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Development of Hybrid System for Mid-Size Sedan

2011-11-07
The energy crisis and rising gas price in the 2000s led to a growing popularity of hybrid vehicles. Hyundai-Kia Motors has been challenging to develop the new efficient eco-technology since introducing the mild type compact hybrid electric vehicle for domestic fleet in 2004 to meet the needs of the increasing automotive-related environmental issues. Now Hyundai has recently debuted a full HEV for global market, Sonata Hybrid. This system is cost effective solution and developed with the main purpose of improving fuel consumption and providing fun to drive. Presenter Seok Joon Kim, Hyundai Motor Company
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Transfer Path Analysis of Structure-Borne Shock Absorber Noise in a Passenger Car

2001-04-30
2001-01-1441
This paper describes a method to separate structure-borne noise, which comes from the shock absorber, from the measured vehicle interior sound pressure. The transfer path analysis (TPA) was used. Shock absorber was considered as an input source while the sound pressure at the driver seat as its output. It was found that the sound pressure at the driver seat position and accelerations at the shock absorber mounting points are strongly correlated. Using one-third octave band analysis, the contribution of shock absorber structure-borne noise to the driver seat sound pressure was analyzed. Also the relationship between the measured acceleration and sound pressure was studied.
Technical Paper

Optical Measurements of Water Droplet Characteristics in Turbulent Gasoline Pipe Flow

2001-05-07
2001-01-1965
The liquid fossil fuel contaminated by water can make some troubles in combustion processes and endurance of a combustion system. The optical sensor monitoring the water concentration instantaneously in a fuel pipeline is an effective means for controlling the fuel quality. In two component liquid flows of oil and water, the flow pattern and characteristics of water droplets are changed with various flow conditions. Then, the light scattering of the optical sensor measuring the water concentration is also dependent on the flow patterns and droplet characteristics. Therefore, it is important to investigate the detailed behavior of water droplets in the pipeline of the fuel transportation system. In this study, the flow patterns and characteristics of water droplets in the turbulent pipe flow of two component liquids of gasoline and water were investigated using optical measurements.
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Measurements and Modeling of Residual Gas Fraction in SI Engines

2001-05-07
2001-01-1910
The residual gas in SI engines is one of important factors on emission and performance such as combustion stability. With high residual gas fractions, flame speed and maximum combustion temperature are decreased and there are deeply related with combustion stability, especially at Idle and NOx emission at relatively high engine load. Therefore, there is a need to characterize the residual gas fraction as a function of the engine operating parameters. A model for predicting the residual gas fraction has been formulated in this paper. The model accounts for the contribution due to the back flow of exhaust gas to the cylinder during valve overlap and it includes in-cylinder pressure prediction model during valve overlap. The model is derived from the one dimension flow process during overlap period and a simple ideal cycle model.
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Development of traction control system

2000-06-12
2000-05-0246
Two major roles of the traction control system (TCS) are to guarantee the acceleration performance and directional stability. This paper proposes a new slip controller which uses the brake and the throttle actuator simultaneously. To avoid measurement problems and get a simple structure, the brake controller is designed using Lyapunov redesign method and the throttle controller is designed using multiple sliding mode control. Through the hybrid use of brake and throttle controllers, the vehicle is insensitive to the variation of the vehicle mass, brake gain and road condition and can achieve required acceleration performance. For the directional stability, a new method to measure the mixture of yaw rate and lateral acceleration with the speed difference of non-driven wheels is proposed. Using this measurement, the controller imposes individual pressure to the driven wheels and can maintain stability in the cornering or the lane change on the slippery road.
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Prediction of Suspension Fundamental Mode Frequency with Extraction of Dynamic Properties of Automotive Shock Absorbers and Tire

2001-03-05
2001-01-0498
The automotive shock absorber has various functions in car performance. Particularly, it is a dominant tuning parameter to get good primary and secondary ride characteristics within 1-35Hz ranges in car development. Thus, understanding of characteristics of shock absorber in this frequency range is indispensable to both test and analysis engineers for an effective and systematic approach. In this study, tire is also investigated from the same point of view. Frequency dependent stiffness and damping coefficient are extracted by discrete sine swept test under constant velocity of 25, 50, 100mm/sec which represent typical road surface conditions[1]. The responses are analyzed on frequency domain and the basic theoretical background for this approach is introduced.
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The COANDA Flow Control and Newtonian Concept Approach to Achieve Drag Reduction of Passenger Vehicle

2001-03-05
2001-01-1267
In order to reduce total drag during aerodynamic optimization process of the passenger vehicle, induced drag should be minimized and pressure drag should be decreased by means of applying streamlined body shape. The reduction of wake area could decrease pressure drag, which was generated by boundary layer separation. The induced drag caused by rear axle lift and C-pillar vortex can be reduced by the employing of trunk lid edge and kick-up or an optimized rear spoiler. When a rear spoiler or kick-up shape was installed on the rear end of a sedan vehicle, drag was reduced but the wake area became larger. This contradiction cannot be explained by simply using Bernoulli’s principle with equal transit or longer path theory. Newtonian explanation with COANDA effect is adopted to explain this phenomenon. The relationships among COANDA effect, down wash, C-pillar vortex, rear axle lift and induced drag are explained.
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Analysis of the Gear Shift Mechanisms by R-R Chart Method

