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2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0053
Hisato Tokunaga, Kazuhiro Ichikawa, Takumi Kawasaki, Akiyuki Yamasaki, Tatsuo Ichige, Tomoyuki Ishimori, Yoichi Sansho
Owing to the recent developments in sensors with reduced size and weight, it is now possible to install sensors on a body of a motorcycle to monitor its behavior during running. The analysis of maneuverability and stability has been performed based on the data resulted from measurements by these sensors. The tire forces and moments is an important measurement item in maneuverability and stability studies. However, the tire forces and moments is difficult to measure directly, therefore, it is a common practice to measure the force and the moment acting on the center of the wheel. The measuring device is called a wheel forces and moments sensor, and it is widely used for cars. The development of a wheel forces and moments sensor for motorcycles has difficulty particular to motorcycles. First, motorcycles run with their bodies largely banked, which restricts positioning the sensors.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0019
David Weiss
In the early 1980's, some promising research and development efforts focused on powder metallurgy revealed that aluminum alloys containing 4 wt% cerium exhibit high temperature mechanical properties exceeding those of the best commercial aluminum casting alloys currently in production. Cerium oxide is an abundant rare earth oxide that is often discarded during the refining of more valuable rare earths such as Nd and Dy. Therefore, the economics are compelling for cerium as an alloy additive. Aluminum-cerium alloy components prepared via hot pressing and forging exhibited tensile strengths of 43 ksi at 450°F. This compares to typical tensile strengths of 10-26 ksi for Al-Cu and Al-Mg-Zn systems at that temperature.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0057
Yuji Arai, Makoto Hasegawa, Takeshi Harigae
ISO 26262 was established in 2011 as a functional safety standard for road vehicles. This standard provides safety requirements according to ASIL (Automotive Safety Integrity Levels) in order to avoid unreasonable residual risk caused by malfunctioning behavior of safety-related electrical and/or electronic systems. The ASIL is determined by considering the estimate of three factors including injury severity. While applicable only to passenger cars at present, motorcycles will be included in the scope of application of ISO 26262 in the next revision. Therefore, our previous study focused on severity class evaluation for motorcycles. A method of classifying injury severity according to vehicle speed was developed on the basis of accident data. In addition, a severity table for motorcycles was created using accident data in representative collision configurations involved with motorcycles in Japan.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0051
Keisuke Terada, Takayuki Sano, Kenichi Watanabe, Takashi Kaieda, Kazuhisa Takano
In recent years three-wheel camber vehicles, with two wheels in the front and a single rear wheel, have been growing in popularity due to their excellent stability and motorcycle-like handling. We call this kind of vehicle a “Leaning Multi Wheel category” vehicle (hereinafter referred to as a “LMW vehicle”) and have been pursuing research and development of these vehicles. A LMW vehicle has various characteristics, but one of them stands out in particular. When a LMW vehicle is cornering, if one of the front wheels passes over a section of road surface with a low friction coefficient, there is very little disturbance to the vehicle’s behavior, it remains stable, and can continue to be driven as normal. However, there has been no investigation into why these vehicles have this particular characteristic and so there is a need to clarify this phenomenon theoretically from the standpoint of understanding these vehicles better.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0054
Barath Mohan, KVM Raju, Sai Praveen Velagapudi, Chandramouli Padmanabhan
Tires influence the dynamic performance of the motorcycle and the development of tires to meet these requirements has always been one of the critical and challenging tasks for the motorcycle industry. The tire characteristics and rest of the motorcycle design need to be tuned extensively to achieve the desired performance and this work requires estimating tire force characteristics upfront. The aim of this study is to develop feasible test methods to measure the lateral force characteristics of motorcycle tires. This work is an extension of our previous work on estimating the longitudinal forces of motorcycle tires. In this work, new experimental procedures are developed to estimate the friction ellipse and lateral stiffness characteristics of motorcycle tires. A fairly accurate tire model is developed using the measured lateral force characteristics.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0022
David Weiss, Simon Beno, Chris Jordan, Pradeep Rohatgi
