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2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2131
Colin Bidwell, David Rigby
A flow and ice particle trajectory analysis was performed for the booster of the Honeywell ALF502 engine. The analysis focused on two closely related conditions one of which produced an icing event and another which did not during testing of the ALF502 engine in the Propulsion Systems Lab (PSL) at NASA Glenn Research Center. The flow analysis was generated using the NASA Glenn GlennHT flow solver and the particle analysis was generated using the NASA Glenn LEWICE3D v3.61 ice accretion software. The inflow conditions for the two conditions were similar with the main difference being that the condition that produced the icing event was 6.8 K colder than the non-icing event case. The particle analysis, which considered sublimation, evaporation and phase change, was generated for a 5 micron ice particle with a sticky impact model and for a 24 micron, 7 bin ice particle distribution with an SLD splash model used to simulate ice particle breakup.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2134
Tom Currie, Dan Fuleki
There is significant recent evidence that ice crystals ingested by a jet engine at high altitude can partially melt and then accrete within the forward stages of the compressor, potentially producing a loss of performance, rollback, combustor flameout, compressor damage, etc. Several studies of this ice crystal icing (ICI) phenomenon have been conducted in the past 5 years using the RATFac (Research Altitude Test Facility) altitude chamber at the National Research Council of Canada (NRCC), which includes an icing wind tunnel capable at operating at Mach numbers (M), total pressures (po) and temperatures (To) pertinent to ICI. Humidity can also be controlled and ice particles are generated with a grinder. The ice particles are entrained in a jet of sub-freezing air blowing into the tunnel inlet. Warm air from the altitude cell also enters the tunnel, where it mixes with the cold ice-laden jet, increasing the wet-bulb temperature (Twb) and inducing particle melting.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2133
Joseph P. Veres, Scott M. Jones, Philip C. E. Jorgenson
The Propulsion Systems Laboratory (PSL), an altitude test facility at NASA Glenn Research Center, has been used to test a full scale turbine engine at simulated altitude operating conditions. The PSL test facility has the capability to create a continuous cloud of ice crystals that are ingested by the engine during operation at simulated altitudes. The PSL tests successfully duplicated the icing events that were experienced by this engine during flight through ice crystal clouds. During testing at the PSL, after the ice cloud was turned on, key engine performance parameters responded immediately due to ingestion of the ice crystals. The points where the performance deteriorated with time have been attributed to ice accretion in the low pressure compressor. Eight data points were analyzed in order to gain understanding of key transient engine performance parameters. Examination of the test data showed two distinct responses in the engine once the ice cloud was initiated.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2136
Francisco José Redondo
Due to weight constraints, the engine air intake for the Airbus A400M Transport Airplane will be all made in aluminum, and by specification, the intake is protected against ice accretion by a hot air system. In order to assure a fatigue life of the element for the life of the airplane, the temperature of the air supplied must be controlled to a maximum value consistent with aluminum characteristics. A system has been designed wherein hot air is bled and cooled by coolant air from inside the nacelle with a jet pump.While maximum temperature was a constraint for the design of the system, several other constraints appeared during the detailed design of the system; - the tight space allocation inside the nacelle limited the length of the jet pump, - the low temperature provided by the engine bleed in flight idle limited the secondary flow used to cool the engine bleed, and - the complex air distribution needed to supply air to the intake areas. Two variants of the system were developed.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2144
James MacLeod, Michael Clarke, Doug Marsh
The GLACIER Icing Facility – Lessons Learnt in the first Five Years of Operation J.D. MacLeod M. Clarke National Research Council of Canada Rolls-Royce plc Gas Turbine Laboratory Civil Aerospace Ottawa, ON Derby, UK Abstract The Global Aerospace Centre for Icing and Environmental Research Inc. (GLACIER) facility is located in Thompson, Manitoba, Canada. This facility provides icing certification tests for large gas turbine engines, as well as performance, endurance and other gas turbine engine qualification testing. This globally unique outdoor engine test and certification facility was officially opened back in 2010. The prime purpose of this facility is for icing certification of aero gas turbines. The facility provides the aviation industry with the required environmental conditions (by virtue of its location), and the capability to meet the growing demands for icing certifications and other adverse cold weather conditions.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2291
