements were further refined for A350XWB, resulting in a new contending fastener design, further evaluation and testing before pre-production trials and selection for A350XWB programme. Experience gained has led to further design development by the supplier leading to its current applications which are explained and the next steps of our Journey.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-2098
Christophe Vandaele, Benoit Legrand, Etienne Gueydon
With more than 10 000 aircrafts in their order backlog, automated assembly is of critical importance to the progress for aircraft manufacturers. Moreover to obtain maximum benefit from automation, it is necessary to achieve not only an integrated fastener cell, but also a real breakthrough in fasteners technology. The optimum solution, known as "One Side Assembly", performs the whole assembly sequence from one side of the structure using an accurate robot arm equipped with a Multi function End effector and high performances fasteners. This configuration provides an efficient and flexible automated installation process, superior to current solutions which are typically, large scale, capital intensive, systems, which still require operators to complete or control the fastener installation. The search for a technological breakthrough in this domain has been targeted for more than 15 years by the majors aircrafts manufacturers.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-2089
Jose Guerra cEng, Miguel Angel Castillo
During the year 2003 Aernnova decided to invest in automated machines procuring and installing a Broetje automatic machine (known in Aernnova as CIMPA) in Aernnova Berantevilla facility in order to perform operations such as drilling, countersinking or riveting in aircraft structures during its assembly. Due to the high load of work at that time in Aernnova mainly due to work packages from Embraer and Sikorsky, a solution was needed in order to assemble all the products required by our customer and deliver them on properly in terms of time and good quality. Several ideas came to our engineering team always having in mind the idea of reducing time being more competitive specially in repetitive operations and at the same time keeping good quality. Finally after a depth search, the option selected was an automated machine from Broetje that after some adjustments and customizations regarding our purposes could provide us the best solution.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-2103
Eric Barton
With commercial aircraft rates continuing to climb and factory floor space running out, GEMCOR was challenged to deliver a CNC automatic fastening solution that would accurately and reliably perform under high-speed conditions without a foundation. The primary design goal was to define an optimized CNC positioner configuration that could be installed on a typical 8.0” concrete factory floor without a foundation being required.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-2116
Peter Mueller-Hummel
ABSTRACT: Drilling holes into metal is a normal procedure, because the drill (metal drill) and the mal-leable capability of the metal compensate the insufficient cutting capability of a worn out drill. Drilling Composite by using the same drill (metal drill) is different procedure, because composite fibers are not mal-leable like metal at all. This fact is the reason why drills for metal are getting very hot by drilling Composite fibers. Even the diameter of the drilled holes in the carbon fiber parts are getting smaller than the drill them-selves afterwards. The hole in the metal part of the stack remains constant. This article explains the physical reason and characterizes the special features of a drill to realize a safe drilling Composite or CFRP/Aluminum stacks in H8 quality. Simplified theoretic models will show how CFRP/Aluminum stacks should be machined “Safe”, inside the cpk tolerance, without scratches even when the drill is worn.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-2128
Henry Guo
V-band joint is widely used in turbocharger industry. It is used to connect housings in turbocharger for both passenger vehicle and commercial vehicle applications, which can provide simple and robust solutions to replace bolt flanges. However, current issue for V-band joint in turbine side is the higher cost. The major cost for V-band joint comes from T-bolt which works in very hostile environment with high temperature and high vibration level. T-bolt is made from special stainless steel which takes around a half cost of total joint. This paper introduces a new V-band joint which replaces T-bolt from special bolt to standard bolt through changing bolt stress status from tension to compression, which provides possibility to reduce cost greatly. The prototype is made and performed static tests including anti-rotating torque test and salt spray test.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-2145
Ryan Haldimann
Inspection of fasteners prior to installation is critical to the quality of aerospace parts. Fasteners must be inspected for length/grip and diameter at a minimum. Inspecting the fasteners mechanically just prior to insertion can cause additional cycle time loss if inspection cannot be performed at the same time as other operations. To decrease fastener inspection times and to ensure fastener cartridges contain the expected fastener a system was devised to measure the fastener as it travels down the fastener feed tube. The optics system is designed such that two views 90° apart are captured of the fastener. The fastener is backlit using telecentric illuminators and imaged using a telecentric lens. The processing of the image occurs on the camera. The information as to what fastener the operator has loaded into the bowl is sent to the camera including the expected diameter and overall length.
