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2015-09-29
Technical Paper
2015-01-2757
Deepak Anand Subramanian, Nithya Sridhar, Obuli Karthikeyan N, Srinivasa Chandra V
The Indian automotive sector is experiencing a major shift, focusing predominantly towards the levels of quality, reliability and comfort delivered to the customer. Since the entry of global players into the market, there is a rising demand for timely product launches with utmost priority to reliability. In any vehicle, suspension plays a critical role in transferring the road inputs onto the vehicle components, therefore, responsible for both ride comfort and load transfer. Engine mount, being an integral part of this system, takes care of isolating the inertial forces between the engine and the chassis. This project details on how testing can aid in reducing the launch time as well as ensuring desired degree of reliability. It proposes a methodology to formulate a life model for the engine mount considering various combinations of predictor parameters affecting its performance over its design life.
2015-09-29
Technical Paper
2015-01-2756
Basaran Ozmen, Mehmet Bakir, Murat Siktas, Dr. Serter Atamer, Dr. Roman Teutsch
Securing the desired durability of suspension components is one of the most important topics for the vehicle designers because these components undergo multiaxial variable amplitude loading in the vehicle. Leaf springs are essential for the suspension system of trucks and should be considered as a security relevant part in the product development phase. In order to guide the engineers in the design and testing department, a simulation method was developed as explained in the paper “Bakir, M., Siktas, M., and Atamer, S., "Comprehensive Durability Assessment of Leaf Springs with CAE Methods," SAE Technical Paper 2014-01-2297, 2014”. In this new study, the main aim is to present the validation of this newly developed CAE method for the durability of leaf springs depending on the results from testing and measurement in the rough road and test bench.
2015-09-29
Technical Paper
2015-01-2864
Xinyu Ge, Jarrett Corcoran, Paul Gamble
With stringent emission regulations, many subsystems that abate engine tailpipe-out emission become necessary part for engines. With the increased levels of complexity, end users also require increased level of quality for modern engines. Among the spectrum of quality control methodologies, one extreme example is focused on very components’ quality to ensure the accumulative deviation is within predetermined limits. These measures tighten the component tolerance during manufacturing process and typically results in increased cost. Another extreme example is on the other side of the methodologies spectrum. The methodology is to tailor the engine calibration solution to offset the manufacturing difference. Although the tailored engine calibration solution reduces manufacturing cost for components, it increases the calibration and validation cost for engines. Given the cost and time constraints, system integration plays an important role in engine development.
2015-09-29
Technical Paper
2015-01-2865
Damodar Kulkarni, Pankaj Deore
Cost reduction and cost competitiveness has been emerged as a major strategic tool to an enterprise used to fight for survival as well as maintain sustainable growth. Maximization of value creation through simultaneously enriching the Planet, People and the Economy should be the key drivers for cost reduction strategy in the business. The main objective of this paper is to explain the Process & Principles of Cost Reduction in technology transfer to Low Cost emerging economies to achieve Sustainable cost reduction and creating a culture of cost consciousness throughout the organization. DivgiWarner has designed, developed and been practices the unique process of cost reduction through various tools as, 1. Value Analysis and Value Engineering 2. Cost reduction through productivity improvement 3. Supply Chain Management ( SCM) 4. Lean Manufacturing 5. Total Quality Management (TQM) 6. Control over fixed cost 7. Working capital and funds flow management 8. Inventory management 9.
2015-09-29
Technical Paper
2015-01-2758
Zhigang Wei, Robert Rebandt, Michael Start, Litang Gao, Jason Hamilton, Limin Luo
Bench testing is commonly used to construct fatigue design curves, which are used for the durability and reliability assessment of engineering components subjected to cyclic loading. Several criteria, such as R90C90 and R99C50, are widely used in automotive industry to construct fatigue design curves for a typical testing sample allocation, i.e. two stress/load levels and 6 data points at each stress/load levels. In order to reduce the test sample size and associated testing cost, recently, a Bayesian statistics based design curve construction method has been successfully developed. The Bayesian method is based on a large amount of reliable historical fatigue test data, the associated probabilistic distributions of the mean and standard deviation of the failure cycles, and an advanced acceptance-rejection resampling algorithm.
2015-09-27
Technical Paper
2015-01-2666
Scott Lambert
The Global Brake Safety Council sees an increase in disc brake pads that are prematurely replaced before the end of the friction lining life cycle, due to: Rust related issues such as separation of friction lining from the disc brake shoe Fluctuation in critical dimensions A leading cause for both issues is the use of mill scale steel, or ‘black steel’ (non-pickled and oiled). In the North American aftermarket, as there are little or no steel specifications for disc brake shoes, black steel is increasingly used. GBSC conducted research of discarded disc brake pads from job-shops and engaged in discussions with metallurgists, major pad manufacturers and OE brake foundation engineers to identify root causes of premature pad replacement and the effects of black steel used for disc brake shoe manufacturing. Mill scale is embedded in and around the bond line of the friction lining and the disc brake shoe, causing a weaker bond, susceptible to rust jacking.