Pandurang Maruti Jadhav, Sandesh A Dunung, Pravin T Nitnaware
There are many environmental issues in India. Air pollution, water pollution, garbage, vibration & noise pollution and pollution of the natural environment are all challenges for India. India has a long way to go to reach environmental quality similar to those enjoyed in developed economies. Pollution remains a major challenge and opportunity for India. The review of trends in farm practices and machinery development suggests that vibration & noise problems are still prevalent in agricultural situations, even though there has been a steady increase in the availability of materials and equipment for vibration & noise control over recent years. Diesel engine is the main source of power for agricultural equipments, such as water pump set, compressor, electric generator and tractor. Even it is one of the sources of vibration & noise in agricultural field. There is reluctance of the agricultural sector to use of vibration & noise control methods.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2297
Insoo Jung, Jaemin Jin, Kwangmin Won, Seungwook Yang, Kyoungdoug Min, Hoimyung Choi
Combustion noise of diesel engine can be deteriorated by combustion characteristics that are influenced by the factors such as engnine NVH durability, driving conditions, environmental factors and fuel properties. Therefore we need to develop robust combustion noise to be insensitive to the factors. To achieve this purpose, the method for combustion characteristics prediction has been developed by means of analyzing vibration signal measured from engine cylinder block. The closed-loop control by controlling injection parameters through combustion characteristics prediction has been carried out to make combustion characteristics that we want to exhibit. We have also evaluated the effect of combustion noise and fuel consumption by applying the closed-loop control.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2310
Edward Ray Green
The Sound Transmission Loss of automotive intake and exhaust components is commonly measured using the four microphone tube method per ASTM E2611. Often area adapters are used to match the component tube to that of the tube apparatus. These area adapters affect the Sound Transmission Loss measurement, especially at very low frequencies. The use of the Transfer Matrix Technique to remove the affect of the area adapters is described. The improvements for step and cone area adapters are compared.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2317
Zhenlin Ji, Yiliang Fan
A simulation program named as MAP (Muffler Analysis Program) is developed for the rapid calculation and analysis of acoustic characteristics of duct muffling systems. The program is based on the plane wave theory and uses the Visual Basic 6.0 to create a friendly GUI (Graphic User Interface) for input of the geometrical and physical parameters to build and modify the duct muffling systems quickly. The relation among the duct acoustic elements is established by using the transfer matrix method, and the Transmission Loss (TL) and Insertion Loss (IL) may be calculated, and then the results are plotted in terms of curve. Map allows designer to change parameters of the duct muffling systems expediently, to investigate the effects of design changes on the acoustic characteristics and finally to get an acceptable solution.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2311
Aditya Palsule, Arun Budama, Nandakumar Somasundaraeswer
Development of split Catcon-Muffler system was done to be used in front engine low floor (FELF) bus from perspective of cost saving, modularity and reduction in complexity. This system is developed as an alternate to an existing solution of integrated Catcon and muffler. The paper describes the development of a split Catcon and muffler exhaust system for a FELF bus, so as to meet cost and time considerations. The development had to achieve a feasible muffler + catalytic converter solution, which could be installed within the packaging volume of the existing configuration, while meeting the regulatory requirements for Pass by noise (PBN), and at the same time conforming to backpressure limits set for optimum engine performance. Multiple design – prototypes – test iterations were carried out to meet the PBN and back pressure target of engine. The final solution was developed which achieved both the requirements within the specified space constraints.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2313
Bryce Gardner, Abderrazak Mejdi, Chadwyck Musser, Sébastien Chaigne, Tiago De Campos Macarios
