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2015-10-04
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This session is looking for abstracts that are focused around what effect designing a vehicle that optimizes fuel economy with minimum environmental impact has on creating an optimized braking system efficiency. Can this be done or does something have to give?
2015-08-18 ...
  • August 18-19, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • November 2-3, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Improving vehicular fuel efficiency is of paramount importance to the global economy. Governmental regulations, climate change and associated health concerns, as well as the drive towards energy independence, have created a technical need to achieve greater fuel efficiency. While vehicle manufacturers are focusing efforts on improved combustion strategies, smaller displacement engines, weight reduction, low friction surfaces, etc., the research involved in developing fuel efficient engine oils has been less publicized.
2015-06-04
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2015-06-03 ...
  • June 3-5, 2015 (2 Sessions) - Live Online
  • December 9-11, 2015 (2 Sessions) - Live Online
Training / Education Online Web Seminars
Turbocharging is already a key part of heavy duty diesel engine technology. However, the need to meet emissions regulations is rapidly driving the use of turbo diesel and turbo gasoline engines for passenger vehicles. Turbocharged diesel engines improve the fuel economy of baseline gasoline engine powered passenger vehicles by 30-50%. Turbocharging is critical for diesel engine performance and for emissions control through a well designed exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system. In gasoline engines, turbocharging enables downsizing which improves fuel economy by 5-20%.
2015-04-21
Event
The focus of this session is the performance of integrated vehicle systems and the influence of driving styles and drive cycles on fuel consumption/economy. This will include how integration of vehicle components such as the powertrain, parasitics, accessories, mass elements, aerodynamics, tires, brakes, and hubs affect the overall vehicle energy and energy conversion efficiency.
2015-04-14 ...
  • April 14-15, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Developing vehicles that achieve optimum fuel economy and acceleration performance is critical to the success of any automotive company, yet many practicing engineers have not received formal training on the broad range of factors which influence vehicle performance. This seminar provides this fundamental understanding through the development of mathematical models that describe the relevant physics and through the hands-on application of automotive test equipment. Attendees will also be introduced to software used to predict vehicle performance.
2015-03-10 ...
  • March 10-12, 2015 (2 Sessions) - Live Online
  • September 8-10, 2015 (2 Sessions) - Live Online
Training / Education Online Web Seminars
Driven by the need for lower emissions, better fuel economy and improved drive quality, optimized powertrain calibrations are required for the many different vehicle configurations on today's roadways. While powertrain components such as the internal combustion engine, transmission, and hybrid electric powertrain are somewhat familiar to the automotive industry, the control theory, calibrations and system interactions between these components are a relatively unfamiliar aspect.
2015-01-22
Event
This session will include an opportunity to hear the views from a range of stakeholders on the types of technologies and policy options which can improve fuel efficiency and reduce GHG emissions from the medium and heavy duty transportation sector. This will include view from manufacturers (OEMs and suppliers), users, and other stakeholders.
2015-01-21
Event
As both vehicles and vehicle systems become more sophisticated, today’s cars and light trucks are seeing greater use of technologies that yield emissions benefits not captured on a laboratory test cycle. Agency support for select off-cycle technologies has prompted innovative ideas for reducing CO2 emissions, boosting fuel economy and curbing greenhouse gas emissions that can save consumers money and provide auto companies with additional flexibility in how to comply with the regulations. Yet by the very nature of these technologies, comprehensive validation of such systems can prove challenging. This session explores the state of knowledge and research gaps needed to quantify and accurately account efficiency improvements, the near- and long-term benefits, and how these credits can incentivize technology deployment in the future.
2015-01-14
Technical Paper
2015-26-0070
Amit Gawande, Virendra Bheda, Dinesh D. Welukar
Light weighting is the Current trends in automotive to achieve better fuel economy which helps for meeting fuel economy standards & to offset the higher fuel prices. Thus there is a need to develop composite running board which is light weight & structurally sound enough to meet the performance. The present paper provides a composite running board assembly for an automobile. The running board assembly includes a board, an insert body and a plurality of brackets. Upon stepping of a passenger on the board, the board transfers load on the insert body which subsequently transfers the load to the plurality of brackets thus facilitating even distribution of the load on the automobile body. This paper also put lights on the use of improved TRIZ application - an approach to inventive problem solving for designing highly affordable & light weight running board.