Cylinder liners exert a major influence on engine performance, reliability, durability and maintenance. Various combinations of non-metallic reinforcements and coatings have been used to improve the tribological performance of sleeves or surfaces used in compressors and internal combustion engines in four stroke, two stroke and rotary configurations. In this paper we report the use of a hybrid composite containing silicon carbide and graphite in an aluminum alloy matrix to improve the performance of various small engines and compressors. Material properties of the base material, as well as comparative dynamometer testing, are presented.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0060
Ashish Jain, Sahil Kapahi
A Formula SAE competition is characterized by typical track layouts having slaloms, tight corners and short straights, which favor a particular range of engine speed for a given set of gear ratios. Therefore, it is imperative that the powertrain is optimized for the corresponding engine rpm band. This paper describes the process of designing, simulating and validating an air intake manifold for an inline four cylinder four-stroke internal combustion gasoline engine based on analysis of required vehicle performance. The requirements for the design of subject intake were set considering the rules of FSAE competitions and analysis of engine performance patterns for typical competition scenarios, carried out using OPTIMUM Lap software. Manifold geometry was optimized using results of air flow simulations performed on ANSYS CFX, and subsequent effect of this geometry on the engine was modelled using 1D simulation on RICARDO Wave.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0024
Daisuke Sugio, Shinpei Okazaki, Mitsuo Kaneko
Injection molding is a common molding method for plastic parts and is widely applied to outer parts of motorcycles. To make it stiff enough to hold a large load, glass fibers are usually mixed in it. However, when a plastic part contains glass fibers, the appearance of the outer surface becomes deteriorated after molding. It is because the glass fibers come out of the surfaces. Therefore, the surfaces of these parts are painted to conceal the exposed fibers. Moreover, in the case of glass fiber reinforced plastic made from polypropylene (PP-GF), glass fibers easily come out of the surface and painting is not easily applied. Accordingly, PP-GF hardly satisfies the requirements for outer appearances. In this development, a method that fulfills the appearance requirement and is applicable to mass production was established using rapid heat and cool molding (H&C molding) while eliminating painting process for cost reduction.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0042
Bhaarath Rajagopal Jeyapaal, Vamsi Krishna, Kannan Marudachalam
Vibrations have become an increasingly important attribute for determining the quality of automotive products. Particularly, this becomes more acute in the case of tactile vibrations of powered two-wheeler – motorcycles and scooters. This paper deals with vibrations of a scooter vehicle. Scooters are normally a two-wheeler with a four stroke single cylinder spark ignited engine. Vibrations of a scooter are mainly caused by the inertial imbalance forces of the engine, combustion forces and road undulations. Vibrations due to road undulations are mostly reduced by toggle link mechanism, resilient mounts of the engine and the shock absorbing suspension of the frame. The power train assembly is designed in such a way that the inertial imbalance forces in the power train assembly are distributed at a required angle called the ellipse angle.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0059
Maki Kawakoshi, Takashi Kobayashi, Makoto Hasegawa
In applying ISO 26262 to motorcycles, C class evaluation by expert riders is considered an appropriate technique. Expert riders have evaluated commercial product development for years and can appropriately conduct vehicle tests in terms of safety restrictions (avoid the risk of falling). Moreover, expert riders can ride safely and evaluate the motorcycle performance stably even if the test condition is close to the performance limit of the vehicle. This study aims to construct a motorcycle C class classification method by an expert rider’s subjective evaluation. First, we confirmed the possibility that expert riders can evaluate C class. The riding maneuvers of expert and ordinary riders on the test were compared, assuming normal running. The comparison result demonstrated that expert riders could evaluate C class from an ordinary rider’s perspective. Next, we considered a test procedure that used an evaluation sheet as the C class evaluation technique for an actual hazardous event.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0074
Pradeep Ramachandra, Prashanth Anantha, Manohar Halahali
