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2017-05-01 ...
  • May 1-3, 2017 (8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) - Greer, South Carolina
  • October 9-11, 2017 (8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) - Greer, South Carolina
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
While a variety of new engineering methods are becoming available to assist in creating optimal vehicle designs, subjective evaluation of vehicle behavior is still a vital tool to deliver desired braking, handling, and other dynamic response characteristics. In order to better prepare today’s engineer for this task, this course offers twelve modules devoted to key the fundamental principles associated with longitudinal and lateral vehicle dynamics.
2017-04-06
Event
This session is focused on vehicle dynamics and controls using modeling and simulation, and experimental analysis of passenger cars, heavy trucks, and wheeled military vehicles. This session addresses active and passive safety systems to mitigate rollover, yaw instability and braking issues; driving simulators and hardware-in-the-loop systems; suspension kinematics and compliance, steering dynamics, advanced active suspension technologies; and tire force and moment mechanics.
2017-04-06
Event
This session focusing on vehicle ride comfort, addressing issues such as ride evaluation, suspension tuning, occupant biomechanics, seating dynamics, semi-active and active suspension and vehicle elastomeric components. Topics may include vehicle ride motion smoothness and control balancing, structural shake, impact harshness and after shake, brake judder/pulsation, smooth road shake/shimmy/nibble, power hop, launch shudder, freeway hop and any other phenomena affecting ride comfort.
2017-04-05
Event
This session is focused on vehicle dynamics and controls using modeling and simulation, and experimental analysis of passenger cars, heavy trucks, and wheeled military vehicles. This session addresses active and passive safety systems to mitigate rollover, yaw instability and braking issues; driving simulators and hardware-in-the-loop systems; suspension kinematics and compliance, steering dynamics, advanced active suspension technologies; and tire force and moment mechanics.
2017-04-05
Event
This session is focused on vehicle dynamics and controls using modeling and simulation, and experimental analysis of passenger cars, heavy trucks, and wheeled military vehicles. This session addresses active and passive safety systems to mitigate rollover, yaw instability and braking issues; driving simulators and hardware-in-the-loop systems; suspension kinematics and compliance, steering dynamics, advanced active suspension technologies; and tire force and moment mechanics.
2017-04-04
Event
This session is focused on vehicle dynamics and controls using modeling and simulation, and experimental analysis of passenger cars, heavy trucks, and wheeled military vehicles. This session addresses active and passive safety systems to mitigate rollover, yaw instability and braking issues; driving simulators and hardware-in-the-loop systems; suspension kinematics and compliance, steering dynamics, advanced active suspension technologies; and tire force and moment mechanics.
2017-04-04
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The purpose of this session is to provide a forum for presentations on steering and suspension related topics as it applies to ground vehicles. Papers for this session should address new approaches as well as advances in application of steering, suspension related technologies.
2017-04-04
Event
The purpose of this session is to provide a forum for presentations on steering and suspension related topics as it applies to ground vehicles. Papers for this session should address new approaches as well as advances in application of steering, suspension related technologies.
2017-04-04
Event
This session is focused on vehicle dynamics and controls using modeling and simulation, and experimental analysis of passenger cars, heavy trucks, and wheeled military vehicles. This session addresses active and passive safety systems to mitigate rollover, yaw instability and braking issues; driving simulators and hardware-in-the-loop systems; suspension kinematics and compliance, steering dynamics, advanced active suspension technologies; and tire force and moment mechanics.
2017-04-03 ...