Flow strongly affects the propagation of acoustics wave transmission within a duct and this must be addressed by the vibro-acoustic modelling of duct systems subject to uniform or non-uniform flow. Flow impacts both the effective sound propagation speed in a duct and refracts the sound towards or away from the duct walls depending on whether the acoustic waves are propagating in the direction of the flow or against the flow. Accurate modeling of the acoustic propagation within a duct is crucial for design and “tuning” of muffler systems that need to strongly attenuate narrowband acoustic sources from the engine. Muffler systems that may avoid matching acoustic resonances to engine narrowband sources when no flow is present may experience shifting of resonances to frequencies that match engine sources and cause problems when the flow during a real operating condition is present.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2346
Balakumar Swaminathan
From a facility perspective, engine test cells are rarely evaluated for their vibration levels in their functional configuration. When complicated dynamic systems such as an internal combustion engine and a dynamometer are coupled together using driveshafts and coupling components, the overall system behavior is significantly different from that of the individual sub-systems. This paper details an instance where system level experimental testing and finite element analysis methods were used to mitigate high vibration levels in an engine test cell. Modal and operational test data were taken to establish baseline vibration levels at a diesel engine test cell during commissioning. Measurements were taken on all major sub-systems such as the engine assembly, dynamometer assembly, intermediate driveshaft bearing pedestal and driveshaft components.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2347
James A. Mynderse, Alexander Sandstrom, Zhaohui Sun
Mechanical engineering students at Lawrence Technological University (Lawrence Tech) must complete a capstone project, some of which are industry-sponsored projects (ISPs). American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. (AAM) partnered with LTU to provide a senior design experience in NVH through a proposed improvement to the AAM driveline dynamometer. AAM proposed that students design, develop, and fabricate a decoupling mechanism that minimizes the vibration disturbances transmitted from the driver shaft to the driven shaft. This work describes the LTU-AAM partnership, the design problem and the completed decoupler mechanism with experimental validation. The AAM driveline dynamometer provides immense value for experimental validation of product NVH performances. It has been intensively used to evaluate product design robustness in terms of build variations, mileage accumulation, and temperature sensitivity.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2361
Sajjad Beigmoradi
Nowadays, by the introduction of significant advances in automotive industries, noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), in the position of the main comfort attribute, plays a crucial role in marketing and passenger satisfaction. In order to cope NVH problems, three main actions are taken by NVH engineers for reducing perceived level of noise in cabin: Noise reduction in sources, Noise path treatment and Noise control at receiver. Among these approaches, those pertain to modification of noise pass, through structure and air, to the cabin are more prevalent in automotive applications. Accordingly, identification of noise paths that dominantly contribute to sound and vibration transfer to cabin phenomenon should be dealt with importance. In practice, engine vibration transmitted through sub-frame attachments to body can induce high level of noise and vibration to the passenger cabin.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2365
Zhaohui Sun, Glen Steyer, Jason Ley
Alternative powertrains, in particular electric and plug-in hybrids, create a wide range of unique and challenging NVH issues in today’s automotive industry. Among the emerging engineering challenges from these powertrains, their acoustic performances become more complicated, partially due to reduced ambient masking noise level and light weight structure. In addition, the move away from conventional displacement engines to electrical drive units has created a new array of NVH concerns and dynamics, which are relatively unknown as compared to the aforementioned traditional setups In this paper, an NVH optimization study will be presented, focusing on four distinct factors in EDU gear mesh source generation and radiation: EDU housing and bearing dynamics, gear geometry, EDU shafting torsional dynamics, and EDU housing structure. The study involves intensive FEA modeling/analyses jointly with physical validation tests.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2231
Masashi Arakawa, Miho Nakatsuka, Hiroo Yamaoka
