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Replacing twin electric fan radiator with Single fan radiator

2019-11-21
2019-28-2381
Downsizing is one of the crucial activities being performed by every automotive engineering organization. The main aim is to reduce – Weight, CO2 emissions and achieve cost benefit. All this is done without any compromise on performance requirement or rather with optimization of system performance. This paper evaluate one such optimization, where-in radiator assembly with two electric fan is targeted for downsizing for small commercial vehicle application. The present two fan radiator is redesigned with thinner core and use of single fan motor assembly. The performance of the heat exchanger is tested for similar conditions back to back on vehicle and optimized to get the balanced benefit in terms of weight, cooling performance and importantly cost. This all is done without any modification in vehicle interface components except electrical connector for fan. The side members and brackets design is also simplified to achieve maximum weight reduction.
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Occupant Controlled Ventilation

2019-11-21
2019-28-2461
Keywords-Coolant,Ventilation Research and/or Engineering Questions/Objective: Number of Occupants is the major parameter when we consider Air Conditioning System. The number of person who stays in the room may vary in the same way the person who travels in the automobile also vary throughout the distance. This is more prevalent in transportation system like bus, train and where lot of people will travel together and where dropping station in the vehicle is too frequent.In this type,operating A.C has to be varied Methodology: . Instead the number count in the vehicle will be monitored from time to time. Based on the number of count, the cabin has to be cooled or heated and accordingly corresponding power has to be drawn by the compressor from the engine. This human count can be detected based on the number of CO2 sensor located in the cabin. the amount of fresh air that should be added to a cabin can be controlled by a carbon dioxide level transmitter.
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Parameter optimization during minimum quantity lubrication turning of Inconel 625 alloy with CUO, Al2O3 and CNT Nanoparticles dispersed vegetable-oil-based cutting fluid

2019-10-11
2019-28-0061
Inconel 625, nickel based alloy, is found in gas turbine blades, seals, rings, shafts, and turbine disks. Application of Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL) in turning process provides as an advanced and green machining concept. The addition of nanoparticle of weight percentage parameters along with machining parameters has a significant influence on the machining characteristics and so, parameter optimization is vital role to obtain the best machining performance. In this study, MQL with CUO, Al2O3 and CNT nanoparticles dispersed vegetable-oil-based cutting fluid is prepared in turning of Inconel 625. The nanofluids are prepared by dispersing 0.1, 0.25, and 0.5 wt% into vegetable oil-based nanofluids to improve the machining characteristics of the Inconel 625. Then Taguchi-Desirability analysis optimization method is used to evaluate the effect of MQL+ machining parameters on the turning characteristic and determine the optimal conditions combination.
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Assessment of Numerical Cold Flow Testing of Gas Turbine Combustor through an Integrated Approach using Rapid Prototyping and Water Tunnel

2019-10-11
2019-28-0051
In the present work, it is aimed at developing an integrated approach for combustor modeling involving rapid prototyping and water tunnel testing to assess the cold flow numerical simulations; the physical model will be subjected to cold flow visualization and parametric studies and CFD analysis to demonstrate its capability for undergoing rigorous cold flow testing. A straight through annular combustor is chosen for the present study because of it has low pressure drop, less weight and used widely in modern day aviation engines. Numerical Analysis has been performed using ANSYS-FLUENT. Three dimensional RANS equations are solved using k-ɛ model for the Reynolds numbers ranging from 0.64 x 10^5- 1.5 x 10^5 based on the annulus diameter. Post processing the results is done in terms of jet penetration, formation of re-circulation zone, effective mixing, flow split and pressure drop for different cases.
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Design for Adaptive Rear floor carpet for changing shapes and complex architecture

2019-10-11
2019-28-0004
Floor carpets in vehicle find their use to hide the metal floor. It is primary designed to protect the floor of a vehicle from dirt, wear, BSR and salt corrosion. The paper presented here proposes an engineering solution for development of an adaptive carpet which can be commonly used across three variants. The three variants have different seating configurations and the mounting strategies are specifically designed to cater to the needs of the particular variant which requires the development of different rear carpets and underlay NVH felts. This requires heavy investment owing to the requirement of different tools. The paper demonstrates engineering one single Adaptive rear floor carpet meeting mounting requirement of all the three variants and also matching with the carryover front floor & carpet, door scuff plate, RQT and Rear Scuff plate. Single Underlay felt and single carpet is designed considering all three variants seat mounting configurations.
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Function Of Taguchi Grey Relation Analysis for Influencing the Process Parameter for Getting Better Product Quality and Minimize the Industrial Pollution by Coolants in Turning of Ti–6Al–4V Alloy

