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Technical Paper

Dynamic Simulation and Endurance Limit Safety Factor Calculation for Crankshaft - Comparison of Single Mass and Dual Mass Flywheel

The crankshaft is the component which transmits dynamical loading from cylinder pressure and inertial loads in engine operating conditions. Because of the crucial importance of its function, crankshaft fatigue life is desired to be higher than the predicted engine operating life. In this study, Puma I5 crankshaft dynamic simulation is performed with multi body dynamics technique. Fatigue safety factors are calculated with the dynamical loadings of engine operating conditions. The effects of single mass and dual mass flywheel on endurance limit are analyzed in this study.
Technical Paper

Heavy Duty Vehicle Clutch Remanufacturing for Market Cannibalization, Profitability and Environmental Benefits

Remanufacturing is a process in which used products are disassembled, and their components are repaired and used in the production of new products. This study investigates the impact of various remanufacturing decisions on Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) profitability and market cannibalization in an infinite-horizon production scenario for heavy duty vehicle (HDV) clutches. A discrete event simulation model is developed for benchmarking of different scenarios using various factors and their levels. There are two consumer segments as primary customer and grey customer in the market. Three different end of life (EOL) clutch quality conditions are defined, and three different percentages of clutch collect strategies are defined for all EOL products in the market.
Journal Article

Transient Analysis of Engine Parts under Engine Loads and Random Road Vibration for Fatigue Evaluation

Some of the engine components are connected both to the chassis and to the engine. These parts are subject to vibrational loads coming from the road and the engine. Engine loads are generally considered to be deterministic, whereas the road load is random and conventional methods such as steady state forced frequency analysis, or PSD approach usually focus on engine and road loads separately. Since phase information is lost during PSD conversion, it is not possible to superimpose the results of these analyses without making additional assumptions such as creating random phase data for stress results, which would be a questionable technique. Consequently, these approaches generally result in delivering incomplete information for fatigue evaluation. In this study, both of the engine and road loads are considered simultaneously. Direct transient analysis technique is utilized in order to obtain overall stress values on the parts.