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Reducing Compression Brake Noise

1997-05-20
971870
A survey is made of compression brake noise levels in heavy duty diesel trucks, using test procedures based on the ISO and EPA driveby acceleration noise tests. The data shows that compression brake noise levels are very high if worn out or open stack exhaust systems are used. Compression brake noise is also audible with OEM exhaust systems and, in at least one case, potentially objectionable. Two methods for reducing brake noise are investigated: improved mufflers and the use of an exhaust brake with the compression brake. Both techniques demonstrate a potential for reducing compression brake noise.
Technical Paper

J366 Driveby Variability

1995-05-01
951357
The EPA Heavy Truck Driveby Noise test is used to regulate trucks over 10,000 pounds GVW. The EPA test procedure is based on SAE J366. The EPA/J366 procedure is used both as a regulatory compliance tool and as a development tool. When the test procedure is used as a development tool, the goal is to determine the most cost effective means of meeting the legal requirement. Since J366 was not intended as a development tool, it can be difficult or misleading to use it to make decisions on product configuration. In order to use J366 successfully in vehicle or engine development, one must understand and properly account for the inherent variability of the J366 driveby test procedure. This paper examines both the extent and some of the sources of J366 driveby test variability. Strategies are proposed to ensure the proper interpretation of test results. Several repeat tests are required to accurately determine a small change in driveby noise level.
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J1939 High Speed Serial Communications, The Next Generation Network for Heavy Duty Vehicles

1993-08-01
931809
Data link interfaces are a very important part of the heavy duty vehicle industry; sharing information between subsystems is vital. SAE Recommended Practices J1708, J1587 and J1922 were developed to provide standards for proprietary communications, general information sharing, diagnostic definition and early powertrain controls. The industry realized, however, that these standards would not accomplish the ultimate goal-that of a high speed control and communications network. The development of more capable serial data communications for the heavy duty vehicle industry was prompted by the following: the desire of component suppliers to integrate subsystems for improved performance; the advancement of technology; customer expectations; and government regulations.
Technical Paper

Electronic Diesel Fuel Controls

1982-02-01
820905
The continuing advances being made in microcomputer technology have resulted in its application to an ever increasing range of control systems. The improved performance and flexibility that would be achieved by a microcomputer based diesel engine fuel system cannot be matched by hydromechanical controls of the type currently used. Before an electronic system can be successfully introduced in the harsh heavy-duty truck environment, however, it must meet stringent reliability and durability goals at reasonable cost. This paper outlines some of the problems encountered and solutions implemented in the design of an electronic fuel pump for this market.
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