2015-09-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2615
Donald Jasurda
The aerospace industry is continually becoming more competitive. With an aircraft’s large number of components, and the large supplier base used to fabricate these components, it can be a daunting task to manage the quality status of all these parts in an accurate, timely and actionable manner. This paper focuses on an aircraft door assembly case study monitoring the process capability of machined parts at an aircraft OEM and their supply chain. Through the use of standardized measurement plans and statistical analysis of the measured output, the paper will illustrate how stakeholders can understand the process performance details at a workcell level, as well as overall line or plant performance in real time, in addition to automating standardized reporting. This ideal process begins in the product engineering phase using simulation to analyze the tolerance specifications and assembly process strategy, with one of the outputs being a production measurement plan.
2015-09-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2500
Brigitte Vasques
Authors: Brigitte Vasques (a), A. Mendes (a) a) ApexToolGroup S.N.C. 25, avenue Maurice Chevalier-Z. I. 77330 Ozoir-la-Ferrière (France) brigitte.vasques@apextoolgroup.com Abstract: The drilling of multilayers composite stacks remains a common process in aerospace industry. Research of productive solutions such as one shot and dry drilling operations to avoid reaming and lubrication are contemplated by aerospace customers on titanium multilayers composite applications. Those solutions permit to reduce the number of finishing operation and drilling time. Special ADEs (advanced drilling equipment’s) machines are used to drill aircraft components in limited access areas. Parameters such as cutters, ADE machines, rigidity fixation, drill cutting conditions, chip fragmentation and extraction are related and influence the hole quality. Titanium (TA6V) thickness and cutting configuration influence the cutter wear development.
2015-09-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2388
Luis Rabelo, Tom Clark
For many critical space operation systems, timely recognition of an anomalous condition immediately starts the evaluation process. For complex systems, isolating the fault to a component or subsystem results in corrective action sooner so that undesired consequences may be minimized. These beneficial anomaly detection and fault isolation capabilities are widely recognized and have resulted in the development of innovative techniques for quickly discovering underlying system problems. This paper will address augmenting a legacy system with additional detector/isolator capabilities best suited for that system. A cryogenic liquid hydrogen (LH2) tank pressurization subsystem (from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) launch pad) is the basis for the model. This system is operated remotely and supports time-critical and high-risk operations making it a good candidate to supplement with this technology. The proposed approach models the existing system using the System Modeling Language (SysML).
2015-09-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2549
Marc-André Léonard, Jean-François Boland, Christophe Jégo, Claude Thibeault
Nowadays, growing complexity in digital systems forces electronic hardware designers to adopt Electronic System Level (ESL) design and verification approach from a high-level perspective. To assess the reliability of a digital hardware design towards cosmic rays effects, this paper proposes a verification methodology based on high abstraction level fault injection simulation using a library of primitives characterized at lower levels. Once created, the designer can reuse this library in order to obtain a reliability report. The novelty of this research resides in the capacity of using an accurate fault injection model in a highly abstracted system description. Combining this accuracy with the use of error pattern classification at low-level, brings a new perspective to the simulation-based fault injection field.
2015-09-06
Technical Paper
2015-24-2526
Borislav Klarin, Thomas Resch, Chiara Sessarego, Giorgio Spanu, Gianni Lamonaca
Modern engines with low number of cylinders (I4, I3, I2) are typically equipped with a mass balancing unit to reduce free mass forces and moments and to keep powerunit vibrations, transferred via the mounts into the chassis, on an acceptable level and by that meet the required comfort quality. Typical disadvantages of mass balancing systems are increased friction, which reduces the engine efficiency, but also space, costs, increased complexity and negative effect on the engine acoustics. Especially the latter is defined by the design of the drive for the balancer unit. In many cases, this is realized by a gear drive, directly driven from the crankshaft. Therefore, special care has to be taken for the layout of this gear(s) to avoid potential rattle, gear tooth failure and negative noise transfer from gear contact to the housing structure (e.g. increased axial excitation due to selection of helix angle).
2015-07-29
Article
SAKOR Technologies supplies a test system for the Dream Chaser atmospheric flight control system, serving as a spacecraft emulator to test overall system performance.
2015-07-28
Article
The 6DX PRO for gathering kinematic data for research and engineering validation was designed by DTS specifically for occupant dynamics and human injury assessment.
2015-07-28
Standard
AMS2489A
This specification covers the requirements for an inorganic black coating applied at ambient temperature to steel to touch up black oxide coating in areas where the black oxide has been removed. This coating is intended only to visually change the surface to a black color, not to meet the requirements of any black oxide specification.
2015-07-28
Standard
AMS2481K
This specification covers the requirements for a manganese phosphate coating on ferrous alloys.
2015-07-28
Standard
AMSQQP416D
This specification covers the requirements for electrodeposited cadmium plating.
2015-07-24
WIP Standard
AS13005
The project will cover three areas (step 1 New Production): define a standard approach for the internal audit system used by the supplier to ensure that it has the correct scope and effectiveness the effectiveness of AS9100 and Nadcap third party assessment define a standard/common approach for the audit of supplier´s production and process to be used by engine manufacturers, suppliers and the sub tiers based on result/confidence in 1) and 2)
2015-07-23
Article
Physics-based robot simulation leveraging stochastic optimization and game theory will support new NASA missions.