2019-10-11
2019-28-0065
Cutting liquids are important for cutting titanium. In spite of the fact that ventures are discovering routes that to cut titanium dry, the properties of this material reason imperative deterrents for doing this. It is sticky, has low Thermal conductivity, and highlights a low flash point. Thus, the chips don't divert the warmth, and the work will get sufficiently hot to touch off and consume. Cutting Fluids thwart the issue by greasing up the sting, flushing the chips away and cooling the work piece. To guarantee that the cutting liquid plays out these capacities well, titanium combinations lean toward cutting liquids conveyed at a high weight, generally inside the scope of 4,000 psi. to 7,000 psi. This thinks about reports the aftereffects of a Turning test led on the Ti- 6Al- 4V compound of the symmetrical exhibit with Grey relational analysis by Taguchi Method.
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Implementation and Experimentation of effective clog removal method in tractors for enhanced condenser life and Air Conditioning performance during Reaper application

2019-10-11
2019-28-0015
Implementation and Experimentation of effective clog removal method in tractors for enhanced condenser life and Air Conditioning performance during Reaper application Keywords - Tractor HVAC, Condenser clogging, Trash removal method. Research and/or Engineering Questions/Objective Tractors in the field are exposed to adverse operating conditions and are surrounded by dust and dirt. The tiny, thin and sharp broken straw and husks surround the system in reaper operation. The tractors which are equipped with air conditioning system tend to show detrimental effects in cooling performance. The compressor trips frequently by excess pressure developed in the system due to condenser clogging and hence cooling performance is reduced considerably.
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Design and Implementation of Digital Twin for Predicting Failures in Automobiles using Machine Learning Algorithms

2019-10-11
2019-28-0159
The drastic technological advancements in designing autonomous vehicles and connected cars lead to substantial progression in the commercial values of automobile industries. However, these advancements force the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to shift from feedback-based reactive business analysis to operational-data based predictive analysis thereby enhancing both the customer satisfaction as well as business opportunities. The operational data is nothing but the parameters obtained from several parts of an automobile during its operation such as, temperature in radiator, viscosity of the engine oil and force applied over the brake disk. These operational data are gathered using several sensors implanted in different parts of an automobile and are continuously transmitted to backend computers to develop Digital Twin, which is a virtual model of the physical automobile.
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How to Improve SI Engine Performances by Means of Supercritical Water Injection

2019-10-07
2019-24-0235
The efficiency of ICEs is strongly affected by the heat losses of exhaust gases and engine cooling system, which account for about 60% of the heat released by combustion. Several technologies were developed to recover waste heat in ICEs, from turbochargers to ORCs, Stirling cycles and piezoelectric generation. A promising approach is to transfer the waste heat to a fluid, like water, and inject it into the combustion chamber. In such a way, the recovered energy is partially converted into mechanical work, by improving both engine efficiency and performance. In this work, the engine benefits obtained by using supercritical water as the vector to recover heat losses are analysed. Water has been chosen since it has a relatively high heat capacity and can be extracted directly from exhaust gases. A quasi-dimensional model has been implemented to simulate the ICE work cycle. Specifically, in this paper a spark ignition ICE, four-stroke with port fuel injection (PFI) has been considered.
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A Coupled Lattice Boltzmann-Finite Volume Method for the Thermal Transient Analysis of an Air Cooled Li-ion Battery Module for Electric Vehicles with Porous Media Insert Modeled at REV Scales

2019-10-07
2019-24-0242
Lithium ion batteries are the most promising candidates for electric and hybrid electric vehicles, owe to their ability to store higher electrical energy. As a matter of fact, in automotive applications, these batteries undergo frequent and fast charge and discharge processes, which are associated to internal heat generation, which in turns causes temperature increase. Thermal management is therefore crucial to keep temperature in an appropriate level for safe operation and battery wear prevention. In a recent work authors have already demonstrated the capabilities of a coupled lattice Boltzmann-Finite Volume Method to deal with thermal transient of a three dimensional air-cooled Li-ion battery at different discharging rates and Reynolds numbers. Here, in order to improve discharge thermal capabilities and reduce temperature levels of the battery itself, a layer of porous medium is placed in contact with the battery so to replace a continuum solid aluminum layer.
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One-Dimensional Modeling of a Thermochemical Recuperation Scheme for Improving Spark-Ignition Range Extender Engine Efficiency

2019-09-09
2019-24-0066
Vehicle electrification has accelerated as global fuel efficiency standards have become more stringent and battery costs have decreased. Although full electrification, i.e.; battery electric vehicles, may be appropriate for some light-duty vehicle applications, many vehicles will still require an engine to overcome range limitations. Range extender (REx) engine generators can be used to charge vehicle batteries as needed to meet driver demands. One advantage of REx engines is that they do not have a direct mechanical connection to the wheels and can frequently within the most efficient speed and load ranges. Therefore, REx engines provide an opportunity to implement advanced engine technologies that are more difficult to apply in conventional engine-powered vehicles. Thermochemical recuperation (TCR) schemes use exhaust waste heat to catalytically convert a portion of the fuel into a gas that has increased heating value.
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Knock Mitigation by Means of Coolant Control

