Papers in this session are related to design, development and testing of new or innovative electronic controls or control systems for internal combustion engines. Topics may include hardware, software and algorithm/function innovations as well as the associated sensors or actuators employed in the control system. Applications may range from very simple systems for 1-cylinder engines to more complex systems for high-performance or multi-cylinder engines.
Papers in this session will pertain to studies of naturally aspirated and boosted diesel engines including their design, emission control, NVH, fuel system, fuel type, aftertreatment, combustion quality, or engine control.
Papers in this session pertain to studies of exhaust emission control and the emission effects from fuels, engine controls, engine design, combuston quality, catalytic converters, diesel particulate filters, and other aftertreatment. The focus of the session is on reducing emissions and meeting international emission standards.
The session is associated with engine and vehicle simulation tasks and their related measurements. Simulation and measurement methodology as well as the simulation and measurement application on development tasks will find a place within the session
This session focuses on studies of auto igntion combustion including HCCI and other low tempertautre combustion regimes. Experimental and simultaion studies pertaining to various means of controlling combustion are welcome.
This session will focus on the structure, processing, and properties of materials in small engine applications. Some possible topics include lightweighting of engine and vehicle components; heat treatment and surface processing; fatigue, fracture, and wear; coatings; and advanced ceramic, metallic, and polymeric materials.
This session will focus on the unique requirements and challenges to optimize fuel delivery and combustion quality for small engine applications, due to wide ranging environmental conditions as well as fuel type and quality. It will include presentations related to fuel pumps, injectors and other components related to the delivery of the fuel from the tank to the engine as well as optimization of the combustion process, and will discuss systemic and component related issues.
Papers in this session discuss innovations regarding entries in the SAE Collegiate Design Series (CDS) events. This year two papers describe Formula SAE innovations. The first discusses a novel approach to improved fuel economy using part load mapping. The second describes a highly integrated parallel hybrid design for the Formula Hybrid competition.
The session includes research papers focused on CHP applications and technologies up to an electrical output of 50 kW (combustion technologies like spark ignition and diesel engines, Stirling power units, micro turbines, ORC, fuel cells, etc.) fueled by natural gas, light oil gas, biogas, rape oil, RME and other alternative fuels.
This session focuses on advanced combustion technologies in both 4-stroke and 2-stroke engines. The scope of topics includes studies of mixture formation, dilution effects, ignition, abnormal combustion, engine efficiency, flame propagation, and emissions formation.
This session focuses on hardware not associated with the engine and drivetrain that supports the purpose of the vehicle such as suspensions, lighting, dampers, marine hulls, steering, vehicle frame, and heating and cooling systems.