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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.
2017-04-04
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.
2016-12-12 ...
  • December 12-14, 2016 (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.
2016-12-05 ...
  • December 5, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
This seminar provides an introduction to several critical aspects of heavy truck dynamics. The comprehensive presentation and discussion will begin with the mechanics and dynamics of heavy truck tires, followed by steering dynamics, and finally moves participants into suspension kinematics and dynamics. Starting at the ground and moving up, this seminar explores the important dynamic aspects of each subsystem and how each is related to the overall truck dynamics.
2016-11-21 ...
  • November 21-23, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Just as the chassis and suspension system provides an ideal framework for the automobile, this popular SAE seminar provides an informative framework for those involved in the design of these important systems. Emphasizing the fundamental principles that underlie rational development and design of suspension components and structures, this course covers the concepts, theories, designs and applications of automotive suspension systems.
2016-11-14 ...
  • November 14-16, 2016 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 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.
2016-11-01 ...
  • November 1-3, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
The design of a car or truck always involves a conflict of goals. The suspension system that is optimized for ride is not always the best for handling. The powertrain that gives best acceleration is not likely to be the most fuel-efficient. Through this course, you will develop an understanding of the motor vehicle as a system.
2016-10-17
Technical Paper
2016-01-2233
Matthew C. Robinson, Nigel N. Clark
The free piston engine combined with a linear electric alternator has the potential to be a highly efficient converter from fossil fuel energy to electrical power. With only a single moving part (the translating rod) mechanical friction is reduced compared to conventional crankshaft technology. Instead of crankshaft linkages, the motion of the translator is driven primarily by the force balance between the engine cylinder, alternator, damping losses, and springs. Focusing primarily on mechanical springs, this paper explores the use of springs to increase engine speed and reduce cyclic variance. A numeric model has been constructed in MATLAB®/Simulink to represent the various subsystems, including the engine, alternator, and springs. Within the simulation is a controller that tries to force the engine to operate at a fixed compression ratio by affecting the alternator load.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-8031
Nicholas Atanasov, Evan Chenoweth
Since the presentation of the Electronically Controlled Air Suspension (ECAS) system by WABCO in the nineties, no major improvements have been made in the realm of controlling air suspensions in the heavy duty truck market. Despite the lack of improvement, a major need exists for controlled air suspension systems, specifically ones which can be applied to 6x2 axle configurations in the North American market. This study outlines a proposal for a novel system which encompasses traction control capabilities in addition to suspension control for improved fuel efficiency benefit. The proposed system includes automatic and manual traction modes based on sensor input or driver control, respectively. The major novelty of the system is that, over a certain speed threshold and utilizing specific axle configurations, the system will increase the pressure in the non-driven axles (dead axles) while reducing pressure in the driven ones.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-8038
Yunbo Hou, Yang Chen, Mehdi Ahmadian
This paper primarily studies the effect of roundabout cross-sectional geometry and different semi-truck pneumatic suspension systems on roll stability in roundabouts, which have become more and more popular in urban settings. Roundabouts are commonly designed in their size and form to accommodate articulated heavy vehicles (AHVs) by evaluating such affects as offtracking. However, the effect of the roadway geometry in roundabout, along with their entry and exit configuration, on the roll dynamics of semi-tractors and trailers are often ignored, mostly because they far removed from the immediate issues commonly considered by civil engineers during roadway design. The cross-sectional geometry of circulatory roadway and truck apron, two key roundabout segments, are studied to evaluate the effect on roll stability of a WB-67 semi-truck in roundabouts, when the truck is equipped with conventional OE suspensions and a balanced pneumatic system.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-8032
Anatoliy Dubrovskiy, Sergei Aliukov, Andrei Keller, Sergei Dubrovskiy, Alexander Alyukov
In the present paper we consider a new design of adaptive suspension systems of vehicles with better technical characteristics and functional abilities in comparison with existing designs. We have developed the following main suspension components of vehicles: a lockable adaptive shock absorber with a wide range of control performance, implementing "lockout" mode by means of blocking adaptive shock absorber, and an elastic element with progressive non-linear characteristic and automatic optimization of localization of work areas. Our patents confirm the novelty and efficiency of our major design decisions. Advantages of our developments in the vehicle suspensions are the following: 1) it should be noted that when the vehicle is in a wide range of speeds in a so-called "comfort zone", we have managed, by applying the non-linear elastic element, to reduce significantly the stiffness of the elastic suspension elements in compare with the regular structures - at least in two times.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-8033
Guoying Chen
