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Free Multibody Cosimulation Based Prototyping of Motorcycle Rider Assistance Systems

Due to the increasing computational power, significant progress has been made over the past decades when it comes to CAD, multibody and simulation software. The application of this software allows to develop products from scratch, or to investigate the static and dynamic behavior of multibody models with remarkable precision. In order to keep the development costs low for highly sophisticated products, more precisely motorcycle rider assistance systems, it is necessary to focus extensively on the virtual prototyping using different software tools. In general, the interconnection of different tools is rather difficult, especially when considering the coupling of a detailed multibody model with a simulation software like MATLAB Simulink. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the performance of a motorcycle rider assistance algorithm using a cosimulation approach between the free multibody software called FreeDyn and Simulink based on a sophisticated multibody motorcycle model.

CALS Configuration Management SOW and CDRL Guidance

the purpose of the Statement of Work is to define the Configuration Management requirements necessary to maintain and control CALS databases and provide transmission, access and receipt of digital data between contractors, subcontractors, vendors and the government. Digital data includes not only traditional configuration management documents such as specifications, drawings, and ECP's but includes all technical data listed in the CDRL. This Model SOW document will provide the government suggested SOW wording that should be included in RFP's and guidance in applying those SOW paragraphs.

Clamp Loads and Bending Stresses in Aircraft Tubing Installations

This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) contains information relative to stresses and loads developed in tubes caused by tube deflections encountered in misaligned installations. Users are advised that when calculating the stresses and loads of a tubing system, the yield strength of existing loop clamp material is significantly lower than the tubing materials specified herein and should be considered.

Candidate Improvements to Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) Message Set Dictionary [SAE J2735] Using Systems Engineering Methods

This document is not a standard, it is a candidate for a standard being submitted to SAE for their consideration as a comment to SAE J2735. The term SAE J2735 SE candidate is used within this document to refer to this submission. This document specifies dialogs, messages, and the data frames and data elements that make up the messages specifically for use by applications intended to utilize the 5.9 GHz Dedicated Short Range Communications for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (DSRC/WAVE, referenced in this document simply as “DSRC"), communications systems. Although the scope of this Standard is focused on DSRC, these dialogs, messages, data frames and data elements have been designed, to the extent possible, to be of use for applications that may be deployed in conjunction with other wireless communications technologies.
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Development of Friction Materials Regulations for Four Latin American Countries

Brakes are an essential safety device in a vehicle; however, there are few barriers to manufacture, import, or sell friction materials in most of the countries, including the USA. European countries, with the ECE R90 program, are a big exception. The International Transport Forum published in 2017 the “Benchmarking of road safety in Latin America” report [2], where it mentions that worldwide 17.5 people in every 100,000 die in road accidents. It is considerably higher in Andean countries and South America. In Andean countries (Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Venezuela) the mortality rate is 23.4. In all South American countries, the average rate is 21.0. Our study focuses on Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico because they are the most populated countries in Latin America and where more vehicles are sold, 3.5 Million in 2019 according to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) [7].
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Novel Modelling Techniques of the Evolution of the Brake Friction in Disc Brakes for Automotive Applications

The aim of the presented research is to propose and benchmark two brake models, namely the novel dynamic ILVO (Ilmenau-Volvo) model and a neural-network based regression. These can estimate the evolution of the brake friction between pad and disc under different load conditions, which are typically experienced in vehicle applications. The research also aims improving the knowledge of the underlying mechanism related to the evolution of the BLFC (boundary layer friction coefficient), the reliability of virtual environment simulations to speed up the product development time and reducing the amount of vehicle test in later phases and finally improving brake control functions. With the support of extensive brake dynamometer testing, the proposed models are benchmarked against State-of-the-Art. Both approaches are parametrized to render the friction coefficient dynamics with respect to the same input parameters.
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Comparison of Particulate Matter and Number Emissions from a Floating and a Fixed Caliper Brake System of the Same Lining Formulation

The particulate emissions of two brake systems were characterized in a dilution tunnel optimized for PM10 measurements. The larger of them employed a fixed caliper (FXC) and the smaller one a floating caliper (FLC). Both used ECE brake pads of the same lining formulation. Measured properties included gravimetric PM2.5 and PM10, Particle Number (PN) concentrations of both untreated and thermally treated (according to exhaust PN regulation) particles using Condensation Particle Counters (CPCs) having 23 and 10 nm cut-off sizes, and an Optical Particle Sizer (OPS). The brakes were tested over a section (trip-10) novel test cycle developed from the database of the Worldwide harmonized Light-Duty vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP). A series of trip-10 tests were performed starting from unconditioned pads, to characterize the evolution of emissions until their stabilization. Selected tests were also performed over a short version of the Los Angeles City Cycle.
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Aspects of Aircraft Certification Concerning Fungus Testing and Analysis