Personal mobility is evolving in the emerging markets, where the primary need for transportation is predominantly met with two wheelers. This reflects on the annual production volumes, which is forecasted to reach 145 million units by 2021. Around 28% of this volumes belong to electric 2wheelers from China and the remaining are predominantly ICE (Internal Combustion Engines). With the regulators across the globe enforcing stricter emission norms in order to improve the air quality, there is a need for technology to evolve towards harnessing the best energy efficiency using multiple topologies. However, considering that the majority of the 2 wheelers are used by middle and lower income groups, it is imperative that efficient topologies need to be made available at affordable costs. The authors attempt to decipher this need for personal mobility coupled with the stringent regulations.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0056
Qi-Jun Huang, Chia-Hong Chung, Yong-Fu Syu, Yuh-Yih Wu, CHAO-KAI LI
Butanol is deemed as a potential alternative fuel for motor vehicle, but there are few studies about applying butanol in engine combustion. This paper focuses on application of butanol-gasoline blend fuel on scooter engine. In this research, different volume percentage of butanol-gasoline blend fuel, B10, B20, B40, B60, B80 and B100 are applied on 125cc scooter engine to conduct engine experiment, and higher than B60 blended fuel is declared as high concentration of butanol blended fuel. The test conditions are set at 4000 and 6000rpm under partial load and full load. After executing engine experiment, the engine performance, brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC), emissions and combustion analysis are discussed. Furthermore, viscosity and fuel spray test are carried out with high concentration of butanol. The engine experimental result shows that B20 fuels can increase engine performance under engine 4000 and 6000rpm.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0052
Michael Schoenherr, Mathieu Grelaud, Ami Hirano
The Side View Assist is the World’s first rider assistance system for two-wheelers. This is a Blind Spot Warning system, which uses four ultrasonic sensors to monitor the surrounding of the rider. Whenever there is a vehicle (i.e. a car, truck, or another motorbike) in the rider’s blind spot, the technology warns the rider with an optical signal close to the mirror. This will allow the rider to avoid a collision when changing lanes. In the current vehicle application, Side View Assist is active at speeds ranging from 25 to 80 kilometers per hour and supports riders whenever the difference in relative speed to other road users is small. The system helps to improve safety especially in cities, where heavy traffic makes it necessary to change lanes more often. Originally such systems have been developed for cars and different system solutions for cars have been in serial production for several years. The challenge was to adapt these systems so they would work for two-wheelers as well.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0021
Stephen Gurchinoff
Thermoplastic bearing materials are being used in automotive transmission architectures where higher pressures and velocities are driving innovation. The benefits thermoplastics offer are high PV capable materials suitable to reduce NVH, increase design freedom while reducing design space, thermal insulation, reduce coefficient of friction, and improve wear resistance when compared to needle bearings. Expanding on the success in automotive may allow for these types of materials to be evaluated in marine lower units, CVT’s, pumps, and other small engine applications
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0020
TL Balasubramanian, V Lakshminarasimhan, Srivenkata subramani N, Ajith kumar S, Sudhagar V
Development of small air cooled motorcycles is ever challenging due to combination of customer expectation, regulatory requirements and cost factors. Achieving higher performance and emission standards means higher engine and parts operating temperature. Under these changes meeting durability targets at reasonable cost needs good understanding of material, surface treatment and tribological aspects. In this paper some of the surface and process improvements done to reduce wear in engine valves is discussed in detail. Design of engine valves shall ensure meeting thermal, mechanical strength requirements wear and durability targets. Surface treatments, coating, surface finish and also use of special materials in tip, valve stem, seat ensures higher durability; low wear in valve and interfacing parts. During new engine development process verification tests, wear observed in valve stem- valve guide, valve tip- screw interface.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0039
Andrea Fioravanti, Giovanni Vichi, Isacco Stiaccini, Giovanni Ferrara, Lorenzo Ferrari
In recent years, the motorcycle muffler design are moving to dissipative silencer architectures. Indeed due to the increase of restrictions on noise emissions both dissipative and coupled reactive-dissipative mufflers, thanks to their higher noise efficiency coupled with a size reduction, have substituted the reactive silencers. A dissipative muffler is composed by a perforated pipe that crosses a cavity volume that is usually filled by a fibrous porous material. The acoustic performance of this kind of muffler are strictly dependent on the porosity of the perforated pipe and the flow resistivity of the porous material. The interaction between these elements and the mass flow rate of gas passing through the silencer influences the muffler performance.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0071
