SAE 2014 Energy Saving & Emission Reduction Forum

Technical Session Schedule

Wednesday, November 5

Day One
(Session Code: ESER1)

Room Site N4 Room M46  ALL DAY

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. 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

Organizers - Robert M. Wagner, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Time Paper No. Title
10:00 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Keynote
Annette G. Hebert, California Air Resources Board
10:30 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Materials Challenges for a Sustainable Automotive Industry
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.
Alan I. Taub, University of Michigan
11:30 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Lightweighting Three
TBD, GM
12:00 p.m. ORAL ONLY
Vehicle Lightweighting from a Commercial Vehicle Wheel Perspective
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.
Michael Yagley, Alcoa LLC
1:30 p.m. ORAL ONLY
Microtalc Solutions for Lightweighting
, Voly Wang Dow
2:00 p.m. ORAL ONLY
Potential of a Variable Compression Ratio Gasoline SI Engine with Very High Expansion Ratio and Variable Valve Actuation
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.
Cyrille Constensou, MCE-5 Development
2:30 p.m. ORAL ONLY
Perspectives of Energy-Efficient Technologies for China Auto Industry
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.
Fuquan Zhao, Tsinghua Univ.
3:00 p.m. ORAL ONLY
Study of Low-Pressure Cooled EGR System for Downsizing Turbocharged Gasoline Engine
Recently downsizing turbocharged gasoline engines are dominated into market significantly. A low-pressure cooled EGR system has been studied in Nissan to improve fuel econmy for tourbocharged gasoline engine especially in high load condition. This presentation shows the system architecture, fuel economy benefit and control strategies of LP-EGR system.
Hirofumi Tsuchida, Nissan
3:30 p.m.
BREAK
4:00 p.m. Panel
High Efficiency Panel Discussion
Moderators - Timothy Johnson, Corning Inc.