2016-06-15
Technical Paper
2016-01-1856
Hannes Allmaier, Günter Offner
Abstract Elastohydrodynamic (EHD)-simulation is a widely applied simulation technique that is used in a very diverse field of applications ranging from the study of vibroacoustics to the calculation of friction power losses in lubricated contacts. In particular, but not limited to, the automotive industry, technical advances and new requirements put current EHD simulation methodology under test. Ongoing trends like downsizing, downspeeding, start-stop and the continuing demand for increasing fuel efficiency impose new demands and challenges also on the simulation methodology. Increasing computational capabilities enable new simulation opportunities on the other hand. In the following, an overview is given on the current state of the art and today’s challenges for the elastohydrodynamic simulation of journal bearings and their wide range of applications from highly loaded main bearings supporting the crank shaft in the ICE to high speed turbocharger bearings.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-0873
Saeed Jahangirian, Aleksandra Egelja, Huiying Li
Abstract Demands for higher power engines have led to higher pressures in fuel injectors. Internal nozzle flow plays a critical role in the near nozzle flow and subsequent spray pattern. The internal flow becomes more difficult to model when the injector pressure and internal shape make it more prone to cavitation. Two Bosch injectors, proposed for experimental and computational studies under the Engine Combustion Network (namely “Spray C” and “Spray D”) are modeled in the computational fluid dynamics code ANSYS Fluent. Both injectors operate with n-dodecane as fuel at 150 MPa inlet pressures. The computational model includes cavitation effects to characterize any cavitating regions. Including compressibility of both liquid and vapor is found to be critical. Also, due to high velocity gradients and stresses in the nozzle, turbulent viscous energy dissipation is considered along with pressure work resulting from significant pressure changes in the injector.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1025
Daniela Cempirkova, Rostislav Hadas, Lukáš Matějovský, Rolf Sauerstein, Matthias Ruh
Abstract As emission regulations tighten across various regions of the world there is a growing trend in the use of alternative fuels such as Ethanol being blended with gasoline. A notable case of Ethanol usage is found in South America with the widespread use of E100, which has no gasoline content and can often contain up to 10% water. Engine oil contamination by fuel is of major concern and under certain conditions can have negative effects on the durability of turbocharger components which come into contact with contaminated oil, particularly sliding bearings, but also compressor stage through crankcase ventilation system fed gas. The manner in which this effect takes hold can cause a decrease in the lubrication properties and increase in corrosiveness of the engine oil.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1349
Siddharth Bhupendra Unadkat, Suhas Kangde, Mahalingesh Burkul, Mahesh Badireddy
Abstract In the current scenario, the major thrust is to simulate the customer usage pattern and lab test using virtual simulation methods. Going ahead, prime importance will be to reduce the number of soft tool prototype for all tests which can be predicted in CAE. Automotive door slam test is significantly complex in terms of prediction through simulation. Current work focuses on simulating the slam event and deriving load histories at different mounting locations through dynamic analysis using LSDyna. These extracted load histories are applied to trimmed door Nastran model and modal transient analysis is performed to find the transient stress history. This approach has a significant advantage of less computation time and stress-convergence with Nastran for performing multiple design iterations compared to LSDyna. Good failure correlation is achieved with the test using this approach.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1348
Kenichi Higuchi, Fumihiko Toyoda, Hirohito Terashima, Shinji Ikeda, Eitaku Nobuyama
Abstract 1 There are two design challenges of the flow path switching valve in a three-stage variable discharge oil pump. The first is to obtain the required discharge pressure characteristics and the other is to prevent hydraulic vibration. Therefore, we established technologies to determine the shape of the valve and the valve housing that resolve these two challenges. The technology to obtain the required discharge pressure characteristics solves equations that are statically true, such as the equations for the equilibrium of forces and hydraulic orifice. The hydraulic vibration control technology derives a differential equation that takes transient behavior, including oil elasticity and inertia, into account first. Then, the derived equations are converted to a transfer function that indicates the valve behavior according to the input of oil pressure changes. And then the stability criterion is applied to judge whether hydraulic vibration occurs or not.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1356
