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2015-10-26 ...
  • October 26-28, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • May 9-11, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Safety continues to be one of the most important factors in motor vehicle design, manufacture and marketing. This seminar provides a comprehensive overview of these critical automotive safety considerations: injury and anatomy; human tolerance and biomechanics; occupant protection; testing; and federal legislation. The knowledge shared at this seminar will enable attendees to be more aware of safety considerations and to better understand and interact with safety experts. This course has been approved by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) for 18 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Technical Paper
Dharmar Ganesh
In-vehicle displays such as an instrument cluster in a vehicle provide vital information to the user. The information in terms of displays and tell-tales needs to be perceived by the user with minimal glance during driving. Drivers must recognize the condition of the vehicle and the state of its surroundings through primarily visual means. Drivers then process this in the brain, draw on their memory to identify problem situations, decide on a plan of action and execute it in order to avoid an accident. There are visual hindrances seen in real world scenario such as obscuration, reflection and glare on the instrument cluster which prevents the vital information flow from vehicle to the driver. In order to ensure safety while driving, the instrument cluster or driver displays should be placed in an optimized location. This paper deals with how to achieve a visual hindrance free cluster position in a vehicle to protect the important information flow from the vehicle to the driver.
Technical Paper
Sumit Sharma, Sandeep sharma, Umashanker Gupta, Ravi Joshi, shailesh pawar
Buses are one of the main and favorite sources of public transit in India. Thousands of people die or injure severely every year due to Bus accidents. Passenger injury in Bus accidents can be due to high stiff seat structures. Most of the occupants seated in the second row or further back were injured by hitting the seat back in the row in front of them. AIS023 (AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY STANDARDS) is one of the several mandatory standards from CMVR (CENTRAL MOTOR VEHICLES RULES) to ensure the safety during crash. As per AIS-023 passenger seat of bus should not cause injury because of high stiffness, on the other hand seat should also be able to carry the passenger force during accidents. With this mechanism AIS023 specifies minimum and maximum range deformations of seat back to minimize the passenger injury. This study includes the FE (Finite Element) analysis and design of Bus seat as per AIS023 test setup with LS-Dyna explicit tool.
Technical Paper
Matthew Goertz PhD, Lloyd Tull, Davis Moravec PhD
The winter of 2013-2014 provided an opportunity to operate off-road vehicles in cold weather for extended time as part of a vehicle/tier 4 diesel engine validation program. An unexpected area of study was the performance of high efficiency, on engine, fuel filters during continuous vehicle operation in cold weather with cold fuel. During the program, we observed unexpected, premature fuel filter plugging as indicated by an increase in pressure drop across the filter while in service. Additional field testing and laboratory testing was completed to further understand the cause of filter plugging. In some cases, laboratory testing of returned plugged filters did not reveal a high pressure drop across the filter and visual examination did not provide additional insight.
This session focuses on cyber and cyber-physical vulnerabilities as well as their impact on aviation systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: vulnerability identification; threat models; threat likelihood and impact assessment; risk analysis, prioritization, and management; threat mitigation; security evaluation tools; and security performance enhancement/tradeoffs.
Technical Paper
Ahmet Oztekin
Air Traffic Control System (ATCS) provides organizational, operational, and technical infrastructure necessary to maintain air traffic separation and prevent collision between aircraft operating within civil airspace. Current aviation safety research focuses mainly on aircraft and human vs. machine interactions. There is a gap in literature regarding research that explores ATCS’s potential impact on aviation safety. For complex systems, such as ATCS, safety is primarily a product of potential interactions among its various sub-systems. For example, over the phases of flight, separation of air traffic is maintained by different types of air traffic control (ATC) facilities. This paper outlines an analytical framework to perform a data-driven, risk-based assessment of ATC facilities. Safety associated with an ATC facility is modeled as an influence network using a set of risk factors.
Technical Paper
Richard C. Millar
At the Naval Postgraduate School, the faculty & students have exploited the flexibility and cost effectiveness of UAS as experimental flight test platforms, but this has recently been impeded by a ruling that these flights must comply with the NAVAIR interim flight clearance (IFC) process and procedures. The research project described and discussed in this presentation & publication was initiated to rapidly come to grips with this problem, identify mitigations and demonstrate a method to satisfy the need of all parties. The initial phase exposed mismatches in NPS design & analysis capability and the requirements of the contrasting developmental modes and resources, but also highlighted the procedural flexibility of the UAS developmental model. The need for a more effective but suitable process for managing small UAS flight test risks was recognized.
This procedure establishes a recommended practice for performing a Low Speed Thorax Impact Test to the Hybrid III 50th Male Anthropomorphic Test Device (ATD or crash dummy). This test was created to satisfy the demand by the industry to have a calibration test which resulted in similar results to an actual low energy automotive impact test. An inherent problem exists with the current calibration procedure because the normal (6.7 m/s) thorax impact test has test corridors that are not representative to these low energy impact tests. The normal test corridors specify a displacement range of around 68 mm and the low speed displacement corridor needs to be around 25 mm. The intent of this recommended practice is to develop a low speed thorax calibration procedure for the H-III50M dummy in 25 to 30 mm deflection range.
WIP Standard
The purpose of this AIR is to compile in one definitive source, commonly accepted calibration, acceptance criteria and procedures for simulation of Supercooled Large Droplet (SLD) conditions within icing wind tunnels. Facilities that meet the criteria for either some or all of the recognized conditions will have known SLD icing simulation capability.
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