  • April 3-5, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
  • August 7-9, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • December 6-8, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
This seminar will present an introduction to Vehicle Dynamics from a vehicle system perspective. The theory and applications are associated with the interaction and performance balance between the powertrain, brakes, steering, suspensions and wheel and tire vehicle subsystems. The role that vehicle dynamics can and should play in effective automotive chassis development and the information and technology flow from vehicle system to subsystem to piece-part is integrated into the presentation. Governing equations of motion are developed and solved for both steady and transient conditions.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-1494
Weinan Tao, Bingzhao Gao, Hongqing Chu, Mengjian Tian, Hong Chen
Steer-by-wire technology is considered as a next step in steering system evolution. The substitution of electronic systems in place of mechanical components simplifies the car interior design and saves larger space for driver cabin. But the absence of the force coming from the road directly challenges us to model an optimal steering feel. Referring to the structure of the conventional steering systems, the forces transmitted to the driver through handwheel consist of steering system friction and aligning torque. In the paper, the steering system friction is simulated by the Stribeck friction model. The accurate friction model is important for simulating feedback torque during stand-still, low speed and low lateral acceleration conditions. Besides that, the elasticity of steering column should be taken into consideration, which helps to improve the dynamic response performance of the system especially in the condition that the steering angle changes rapidly.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-1562
Junyu Zhou, Chao Liu, Jan Kubenz, Günther Prokop
This Paper describes a new hybrid algorithm for multi-body Dynamics in vehicle system dynamics which exploits the advantages of both embedding technique algorithm and augmented formulation algorithm. A vehicle dynamic modeling based on the hybrid algorithm is presented. Embedding technique has a relatively small number of equations of motion. Using embedding technique an enhanced parametric vehicle dynamics model can be built, in which the kinematic and compliance characteristics of suspension are represented by characteristic curves. Because of small number of equations the vehicle dynamics model can be simulated very efficiently. Compare to embedding technique a main benefit of augmented formulation is relatively simple for computer programming. With the help of the augmented formulation the structure of the vehicle dynamic model can easily be extended. Advantages of both embedding technique and augmented formulation can be utilized by hybridizing them.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-1561
Anton A. Tkachev, Nong Zhang
Rollover prevention is one of the prominent priorities in vehicle safety and handling control. A promising alternative for roll angle cancellation is the active hydraulically interconnected suspension. This paper represents the analytical model of active hydraulically interconnected suspension system followed by the general simulation. Passive hydraulically interconnected suspension systems have been widely discussed and studied up to now. This work specifically focuses on the active hydraulically interconnected suspension system. Equations of motion of the system are formalised first. The entire system consists of two separate systems that can be modelled independently and further combined together for simulation. One of the two systems is 4 degrees of freedom half-car model which simulates vehicle lateral dynamics and vehicle roll angle response to lateral acceleration in particular.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-0348
Mani Shankar, I V N Sri Harsha, K V Sunil, Ramsai Ramachandran
In an automobile, road loads due to tire-road interaction are transferred to vehicle body through suspension. This makes suspension a critical component from the body durability perspective. During vehicle design and development, optimization of suspension parameters to suit ride and handling performance is a continuous and iterative process. These changes on suspension can affect vehicle body durability performance. This paper tries to establish a process to evaluate the effect of changes in suspension parameters on body durability, thus helping in understanding the impact of these changes. The process starts with virtual model building in Multi Body Dynamics software. The base line model is co-related with testing using responses like spring displacement at suspension, acceleration and strain data at the vehicle body.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-0454
Colin Young
Contacts between different meshed components in a finite element model frequently present modeling challenges. Tracking the progress of contact and separation is computationally expensive and may result in non-convergence of the model. In many contact problems of practical interest, such as bolted assemblies or in a shaft bearing where the shaft is constrained against rotation, it is clear that the components are in essentially constant contact and relative motion between them is negligible. In these cases, we can reduce the computational burden by defining an interface between the bodies using modeling devices other than the contact commands. Some approaches in common use, such as tying the meshed surfaces together, while they resolve convergence issue, can result in non-physical stress distributions and un-conservative results in some cases.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-0347