According to the vehicle’s driving conditions, electronically controlled air suspension (ECAS) systems can adjust not only the stiffness and damping of the suspension but also the height of vehicle body, so that better ride comfort and handling stability will be achieved, which can’t be realized by traditional passive suspension. This paper presents a design and implementation of ECAS controller for vehicle. The controller is aimed at adjusting the static and dynamic height of the vehicle. To exactly track the height of the vehicle and satisfy the control demand of air suspension, a height sensor decoding circuit based on the inductance sensor is designed. Based on it, a new height control algorithm is adopted to achieve rapid and precise control of vehicle height. In order to verify the functions of the controller, we construct a test bench whose excitation source is provided by hydraulic system.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-8044
Guoyu Feng, Wenku Shi, Henghai Zhang, Qinghua Zu
In order to predict the fatigue life of heavy commercial vehicles thrust rod made of rubber material dumbbell specimens and uniaxial tensile fatigue tests. Based on the measured data samples to the maximum principal strain injury parameters established rubber uniaxial fatigue life prediction models. In the longitudinal tension and compression loading, fatigue life V rods were predicted, and by the uniaxial fatigue test verification, the results show that the maximum principal strain prediction model, the maximum error is less than 10% predicted better results. Show by dumbbell specimen data, the establishment of a spherical hinge rubber life prediction model method, it is possible to predict the fatigue life of the thrust rod.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-8102
Rıfat Kohen Yanarocak, Yavuz Can Ozkaptan
The intake and exhaust valve spring of a 12.7L heavy duty diesel engine was instrumented with torque/shear rosette type strain gages to measure torsional stresses applied on the springs under different engine operating conditions. The engine was tested with no load, partial load and full load conditions and the effect of engine brake switch loading operation on the springs is investigated. Additional measurement of the valve lift motion and the peak fire pressure values from exactly the same cylinder were conducted to better understand the exact timing of the forces applied on the spring. This study gave an insight to the design engineer to determine the dynamic safety margin of the spring under permissible torsional stress values and optimize the material type of the spring accordingly. Another achievement is to measure any possible unpredictable torsional stress values occurred during engine operation when the engine brake is turned on/off and correlate the CAE model.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-8121
Riccardo Bianchi, Addison Alexander, Andrea Vacca
Vibrations at the cabin or at the implements of construction machinery represents important drawbacks from the points of view of machine productivity, safety and operator comfort. Oscillations of these machines are particularly relevant due to the absence of shock absorbers, typical of many machines such as wheel loaders, and their use in uneven ground conditions. Several hydraulic solutions have been proposed in the past to reduce oscillations at both the cabin or at the machine boom. Particularly, cabin oscillations can be attenuated by properly counteracting the exciting oscillatory forces from the tires with motion of the boom. Many state of the art machine utilize a passive methods to implement this strategy. The present work introduces a novel active solution, based on the control of the boom actuator without involving modifications of the standard hydraulic system.
2016-09-18
Technical Paper
2016-01-1934
Arun Kumar Prasad, Baskar Anthonysamy, Gopalakrishn V. A., Gurdeep Singh Pahwa
Fierce completion in India’s automotive industry has led to constant production innovation among manufactures. This has resulted in the reduction of the life cycle of the design philosophies and design tools. One of the performance factors that have continues to challenge automotive designer is design and fine tune the braking performance with low cost and short life cycle. Braking performance of automotive vehicle is facilitated by the adhesion between the tyre and the ground. Braking force generated at the wheels of a vehicle have to appropriately match to the adhesion. Antilock braking system (ABS) is used for this purpose. ABS is a modern braking system which could significantly improve directional stability and reduce stopping distance of a vehicle. However this system still too complicated and expensive to use in low end compact car and pickup truck.
2016-09-16
Journal Article
2016-01-9018
Judhajit Roy, E. Harry Law
Abstract It is well known that the ride quality of trucks is much harsher than that of automobiles. Additionally, truck drivers typically drive trucks for much longer duration than automobile drivers. These two factors contribute to the fatigue that a truck driver typically experiences during long haul deliveries. Fatigue reduces driver alertness and increases reaction times, increasing the possibility of an accident. One may conclude that better ride quality contributes to safer operation. The secondary suspensions of a tractor have been an area of particular interest because of the considerable ride comfort improvements they provide. A gap exists in the current engineering domain of an easily configurable high fidelity low computational cost simulation tool to analyze the ride of a tractor semi-trailer. For a preliminary design study, a 15 d.o.f. model of the tractor semi-trailer was developed to simulate in the Matlab/Simulink environment.
2016-08-11
Standard
AS24586B
SCOPE IS UNAVAILABLE.
2016-08-02
Standard
J1121_201608
This recommended practice has been developed to assist engineers and designers in the preparation of specifications for the major types of helical compression and extension springs. It is restricted to a concise presentation of items which will promote an adequate understanding between spring manufacturer and spring user of the major practical requirements in the finished spring. Closer tolerances are obtainable where greater accuracy is required and the increased cost is justified. For the basic concepts underlying the spring design and for many of the details see the SAE Information Report MANUAL ON DESIGN AND APPLICATION OF HELICAL AND SPIRAL SPRINGS, SAE HS 795, which is available from SAE Headquarters in Warrendale, PA 15096. A uniform method for specifying design information is shown in the TYPICAL DESIGN CHECK LISTS FOR HELICAL SPRINGS, SAE J1122.