2001-03-05
2001-01-1163
A new point of view in automatic transmission is proposed by R-R chart, which is a new analytic method based on the linearity of planetary gear and gear shift mechanism. The R-R chart is a visual tool to describe the whole motion of each rotational element of planetary gears in relation to the gear shift mechanism. Therefore, anyone can easily find on R-R chart not only the substance of the gear shift mechanisms in present automatic transmissions but also new gear shift mechanisms for the future automatic transmissions. This paper shows that the R-R chart is unique in 4-speed automatic transmissions with fixed compound planetary gear sets. As a result of the R-R chart application, this paper classifies the fixed compound planetary gear sets with 4 elements into 12 sets and the gear shift mechanisms into 3 types. Also, 4 R-R characteristic equations are derived as a correlation between speed ratios in 4-speed automatic transmissions.
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Hyundai Full Scale Aero-acoustic Wind Tunnel

2001-03-05
2001-01-0629
A new Hyundai Aero-acoustic Wind Tunnel (HAWT) has been opened in the Nam-yang Technical Center of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) since August 1999. This wind tunnel has a 3/4 semi-open jet test section and a closed circuit in order to improve aerodynamic and wind noise and thermodynamic characteristics of vehicles. The HMC technical center had started the feasibility study of full-scale wind tunnel in 1995, to improve the aerodynamic characteristics and to meet fuel consumption regulations. The main purpose of this facility is conduct various kinds of tests on customer driving conditions, including aerodynamic and aero-acoustic tests and engine cooling simulations, etc. The technical specification was made on the basis of HMC engineers' experience of their own model scale and full-scale wind tunnels (like MIRA or DNW) during last 10 years.
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The Studies of Crash Characteristics According to Chassis Frame Types

2001-03-05
2001-01-0119
There are various tests for evaluating how well a vehicle protects people in a crash. The frontal and offset crash test is one of the most important tests that evaluate the crashworthiness of a vehicle. In this paper, we will discuss some parameters that have a major effect on the amount and pattern of intrusion into the occupant compartment during the frontal and offset crash test. And the characteristics of impact are described according to the types of chassis frame, T-type frame and #-type frame. The T-frame has worse performance than #-frame in crash, So it is necessary to make stronger dash compartments in T-frame. We will design a vehicle which has optimized body, chassis structure and material selections by controlling major parameters of frontal crash performance.
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Fuel Stratification in a Liquid-Phase LPG Injection Engine

2003-05-19
2003-01-1777
To investigate the mixture distributions in an LPG engine with Liquid phase port injection for heavy duty vehicles, an optical single cylinder engine, which is optically accessible both in side and bottom view, and laser diagnostic system were incorporated to apply PLIF (planar laser induced fluorescence) technique. Acetone was used as a dopant in LPG fuel, which was excited by KrF excimer laser (248nm), and its fluorescence images were acquired with ICCD camera. The effects of fuel injection timing, swirl intensity and excess air ratio were investigated. For the case of open valve injection, favorable stratification of fuel, both in axial and radial direction, was clearly observed compared to the closed valve injection, where reverse stratification in axial direction was observed. At the Ricardo swirl ratio of 3.4, it was apparent that excessive axial stratification of fuel got dominant, which would lead to poor engine performances.
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The Experimental Study on the Body Panel Shape to Minimize the Weight of the Damping Material

2003-05-05
2003-01-1715
The experimental study on the automotive body panel shape has researched a way to reduce the damping material. Among each differently designed panel shapes, the curved panel shape, with high rigidity, or dynamic stiffness, and uneven deformation mode, has found to most reduce the vibration energy and damping material application. This study shows how could the panel shape influence the NVH performance, which would be measured according to several specifically designed panel shapes in order to compare with the conventional bead panel. And this research proposes the way to optimize the damping material to minimize its weight.
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Reduction of Road Noise by the Investigation of Contributions of Vehicle Components

2003-05-05
2003-01-1718
The mobility technique is used to analyze the transfer functions of road noise between the suspension and the body structure. In the previous analyses, the suspension system and the body structure are altogether modeled as subsystems in the noise transfer path. In this paper, the mobility between the suspension and the body structure is analyzed by the dynamic stiffness at the connecting points. The measured drive point acceleration FRF at the connecting point in the transfer path was used to estimate the contributions of subsystems. The vibration modes of tire, the acoustic noise of tire's interior cavity, the vibration modes of the car's interior room, and the vibrations of body structure and the chassis are also considered to analyze the coupling effects of the road noise. Analyzing the measured results, direction for modification of car components is suggested.
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The Effect Of Intake System Geometry On The Sensitivity Of Hot Film Type Air Flow Meter