Can Li, Yadong Deng, Yuhua Xin
Abstract As a key component of airstream system equipped in the road sweeper, the structure of the suction nozzle determines its internal flow field distribution, which affects the dust-sucking efficiency to a great degree. This research is aiming to determine a better suction nozzle structure. Starting with an analysis of the one used in a certain type of road sweeper, the initial model of the suction nozzle is established, and the internal flow field is simulated with typical computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software named FLUENT. Based on the simulation results, the dust-sucking capability of the initial structure is evaluated from the aspects of pressure and velocity distribution. Furthermore, in order to explore the influence of different structural parameters on the flow field distribution within the suction nozzle, models with different cavity heights and shoulder angles are established, and Univariate Method is utilized to analyze the contrast models.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1387
Subash Sudalaimuthu, Barry (Baizhong) Lin, Mohamed Sithik, Rajeev Sakunthala Rajendran
Abstract The advanced Optimization techniques help us in exploring the light weight architecture. This paper explains the process of designing a lightweight track bar bracket, which satisfies all durability performance targets. The mounting locations and load paths are critical factors that define the performance and help in the development of weight efficient structure. The process is to identify the appropriate bolt location through Design of Experiment (DOE) and topology based studies; followed by section and shape optimization that help to distribute material in a weight efficient manner across the structure. Load path study using topology optimization is performed to identify the load path for durability load cases. Further shape optimization is done using hyper study to determine the exact thickness of the webs and ribs. A significant weight reduction from the baseline structure is observed. This process may be applicable for all casting components.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1388
Baoke Huang, Jun Sun, Hu Wang, Xiaoyong Zhao, Qin Teng
Abstract In current design optimization of engine crankshaft bearing, only the crankshaft bearing is considered as the studying object. However, the corresponding relations of major structure dimensions exist between the crankshaft and the crankshaft bearing in engine, and there are the interaction effects between the crankshaft and the crankshaft bearing during the operation of engine. In this paper, the crankshaft-bearing system of a four-cylinder engine is considered as the studying object, the multi-objective design optimization of crankshaft bearing is developed. The crankshaft mass and the total frictional power loss of crankshaft bearings are selected as the objective functions in the design optimization of crankshaft bearing. The Particle Swarm Optimization algorithm is used in the optimization calculation. The optimization results are compared to the ones of original engine design and the single-objective design optimization of crankshaft bearing.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1381
Jiaqi Li, Jimin Ni, Xiuyong Shi
Abstract Sealing system is an important subsystem of modern high-performance engine. Sealing system reliability directly affects the engine operating conditions. Cylinder head gaskets(CHG) sealing system is of the most importance to the engine sealing system, which is not only responsible for sealing chamber, the cooling fluid and lubricating oil passage, for preventing gas leakage, water leakage and oil leakage, but also responsible for force transferring between cylinder head and cylinder body. Basing on nonlinear solution method, the sealing performance of multi-layer-steel cylinder head gaskets to a gasoline engine is studied with the finite element software ABAQUS. The deformations of the cylinder liners and engine block are also considered.
2016-04-05
Journal Article
2016-01-1560
Bo Lin, Chinedum E. Okwudire
Abstract Ball nut assemblies (BNAs) are used in a variety of applications, e.g., automotive, aerospace and manufacturing, for converting rotary motion to linear motion (or vice versa). In these application areas, accurate characterization of the dynamics of BNAs using low-order models is very useful for performance simulation and analyses. Existing low-order contact load models of BNAs are inadequate, partly because they only consider the axial deformations of the screw and nut. This paper presents a low-order load distribution model for BNAs which considers the axial, torsional and lateral deformations of the screw and nut. The screw and nut are modeled as finite element beams, while Hertzian Contact Theory is used to model the contact condition between the balls and raceways of the screw and nut. The interactions between the forces and displacements of the screw and nut and those at the ball-raceway contact points are established using transformation matrices.