2016-08-02
Standard
J1122_201608
This SAE Recommended Practice furnishes sample forms for helical compression, extension and torsion springs to provide a uniform method for specifying design information. It is not necessary to fill in all the data, but sufficient information must be supplied to fully describe the part and to satisfy the requirements of its application. For detailed information, see 'Design and Application of Helical and Spiral Springs - SAE HS 795 SEP82', also 'Helical Compression and Extension Spring Terminology - SAE J1121 NOV75.' Both of these documents use SI (metric) units in accordance with the provisions of SAE J916 MAY85, and so does SAE J1122. Here, however, the U.S. Customary Units (in, lb, psi) have been added in parentheses after each SI Unit for the convenience of the user who must furnish specifications on a project where all requirements are listed in non-metric terms.
2016-07-18
Standard
AS24585C
SCOPE IS UNAVAILABLE.
2016-06-15
Technical Paper
2016-01-1765
Kelly Savva, Ahmed Haris, Eliot Motato, Mahdi Mohammadpour, Stephanos Theodossiades, Homer Rahnejat, Patrick Kelly, Alexander Vakakis, Lawrence Bergman, Donald McFarland
Abstract Legislation on vehicle emissions and the requirements for fuel efficiency are currently the key development driving factors in the automotive industry. Research activities to comply with these targets point to engine downsizing and new boosting technologies, which have adverse effects on the NVH performance, durability and component life. As a consequence of engine downsizing, substantial torsional oscillations are generated due to high combustion pressures. Meanwhile, to attenuate torsional vibrations, the manufacturers have implemented absorbers that are tuned to certain frequency ranges, including clutch dampers, Dual Mass Flywheel (DMF) and centrifugal pendulum dampers. These devices add mass/inertia to the system, potentially introducing negative effects on other vehicle attributes, such as weight, driving performance and gear shiftability.
2016-06-15
Technical Paper
2016-01-1834
Florian Fink, Gregor Koners
Abstract This paper describes the prediction process of wheel forces and moments via indirect transfer path analysis, followed by an analysis of the influence of wheel variants and suspension modifications. It proposes a method to calculate transmission of noise to the vehicle interior where wheel forces and especially moments were taken into account. The calculation is based on an indirect transfer path analysis with geometrical modifications of the frequency response functions. To generate high quality broadband results, this paper also points out some of the main clearance cutting criteria. The method has been successfully implemented to show the influence of wheel tire combinations as well as the influence of suspension modifications. Case studies have been performed and will be presented in this paper. Operational noise and vibration measurements have been carried out on Daimler NVH test tracks. The frequency response functions were estimated in an acoustic laboratory.
2016-06-15
Journal Article
2016-01-1827
Giorgio Bartolozzi, Marco Danti, Andrea Camia, Davide Vige
Abstract The time to market in the automotive industry is constantly decreasing pushing the carmaker companies to increase the efforts in numerical simulations and to decrease the number of prototypes. In the NVH field, this time constraint reflects in moving the well-established finite element simulations towards the so called “full-vehicle simulations”. Specifically, the CAE techniques should be able to predict the complete behavior of the vehicles in mission conditions, so to reproduce some usual tests, such as the “coast down” test on different roads. The aim of this paper is to present a methodology to improve rolling noise simulations exploiting an integrated full-vehicle approach. An accurate modeling of all the subsystems is needed, with particular attention to the wheels and the suspension systems. Therefore, the paper firstly covers the modeling approach used to obtain the FE models of tires and suspension system.
2016-05-06
Standard
AIR5358A
This document describes fluids used in landing gear shock struts with extreme pressure and antiwear additives that have been added for improved lubrication.
2016-05-05
Magazine
New dawn at Honda R&D President Yoshiyuki Matsumoto aims to invigorate Honda's technology and product-development organization with 'full soul.' Automated driving meets regulation: NHTSA and the next 50 years The challenges and opportunities on the road to 'zero deaths' demand a new level of federal automotive safety technical standards, and a new safety-defect reporting and recall system. NHTSA and the U.S. Congress must act boldly and quickly to make it happen. Autonomous driving meets regulation: Hands off, eyes off, brain off Euro NCAP'S president warns that without coherent policies, the growing availability of automated technologies may result in piecemeal technology development-and unintentional consequences. Designer yin meets engineer yang Efficient and effective vehicle development means even closer collaboration between the two former sparring partners.
2016-05-02
Standard
AMS5110K
This specification covers a carbon steel in the form of wire supplied as coils of wire or as finished springs.
2016-04-27
WIP Standard
J773
This SAE Standard covers dimensional, material, and general specifications and methods of test for two types of general purpose conical spring washers, designated type L and type H, for use as loose washers over screws and bolts, and also for use as pre-assembled washers in screw and washer assemblies. Both the type L and type H washers are available in three washer series (narrow, regular and wide), having varied proportions designed to fulfill specific application requirements for load distribution. Where so specified by the user, washers shall be supplied with peripheral teeth. All sizes and types of washers specified in this standard are not necessarily stock production items. Users should consult with manufacturers concerning availability.
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