2015-06-30
Article
Off-highway machine mounting systems, especially the cab mounting system, significantly affect the operator comfort in the cab by providing enough damping for a good ride and isolating the structure-borne forces from traveling into the cab.
2015-06-29
WIP Standard
J1555
This SAE Recommended Practice applies to all portions of the vehicle, but design efforts should focus on components and systems with the highest contribution to the overall average repair cost (see 3.7). The costs to be minimized include not only insurance premiums, but also out-of-pocket costs incurred by the owner. Damageability, repairability, serviceability and diagnostics are inter-related. Some repairability, serviceability and diagnostics operations may be required for collision or comprehensive loss-related causes only, some operations for non-collision-related causes only (warranty, scheduled maintenance, non-scheduled maintenance, etc.), and some for both causes. The scope of this document deals with only those operations that involve collision and comprehensive insurance loss repairs.
2015-06-18
Article
Passenger Experience automates cabin completion processes with essential intelligent “building blocks” capturing rules, regulations, and manufacturing knowledge to automate cabin interior design, development, and delivery.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2187
Mark A. Gehringer, Keith Thompson
Abstract This paper describes the development of a semi-automated end-of-line driveline system balance tester for an automotive assembly plant. The overall objective was to provide final quality assurance for acceptable driveline noise and vibration refinement in a rear wheel drive vehicle. The problem to be solved was how to measure the driveline system unbalance within assembly plant constraints including cycle time, operator capability, and integration with a pre-existing vehicle roll test machine. Several challenging aspects of the tester design and development are presented and solutions to these challenges are addressed. Major design aspects addressed included non-contacting vibration sensing, data acquisition/processing system and vehicle position feedback.
2015-06-15
Journal Article
2015-01-2336
Anastasios Arvanitis, Jeff Orzechowski, Todd Tousignant, Kiran Govindswamy
Abstract Automotive companies are studying to add extra value in their vehicles by enhancing powertrain sound quality. The objective is to create a brand sound that is unique and preferred by their customers since quietness is not always the most desired characteristic, especially for high-performance products. This paper describes the process of developing a brand powertrain sound for a high-performance vehicle using the DFSS methodology. Initially the customer's preferred sound was identified and analyzed. This was achieved by subjective evaluations through voice-of-customer clinics using vehicles of similar specifications. Objective data were acquired during several driving conditions. In order for the design process to be effective, it is very important to understand the relationship between subjective results and physical quantities of sound. Several sound quality metrics were calculated during the data analysis process.
2015-06-12
Article
Small, electrically driven propellers spaced along wing leading-edges could benefit both small and medium-size aircraft
2015-06-12
Standard
AS9014A
These requirements are applicable to IAQG sector schemes when making use of ABs, CRBs and their auditors, for the assessment and certification/registration of supplier quality systems in accordance with the requirements of this document. The quality management system standard used by the CRB shall be 9100/9110/9120, as appropriate to the supplier's activities. It shall be applied to the supplier's complete Quality System that covers aerospace products. Sectors may use these requirements for other standards. IAQG members have committed to recognize the equivalence of certification/registration of a suppliers quality management system to either of the AS, EN or JISQ/SJAC standards. This AS provides the approval process for Auditor Authentication Bodies (AAB), training course providers, trainers and auditors who meet the requirements of AIR5493 and outlines the America's sector specific process to implement AS9104. This document is created to be in conformance with AS9104.
2015-06-09
Article
New surface scanning technology is being utilized by rFpro to produce digital road models with unprecedented accuracy and speed to help make autonomous driving safer.
2015-06-09
Article
To reduce cost and improve performance in engines, Honeywell is offering a software tool to embed virtual sensors in engines, using first-principles models that resides in the engine control unit.
2015-06-09
Article
The AUTOSAR standard is all about improving embedded electronic systems in vehicles, but did you know that it also promotes the early testing of software code? The early testing and validation of embedded software reduces the number of ECU prototypes and additional test systems needed down the road, and it benefits the whole development process.
2015-06-09
Article
For the design process of the class of aircraft known as an efficient supersonic air vehicle, particular attention must be paid to the propulsion system design as a whole, including installation effects integrated into a vehicle performance model.
2015-05-19
Standard
AS9132B
This standard defines uniform quality and technical requirements relative to metallic parts marking performed using "data matrix symbology" within the aviation, space, and defense industry. ISO/IEC 16022 specifies general requirements (e.g., data character encodation, error correction rules, decoding algorithm). In addition to ISO/IEC 16022 specification, part identification with such symbology is subject to the requirements in this standard to ensure electronic reading of the symbol. The marking processes covered by this standard are as follows: - Dot Peening - Laser - Electro-Chemical Etching Further marking processes will be included, if required. Unless specified otherwise in the contractual business relationship, the company responsible for the design of the part shall determine the location of the data matrix marking. Symbol position should allow optimum illumination from all sides for readability. This standard does not specify information to be encoded.
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