Special Sessions

"Testing Oils for Engine Endurance"
2-5 PM, November 3, 2009, San Antonio, Texas

In Conjunction with the SAE Powertrains, Fuel and Lubricants Meeting
Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Antonio, Texas

The performance of automotive engine oil is defined by physical and chemical properties and a variety of testing procedures. New engine oil specifications always call for both new tests and replacement tests for existing requirements. While engine dynamometer tests are usually considered more closely related to real world applications, many bench-top tests are also used satisfactorily. Sometimes a dynamometer test and a bench test are used interchangeably. The key consideration of choosing a test is its ability to represent the situation of interest. However, test precision and discrimination, long term availability and storage of supplies, resources needed to support test development and many other factors need to be considered as well. Bench tests and dynamometer tests complement each other but there appears no definitive advantage of one type over the other.

The purpose of this forum is to provide open discussion regarding the pros and cons of bench tests vs. dynamometer tests. More specifically, due to the many varieties of tests, this forum limits the discussion to tests related to engine protection such as wear, corrosion and cleanliness. Another Open Forum will address fuel economy and other testing.

Presenters are being solicited to share their insight and views on this topic.

Presentations are oral only and should last about 10 minutes. After the last presentation all the presenters will participate in a panel to address questions from the audience. To stimulate frank and open discussion SAE prohibits recording or quoting statements made during open forums.

If you are interested in presenting at this open forum please email or call a proposed title and brief abstract of your talk to:

Jerry Wang
Phone: (734) 485-3806

Monday, November 2
Deposits Formation & Fuels Quality Issues (Part 2 of 2)
(Session Code: FFL212)
Room Lonestar A 1:30 p.m.

This session considers issues relating to the quality of current and future fuels and how fuels affect the deposit formation processes in modern engines and fuel systems.

Organizers - Barbara E. Goodrich, John Deere Product Engineering Center

TimePaper No.Title
1:30 p.m.PanelPanel Discussion -The Impact of ULSD and Fuel Additives on HPCR Fuel Systems: Injector Deposits and Other Problems
Organizers - Barbara E. Goodrich, John Deere Product Engineering Center
Panelists -
Dave Arters, Lubrizol Corp.
Jim Barker, Innospec
Norman Blizard, Cummins Inc.
Rinaldo Caprotti, Infineum UK, Ltd.
Richard L. Chapman, BP Oil Co.
Jeff Johns, Chevron Global Manufacturing
Charles Conrad Klose, Deere & Company
Scott D. Schwab, Afton Chemical Corp.

Planned by Combustion and Fuels Committee / Powertrain Fuels and Lubricants Activity

Monday, November 2
Tomorrow's Vehicles by Tomorrow's Engineers: Design, Simulation, and HIL Results from Year 1 of the EcoCAR Challenge
(Session Code: FFL110)
Room Bonham C 1:30 p.m.

Join us as four collegiate teams present their experiences with EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge, a three-year collegiate advanced vehicle technology engineering competition. EcoCAR challenges teams from 17 participating universities to reduce the environmental impact of a 2009 GM Saturn VUE by designing, developing and implementing a vehicle propulsion system that minimizes fuel consumption and emissions, encourages energy diversity, yet maintains vehicle utility, safety, and performance.

Organizers - Zoran S. Filipi, Univ. of Michigan; Robert Paul Larsen, Mike Wahlstrom, Argonne National Laboratory

Panelists -
Brad Cooley, Ohio State Univ.
Matthew Paul Del Buono, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ.
Alex Koch, Univ. of Waterloo
John W. Kruckenberg, Ohio State Univ.
Ryan Melsert, Georgia Tech
Hung Nguyen, Univ. of Waterloo

Planned by Advanced Power Sources Committee / Powertrain Fuels and Lubricants Activity

Wednesday, November 4
High Efficiency IC Engines - Panel Discussion
(Session Code: FFL225)
Room Bonham B 8:30 a.m.

This session will highlight technologies impacting IC engine efficiency, including engine downsizing, pressure boosting and turbocharging; intelligent combustion such as high dilution, low temperature and stratified charge; variable compression ratios and fully variable valvetrains; advanced fuel injection technologies, and much more.

Organizers - Terrence Alger, Southwest Research Institute; Robert M. Wagner, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Panelists -
Terrence Alger, Southwest Research Institute
Dennis N. Assanis, Univ. of Michigan
David E. Foster, Univ. of Wisconsin
Kenneth Howden, US Dept. of Energy
Timothy V. Johnson, Corning Inc.
Ronald A. Reese, Chrysler

Planned by Combustion and Fuels Committee / Powertrain Fuels and Lubricants Activity