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2015-06-22
This session is dedicated to the tools and methodology involved in identifying, calculating and modifying various noise and vibration sources and paths in vehicles, aircraft and various consumer products and assist in the design and validation of noise and vibration targets
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2015-06-22
This session covers subjective testing and analysis related to automotive noise and vibration, usually referred to as sound quality and vibration quality. The focus is on both subjective and objective tools and methods that can be used either to design sound or vibration quality into the automotive product, or to characterize and eliminate undesired sounds or vibrations.
Event
2015-06-22
This session provides a good overview of recent innovations to SEA modeling techniques. SEA models can be used alone or together with hybrid analytical or experimental techniques to establish good comparative NVH predictions at the earliest stage of the vehicle design process. The papers of this session will describe recent advances and / or validations of SEA theory, applications, or use in conjunction with hybrid techniques for high- and mid-frequency NVH predictions.
Event
2015-06-22
This session covers the relationships between vibration and noise that can be generated throughout the vehicle. Included in this session are modal vibration studies related to noise, vibration transfer paths throughout the vehicle, and coupling of vibration and acoustical modes. Both experimental and analytical approaches are included in this session.
Training / Education
2015-05-06
This seminar will include a review of statistical theory and present statistical methods, which are used to better select and/or analyze Tolerance Stack-ups. The Probability (RMS) Method, the Monte Carlo Simulation Technique and tolerance optimization techniques will be discussed along with guidelines on which method(s) to use in given situations. Attendees will also view a demonstration of a microcomputer Monte Carlo Simulation program that analyzes the effects of form and assembly variation on the quality of a finished product. This seminar will provide an overview of Design of Experiments (DOE) methods, which enable effective analysis of critical product dimensions and tolerances. Note: Participants should bring a scientific calculator for several in-class exercises.
Training / Education
2014-12-15
RMS (Reliability-Maintainability-Safety-Supportability) engineering is emerging as the newest discipline in product development due to new credible, accurate, quantitative methods. Weibull Analysis is foremost among these new tools. New and advanced Weibull techniques are a significant improvement over the original Weibull approach. This workshop, originally developed by Dr. Bob Abernethy, presents special methods developed for these data problems, such as Weibayes, with actual case studies in addition to the latest techniques in SuperSMITH® Weibull for risk forecasts with renewal and optimal component replacement. Class work is used to reinforce key concepts, lectures are based on actual case studies, and personal computers and hands-on experiments are used to analyze dozens of Weibull & Log Normal problems. Students will be fully capable of performing basic and advanced RMS Engineering analysis with their own software on completion of the workshop. Attendees will receive the entire SuperSMITH® package - a complete self-study course and combined software package containing: SuperSMITH® Weibull, SuperSMITH® Visual, The New Weibull Handbook® - 5th Edition and the PlayTIMETM Tutorial Booklet.
Training / Education
2014-12-02
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a systematic method for preventing failure through the discovery and mitigation of potential failure modes and their cause mechanisms. Actions are developed in a team environment and address each high: severity, occurrence or detection ranking indicated by the analysis. Completed FMEA actions result in improved product performance, reduced warranty and increased product quality. This course assists FMEA team members to apply severity, occurrence and detection rankings consistently and efficiently and explores, in detail, the linkage of the Design FMEA and the Process FMEA through special characteristics development and product and process design collaboration. The relationships between FMEA and other popular tools, including Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Design Verification Plan and Report (DVP&R) and Control Plans will also be discussed. Participants can expect dynamic "hands-on" activities with in-class Design and Process FMEA creation, facilitation skill development and risk analysis best practices.
Event
2014-11-19
The session is associated with engine and vehicle simulation tasks and their related measurements. Simulation and measurement methodology as well as the simulation and measurement application on development tasks will find a place within the session.
Event
2014-11-19
The session is associated with engine and vehicle simulation tasks and their related measurements. Simulation and measurement methodology as well as the simulation and measurement application on development tasks will find a place within the session.
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2014-11-18
The session is associated with engine and vehicle simulation tasks and their related measurements. Simulation and measurement methodology as well as the simulation and measurement application on development tasks will find a place within the session.
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2014-11-18
The session is associated with engine and vehicle simulation tasks and their related measurements. Simulation and measurement methodology as well as the simulation and measurement application on development tasks will find a place within the session.
Event
2014-11-18
The session is associated with engine and vehicle simulation tasks and their related measurements. Simulation and measurement methodology as well as the simulation and measurement application on development tasks will find a place within the session.