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) defined the aircraft certification requirements concerning the fungus testing for aircraft components. The fungus testing, focused currently mostly on the materials composing the component, has a relatively long duration, could lead to false failures, and disregards the operation conditions in the aircraft. The present study introduces aerospace engineering and certification personnel to information used to develop a successful fungus analysis to use for aircraft certification and recommends academia future fungus studies specific to the aerospace industry. The article includes a literature review of fungus research in the context of aircraft, with a focus on bay and engine components certification, and presents empirical data about the survivability of fungi on aircraft engine components.
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A Priori Analysis of Acoustic Source Terms from Large-Eddy Simulation in Turbulent Pipe Flow

The absence of combustion engine noise pushes increasingly attention to the sound generation from other, even much weaker, sources in the acoustic design of electric vehicles. The present work focusses on the numerical computation of flow induced noise, typically emerging in components of flow guiding devices in electro-mobile applications. The method of Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) represents a powerful technique for capturing most part of the turbulent fluctuating motion, which qualifies this approach as a highly reliable candidate for providing a sufficiently accurate level of description of the flow induced generation of sound. Considering the generic test configuration of turbulent pipe flow, the present study investigates in particular the scope and the limits of incompressible Large-Eddy Simulation in predicting the evolution of turbulent sound sources to be supplied as source terms into the acoustic analogy of Lighthill.
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Engine Sound Reduction and Enhancement Using Engine Vibration

Over the past decade, there have been many efforts to generate engine sound inside the cabin either in reducing way or in enhancing way. To reduce the engine noise, the passive way, such as sound absorption or sound insulation, was widely used but it has a limitation on its reduction performance. In recent days, with the development of signal processing technology, ANC (Active Noise Control) is been used to reduce the engine noise inside the cabin. On the other hand, technologies such as ASD (Active Sound Design) and ESG (Engine Sound Generator) have been used to generate the engine sound inside the vehicle. In the last ISNVH, Hyundai Motor Company newly introduced ESEV (Engine Sound by Engine Vibration) technology. This paper describes the ESEV Plus Minus that uses engine vibration to not only enhance the certain engine order components but reduce the other components at the same time. Consequently, this technology would produce a much more diverse engine sound.
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Extended Solution of a Trimmed Vehicle Finite Element Model in the Mid-Frequency Range

The acoustic trim components play an essential role in Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) behavior by reducing both the structure borne and airborne noise transmission while participating to the absorption inside the car and the damping of the structure. Over the past years, the interest for numerical solutions to predict the noise including trim effects in mid-frequency range has grown, leading to the development of dedicated CAE tools. Finite Element (FE) models are an established method to analyze NVH problems. FE analysis is a robust and versatile approach that can be used for a large number of applications, like noise prediction inside and outside the vehicle due to different sources or pass-by noise simulation. Typically, results feature high quality correlations. However, future challenges, such as electric motorized vehicles, with changes of the motor noise spectrum, will require an extension of the existing approaches.
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An Active Safety System Able to Counter Aquaplaning, Integrated with Sensorized Tires, ADAS and 5G Technology for both Human-Driven and Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles must guarantee safety in all road conditions, including driving on wet roads. Aquaplaning (or hydroplaning) is a phenomenon known since the beginning of automotive history, never solved by an active safety system. Currently, no countermeasure system on the market is able to effectively counteract aquaplaning: ABS, ESP or TCS are still inefficient in overcoming this situation. Latest statistical data confirm that the higher percentage of accidents, injuries and deaths are caused by wet road conditions. The aquaplaning happens when the water on the road is too much and the tires start to float causing the instantaneous loss of control. Such phenomenon occurs in human-driven vehicles, with the responsibility of the driver, but in autonomous vehicles (e.g. Level 5), the responsibility for the safety depends on the car and the reduction of the speed is not a solution.
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Investigation of Hybrid Polyamide Composites for Replacement of Metallic Parts

Over the past few decades, the world is looking for a better replacement option for metals. Polymers with reinforcements are finding their way deep inside in most of the engineering applications because of its lightweight and superior properties. The aim of this study is to investigate hybrid polymer composite polyphthalamide (PPA) reinforced with glass fiber and Poly tetra fluro ethylene. The reinforcement was varied as 10, 20, 30wt. % of Glass Fibre, while the fixed quantity of Poly Tetra Fluro Ethylene (PTFE) as 5wt. % was taken for hybrid composites preparation. The virgin and hybrid composite specimen were prepared under optimal process parametric conditions through the use of injection moulding techniques and test samples were produced as per ASTM standards. The response of physical properties such as density and various Mechanical testing like Hardness, Tensile Strength, and impact strength were carried out and noted.