To analyze gear transmitted vibration which occurs due to transmission error, a new prediction methodology is developed when vibration transmits through engine mounts from housing. This paper focuses on a left-hand engine mount and brackets which are assembled on a transmission housing of a compact FF vehicle connecting transmission housing to body structure. Thus a modeling technique dealing with the dynamic characteristic of mount rubber and its bracket is indispensable. A mount rubber is pre-loaded under power plant weight and undergoes from its initial shape to deformed one until reaching equilibrium state. To precisely predict a dynamic characteristic of mount rubber when the power plant is mounted in vehicle, we have to consider the deformed shape when pre-load is applied.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2253
Kimitoshi Tsuji, Katsuhiko Yamamoto
It is important for vehicle concept planning to estimate fuel economy and the influence of vehicle vibration in advance, on virtual engine specifications and a virtual vehicle frame. In this paper, I will show the power plant model with electrical starter, battery and alternator that can predict transient torque and combustion heat results. Also vibration result with the power plant model connected to vehicle inertia model will be shown. The power plant was 1.3L 4cyl NA. The discussed vehicle was small size and 1300kg. The power plant model was realized by energy based model using VHDL-AMS. Here, VHDL-AMS is modelling language stored in IEC international standard (IEC61691-6) and can realize multi physics on 1D simulation. The modeling language supports electrical, magnetic, thermal, mechanical, fluidic and compressive fluidic domain. The model was created in house by fully VHDL-AMS and validated on ANSYS SIMPLORER.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2292
Xiaorui Lu, Junda Ma
Over recent years, NVH refinement of engine is becoming increasingly important in buying decision and can significantly give competitive edge to the vehicle in market place. This paper deals with the development phase of a prototype engine in which a specific testing activity was carried out to improve the overall NVH behavior of the powertrain. In order to explain the optimization process in detail, a case study was described in this paper. First, NVH targets of the engine were set via benchmark tests on existing competitive products. Then series of baseline tests, such as 1M sound pressure level test and noise source identification, were performed on the engine. Test results indicated that an obvious breathing vibration mode exist near the intake manifold, which radiates high level noise. In order to achieve the NVH targets, a correlation validation was performed to find out the main reason that caused the vibration of intake manifold.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2296
Seunghyun Lee, Sungmoon Lee, Kyoungdoug Min, Insoo Jung
The diesel engine noise is classified into mechanical noise, flow dynamic noise and combustion noise. Among of them, the combustion noise is higher than the others due to diesel combustion high compression ratio and auto ignition. The injected fuel is mixed with air in ignition delay process, followed by simultaneous ignition of premixed mixture. This process results in rapid pressure rise which is the main source of the combustion noise. The amount of fuel burned during premixed combustion is mainly affected by the ignition delay. The EGR rate has impact on the ignition delay, and thus it influences combustion noise characteristics. Therefore, during the transient state, combustion noise characteristics changes as the EGR rate deviates from the target value. Therefore, in this study, the effect of EGR rate deviation during transient state the combustion noise is studied. The 1.6 L diesel engine with a VGT was used for the experiment.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2280
Bernd Philippen, Roland Sottek
Transfer Path Analysis and Synthesis is a widely-used troubleshooting and engineering method in the development process of a car. An engine TPA model should include the engine mounts because they are important elements of the structure-borne paths from the engine to the driver’s ears. This allows identifying if the structure, the sound radiation or the mount is a weak point of the transmission. A mount can be characterized, e. g., by a mount attenuation function, a four-pole model, or a simple parametric mount model. If the mount characteristics are known, the influence of a different mount on the structure-borne sound can be virtually predicted without a real modification. The mount characteristics could be determined on special test rigs but the transferability to the real situation is often questionable because the same boundary conditions on the test rig and in the car are difficult to guarantee.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2086
Matthew Grzych, Terrance Tritz, Jeanne Mason, Melissa Bravin, Anna Sharpsten
