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2014-09-30
Technical Paper
2014-01-2312
Venkatesan Chokkalingam, Mohan Rao
Abstract The durability of the components in a vehicle plays one of the major roles in its life cycle cost. The powertrain mount is one such component since its rubber characteristics have significant impact on the vehicle's NVH and fatigue life. This paper presents the enhanced durability benefits obtained by changing the polymer composition, manufacturing methods and design optimization of a powertrain mount for an off-road commercial vehicle. The methodology involved characterization[2] of the existing mount, arriving a new compound formulation, making of prototypes, experimental validation for durability[3] and repeatability in the laboratory combined with rigorous on field vehicle trials. NVH measurements were also carried out on the improved mounts. The above exhaustive exercise resulted in the development of a comprehensively far better mount than an existing mount with improved durability without compromise on NVH properties.
2014-09-30
Technical Paper
2014-01-2297
Mehmet Bakir, Murat Siktas, Serter Atamer
Abstract In today's world, there are a prominent number of weight and cost reduction projects within the vehicle engineering development activities. Regarding this phenomenon, a complete optimization study is applied to a leaf spring assembly, which has 4 leaves and which is used in heavy duty trucks, by reducing the number of leaves down to 3 together with weight and cost reductions. At the first step of the project, the stiffness of the leaf spring is calculated with in-house software based on mathematical calculations using the thickness profile of the leaves. Then the results of these calculations are compared with non-linear elastic leaf spring calculations which are conducted with FEA. This elastic leaf spring finite element model is transferred into Multi-Body-Simulation (MBS) model in order to determine the forces acting on the leaf spring.
2014-09-30
WIP Standard
AS9145
APQP is a phased planning process applied to product introductions. Includes specific deliverables to ensure on-time, on-quality, on-cost objectives are met PPAP is an output of the APQP process. Requires Suppliers to demonstrate that they have established a production process that will consistently produce product meeting customers requirements Applies existing tools to ensure products are produced under controlled conditions with minimal variation.
2014-09-26
Article
The task facing calibrators is not getting any easier. “The complexity of calibration exploded exponentially when the Tier 4 emissions regulations were introduced,” explained Paolo Di Martino, Business Unit Director for Diesel Systems for IAV North America.
2014-09-24
Article
The use of quenched and tempered steels for dumper bodies reduces weight and fuel consumption while increasing payload capacity and wear life.
2014-09-23
WIP Standard
AMS2481K
This specification covers the requirements for a manganese phosphate coating on ferrous alloys.
2014-09-23
WIP Standard
AMS2475H
This specification establishes the requirements for chromate conversion coatings on magnesium alloys. This process has been used typically to improve corrosion resistance and adherence of organic finishes but usage is not limited to such applications. The dichromate treatment may not be suitable for alloys with high manganese content. The chrome pickle treatment has been used as touch-up for previously dichromate-treated surfaces and for improving corrosion protection temporarily, but usages are not limited to such applications.
2014-09-23
WIP Standard
AMS2482E
This specification establishes the requirements for a hard aluminum oxide coating, impregnated or codeposited with polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) on aluminum alloys.
2014-09-22
Article
Internal combustion engines are poised for dramatic breakthroughs in improving efficiency with lower emissions, due in part to low-temperature combustion regimes. Such regimes show great efficiency and emissions potential, but they present optimization and control challenges.
2014-09-16
Journal Article
2014-01-2144
Marco Amrhein, Jason Wells, Eric Walters, Seana McNeal, Brett Jordan, Peter Lamm
Abstract Transient operating conditions in electrical systems not only have significant impact on the operating behavior of individual components but indirectly affect system and component reliability and life. Specifically, transient loads can cause additional loss in the electrical conduction path consisting of windings, power electronic devices, distribution wires, etc., particularly when loads introduce high peak vs. average power ratios. The additional loss increases the operating temperatures and thermal cycling in the components, which is known to reduce their life and reliability. Further, mechanical stress caused by dynamic loading, which includes load torque cycling and high peak torque loading, increases material fatigue and thus reduces expected service life, particularly on rotating components (shaft, bearings).
2014-09-16
Technical Paper
2014-01-2262
Rostislav Sirotkin, Galina Susova, Gennadii Shcherbakov
Abstract Within the Russian aviation industry the necessary level of reliability risks related to the failures of aircraft mechanical parts and systems vital to the safety of flight is assured via the system of activities aimed at influencing the parameters of critical parts (CP). The goal of the system is to provide a relationship between activities aimed at prevention of dangerous failures at all phases of airplane life cycle. The system operation is regulated by the normative documents and by controlling their observance. Normative documents containing requirements and recommendations were developed about 15 years ago based on the industry experience and traditions and taking into account the requirements of AS9100 series of international standards [2] wherever possible. The documents were developed taking into account typical safety management errors outlined in [1].