2015-01-14
Technical Paper
2015-26-0148
Jagadeesh Selvaraj, Dayalan Purushothaman, P T Haridas
Fuel economy is an important parameter which determines the position of either On-road or Off-road vehicles in the market. Earth-movers are heavy duty Off-road vehicles that are used for construction works. Currently fuel consumption in earth-movers is quantified as fuel consumed per unit time (Liters per hour). Similarly, conventional measure of productivity of the earth-movers is in terms of volume of soil trenched per hour. Measurements using the above scales showed wide variations in measured fuel consumption and productivity, • for the same equipment between measurements • two equipment of same make at different trench locations and • against the competitor equipment The reason for this variation includes the difference in soil density at different places at different depths. Thus the earth-mover in trenching operation might consume less fuel/hour and gives more productivity for the soil density being less and vice versa for the soil density being high.
2015-01-14
Technical Paper
2015-26-0117
Deepak Sharma, Sreenath K Reghunath, Ashwini Athreya
In the era of increasing the emission standards, hybrid technology is emerging to be the future mobility due to its reduced emissions and also for its fuel economy benefits. In Hybrid Vehicles, IC Engine sometimes operates in inferior efficiency points due to non-availability of secondary power unit support during low torque requirement. This happens due to lack of sufficient energy in the secondary energy storage system. The paper presents the concept of intelligent Stored Energy Control in Hybrid vehicles, utilizing the route information from the vehicle navigation system. Route terrain information is processed to analyze the future energy consumption pattern of the secondary unit. Based on the secondary power unit characteristics, a dynamic equivalent energy reserve calculation is done. The activation and deactivation of the secondary power unit is decided based on continuous monitoring of the level of stored energy and the reserve calculation.
2015-01-14
Technical Paper
2015-26-0010
Avinash Rajendran Vallur, Yuvaraj Khairate, Chandrakant Awate
Abstract Reckoning today's environmental rules, legislative regulation and market requirements- the automotive industry of late has witnessed an increased vigor and enthusiasm by auto makers towards electrification of vehicles across all platforms in a bid to improve fuel economy and performance. Hybridization of a vehicle often involves the use of expensive high performance motors and large battery packs. However due to the challenges associated with the packaging of bulky battery and motor systems in existing drive train, mild hybrid systems have been preferred over strong or full hybrids especially in current production models as they don't entail any major change in architecture and the reduced battery size, both of which provide for easier packaging of components.
2015-01-14
Technical Paper
2015-26-0113
Prasad B. Warule, Vaibhav V. Jadhav, Ashish Ranjan
Abstract Hybridization with engine downsizing is a regular trend to achieve fuel economy benefits. However this leads to a development of new downsized engine which is very costly and time consuming process, also engine downsizing demands for expensive higher power electric system to meet performance targets. Various techniques like gear ratio optimization, reducing number of gears, battery size and control functionalities optimization have been evaluated for maximum fuel economy keeping system cost very low and improving vehicle performance. With optimized gear ratios and reduced number of gears for parallel hybrid, it is possible to operate the engine in the best efficiency zones without downsizing. Motor is selected based on power to weight ratio, gradient requirements, improved acceleration performance and top speed requirement of vehicle in EV mode.
2015-01-14
Technical Paper
2015-26-0013
Ashwini S. Athreya, Sreenath K R, Deepak Sharma
In the era where governmental agencies are perennially pushing automobile OEMs for reducing harmful emissions and customers looking for vehicles with better fuel economy values, it is imperative on the manufacturers to implement/add new technologies to appease them. Of the many new technologies, the most promising ones are the new control strategies/algorithms which predictively access the road condition, weather, traffic situations and help automobile to function in the most efficient mode. These control strategies/algorithms are termed as “Predictive technologies”. The most common way to assess the benefit of such new technologies is to simulate the vehicle behaviour in conjunction with the existing complex control strategies of Hybrid vehicles, in the simulation environment.
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