Koji Ueno, Hiroyuki Horimura, Akiko Iwasa, Yuji Kurasawa, Pascaline tran, Ye Liu
Motorcycles are one of the major modes of transportation globally, and further expansion of motorcycle demand and usage is expected to continue because of population growth and individual income increase, in particular in emerging countries. At the same time, approach to critical environmental issues, such as escalation of air pollution, becomes more important challenge and this trend accelerates tightening of motorcycle emission regulation globally. In accordance with this, responding to social needs and minimizing the impact on air pollution while enhancing features of motorcycles, such as drive performance, convenience, and price attractiveness are our mission as a manufacture. Platinum group metals (PGMs) such as platinum, palladium and rhodium are commonly used for automotive and motorcycle catalysts. One of catalyst researchers’ dream is ultimately to develop catalyst without using such PGMs that are precious and costly resources.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0023
Shinji Kasatori, Yuji Marui, Hideto Oyama PhD, Kosuke Ono
One of the effective methods for weight reduction of valve systems in an engine is the application of titanium to the valve material. However, titanium exhaust valves that require high temperature resistance are basically expensive because they contain a lot of rare metals. Therefore, their application to a mass produced product has been very much limited. In this study, it was challenged to develop an alloy that contains only minimum required amount of rare metal elements which has a large impact to the cost, aiming at broadening the application of titanium exhaust valves. Generally speaking, heat-resisting titanium alloy has a high deformation resistance because of its superior strength at high temperature. Accordingly, its formability at high temperature is low and cracks and other defects may easily occur. In addition, when a titanium alloy is exposed with a high temperature atmosphere for a long time, oxidized scales that easily exfoliate are formed on its surface.
2016-10-17
Technical Paper
2016-01-2160
Alexander Bech, Paul J. Shayler, Michael McGhee
The application of cylinder deactivation technology to small, three cylinder spark ignition engines has the potential to further improve the part load fuel economy of these downsized engines. Although the technology is well established and proven for larger multi-cylinder engines, this is not the case for the class of 1.0litre, three cylinder engines produced by several OEM’s for use in small cars. Deactivating one cylinder by leaving the intake and exhaust valves closed and cutting fuelling requires the other two cylinders to produce more work output to compensate. This changes the distribution of heat rejection to the engine structure. The resulting increases in temperature gradients within the engine structure, and transient response times for thermal adjustments following deactivation or reactivation are examples of the uncertainties which the work reported addresses.
2016-10-17
Technical Paper
2016-01-2349
Suresh Kumar Kandreegula, Ram Krishna Kumar Singh, Jham Tikoliya
To compete with the current market trends there is always a need to arrive at a cost effective and light weight designs. For Commercial Vehicles, an attempt is made to decrease weight of the current design without compromising its strength & stiffness, considering/bearing all the worst road/engine load cases and severe environmental conditions. The topic was chosen because of interest in higher payloads, lower weight, and higher efficiency. Automotive cylinder head must be lighter in weight, to meet increasingly demanding customer requirements. The design approach for cylinder head has made it difficult to achieve this target. A designer might make some judgment as to where ribs are required to provide stiffness, but this is based on engineering experience and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of the stand-alone head.
2016-10-17
Technical Paper
2016-01-2225
Juan Sebastian Briones Idrovo, Jerry Ku
Engage and disengage systems play a crucial role in a pre-transmission parallel hybrid architecture. The most common device used to meet the purpose of physically connecting internal combustion engine and electric powertrains is a dry clutch. Its own characteristics and capabilities allow its usage for this application. The transition between the pure electric and hybrid modes is dictated by the main control strategy. In this case, Wayne State University – EcoCAR 3 team has pursued a blended control strategy. Therefore, the engaging system will be widely used when switching from charge depleting to charge sustaining mode, and vice versa. In addition, when torque is required from both sources for higher performance, the clutch will be responsible for mechanically connecting both torque sources. Testing this system is significantly helpful prior to implementation in the vehicle.