2019-09-09
2019-24-0183
The potentiality of knock mitigation by means of the control of the coolant flow rate is investigated. As a first step, the dynamic behavior of the wall temperature in response to a sudden variation of the coolant flow rate is analyzed experimentally in a small displacement, 4-valve per cylinder SI engine, which is equipped with an electrically driven pump. Subsequently, the influence of the wall temperature on knock onset is analyzed through a zero-dimensional model and the Livengood and Wu integral. Finally, an experimental activity on the engine test bed is carried-out in order to evaluate the influence of the coolant flow rate and of the engine inlet coolant temperature on the knock phenomenon. Results show that, even though a retarded spark advance and a mixture enrichment are not avoidable in the early stage of knock onset, a cooling control can help reducing the time of use of these fuel consuming strategies in the case of prolonged high-load conditions.
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Hybrid Powertrain Technology Assessment Through an Integrated Simulation Approach

2019-09-09
2019-24-0198
Global automotive fuel economy and emissions pressures mean that 48V hybridisation will become a significant presence in the passenger car market. The complexity of the powertrain solutions is increasing in order to further increase fuel economy for hybrid vehicles and maintain robust emissions performance. However, this results in complex interactions between technologies which are difficult to identify through traditional development approaches, resulting in sub-optimal solutions for either vehicle attributes or cost. This paper presents the results from a simulation programme focussed on the optimisation of various advanced powertrain technologies on 48V hybrid vehicle platforms. The technologies assessed include an electrically heated catalyst, an insulated turbocharger, an electric water pump and a thermal management module (a coolant valve replacing a conventional thermostat).
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A New Take on Porous Medium Approach for Modelling Monoliths and Other Multiple Channel Devices

2019-09-09
2019-24-0049
Porous medium approach is widely used in modelling high resistance devices such as heat exchangers, automotive catalysts or filters, where details of flow distribution inside the channels are not important. This reduces the computational time considerably, as the whole length of the monolith does not need to be modelled, and the thin boundary layers in each channel do not need to be resolved. The drawback of the approach is compromised accuracy of the flow predictions downstream of the monolith, because the mixing of the individual jets coming out of the monolith channels is not accounted for. Very few studies exist where this issue has been addressed. The methods include artificial turbulence generation, inferring turbulence information from upstream, or using hybrid modelling approach to separate the flow into channels.
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Quantification of Linear Approximation Error for Model Predictive Control of Spark Ignited Turbocharged Engines

2019-09-09
2019-24-0014
Modern turbocharged spark-ignition engines are being equipped with an increasing number of control actuators to simultaneously meet fuel economy, emissions and performance targets. The response time variations between a given set of engine control actuators tends to be significant during transients and necessitate highly complex actuator scheduling routines. Model Predictive Control (MPC) algorithms have the potential to significantly reduce calibration and control tuning efforts as compared to current methodologies that are designed around integration of multiple single-input single-output sub-system controllers. MPC systems simultaneously generate all actuator responses by using a combination of current engine conditions and optimization of a control-oriented plant model. To achieve real-time control the engine model and optimization processes must be computationally efficient without sacrificing effectiveness.
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CFD Modeling of Compact Heat Exchangers for I.C. Engine Oil Cooling

2019-09-09
2019-24-0179
In the last years, the increase of the specific power of the modern engines has required a parallel improvement of the performances of the cooling system. In this context, also the control of the oil temperature has become an important issue, leading to the introduction of dedicated cooling circuits (air-cooled or liquid-cooled). Among the two, the liquid-cooled solution results in a more compact installation in which the oil-to-liquid heat exchanger is directly mounted on the engine block and integrated in the engine cooling system. It is clear that, in a liquid-cooled solution, the design of the heat exchanger represents an issue of extreme concern, which requires a compromise between different objectives: high compactness, low pressure drop, high heat-transfer efficiency. In this work, a computational framework for the CFD simulation of compact oil-to-liquid heat exchangers, including offset-strip fins as heat transfer enhancer (turbolator), has been developed.
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Validity of a Steady-State Friction Model for Determining CO2 Emissions in Transient Driving Cycles

2019-09-09
2019-24-0054
Due to its high benefit-cost ratio, decreasing mechanical friction losses in internal combustion engines represents one of the most effective and widely applicable solutions for improved engine efficiency. Especially the piston group – consisting of piston, rings and pin – shows significant potential for friction reduction, which can be evaluated through extensive experimental parameter studies. For each investigated variant, the steady-state friction measurements are fitted to an empirical polynomial model. In order to calculate the associated fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in transient driving cycles, the steady-state friction model is used in a map-based vehicle simulation. If transient engine operation entails friction phenomena that are not included in the steady-state model, the simulation could yield erroneous fuel consumption and CO2 predictions.
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