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2017-10-03 ...
  • October 3-12, 2017 (4 Sessions) - Live Online
Training / Education Online Web Seminars
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) technology is both a theoretical and practical option that addresses a number of system level improvement opportunities within the automotive and mobility industries. Although this technology has been available for many years and is now fully matured as a production ready technology, it is often not fully understood. This web seminar presents a focused view of CVT technology in all its forms and implementations.
2017-09-25 ...
  • September 25-26, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
An efficient, robust, and quiet running drivetrain is as essential to customer satisfaction as styling and interior creature comforts. In this seminar, you will be exposed to various methods that can be used to accomplish this goal. Designed to help you visualize both individual components and the entire drivetrain system - without reference to complicated equations - this seminar focuses on the terms, functions, nomenclature, operating characteristics and effect on vehicle performance for each of the drivetrain components.
2017-08-07 ...
  • August 7-9, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • December 4-6, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Starting with a look at the transmission's primary function -- to couple the engine to the driveline and provide torque ratios between the two -- this updated and expanded seminar covers the latest transmission systems designed to achieve the most efficient engine operation. Current designs, the components and sub-systems used, their functional modes, how they operate, and the inter-relationships will be discussed. A manual transmission display will be used to explain ratios and how they function within the driveline.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1769
Onkar Gangvekar, Santosh Deshmane
In today's automobile market, most of OEM's uses manual transmission for Cars. Gear Shifting is a crucial customer touch point. Any issue or inconvenience caused while shifting gear can result into customer dissatisfaction and will affect the brand image. Synchronizer is a vital subsystem for precise gear shifting mechanism. Based on vehicle application selection of synchronizer for given inertia and speed difference is the key factor which decides overall shift quality of gearbox. For more demanding driver abuse conditions like skip shifting, conventional brass synchronizers have proved inadequate for required speed difference and gear inertia and which eventually results into synchronizer crashing and affects driving performance. To increase synchronizer performance of multi-cone compact brass synchronizer, a grit blasting process has been added. These components are tested with Accelerated test plan successfully.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1780
Yong Xu
Research Objective: For MT vehicles, gearbox rattle is a common NVH problem which influences the comfort level of vehicle. In order to prevent rattle in the design phase of vehicle, this work aimed to study the excitation mechanism and influence factors of gearbox rattle, and then to propose effective measures. Methodology: First, the root cause of gearbox rattle problem was studied with the aid of classical dynamical theories. And then the simulation model of vehicle powertrain system was built via Matlab-Simulink. Then some critical parameters of the model and some experiential optimum proposals were selected to perform a sensitivity analysis on the torsional vibration, which is the root cause of rattle. Referring the simulation results, the dual-mass flywheel was selected as the most effective solution to gearbox rattle. Results: The simulation results indicated the critical parameters for optimization to prevent gearbox rattle problem in the design phase of the vehicle.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1778
Enrico Galvagno, Antonio Tota, Mauro Velardocchia, Alessandro Vigliani
This paper explores the potentiality of reducing noise and vibration of a vehicle transmission thanks to powertrain control integration with active braking system. The torsional backlashes between transmission rotating components (gears, synchronizers, splines, CV joints), in the presence of external disturbances, coming from the driver, e.g. during tip-in / tip-out maneuvers, or from the road, e.g. crossing a speed bump or driving on a rough road, may lead to NVH issues known as clonk. In this study, first of all the positive effect of a brake torque application at the driving wheels during such maneuvers on transmission NVH performance is shown. After that, a powertrain/brake integrated control strategy is proposed. The braking system is activated in advance with respect to the perturbation and it is deactivated immediately after to minimize the energy loss.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1845
Jon Furlich, Jason Blough, Darrell Robinette
When subjected to high speeds and high torques, a vehicle driveshaft and other powertrain components experience an increase in stored potential energy. When the engine and driveshaft are decoupled during an up or down shift, the potential energy is released causing clutch clatter during the shift event. A smooth shift is desired by the customer thus reduction of the clutch clatter will improve customer experience and satisfaction. In this study, a six speed MT, RWD passenger car was used to experimentally capture acoustic and vibration data during the clutch clatter event. To successfully replicate the in-situ results additional data was collected and analyzed for powertrain component roll, and pitch from the test vehicle. These boundary conditions were applied to a reduced car model in a lab environment to successfully replicate the clutch clatter event on a stationary test stand.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1779
Xianwu Yang, Jian Pang, Lanjun Wang, Xiong Tian, Yu Tang
With the development of automobile industry, the higher NVH performance is required for customers, and with drastically reduction of engine noise, the gear rattle noise generated by the impact between neutral gears inside transmission can be much easily perceived. It is well known that the torsional mode of powertrain system has a direct relationship with transmission gear rattle noise, the higher torsional vibration leads to more serious gear rattle noise. This paper establishes a torsional model of a front wheel drive automotive drivetrain, including clutch system, transmission box and equivalent load of a full vehicle in AMESim software. The experimental engine speed fluctuations at different gears are used to excite the torsional model.
2017-06-05
Technical Paper
2017-01-1818
Ramya Teja, T. R. Milind, Rodney C. Glover, Sunil Sonawane
Helical gears are used more commonly than spur gears due to their higher load carrying capacity, efficiency and lower noise. Helical gear pairs consist of base and axial planes in the plane of action. Transmission Error (TE) is considered as a dominant source of gear whine noise so gears pairs are analyzed and designed for lower TE. In process of designing helical gears for lower TE, the shuttling moment can be a significant excitation source. A shuttling moment is caused by the shifting of the centroid of the tooth normal force back and forth across the lead. Shuttling force is produced by a combination of design parameters, misalignment and manufacturing errors. Limited details are available on this excitation and its effect on overall noise radiated from the gear box or transmission at is gear mesh frequency and harmonics. LDP provides shuttling force as a bearing force in the base plane direction at one edge of the face width only.
2017-06-05
Journal Article
2017-01-1772
Yawen Wang, Xuan Li, Guan Qiao, Teik Lim
The prediction and control of gear vibration and noise has become very important in the design of a quiet, high-quality gearbox systems. The vibratory energy of the gear pair caused by transmission error excitation is transmitted structurally through shaft-bearing-housing assembly and radiates off from exterior housing surface. Most of the previous studies ignore the contribution of components flexibility to the transmission error. In this study, a system level model of axle system with hypoid gear pair is developed, aiming at investigating the effect of the elasticity of the shafts, bearings and housing. The load distribution results and gear transmission errors are calculated and compared between different assumptions on the boundary conditions. A series of parametric studies are also performed to analyze the effects of various shaft-bearing configurations and properties on the dynamic responses of the geared system.
2017-05-17
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2017-04-12
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2017-04-06
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This session covers transmission and driveline controls. Session will cover topics related to controls hardware, controls software, and controls integration.
2017-04-06
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This session deals with the automotive transmissions of different types. It includes development of new transmission concepts, transmission enhancements and the advancement of the state of the art of transmission system design & integration with the objective of improving the transmission efficiency, NVH, durability and shift pleaseability.
2017-04-05
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This session addresses transmission noise, vibration, rattle issues and design solutions.
2017-04-05
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This Session includes papers on IVT/CVT systems and related topics.
2017-04-05
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Powertrain Electronics play a key role in meeting today's complex emissions and performance requirements, on-board diagnostics, legislated regulations, and product flexibility. This session explores the challenges and future prospects for powertrain controls, including on-board diagnostics, integration with transmissions, flash programming, service, software design and development, unit and system test, and electronics architecture today and in the future.
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