Training / Education
2014-11-10
Design Review Based on Failure Modes (DRBFM) is a methodology focused on change management and continuous improvement. It centers on early prevention and engineering knowledge, eliminating time spent debating ranking systems, waiting for lead engineers to document and list their concerns, identifying what types of concerns are open for discussion and resolution, and brainstorming without any actionable closure. This web seminar will explain all phases of the DRBFM methodology and provide details on how to accomplish the specific steps. With the Design Review Based on Failure Modes (DRBFM) and Design Review Based on Test Results (DRBTR) Process Guidebook that is bundled with the course, the instructor will provide specific information on each step. Formats, examples, notes and homework slides will be used to illustrate the defined steps of the new SAE J2886 DRBFM Recommended Practice. Similarities in content between DRBFM and FMEA will be discussed, however the focus will be on conducting DRBFM methodology.
Training / Education
2014-10-28
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) has been used by engineers as a design tool in new product development since the early 1990's. Until recently, most FEA applications have been limited to static analysis due to the cost and complexity of advanced types of analyses. Progress in the commercial FEA software and in computing hardware has now made it practical to use advanced types as an everyday design tool of design engineers. In addition, competitive pressures and quality requirements demand a more in-depth understanding of product behavior under real life loading conditions. This course will enable participants to expand the scope of FEA to vibration analysis to simulate product behavior under those conditions. This six-session web seminar introduces vibration analysis performed with Finite Element Analysis (FEA). By considering time-dependent loads and inertial and damping effects, vibration analysis allows for a more in-depth product simulation thus reducing product development cost and time.
Event
2014-10-20
The EcoCAR 2: Plugging in to the Future student vehicle competition, sponsored by General Motors and the U.S. Department of Energy, tasks university teams with designing, implementing and refining advanced powertrains into a conventional midsize sedan. This session presents yearly results from teams in the competition, highlighting the entire EcoCAR vehicle development process.
Technical Paper
2014-10-13
P. Christopher Manning, Eduardo D. Marquez, Leonard Figueroa, Douglas J. Nelson, Eli Hampton White, Lucas Wayne Shoults
The Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team (HEVT) of Virginia Tech is ready to compete in the Year 3 Final Competition for EcoCAR 2: Plugging into the Future. The team is confident in the reliability of their vehicle, and expects to finish among the top schools at Final Competition. During Year 3, the team refined the vehicle while following the EcoCAR 2 Vehicle Development Process (VDP). Many refinements came about in Year 3 such as the implementation of a new rear subframe, the safety analysis of the high voltage (HV) bus, and the integration of Charge Sustaining (CS) control code. HEVT’s vehicle architecture is an E85 Series-Parallel Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), which has many strengths and weaknesses. The primary strength is the pure EV mode and Series mode, which extend the range of the vehicle and reduce Petroleum Energy Usage (PEU) and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. A primary weakness is its complexity, which made it difficult for the team to truly reap the benefits of the added components to the vehicle which are utilized in Parallel mode.
Technical Paper
2014-10-13
Di Zhu, Ewan Pritchard
EcoCAR 2: Plugging in to the Future is a three-year collegiate engineering competition established by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and General Motors (GM). North Carolina State University is designing a Series Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) on a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vehicle platform. The designed vehicle has a pure electric range of 55 miles and an overall range of 235 miles with a range extension system. The vehicle is designed to reduce fuel consumption and gas emission while maintaining consumer acceptability in the areas of performance, utility, and safety. This reports details the vehicle development process with an emphasis on control system development and refinement. Advanced manufacturing, modeling, and simulation have been used to ensure a safe and functional vehicle at the upcoming year 3 final competition.
Technical Paper
2014-10-13
R. Pradeepak, Mihir Bhambri
Motor scooters are popular in most parts of the world, especially in countries with local manufacturers. Parking, storage, and traffic issues in crowded cities, along with the easy driving position makes them a popular mode of transportation. Motor scooters are the segment of 2 wheelers which is driven by the entire family with ease unlike motorcycles which is a male dominated segment. Due to the importance that the scooters hold in the present time, it has become very important to manufacture stable, light weight yet robust scooters. For the best product in the market, testing is given a great importance in automotive manufacturing companies. Virtual testing has been the latest development in terms of testing a vehicle during the design stage itself. Multi Body Dynamics approach is used to study - 1) the articulation of various sub-assemblies and 2) the static & dynamic loads generated at various attachment points of the scooter. Integration of sub-assemblies into a final product creates a minimal scope of modification of the location of different components.
Technical Paper
2014-10-13
Chris D. Monaco, Chris Golecki, Benjamin Sattler, Daniel C. Haworth, Jeffrey S. Mayer, Gary Neal
As one of fifteen universities in North America taking part in the EcoCAR 2: Plugging into the Future competition, The Pennsylvania State University Advanced Vehicle Team (PSUAVT) designed and implemented a series plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) to reduce fuel consumption and emissions while maintaining high consumer acceptability and safety standards. This architecture allows the vehicle to operate as a pure electric vehicle until the Energy Storage System (ESS) State of Charge (SOC) is depleted. The Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) then supplements the battery to extend range beyond that of a purely electric vehicle. General Motors (GM) donated a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu for PSUAVT to use as the platform to implement the PSUAVT-selected series PHEV design. A 90 kW electric traction motor, a 16.8 kW-hr high capacity lithium-ion battery pack, and Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) are now integrated into the vehicle. The APU is a 750cc, two-cylinder engine running on an 85% ethanol/15% gasoline (E85) mixture coupled to an electric generator.