2014-09-08
Article
Additional $35 million will fund the company’s unique research center an additional five years, concentrating on a ‘safe transition’ to future of automated and connected vehicle technologies.
2014-08-18
Article
Material laws and orientation information are coupled in a single finite element analysis to predict the performance of the hybrid composite beam under a dynamic three point bending load.
2014-08-18
Article
LC411-USBH low-profile compression load cells from Omega enable 1000 readings per second and feature a USB output to connect directly to a computer.
2014-08-14
WIP Standard
AS9139
Industries, organizations, and professions are reliant upon a community of competent people and individuals that possess relevant skills and knowledge for their scope of responsibility. Traditional methods of defining requisite knowledge and skills have been based on job analysis methodologies and through the development of Subject Matter Expert (SME) BoKs. While job analysis methodologies may suffice at a micro-level, they offer little value to the profession and industrial communities. Furthermore, SME developed BoKs are inherently limited to the knowledge and experience by the individuals serving as SMEs.
2014-08-13
Article
Model 3340 G-Logger three-channel, portable data acquisition system from Silicon Designs, Inc. (SDI) offers powerful Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) analysis and display, as well as real-time acceleration and GPS data collection and viewing, all within the same compact package.
2014-08-12
Article
AC17 test reporting begins in 2015. Initially it "gifts" applicable CAFE A/C efficiency credits, but leads to mandatory use. Industry also looks to reduce A/C-induced EV range loss from solar loading using films, glass, pre-ventilation.
2014-08-12
Article
Johnson Controls has opened a new crash test facility at its automotive seating headquarters in Plymouth, MI. One of the highlights of the facility is a Seattle Safety ServoSled that allows the automotive supplier to offer what it claims is the most accurate, standardized safety testing of seats globally through collaboration with its other testing facilities located in Burscheid, Germany; Changchun and Shanghai, China; and Yokohama, Japan.
2014-08-11
WIP Standard
AMS2310G
This specification covers procedures for sampling and testing aircraft-quality, special aircraft-quality, and premium aircraft-quality requiring transverse tensile property testing.
2014-08-07
WIP Standard
J1739
This FMEA Standard describes Potential Failure Mode and Effects Analysis in Design (DFMEA) and Potential Failure Mode and Effects Analysis in Manufacturing and Assembly Processes (PFMEA). It assists users in the identification and mitigation of risk by providing appropriate terms, requirements, ranking charts, and worksheets. As a Standard, this document contains requirements "must" and recommendations "should" to guide the user through the FMEA process. The FMEA process and documentation must comply with this Standard as well as any corporate policy concerning this Standard. Documented rationale and agreement with the customer is necessary for deviations in order to justify new work or changed methods during customer or third-party audit reviews.
2014-08-04
Article
HBM Inc.’s new industrial measurement amplifier enables users to make precise, dynamic measurements of raw and filtered torque, frequency, pulse, speed, and angle of rotation.
2014-08-04
Article
The SAB 32 shield connection clip from Conta-Clip provides a quick, simple connection when cables require shielding from interference.
2014-08-04
Article
The R&S SMW200A high-end vector signal generator from Rohde & Schwarz supports frequencies up to 20 GHz.
2014-08-04
Article
Sonoscan’s AW322 200 automated system for ultrasonic inspection of MEMS wafers images and identifies internal gap-type defects down to 5µm in size.
2014-08-04
Article
The Model XLUS88 subminiature, bidirectional tension/compression load cell from tecsis LP operates from 150 g to 1000 lb.
2014-07-30
Article
The Electric Power Research Institute has announced a collaboration with 8 automakers and 15 utilities to develop and demonstrate an open grid integration platform for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs).
2014-07-29
Article
To develop an electric powertrain with a minimum noise level and minimized whining it is necessary to have accurate CAE simulation and precise criteria to assess whining noise.
2014-07-24
Standard
J2382_201407
Scope—Traditional methods of photometry rely on the use of a goniometer to rotate the test item around two axes at right angles. This method is satisfactory for most situations but has certain disadvantages: a. Point-by-point measurements with a goniometer may be slow. With more advanced requirements, particularly for headlamps, where the entire beam pattern is of concern, isocandela measurements are becoming increasingly needed. Such testing can be very time consuming. b. For production quality assurance, the speed of a goniometer may not allow testing to keep pace with the production line if a large quantity of lamps must be sampled. c. High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps are becoming commonly used. Such lamps are orientation sensitive, changing in both lumen output and intensity distribution when tilted. This can introduce significant inaccuracies in test results when testing is performed using a goniometer.
2014-07-23
Article
In development of an advanced test engine to demonstrate fuel-saving and emissions-reducing technologies, the EPA is using ANSYS FORTÉ CFD software, giving its engineers the ability to quickly and inexpensively make multiple design iterations.
2014-07-18
WIP Standard
AMS2372H
This specification covers quality assurance sampling and testing procedures used to determine conformance to applicable specification requirements of carbon and low-alloy steel forgings.
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