2003-05-19
2003-01-1802
The air fuel ratio of current gasoline engine is mostly controlled by various air flow meters. When CVVT (Continuous Variable Valve Timing) device is applied to gasoline engine for higher engine performance, MAP (Manifold Absolute Pressure) sensor can not be applied anymore due to intake valve motion. Therefore HFM (Hot film airflow meter) is used for measuring the intake air flow instead of MAP sensor. Usually HFM has a little sensitivity in flow direction, therefore reverse flow from engine to air cleaner can not be measured. Also, HFM maker request enough straight duct length nearly 10 times of a duct diameter making a fully developed flow. But, most vehicles have no enough space to install such an intake system in engine room. Thus the inserted duct was applied to confirm the stable fully developed flow in air duct. The various duct configurations in front of HFM effect on the sensitivity of HFM.
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A Study on Efficiency and Emission Enhancements in a 4-Stroke Natural Gas Lean Burn Engine

1996-02-01
960849
Experiments were performed with a 4-stroke, natural gas fueled SI engine to investigate the effects of several parameters on engine performance under lean operating condition. A favorable effect of charge swirl on stable lean burn operation was observed at a conventional compression ratio. There was an optimum EGR rate which gave a substantial reduction in NOx emissions with minor penalties in efficiency and UHC emissions. Marginal improvement was noticed with lean operations in a long spark duration ignition system. The flame jet ignition system displayed noticeable capability in extending the lean limit. In addition, shadowgraph visualization tests were performed for combustion diagnostic purposes.
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A Study of Flame Propagation for Different Combustion Chamber Configurations in an SI Engine

1997-02-24
970876
High speed natural light motion picture records synchronized with head gasket ionization probe and in-cylinder pressure data have been made in the transparent engine of different combustion chamber configurations. For knocking cycles, the head gasket ionization current method simultaneously taken with pressure data was able to find the location of knocking occurrence. To investigate the effects of combustion chamber configurations, the flame propagation experiments for pent-roof combustion chamber with center ignition ( Modified Type I engine ) and modified pent-roof ( Type II engine ) combustion chamber were performed with high speed natural light photography technique. The flame propagation of Modified Type I engine represents more uniform patterns than that of Type II engine. The investigation of knocking combustion was also made possible by observing flame propagation with the measuring techniques that use head gasket ionization probe and in-cylinder pressure data.
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Modeling of Airborne Tire Noise Transmission into Car Interior by Using the Vibro-acoustic Reciprocity and the Boundary Element Method

1997-05-20
972046
In this paper, the vibro-acoustic transmission characteristics are investigated in the view point of the airborne noise in the interior cavity due to the tire wall vibrations. The analysis is carried out by categorizing the airborne noise transfer path into the two separate consecutive events. First, the noise transfer from the vibrating tire wall to the exterior car panels is modeled by using the direct boundary element method (BEM). To this end, after discretizing the whole geometry of exterior body panels, tires, and ground into BEM models, vibro-acoustic transfer characteristics are investigated at several frequency components associated with the cavity resonances of tire. Here, cavity resonance frequencies of tire are estimated by BEM and the distribution of tire wall vibrations excited by a special vibro-acoustic source is measured at those frequencies.
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Identification of Dynamic Behavior of Sheet Metals for an Auto-Body with Tension Split Hopkinson Bar

1998-02-01
981010
In order to evaluate the crash-worthiness of a car, the dynamic response of the car body has to be correctly obtained at each level of car velocity. For the dynamic analysis, the dynamic properties of auto-body materials need to be identified for various strain rates. One of the typical high strain rate tensile tests is a split Hopkinson bar test. The present experiment has been carried out with a new split Hopkinson bar apparatus specially designed for the dynamic tensile test of sheet metals. The experiment provides stress-strain curves for various strain rates ranged from 2500 to 5000/sec. The experimental results from the both quasi-static and dynamic test are used to construct the Johnson-Cook equation as a constitutive relation, which can be applied to simulate the dynamic behavior of auto-body structures.
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Measurements of HC Concentration near Spark Plug and Its Effects on Combustion

1998-05-04
981431
Mixture preparation is a key contributor to both the combustion and emissions in automotive gasoline engines. The air-fuel ratio near the spark plug may have an effect on combustion characteristics since it is related to early flame development. Therefore, cycle resolved measurements of equivalence ratio near the spark plug is particularly important for better understanding of its contribution on combustion and emissions. This paper describes how we determined the in-cylinder equivalence ratio from the measured hydrocarbon concentration near the spark plug using a Fast Response Flame Ionization Detector (FRFID). The procedures established were then applied to a limited range of engine operating conditions, and the cycle resolved equivalence ratio near the spark plug was determined from the measured hydrocarbon concentration.
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Developing the Thermoplastic Water Pump and Power Steering Pulley for a Passenger Car

1998-02-01
980736
The thermoplastic automotive pulley has been developed and will be commercialized to high volume production that achieves cost saving and weight reduction over other automotive pulleys in the metal and thermosetting resin by Hyundai Motor Company. Design feature incorporated in this automotive pulley allow it to be manufactured and assembled onto the water pump more efficiently in consequence of design integration with the water pump and power steering pulley. However, the harsh environment and dynamic loads that the thermoplastic pulley has to withstand required extensive CAE analysis and testing of the molded parts and the standard glass reinforced PA was selected for the application to maximize cost savings. The key aspects of the plastic automotive pulley as well as its advantage are presented.
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