Yat Sheng Kong, Dieter Schramm, M. Zaidi Omar, Sallehuddin Mohd. Haris, Shahrum Abdullah
This paper presents the development of a relationship between objective vehicle ride level and coil spring durability life using road data to shorten suspension design process. Current development processes of vehicle suspension systems which include vehicle ride and suspension spring durability are categorized into different stages of analysis and therefore, consumes lots of time. Through the developed predictive model, the ISO weighted accelerations were used to describe durability of spring components or vice versa. This model has led to immediate solution of suspension design with reduced number of testing. In order to construct the model, strain and acceleration data from various roads were measured using data acquisition which was involving car movements. Prior to the strain measurement, a finite element model of the spring was measured to identify the critical region of the spring and strain gauges were applied on the particular spot.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-1491
Manish Kumar Seth, Jens Glorer, Ralf Schellhaas
This paper outlines the invention, patented under patent number US 9,315,087 B2, on how a twist beam can be efficiently designed for a given roll stiffness by using the sectional properties of the beam section in combination with a long reinforcement and curved flanges. This helps in reducing the weight and cost in addition to improve the durability performance and camber compliance of the twist beam structure while using conventional stamping and welding technologies. As against the conventional method of changing the roll stiffness only with the thickness of the torsion beam, the invention detailed in this paper uses the shape and the thickness of the torsion profile to control the roll stiffness.The paper details the work done to develop the design concept and the validation using rig and vehicle level testing. This invention has been successfully patented with USPTO in 20166 (Patent number US 9,315,087 B2)
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-1495
Srinivas Kurna, Ruchik Tank, Krishna Srikanth Achanta
At the time of invention of road coaches, the vehicle consisted only of an axle with wheels & a body attached. Smooth roads were built for a better ride comfort however they were not consistent. The road coaches were too bumpy & uncomfortable for the passenger along with the driver who was not able to control the vehicle. That's why the engineers had to turn their attention to the suspension system for a better ride comfort & handling. The technology has advanced with the time so has the suspension system. Weveller type leaf spring is one of the many type of suspension systems available in the industry. The job of a suspension system is to maximize the friction between the tires and the road surface, to provide steering stability with good handling and to act as a cushioning device ensuring the comfort of the driver & passengers. The suspension also protects the vehicle itself and any cargo or luggage from damage and wear.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-1483
Jia Mi, Lin Xu, Sijing Guo, Mohamed A. A. Abdelkareem, Lingshuai Meng
This paper presents a novel application of hydraulic electromagnetic energy-regenerative shock absorber (HESA) into bogie system of railway vehicles. In order to find out the relationship and differences between first suspension system and second suspension system when installed it, HESA is built in AMESim to make comparison studies on the different department suspensions caused by the nonlinear damping behaviors of the HESA. The simulation results show that the system can effectively reduce the impact between wheel and rail tracks, while maintaining good potential to recycle vibratory energy. And the relationships as well as differences between the first suspensions and second suspensions have been concluded, which are useful for the design of HESA-Bogie.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-0480
Mingde Ding
For structural application, composite parts structure is much more affected by load cases than steel part structure. Engine room bracket of EV, which is structural part and is used to bear Motor Controller, Charger and so on, has different load cases for different EV. Three commonest load cases that are Case 1: bearing 65kg (without suspension part), Case 2: bearing 68kg(including 3.5kg suspension part) and Case 3: bearing 70.1kg (including 5.6kg suspension part). According to topology optimization, structurel 1 was obtained, and then CAE analysis including (strength, stiffness and model) was carried out for abovement three load cases. For Case 1 and Case 2, the analysis result can meet the requirement. However, for Case 3, the stiffness and model analysis result can not satisfy the requirement. To meet the analysis result of Case 3, Structure 1 was optimized and structure 2 was obtained. The CAE analysis was conducted and the results can satisfy the requirements.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-0402
Zhigang Zhang, Shi Xiaohui, Ye Bin