2016-10-17
Technical Paper
2016-01-2166
Ahfaz Ahmed, Muhammad Waqas, Nimal Naser, Eshan Singh, William Roberts, Sukho Chung, Mani Sarathy
Commercial gasoline fuels contain hundreds of different hydrocarbons, yet despite their dissimilarity in composition they often demonstrate similar octane ratings. It is of fundamental interest to study differences arising in combustion performance of such fuels, specifically fuels have varying physical properties. This investigation is needed to interpret differences in combustion behavior of gasolines showing similar knocking character in a cooperative fuel research engine, but demonstrating different attributes in a direct injection spark ignition (DISI) engines due to the enhanced effects of fuel properties To investigate this scenario two FACE (Fuels for advanced combustion engines) gasolines, FACE F and FACE G with similar Research and Motor octane but differing physical and chemical properties were studied in a DISI engines.
2016-10-17
Technical Paper
2016-01-2219
Pramit Baul, Courtney Tamaro, Hrusheekesh Warpe, William Baumann, Douglas Nelson
EcoRouting refers to the determination of a route that minimizes vehicle energy consumption compared to traditional routing methods, which attempt to minimize travel time. EcoRoutes typically increase travel time and in some cases this increase may have to be constrained for the route to be viable. While significant research on EcoRouting exists for conventional vehicles, incorporating the novel aspects of plug-in hybrids opens up new areas. A prototype EcoRouting system has been developed on the MATLAB platform that takes in map information and converts it to a graph of nodes containing route information such as speed and grade. Routes between the origin and destination of the vehicle are selected and the energy consumption and travel time for each route are estimated using a vehicle model. The route with the minimum energy consumption will be selected as the EcoRoute unless there is a significant difference between the minimum time route and the EcoRoute.
2016-10-17
Technical Paper
2016-01-2328
Edward Chappell, Richard Burke, Pin Lu, Michael Gee, Rod Williams
The discrepancies between certification and on-road vehicle performance is becoming increasingly important as emissions and fuel consumption estimates are proving inaccurate predictors of in-service behaviour. The objective of this paper is to identify and analyse these differences and the work forms the first phase of a project aiming to create new, highly repeatable test methods to measure very small differences in powertrain performance whilst being representative of real world conditions. These new methodologies will be developed on an advanced chassis dynamometer facility and facilitate the development of future fuel technologies focussed on delivering real world benefits. The engine controller of a 2.0L Diesel vehicle with active de-NOx and particular filter (DPF) has been monitored over WLTC and NEDC cycles and 12000km of on-road driving. Different filtering and data representation methods are compared to aid in the analysis and understanding of on-road data.
2016-10-17
Technical Paper
2016-01-2341
Arnab Ganguly, Vikas Kumar Agarwal, R Pradeepak
When a scooter is put on main stand, it keeps the vehicle from falling as it rests against the engine crankcase. As the main stand is operated it transmits a large amount of load to the crankcase, thus creating a necessity to check the durability of the later. Practical tests showed that continuous application of the main stand resulted in the failure of its pivot area on the crankcase. This raised questions not just on the feasibility of the crankcase design in terms of durability, but also on the main stand design in terms of a load transmitting member. However, as the project was at its later stage, crankcase design could not be altered; thus it asked for a main stand design optimization. The base main stand model was thus taken for MBD simulation and loads were generated for further FEA analysis. The meshed crankcase model was taken in a commercially available FEA code for checking its durability.
