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Training / Education
2015-02-10
The path to commercialization of plug-in hybrids is likely to require complex interactions between OEMs, battery manufacturers, electric utilities, and government, yet the plug-in hybrid is a still-developing technology. How do plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) differ from conventional hybrids? What are the advantages and challenges for vehicle manufacturers, public utilities, energy and environmental concerns, and end-users? What is the current state of plug-in hybrid development? Those unfamiliar with PHEV or vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, yet whose job will be impacted by plug-in hybrid vehicles in the future, will benefit from this two-hour web seminar.
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2014-11-25
Training / Education
2014-11-24
Driven by the need for lower emissions, better fuel economy and higher efficiency, hybrid vehicles are appearing in many different configurations on today's roadways. While the powertrain components such as the drive motor, motor controller and cooling system are somewhat familiar to the automotive industry, the battery systems are a relatively unfamiliar aspect. This seminar will introduce participants to the concepts of hybrid vehicles, their missions and the role of batteries in fulfilling those requirements. Battery topics including limitations, trends in hybrid development, customer wants and needs, battery system development timelines, comparison of electrochemistries and safety will be examined. Current offerings, cost factors, pack design considerations and testing will also be reviewed. Students will have an opportunity to perform a battery pack analysis exercise using a real world application and are requested to bring a calculator to class.
Event
2014-11-19
Training / Education
2014-11-06
Electric and hybrid vehicles are becoming more visible on today's roadways and the automotive companies are working hard to make these vehicles as transparent as possible to enhance consumer acceptance. The battery system forms a key part of any of these vehicles and is probably the least understood. With practically no moving parts the battery systems show no visible or audible warning of any latent dangers. This seminar will introduce participants to the risks encountered in handling high voltage battery systems and their component parts. With the understanding of these risks, the seminar will then address how to raise risk awareness and then methods of dealing with those risks. The outcome of this seminar should be improved avoidance of personal injury, reduced risk of reputation loss and product liability actions and reduced risk of loss of property and time. Students will have an opportunity to participate in a real world battery handling case study scenario in which they will identify solutions for potential risk situations.
Event
2014-10-28
Event
2014-10-20
This session focuses on both SI and CI combustion and mixture preparation during cold start and transient engine operation. Example topics include engine performance, emissions, control strategies and calibrations for cold start and transient operation impact on NOx, PM, HC, CO, and CO2 emissions; also including the impact of variable valve timing, spark, and turbocharger controls.
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2014-10-20
The success of HEV's, PHEV's & EV's is highly dependent on their batteries. This session focuses on advanced battery technologies, including, but not limited to: advanced materials and cell chemistries, battery management systems and controls, modeling, testing, diagnosis and health monitoring, safety, reliability, durability, battery charging, battery economics/cost reduction, and system integration/optimization. These topics can be addressed at the cell, module, pack or vehicle levels.
Technical Paper
2014-10-13
Xianjing Li, Liguang Li
Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engines have attracted interest as automotive powerplants because of their potential advantages in down-sizing, fuel efficiency and in emissions reduction. In modern gasoline combustion concepts the application of direct injection combined with stratification is one of the most promising strategies. However, GDI engines suffer from elevated unburned hydrocarbon (HC) emissions at the start up process, which are sometimes worsened by misfires and partial burns. Moreover, as the engine is cranked to idle speed quickly in HEV mode, the transients are more dramatically than that in traditional vehicle, which are harmful to combustion and emission performance. This paper concerned about the GDI engine performances for ISG HEVs during the start-up process. A servo motor was connected directly to the engine output shaft to simulate the ISG. Based on the test system, cycle-controlled of the fuel injection mass, fuel injection timing, ignition timing and so on, can be obtained, as well as the cycle-resolved measurement of the HC concentrations and NO emissions.
Technical Paper
2014-10-13
Antonino La Rocca, David MacMillan, Paul Shayler, Michael Murphy, Ian Pegg
Cold idle operation of a modern design light duty diesel engine and the effect of multiple pilot injections on stability were investigated. Magnitude and cycle-to-cycle variation of indicated parameter have been used as key indicators of cold idle performance. The utility of different injection strategies, up to three pilot injections before a main, is investigated. The investigation was initially carried out experimentally at 1000rpm, a speed representative of idle conditions, and at -20ºC. Benefits of mixture preparation were initially explored by a heat release analysis performed for each case. A CFD investigation was then used to visualise the effect of multiple pilots on in-cylinder mixture distribution, with particular emphasis on how the injection patterns affect the mixture distribution in the proximity of the glow plug. Kiva 3v was used to model the combustion system and fuel injections. A 60º mesh was used taking advantage of rotational symmetry. Combustion system and injector arrangements mimic the HPCR diesel engine used in the experimental investigation.
Technical Paper
2014-10-13
Nicolas Arnault, Guy Monsallier
Cold weather is a challenge for compression ignition engines. As Diesel fuel creates wax crystals and gel when temperature goes down enough (sometimes just below 0°C), it comes to plug the fuel filter and the fuel injection system, leading to undesirable effects like loss of power, engine stall after start or even engine not starting at all. Side effects like fuel feeding pump durability can also be linked to it. Moreover, it has been shown that BioDiesel, and especially FAME coming from Palm, Tallow or Used Kitchen Oil has negative impacts on vehicle cold flow operability. Literature has even identified the key fuel components which impact the cold flow properties. Fuel cold flow properties can be improved through additives, which can be already included in the fuel at the pump, or manually added by the driver. But, obviously this cannot be easily controlled on the field and car manufacturers cannot handle in advanced where the fuel fill-up will be done, nor the quality of the fuel fed in the vehicle tank.
