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2017-01-1756 | 2017-06-05
Journal Article
This paper presents a systematic approach to interior engine sound design for enhancing sound character of car interior sound effectively. Nowadays an active noise control technology is widely used in vehicle industry. Particularly, an active sound design (ASD) technique using vehicle’s audio sys…
2017-01-2275 | 2017-10-08
Technical Paper
In order to meet increasingly stringent emission regulations and reduce fuel consumption, development of modern powertrain is becoming more complicated, combining many advanced technologies. Gasoline engine downsizing is already established as a proven technology to reduce vehicle fleet CO2 emiss…
2017-01-2307 | 2017-10-08
Technical Paper
Lift-off length is defined as the distance from injector hole to the location where flame stabilized on a high injection pressure direct injection (DI) diesel spray. In this paper we used the high-speed (40 kHz) Schlieren and time-averaged OH chemiluminescence imaging technique to simultaneously …
2017-01-2414 | 2017-10-08
Technical Paper
The new Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC) engine, an evolution of the 2.3L 4-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine from Saab, was designed, built, and tested with close collaboration between BAIC Motor Powertrain Co., Ltd. and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI®). The upgraded engine…
2017-24-0021 | 2017-09-04
Journal Article
One of the key technologies for the improvement of the diesel engine thermal efficiency is the reduction of the engine heat transfer through the thermal insulation of the combustion chamber. This paper presents a numerical investigation on the effects of the combustion chamber insulation on the h…

In The News

Advanced Manufacturing
Mahindra and Ford have announced two new deals that strengthen their strategic alliance, which was first announced in September 2017, in the country. The new agreements include powertrain sharing as well as developing connected car solutions that will be put to use in both Mahindra and Ford cars. Let’s take a quick look at what the deal means for both companies.
Outlook India | 2018-10-17
Mazda Engine
It's too bad such a small number of people will ever drive the 2019 Hyundai Nexo. For a small CUV, driving it is an effortless affair that's also remarkably quiet and smooth. To be clear, I mean effortless in a good way, with a calm suspension and throttle response that doesn't ask the driver to do much other than enjoy getting through city traffic with little noise or noticeable vibrations.
Forbes | 2018-10-17
Cox Powertrain, which is unveiling its CXO300 diesel outboard at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, partnered with the Outdoor Network to distribute the engine.
TOT.com | 2018-10-17
Sedans and any configuration of a “car” might be a tough sell at the moment, but Toyota’s upscale Lexus division certainly wasn’t going to let that stop it from launching a new, seventh generation of the ES midsize sedan, which by a large margin just happens to be the brand’s best-selling car (51,398 last year in a shrinking car market). The ES typically accounts for nearly half of Lexus’ car sales.
SAE.org | 2018-10-17
Developing a hypercar with a proper F1 powertrainfor the road comes with plenty of challenges, according to Tobias Moers, the man who runs Mercedes AMG.

In an interview with Top Gear magazine, Moers said that they faced a delay in the development of the Mercedes AMG One hypercar as adjustments were needed to be made on the race-derived powertrain but now the project is back on track.
Carscoops | 2018-10-16