SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition

Technical Session Schedule

Wednesday, April 9

Load Simulation and Vehicle Performance (Part 4 of 5): Multi-body Dynamics
(Session Code: M107)

Room 113 C  1:00 p.m.

Focusing on multibody system modeling and simulation results, rigid and flexible body modeling, mount loads predictions for vehicle body, frame/sub-frame, leaf-spring, exhaust system, driveline, and powertrain, the comparison of modeling techniques between vehicle dynamics simulation and durability loads simulation, optimal development process considering vehicle dynamics and durability loads, data processing and analysis techniques, loads sensitivity analyses for various model parameters, DOE and optimal design techniques for loads minimization, prediction of manufacturing tolerance effects on loads, robust design methods, driver modeling, and FE-based system modeling.

Organizers - Paramsothy Jayakumar, TARDEC; Jesper Slattengren, Pratt & Miller Engineering

Time Paper No. Title
1:00 p.m. 2014-01-0847
Automation of Adams/Car K&C Correlation using MATLAB
Andrew Hall, John McPhee, University of Waterloo
1:20 p.m. 2014-01-0856
Development in the Acquisition of Vehicle Loads Integrated with a Rigid and Flexible Multi-Body Model
Tao Wang, Liangmo Wang, School of Mechanical Engineering, NUST; Chenzhi Wang, University of Pittsburgh; Tongfu Liu, Liukai Yuan, Tangyun Zhang, NAVECO Ltd.
1:40 p.m. ORAL ONLY
Efficient Modeling of Machinery Components and Systems Using Multi-Body Analysis Tools
Uday Prasade, MSC Software Corp.; Kyle Indermuehle, MSC Software Corp
2:00 p.m. 2014-01-0870
Characteristic Analysis of Roll and Pitch Independently Controlled Hydraulically Interconnected Suspension
Guangzhong Xu, Nong Zhang, Univ. of Technology Sydney
2:20 p.m. ORAL ONLY
New Computational Framework for the Treatment of Joint Constraints and Connectivity Conditions in Finite Element/Multibody System Algorithms
Ahmed A. Shabana, University of Illinois - Chicago; Paramsothy Jayakumar, Michael Letherwood, David Gorsich, US Army TARDEC
2:40 p.m. 2014-01-0873
A Multibody Dynamics-Enabled Mobility Analysis Tool for Military Applications
Daniel J. Melanz, Hammad Mazhar, Dan Negrut, Univ. of Wisconsin
Multi-objective Optimization of the Variable Stiffness Suspension of a Light Bus Based on Artificial Immune Algorithm (Written Only -- No Oral Presentation)
Wenku Shi, Changxin Wang, Jilin Univ.

The papers in this session are available in SAE Technical Paper Collection, COLL-TP-00377, and also individually. To purchase visit

Planned by Materials Modeling and Testing Committee / Materials Engineering Activity