Technical Paper
2014-10-13
Trevor Crain
This paper details the control system development process for the University of Washington (UW) EcoCAR 2 team over the three years of the competition. Particular emphasis is placed upon the control system development and validation process executed during Year 3 of the competition in an effort to meet Vehicle Technical Specifications (VTS) established and refined by the team. The EcoCAR 2 competition challenges 15 universities across North America to reduce the environmental impact of a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu without compromising consumer acceptability. The project takes place over a three year design cycle, where teams select a hybrid architecture and fuel choice before defining a set of VTS goals for the vehicle. These VTS are selected based on the desired static and dynamic performance targets to balance fuel consumption and emissions with consumer acceptability requirements. The UW team selected a Parallel through the Road hybrid architecture due to its combination of performance capabilities, high power path efficiency, and reliability due to separated electric and biodiesel powertrains.
Technical Paper
2014-10-13
Thomas Bradley, Benjamin Geller, Jake Bucher, Shawn Salisbury
EcoCAR 2 is the premiere North American collegiate automotive competition that challenges 15 North American universities to redesign a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu to decrease the environmental impact of the Malibu while maintaining its performance, safety, and consumer appeal. The EcoCAR 2 project is a three year competition headline sponsored by General Motors and U.S. Department of Energy. In Year 1 of the competition, extensive modeling guided the Colorado State University (CSU) Vehicle Innovation Team (VIT) to choose an all-electric vehicle powertrain architecture with range extending hydrogen fuel cells, to be called the Malibu H2eV. During this year, the CSU VIT followed the EcoCAR 2 Vehicle Design Process (VDP) to develop the H2eV’s electric and hydrogen powertrain, energy storage system (ESS), control systems, and auxiliary systems. From the design developed in Year 1 of the EcoCAR 2 competition, a Malibu donated by General Motors was converted into a concept validating prototype during Year 2.
Technical Paper
2014-09-30
Dr.Rajadurai Sivanandi, Prakash Krishnan, Naveen Sridharan, Manimaran Sethuramasubramaniyam
Canning is the process of mounting the support mat & substrate into the shell. Canning is a very important aspect in the catalyst converter design, especially with the current trend of using thinner wall and ultra-thin wall substrates. Considering the reduced isostatic and shear strengths of thin and ultra thin wall substrates, conventional canning technique will reduce canning durability where the mat or the substrate or the shell may be damaged. This brings into requirement a controlled canning process which shall not disturb the canning durability. The paper shall explain an established controlled canning process developed at a very low investment yet with effective outputs using a DOE methodology for choosing the best suited practices for the respective parts for canning. The outputs were cross verified using push out test and GBD verification using destructive methodology and the results obtained were competitive.
Technical Paper
2014-09-30
Sivanandi Rajadurai PhD, Guru Prasad Mani, Sundaravadivelu M, Kavin Raja
Simulation’s drive towards reality boundary conditions is a toughest challenge. Experience has shown that often the most significant source of error in thermal and dynamic analyses is associated within specified boundary conditions. Typically, validating the system by considering both thermal and dynamic loads with predefined assumptions is time consuming and inconclusive when confronted to reality boundary conditions. Thus, solution comes in unique way of combining thermal and dynamic loads with specified boundary conditions will convey computational results closer to real scenario. As a consequence, strain concentrated regions due to thermal expansion are aggregated more, when coupled with dynamic loading. The stress generated by the coupled analyses will proves to be critical in concerning the durability issue of the hot end system. These conditions were evaluated by a finite elements model through a linear and non-linear approach, which had its results summarized.
Training / Education
2014-09-29
Engines can and do experience failures in the field in a variety of equipment, vehicles, and applications. On occasion, a single vehicle type or equipment family will even experience multiple engine failures leading to the inevitable need to determine what the most likely cause of one or all of those failures was. This comprehensive seminar introduces participants to the methods and techniques used to determine the most likely cause of an individual engine or group of engine failures in the field. The seminar begins with a review of engine design architecture and operating cycles, integration of the engine into the vehicle itself, and finally customer duty cycles and operating environments. Special emphasis is placed on the number and type of subsystems that not only exist within the engine (diesel and gasoline) but are used to integrate the engine into the overall vehicle package. Following this review, participants learn about failure types, investigation techniques, inspection methods, and how to analyze the available evidence using their own knowledge of engine and vehicle operating characteristics to determine the most likely cause of an engine(s) failure.
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