2016-10-17
Technical Paper
2016-01-2226
Mohammad Alzorgan, Joshua Carroll, Essam Al-Masalmeh, Abdel raouf Turki Mayyas
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is an essential aspect of the automotive technology in this era of technological revolution, where the goal is to make vehicles more convenient, safe, and energy efficient. Taking advantage of more degrees of freedom available within vehicle “energy management” allows more margin to maximize efficiency in the propulsion systems. It is envisioned by this research that future fuel economy regulations will consider the potential benefits of emerging connectivity and automation technologies of vehicle’s fuel consumption. The application focuses on reducing the energy consumption in vehicles by acquiring information about the road grade. Road elevation are obtained by use of Geographic Information System (GIS) maps in order to optimize the controller. The optimization is then reflected on the powertrain of the vehicle. The approach uses a Model Predictive Control (MPC) algorithm that allows the energy management strategy to leverage road grade.
2016-10-17
Technical Paper
2016-01-2221
Joshua Kurtis Carroll, Mohammad Alzorgan, Corey Page, Abdel raouf Mayyas
Electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are considered as a promising future solution for sustainable transportation. This is due to the reduction in energy consumption when compared to conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) based vehicles. EVs and PHEVs contain an Energy Storage Systems (ESS). This increases the complexity of the system but also provides additional margins and fields for optimization. One of the most important elements of these vehicles is the ESS. The electrochemistry nature of battery systems is inherently sensitive to the temperature shifts. The shifts are controlled by the thermal management system of the traction battery systems, for electric-drive vehicles, which directly affects the overall vehicle dynamics. These dynamics include performance, long-term durability and cost of the battery systems. Hence, thermal management becomes an essential element in the achievement to meet the demand for better performance.
2016-10-17
Technical Paper
2016-01-2218
Meichun Peng, Longlong Zeng, Xiaoyan Jiang, Yue Zheng
The paper studies the power hybridization characteristics of LPG hybrid electric city buses running in real word, and analyzes the relationship between degree of hybridization (DOH) and vehicle running conditions. It was performed on-board tests in the center district of Guangzhou city to sample several parameters of vehicle running on road by PEMS and CAN, including of speed and torque of engine and motor instantaneously, etc. And it was conducted data processing to calculate the engine and motor power and DOH second by second, and statistical analysis on charging and discharging state of power battery. It is found that the power battery of LPG-HEV bus is mainly in discharge state with 47.2% operation time, and it is in discharge state basically at period of acceleration, whereas it is the opposite at deceleration.
2016-10-17
Technical Paper
2016-01-2316
Sanjeev Kumar singh, Shyam Singh, Ajay Kumar Sehgal
Global Fuel Economy Initiative with a goal to make automobiles worldwide 50 percent more efficient by the year 2050, enhanced interest in improvements of fuel economy and emission reduction from vehicles through engine technologies, lubricants and after treatment devices. Low viscosity grade engine oils can improve the fuel economy by reducing the friction and lower the greenhouse gases. In this study, low viscosity grade oils - 0W-20, 5W-30 and 20W-40 were selected for assessing fuel economy of diesel engines. Effects of viscosity on engine performance with respect to power, fuel economy and emissions were assessed by conducting fuel economy tests on single cylinder Petter AV1 diesel engine. Higher fuel economy and reduced CO, HC, CO2 and NOx emissions were observed with lower viscosity engine oils compared to higher viscosity engine oils.
2016-10-17
Technical Paper
2016-01-2222
Eduardo D. Marquez, Douglas Nelson
The energy management strategy of a hybrid vehicle minimizes energy consumption while maintaining performance and meeting driver demand. Sets of fuzzy rules are developed to determine the torque split between motor and engine using pedal position, vehicle speed and state of charge as input variables. The vehicle model is based off a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro converted into a rear wheel drive post transmission hybrid electric vehicle. The two torque producing components are a 280 kW V8 L83 engine with active fuel management (AFM) and a post-transmission (P3) 100 kW custom motor powered by a 120 kW LiFePO4 battery pack. The vehicle has two modes of operation: charge depleting (CD) and charge sustaining (CS) modes. The vehicle operates in electric vehicle (EV) mode and depletes the battery pack till a lower state of charge threshold is reached.
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