Abstract The significant problem of engine power-loss and damage associated with ice crystal icing (ICI) was first formally recognized by the industry in a 2006 publication [1]. Engine events described by the study included: engine surge, stall, flameout, rollback, and compressor damage; which were triggered by the ingestion of ice crystals in high concentrations generated by deep, moist convection. Since 2003, when ICI engine events were first identified, Boeing has carefully analyzed event conditions documenting detailed pilot reports and compiling weather analyses into a database. The database provides valuable information to characterize environments associated with engine events. It provides boundary conditions, exposure times, and severity to researchers investigating the ICI phenomenon. Ultimately, this research will aid in the development of engine tests and ICI detection/avoidance devices or techniques.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2091
Ryosuke Hayashi, Makoto Yamamoto
Abstract In a jet engine, ice accreted on a fan rotor can be shed from the blade surface due to centrifugal force, and the shed ice can damage compressor components. This phenomenon, which is referred to as ice shedding, threatens safe flight. However, there have been few studies on ice shedding because ice has numerous unknown physical parameters. Although existing icing models can simulate ice growth, these models do not have the capability to reproduce ice shedding. As such, in a previous study, we developed an icing model that takes into account both ice growth and ice shedding. In the present study, we apply the proposed icing model to a jet engine fan in order to investigate the effect of ice growth and shedding on the flow field. The computational targets of the present study are the engine fan and the fan exit guide vane (FEGV); thus, we simultaneously deal with the rotor-stator interaction problem.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2107
Tom Currie, Dan Fuleki, Craig Davison
Abstract Ice crystals ingested by a jet engine at high altitude can partially melt and then accrete within the compressor, potentially causing performance loss, damage and/or flameout. Several studies of this ice crystal icing (ICI) phenomenon conducted in the RATFac (Research Altitude Test Facility) altitude chamber at the National Research Council of Canada (NRCC) have shown that liquid water is required for accretion. CFD-based tools for ICI must therefore be capable of predicting particle melting due to heat transfer from the air warmed by compression and possibly also due to impact with warm surfaces. This paper describes CFD simulations of particle melting and evaporation in the RATFac icing tunnel for the former mechanism, conducted using a Lagrangian particle tracking model combined with a stochastic random walk approach to simulate turbulent dispersion. Inter-phase coupling of heat and mass transfer is achieved with the particle source-in-cell method.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2299
Dhanesh Purekar
In comparison to medium duty and heavy duty diesel engines, NVH development of light duty diesel engines requires significant collaboration with the OEM. Typically, competitive benchmark studies and customer expectations define the NVH targets at the vehicle and subsequently cascaded down at the powertrain level. For engine manufacturing companies like Cummins, it is imperative to work closely with OEM to deliver on the NVH expectations. In certain situations, engine level NVH targets needs to be demonstrated in the OEM or 3rd party acoustic test facility for contract approvals. However, this is a difficult task to accomplish, considering the differences between acoustic test facilities and hardware, instrumentation, etc. In addition, engine itself is a big contributor to the noise variation. This technical paper documents one such case study conducted on a standalone light duty diesel engine in three different acoustic test facilities.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2184
Syeda Mahmud, Shahjada Pahlovy
Fuel efficiency can be improved by reducing the energy loss of power train and it’s components. Some estimates shows that about 14%–30% of the energy from the fuel gets used to move a car down the road and 5-6% energy is lost due to drive train. Therefore, a potential improvement of power train components can lower the fuel consumption significantly. Due to the engagement and disengagement process of transmission clutches, a frictional heat is generated which leads to some damage to clutches. Therefore, it is necessary to cool down the disks to increase the service life of clutch. An automatic transmission fluid (ATF) is delivered in between the friction disks and separator plate to cool them. Since the friction plates and separator plates are always in relative motion to each other, a shear force is generated on the fluid in the gap between the disks. This shear force generates a drag torque which is considered as a loss.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2293
