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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?
2015-06-04
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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. The course begins with a discussion of the road...
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. This web seminar will introduce participants to the concepts behind optimized powertrain calibrations and how they impact...
2015-01-22
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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
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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.
2014-12-03 ...
  • December 3-5, 2014 (2 Sessions) - Live Online
  • 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%. This web seminar will explore...
2014-11-11
Technical Paper
2014-32-0028
T Manikandan, S Sarmadh Ameer, A Sivakumar, Davinder Kumar, R Venkatesan, VenkataKalyana Kumar
Abstract The Instant Mileage Assistance (IMA), as the name indicates, is a system to guide the vehicle users to realize maximum fuel economy (mileage). This system is targeted to provide users with instantaneous mileage indication depending on the current driving pattern, correct gear operating zone (in case of a geared vehicle) through gear up/down shift assist indication and the accurate distance the vehicle can travel before the fuel tank is empty, thereby assisting the user in harnessing maximum fuel economy the vehicle can deliver and also safely reach the next refilling station. The instantaneous mileage is calculated by mapping the distance travelled by the vehicle and the respective amount of fuel consumed, during a particular period of time, and is displayed using an instrument cluster. When the fuel level in the tank reaches a known threshold, the distance to empty is in turn calculated from the instantaneous mileage value hence providing a more accurate and realistic indication to the user.
2014-11-11
Technical Paper
2014-32-0011
Pavel Brynych, Jan Macek, Pascal Tribotte, Gaetano De Paola, Cyprien Ternel
Abstract The objective of this paper is to present the results of the GT Power calibration with engine test results of the air loop system technology down selection described in the SAE Paper No. 2012-01-0831. Two specific boosting systems were identified as the preferred path forward: (1) Super-turbo with two speed Roots type supercharger, (2) Super-turbo with centrifugal mechanical compressor and CVT transmission both downstream a Fixed Geometry Turbine. The initial performance validation of the boosting hardware in the gas stand and the calibration of the GT Power model developed is described. The calibration leverages data coming from the tests on a 2 cylinder 2-stroke 0.73L diesel engine. The initial flow bench results suggested the need for a revision of the turbo matching due to the big gap in performance between predicted maps and real data. This activity was performed using Honeywell turbocharger solutions spacing from fixed geometry waste gate to variable nozzle turbo (VNT). New simulations results recommend VNT as it offers a higher potential to reduce BSFC with increase power and low end torque output than the original matching.
2014-11-06
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With the increased demands for fuel efficiency and fuel economy, the internal combustion engine (ICE) continues to be examined for design improvements to improve these measures. It is projected that OEMs and suppliers will continue to optimize the ICE at least through 2020. Focusing on the near- and long-term role of the ICE in advanced vehicles and highlighting this accelerating development and calibration; high efficiency combustion and controls; advances in turbo machinery, valve technology or ignition systems; and emission control challenges. Overall, the program may examine several technological advances required to maximize efficiency, including: • Advanced, low-temperature combustion techniques • Improved understanding and modeling of heat loss mechanisms • Electrification and intelligent control of accessory loads • Possible redesign of mechanical systems (e.g., variable stroke for fully expanded cycles) • High-efficiency turbo-machinery to extract exhaust energy and provide boost Emissions, Monitoring, Measurement, Control and Energy Savings Strategies for the Future.
2014-11-06
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2014-11-06
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2014-11-06
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An overview of the European Emissions Regulations is given and the challenges imposed by the more stringent requirements are identified. Emphasis is given on the development of Emissions Regulations starting from Euro 4 and their effects on the automotive industry. Technologies and regulations used and envisaged to reduce CO2 emissions are also discussed together with their trade-offs with pollution reduction measures.