Technical Paper
2014-10-13
Jianyi Tian, Hongming Xu, Ramadhas Arumugam Sakunthalai, Dai Liu, Cheng Tan
Engine transients have attracted high attentions from researchers due to their high frequency of occurrence during daily vehicle driving. More emissions are expected compared to steady states as a result of the turbo-lag problem. Ambient temperature has a significant influence on engine transients especially at the start. The effects of ambient temperature on engine-out emissions under the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) were investigated in this study. The transient engine tests were carried out on a modern 3.0 L, V6 turbocharged common rail diesel engine fuelled with winter diesel in the cold cell at the different ambient temperatures ranges between +20 and -7 ºC. The engine including, fuel, coolant, combustion air and lubricating oil were soaked and maintained at the desired test temperatures during the whole transient tests. Instantaneous engine performances including torque and speed, gaseous emissions such as CO, HC and NOx, and particle emissions for its number and size distribution were analysed during each transient test at different ambient conditions.
Technical Paper
2014-10-13
Krzysztof Jan Siczek
Nowadays microbes like bacteria are used to wring out electrical energy trapped in wastewater. Such bacterial batteries use oxygen at the cathode to soak up the harvested electrons. Oxygen is used because of its efficiency during collecting electrons. Unfortunately such mini power plants can be treacherous and sensitive to leak of oxygen and microbes. The oxygen can bubble over to the anode and the bacteria can migrate closer to the cathode to swipe the gas for their own energy production. They can also case risks a short circuit. In the case of such battery it is a real problem the control of gas flow and behaviour. To prevent spillover between electrodes in such batteries, engineers use the complex membrane barriers should be used. Replacing of bubbling oxygen with solid silver oxide that gobbles up electrons allows creating rechargeable bacterial battery. For both fuel cell and microbe-based battery it is needed a place to send electrons, but putting oxygen in there is a real problem.
Technical Paper
2014-10-13
Bandaru Balaji, L Navaneetha Rao
The present work describes an approach for simulation of on-road-driving cycles (duty cycles) in transient engine testbed to predict the fuel economy for different vehicles from ICV to HCV. The driving cycles investigated in the current study are generated from the typical experimental data measured from instrumented vehicles in real world traffic conditions ranging from different cities, highways and village roads in India. The measured driving cycle data is analyzed using MATLAB programing, and then sub-divided into several zones depend on the time of operation over the engine operating area. Later, the engine driving cycle data was corrected in terms of speed and torque before simulating in engine testbed, which is essential for minimizing dynamometer influence on the fuel consumption. The power consumed by auxiliary equipment and other losses were considered in the study. The main objective of the work is to develop a procedure to estimate the likely performance, fuel economy and emissions of an upcoming/under development engine or vehicle, by a given drive cycle simulation, without having to go through the costly route of building the vehicle.
Technical Paper
2014-10-13
Cheng Tan, Hongming Xu, He Ma, Jianyi Tian, Akbar Ghafourian
Automotive engines especially turbocharged diesel engines produce higher level of emissions during transient operation than in steady state. Therefore, the study of engine transients has received increasing attention for meeting the new emission legislations. In order to improve understanding of the engine transients and develop advanced technologies to reduce the transient emissions, the engine researchers require accurate data acquisition and appropriate post-processing techniques which are capable of dealing with noise and synchronization issues. The objective of this study is to develop a methodology for the measurement and processing of data during transient engine tests concerning the noise in time-resolved data during the transient which requires proper filtering. A common practice in engine tests is ensemble averaging the data of a number of cycles for the steady state experiments but this method is not suitable for the transient cases. In this study, four alternative automated methods were implemented on in-cylinder pressure data of each individual cycle to compare and analyze the suitability of combustion diagnostic.
Technical Paper
2014-10-13
Dai Liu, Hongming Xu, Ramadhas Arumugam Sakunthalai, Jianyi Tian
Cold start is a critical operating condition for diesel engines because of the resultant pollutant emissions produced by the unstable combustion at lower temperatures. In this research work, a light-duty, turbocharged diesel engine equipped with a common rail injection system was tested on a transient engine testing bed for an investigation of the starting process in terms of engine performance and emissions. The engine (including engine coolant, engine oil and fuel) was soaked in a cold cell at -7°C for at least 8 hours before starting of the test. The engine operating parameters such as engine speed, air/fuel ratio and EGR rate were recorded during the tests. Pollutant emissions (HC, NOx and particles both in mode of nucleation and accumulation) were measured before and after DOC. The results showed that conversion efficiency of NOx was higher during acceleration period at -7°C start than the case at 20°C start. The reduction of NOx and THC by DOC was less during idle period at -7°C cold start.
Technical Paper
2014-10-13
Ramadhas Arumugam Sakunthalai, Hongming Xu, Dai Liu, Jianyi Tian, Miroslaw Wyszynski, Jakub Piaszyk
The cold start performance of diesel engines has been receiving more attention when the European Commission emission regulations directed to include the cold start emissions in the legislative emission driving cycles. The cold start performance of diesel engines is influenced by the ambient conditions, engine design, fuel, lubricant and engine operating conditions. The present research work investigates the effect of the cold ambient conditions on the engine idle speed stability and the exhaust emissions (gaseous and particle emissions) from the diesel engine during the cold start and followed by idle conditions. The engine startability and idling tests were carried out on the diesel engine in the cold cell at the different ambient temperatures ranges between +20 ºC and -20 ºC. The higher fuel consumption and peak speed observed at very cold ambient temperatures have been compared to those at ambient conditions. The exhaust emissions of the engine were higher at cold start and then it started decreasing during idle.
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