Abstract Based on the formation mechanism of engaging force of clutch, the engagement was divided into four stages: idle stage, cushion spring stage, diaphragm spring stage and locked stage. The mechanism of transmitted torque in each stage was analyzed and the transmitted torque model of clutch was deduced. Multi-load step analysis method based on finite element was used to analyze the coupling load-deformation characteristics of diaphragm spring and cushion spring in engagement, and the change laws of engaging force, diaphragm spring force and release bearing force were achieved and their coupling interaction were studied. And then change of friction coefficient of clutch with oscillating temperature was measured on friction test rig, and effect of temperature on transmitted torque was further discussed. Finally, simulation results of transmitted torque were validated by the experiment. Results indicate that the transmitted torque in clutch engagement has a nonlinear characteristic.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-0430
Bangji Zhang, Kaidong Tian, Wen Hu, Jie Zhang, Nong Zhang
Abstract This paper introduces a vehicle model in CarSim, and replaces a portion of its standard suspension system with an HIS model built in an external software to implement co-simulations. The maneuver we employ to characterize the HIS vehicle is a constant radius method, i.e. observing the vehicle’s steering wheel angle by fixing its cornering radius and gradually increasing its longitudinal speed. The principles of the influence of HIS systems on cornering mainly focus on two factors: lateral load transfer and roll steer effect. The concept of the front lateral load transfer occupancy ratio (FLTOR) is proposed to evaluate the proportions of lateral load transfer at front and rear axles. The relationship between toe and suspension compression is dismissed firstly to demonstrate the effects of lateral load transfer and then introduced to illustrate the effects of roll motion on cornering.
2017-03-28
Journal Article
2017-01-1493
Dexin Wang, Yiqin Mao, Timothy Drotar, Frank Esser, Hessel van Dijk, Michel Paas
Traditional steering feel tuning and objective verification tests are conducted on vehicle prototypes that are a subset of the total number of buildable combinations of body style, drivetrain and tires. The development time, prototype costs, and number of allowable prototypes are factors that limit the ability to tune and verify all the possible configurations. A new model-based process and a toolset have been developed to enhance the existing steering development process such that steering tuning efficiency and performance robustness can be improved. The innovative method utilizes the existing vehicle dynamics simulation and/or physical test data in conjunction with steering system control models, and provides users with simple interfaces which can be used by either CAE or development engineers to perform virtual tuning of the vehicle steering feel to meet vehicle steering performance targets.
2017-03-28
Journal Article
2017-01-1573
Andreas Carlitz, Sebastien Allibert, Thomas Schmitz, Axel Engels
A twistbeam is a very cost effective rear suspension architecture which has drawbacks compared to an independent suspension. One drawback is the lateral compliance during cornering compromising handling. Common solutions to correct this issue are complex reinforcements or an additional Watts linkage. However, these solutions drive high cost and additional weight. The challenge was to find a cost efficient solution which comes close to the functional performance of an IRS. Due to the attachment by bushings, the set-up of a twistbeam is always a compromise between ride comfort and dynamic lag. The more comfort is desired, the softer the bushings will be, resulting in less agility and slower response. The goal was to determine a way to separate ride comfort and dynamic agility. A solution was found using a special set of springs working as a dynamic anti-compliance mechanism.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-1490
Silvia Faria Iombriller
The air suspension development and application has becoming increasingly applied also in commercial vehicles, offering to the driver more dynamic comfort as well as contributing to the reduction of impact loads on highways. Through this project pursuit show the analysis and application of an air suspension system for commercial tractor vehicles application. A special focus was given to pneumatic actuation system, responsible for leveling and control of suspension´s stiffness under different conditions of usage, laden and unladen. The project was conducted starting with the vehicle dynamic performance analysis, evaluating the pneumatic suspension circuit modifications in order to obtain the vehicle dynamic behavior improvement, ensuring directional stability under different maneuvering conditions. For entire development were also used quality tools, considering the possible failure modes and effects as well as virtual simulation tools (Adams) and bench validations.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-0455
Harshad Hatekar, Baskar Anthonysamy, V. Saishanker, Lakshmi Pavuluri, Gurdeep Singh Pahwa
Abstract Structural elastomer components like bushes, engine mounts are required to meet stringent and contrasting requirements of being soft for better NVH and also be durable at different loading conditions and different road conditions. Silent block bushes are such components where the loading in radial direction of bushes are high to ensure the durability of bushes at high loads, but has to be soft on torsion to ensure good NVH. These requirements present with unique challenge to optimize the leaf spring bush design, stiffness and material characteristics of the rubber. Traditionally, bushes with varying degree of stiffness are selected, manufactured and tested on vehicle and the best one is chosen depending on the requirements. However, this approach is costly, time consuming and iterative. In this study, the stiffness targets required for the bush were analysed using static and dynamic load cases using virtual simulation (MSC.ADAMS).