2014-11-06
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2014-11-06
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The internal combustion engine will continue to be integral to the transportation of people and goods for the foreseeable future. To reduce environmental impact and improve energy security, many nations are enacting new aggressive fuel economy and emissions standards which are pushing the development of new engine technologies on an unprecedented scale. These new technologies coupled with advances in sensors and onboard computers will enable real-world implementations of new combustion concepts as well as new fuel pathways that blend the best characteristics of spark-ignition and compress-ignition engines for maximum efficiency with lowest possible emissions. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has several ongoing activities exploring the intersection of fuel chemistry and advanced combustion processes including reactivity controlled compression ignition (RCCI) combustion, gasoline partially premixed combustion (PPC), and the use of in-cylinder thermo-chemical reforming (TCR) to compensate fuel-specific differences on the combustion process.
2014-11-06
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Uniform provisions concerning) to the approval of Retrofit Emission Control Devices (REC) and to increasing numbers of cities with clean air programs.
2014-11-06
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Combustion simulations and single cylinder engine tests show a clear potential when coupling the Variable Compression Ratio (VCR) engine with the Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) technologies.
2014-11-05
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Tightening vehicle emission regulations requires additional technology. New technologies, including aerodynamic aids and emissions control systems, add significant weight to vehicles. Meanwhile freight logistics managers are looking for increased freight efficiency through lighter vehicles to increase payload. This discussion will focus on the benefits of switching to aluminum wheels as an easy-to-implement solution to lower overall vehicle weight and increase freight efficiency with added benefits of improved ride, increased tire wear and lower maintenance cost. In addition, the discussion will cover other light weight aluminum component usage to further lower vehicle weight to achieve emission and fuel efficiency improvement.
2014-11-05
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The scale of China’s auto industry has been firmly held the first in the world; its volume reached 22 million in 2013 and further growth is predictable as well. While, the constraints to China’s auto industry are becoming more obvious, among them the energy issue is an especially challenging one to the country. This leads to a stricter CAFC regulation in China--its standard of 5.0L/100km in 2020 is quite hard to be fulfilled. The energy-efficient technologies would thus be one of the core competences for enterprises. In this presentation, the maturity, potential and prospect of technologies, the law-conformance and the consumer-cognition will be discussed in detail.
2014-11-05
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The scale of China’s auto industry has been firmly held the first in the world; its volume reached 22 million in 2013 and further growth is predictable as well. While, the constraints to China’s auto industry are becoming more obvious, among them the energy issue is an especially challenging one to the country. This leads to a stricter CAFC regulation in China--its standard of 5.0L/100km in 2020 is quite hard to be fulfilled. The energy-efficient technologies would thus be one of the core competences for enterprises. In this presentation, the maturity, potential and prospect of technologies, the law-conformance and the consumer-cognition will be discussed in detail.
2014-11-05
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Despite an impressive array of technology advances, the basic operation of the automobile has not changed much over the past 120 years. Vehicles continue to be largely energized by petroleum, powered by internal combustion engines, and controlled via mechanical linkages. However, given society’s concerns related to energy, environment, safety, congestion, and affordability, one must question whether the continued evolution of traditional automotive technologies will enable sustainable personal mobility. Fortunately, new and more revolutionary automotive technologies are at hand, which will allow the industry to address the issues currently associated with automobiles. These developments include electrification of the propulsion system, advanced electronics and vehicle controls, new telematics and connected vehicle capabilities, lightweight and advanced materials, and energy-efficient, environmentally friendly manufacturing processes.
2014-11-05
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2014-11-05
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2014-11-05
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Standards for reducing emissions and increasing fuel efficiencies are creating a need for OEMs to develop lighter vehicles to achieve these requirements. This Forum has been designed to provide automobile manufacturers and suppliers the latest advances in manufacturing strategies, design and materials selection strategies to promote lighter weight, higher performing, fuel efficient vehicles without sacrificing safety or performance. It will feature presentations on the latest breakthroughs in lightweight materials and cutting-edge adaptive applications from OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, universities, and research institutions. Special focus will be on tangible, cost-effective strategies in lightweighting and energy management. With the increased demands for fuel efficiency and fuel economy, the internal combustion engine (ICE) continues to be examined for design improvements to improve these measures. It is projected that OEMs and suppliers will continue to optimize the ICE at least through 2020.
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