Manchi Venkateswara Rao, S Nataraja Moorthy, Prasath Raghavendran
Tactile vibration during vehicle key on/off is one of the critical factors contributing to the customer perceived quality of the vehicle. Minimization of the powertrain transient vibration in operating conditions such as key on/off, tip in/out and engagement/disengagement of engine in hybrid vehicles must be addressed carefully in the vehicle refinement stage. Source of start/stop vibration depends on many factors like engine cranking, engine rpm at which the combustion process starts and rate of engine rpm rise etc. The transfer path consists of elastomeric mounts of powertrain and vehicle structure from mounts to tactile response location. In this paper, the contribution of rigid body motion of powertrain of a front wheel drive vehicle during key on/off is analyzed in both frequency and time domain. The signal is analyzed in frequency domain by using Fast Fourier Transform, Short Time Fourier Transform and Wavelet Analysis. The merits and demerits of each method are illustrated.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2238
Marina Roche, Marco Mammetti, Claudi Crifaci
Emissions and fuel consumption reduction for the year 2020 have lead to development of complex powertrain solutions, namely powersplit, electric and hybrid. The development of new concepts presents challenges for the integration in the vehicle, involving NVH among others. Electric energy flow to AC motors is controlled indeed by inverters that transform the energy from DC to AC working at frequencies around 10 kHz. Furthermore, the control of the energy flow can abruptly switch the operating strategy, inducing phenomena that are not present in combustion vehicles. Continuous wavelet transform is a relatively recent mathematical tool which allows signal decomposition into both time and frequency by convolution. On the contrary to windowed Fourier transform, it presents a minimized time support suited to the duration of the phenomena at each frequency. This characteristic makes it well-suited to for identifying transient information in non-stationary signals.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2146
Matthew Feulner, Shengfang Liao, Becky Rose, Xuejun Liu
Abstract A through-flow based Monte Carlo particle trajectory simulation is used to calculate the ice crystal paths in the low pressure compressor of a high bypass ratio turbofan engine. The simulation includes a statistical ice particle breakup model due to impact on the engine surfaces. Stage-by-stage ice water content, particle size and particle velocity distributions are generated at multiple flight conditions and engine power conditions. The majority of the ice particle breakup occurs in the fan and first LPC stage. The local ice water content (IWC) within LPC is much higher than the ambient conditions due to scoop effects, centrifuging and flow-path curvature. Also the ice particles approach the stators at lower incidence angles than the air flow. The simulation results prompt the need to revisit the approach for properly setting up boundary conditions for component or cascade testing.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2148
Erdem Ayan, Serkan Ozgen, Canibek Murat, Erhan Tarhan
Abstract Ice crystal ingestion to aircraft engines may cause ice to accrete on internal components, leading to flameout, mechanical damage, rollback, etc. Many in-flight incidents have occurred in the last decades due to engine failures especially at high altitude convective weather conditions [1]. Thus, in the framework of HAIC FP7 European project, the physical mechanisms of ice accretion on surfaces exposed to ice-crystals and mixed-phase conditions are investigated. Within the HAIC FP7 European project, TAI will implement models related to the ice crystal accretion calculation to the existing ice accumulation prediction program for droplets, namely TAICE. Considered models include heat transfer & phase change model, drag model and impact model. Moreover, trajectory model and Extended Messinger Model require some modifications to be used for ice crystal accretion predictions.
2015-06-15
Journal Article
2015-01-2156
Michael Oliver
Abstract The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) conducted a full scale ice crystal icing turbofan engine test using an obsolete Allied Signal ALF502-R5 engine in the Propulsion Systems Laboratory (PSL) at NASA Glenn Research Center. The test article used was the exact engine that experienced a loss of power event after the ingestion of ice crystals while operating at high altitude during a 1997 Honeywell flight test campaign investigating the turbofan engine ice crystal icing phenomena. The test plan included test points conducted at the known flight test campaign field event pressure altitude and at various pressure altitudes ranging from low to high throughout the engine operating envelope. The test article experienced a loss of power event at each of the altitudes tested.
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