2016-04-05
Journal Article
2016-01-1597
Christopher Collin, Steffen Mack, Thomas Indinger, Joerg Mueller
Abstract The open jet wind tunnel is a widespread test section configuration for developing full scale passenger cars in the automotive industry. However, using a realizable nozzle cross section for cost effective aerodynamic development is always connected to the presence of wind tunnel effects. Wind tunnel wall interferences which are not present under open road conditions, can affect the measurement of aerodynamic forces. Thus, wind tunnel corrections may be required. This work contains the results of a CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) approach using unsteady Delayed Detached Eddy Simulations (DDES) to evaluate wind tunnel interferences for open jet test sections. The Full Scale DrivAer reference geometry of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) using different rear end shapes has been selected for these investigations.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-0011
Salah Alhasia, Sharif Gindy, Badih Jawad, Chris Riedel, Selin Arslan
Abstract Bearings are a major component in any rotating system. With continually increasing speeds, bearing failure modes take new unconventional forms that often are not understood. In high speed applications, rolling element forces and gyroscopic moments can be significantly high compared to the applied forces acting on a bearing. Such moments create a “driving” torque causing outer race to creep. In this paper a mathematical model for the dynamics of a rolling element in a high speed bearing is derived. Preload values counterbalancing the torque driving the outer race to rotate can be predicted from this model. An attempt to experimentally measure this torque using a specially designed apparatus with integrated strain gauge torque sensor is also described. Both model and experimental measurements are aimed at understanding, and therefore preventing bearing failures due to outer race (creep) rotations.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-0031
Wenxu Niu, Ke Song, Yucheng He, Tong Zhang
Abstract X-in-the-loop (XiL) framework is a new validation concept for vehicle product development, which integrates different virtual and physical components to improve the development efficiency. With XiL platform the requirements of reproducible test, optimization and validation, in which hardware, equipment and test objects are located in different places, could be realized. In the view of different location and communication form of hardware, equipment and test objects, time delay problem exists in the XiL platform, which could have a negative impact on development and validation process. In this paper, a simulation system of time delay prediction and compensation is founded with the help of BP neural network and RBF neural network. With this simulation system the effect of time delay in a vehicle dynamic model as well as tests of geographically distributed vehicle powertrain system is improved during the validation process.
2016-04-05
Journal Article
2016-01-0092
Stijn Kerst, Barys Shyrokau, Edward Holweg
Abstract Active vehicle safety and driving assistance systems can be made more efficient, more robust and less complex if wheel load information would be available. Although this information could be determined via numerous different methods, due to various reasons, no commercially feasible approach has yet been introduced. In this paper the approach of bearing load estimation is topic of interest. Using the bearing for load measurement has considerable advantages making it commercially attractive as: i) it can be performed on a non-rotating part, ii) all wheel loads can be measured and iii) usually the bearing serves the entire lifetime of the vehicle. This paper proposes a novel approach for the determination of wheel loading. This new approach, based on the strain variance on the surface of the bearing outer ring, is tested on a dedicated bearing test setup.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-0107
Sjon Moore
Abstract Traditional methods of costing wire harnesses focus primarily on the material and labor costs for manufacturing the final product. Rarely are costs related to variation-based complexity considered and when they are they tend to be simple approximations at best. In reality, the additional costs of excessive variation resulting in large part counts (unique harness level part numbers) can have a significant impact on the final cost incurred by an organization, and is often difficult to account for making it impossible for an organization to optimize their design, and everything that goes into making and delivering a finished product. It's important that these costs first be understood and modeled, and second that the designs be optimized based on this model. This paper will discuss these complexity based costs, including common sources, how they can be modeled, and methods for optimizing designs to account for these costs.
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