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-1371
Hao Pan, Xuexun Guo, Xiaofei Pei, Xingzhi Dong
Abstract Brake pedal feel plays an important role in the driver's comprehensive subjective feeling when braking, which directly affects the active safety and riding comfort of passenger car. A systematical mathematical model of the vehicle brake system is built in according with the structure and system characteristics of hydraulic servo brake system. A complete hydraulic servo brake system simulation model composed of brake pedal, vacuum booster, brake master cylinder, brake pipe, brake wheel cylinders, brake calipers is established in AMESim. The effects of rubber reaction plate stiffness, rubber valve opening, brake master cylinder piston, brake caliper, brake pipe deformation and friction liner deformation on brake pedal feel are considered in this model. The accuracy of this model is verified by real road vehicle tests under static and dynamic two different conditions.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-1487
Russ Norton, Ben Bulat, Ahmed Mohamed
The RLM algorithm seeks to resolve the tradeoff of high damping rates required to control the loads and the need for lower damping forces to improve secondary ride. As the base active damping forces are increased to control the loads, ride benefits of the system are diminished. To ensure the best possible outcome, the team sought to reduce the tradeoffs by looking for a way to switch the damping force fast enough to manage the loads without affecting secondary ride. The RLM algorithm is designed to manage the road loads when driving through potholes. The algorithm detects the presence of a pothole based on individual suspension velocity and direction. When the wheel enters the pothole, the suspension velocity increases quickly while traveling downward (suspension rebound travel) into the pothole.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-1284
Khushal Ahmad, Monis Alam
With the ever increasing number of vehicles on road and the rise of the electric and automated vehicles, it is important to minimise the consumption of energy by each vehicle, regenerative braking is in wide use today, however, the research in the field of regenerative suspension is limited. The regenerative suspension has huge capabilities in power generation especially on third world roads having rather bumpy rides. A huge amounts of energy is wasted in shock absorbers due to friction. This study emphasizes on the implementation of the energy present in the suspension system by replacing the Shock Absorber with a Energy transfer system Involving Hydraulic cylinder, Hydraulic Motor and Dynamo. The energy which is usually lost as heat due to friction in conventional Suspension is used to drive a dynamo through Hydraulic System designed in this paper and electricity is generated.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-1058
L.V. Pavan Kumar Maddula, Ibrahim Awara
Increased focus on fuel efficiency and vehicle emissions has led the automotive industry to look into low weight alternative designs for powertrain system components. These new design changes pose challenges to vehicle attributes like NVH, durability, etc. Further, the requirement of high power applications produces even more complexities. The present work explains how a potential design change of half shafts driven by a desire to reduce weight and cost can lead to NVH problems caused by half shaft resonances and explains how using multiple dynamic vibration absorbers can solve the issue to meet customer expectation while improving efficiency. With the aid of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) & optimization software, interactions between multiple DVA's on a system was understood and optimal damper parameters for effective damping was identified. The final DVA design was tested and verified on the vehicle for optimal attribute performance.
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