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Ride- Comfort Analysis for Commercial Truck using MATLAB Simulink.

VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd-Subrat Bhanja, Krishna Achanta, Pranay Jain, Sumit Bharti
ARAI Academy.-Sarnab Debnath
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2428
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
Ride Comfort forms a core design aspect for suspension and is to be considered as primary requirement for vehicle performance in terms of drivability and uptime of passenger. Maintaining a balance between ride comfort and handling poses a major challenge to finalize the suspension specifications. The objective of this project it to perform ride- comfort analysis for a commercial truck using MATLAB Simulink. First, benchmarking was carried out on a 4x2 commercial truck and the physical parameters were obtained. Further, a mathematical model is developed using MATLAB Simulink R2015a and acceleration- time data is collected. An experimentation was carried out on the truck at speeds of 20 kmph, 30 kmph, 40 kmph and 50 kmph over a single hump to obtain actual acceleration time domain data. The model is then correlated with actual test over a single hump. This is followed by running the vehicle on Class A, B & C road profiles to account for random vibrations. Similarly, a simulation is done on MATLAB Simulink and a correlation is established between simulated and actual…
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Design optimization for Engine mount

Prateek Sharma
VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd-Mahendra Parwal
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2540
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
The mounting of an engine plays important role in controlling the vibration transmissibility, alignment of transmission unit within specific limit. Design of any mounting system mainly depends on stiffness, allowed deformation and transmissibility of force, natural frequency and size w.r.t space constraints etc. This paper helps to study the behavior of engine mount with different layer of rubber with defer stiffness. Firstly the design of front engine mount with single rubber layer according to space constraint in vehicle and then analysis is done to determine the deformation and various results using CAE technique. As per the results, design is modified with varying layer of rubber pad and again analysis is done with same boundary condition followed by improved results.
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An alternate cost effective material for rocker arm used in heavy commercial vehicles

VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd-Kaarthic Kaundabalaraman, Suresh Kumar Kandreegula, Hemantkumar Rathi
VE Commercial Vehicles, Ltd.-Sonu Paroche
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2550
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
Rocker arm in internal combustion engine is very important part which transfer the cam motion and force to the valve. In heavy commercial vehicles, the engine components are design for an infinite life (considerable higher than other components). Recently industries are working for light weight and optimized cost material. Hence it is required to have an optimized cost effective design of rocker arm without affecting its performance. A rocker arm should meet the stiffness and strength requirement. The objective of this study is to find out the alternate material for rocker arm which can provide the similar strength & stiffness as conventional rocker arm material. To achieve the performance and cost target, alternate material cast iron has been evaluated for rocker arm. Cast iron is lighter than the forged steel rocker arm, also it has a good frictional characteristic. Further bush is eliminated from the rocker arm assembly due to self-lubricant property of the cast iron rocker arm. This is significant reduce in cost of material and assembly procedure. A 2-d simulation and finite element…
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Equivalent Radiated Power driven optimization for driveline housings using simulation tools to cut-down the project time

VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd-Suresh Kumar Kandreegula, Hemant Nishad, Dheeraj Singh, Kunal Kamal
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2533
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
In the field of Automotive industry, being competitive makes you succeed. Industry is moving towards advancement day by day. New technologies to improve fuel efficiency, crash resistance, vehicle noise levels have been trending. At VECV, we have traditionally worked on CAE of driveline housings (clutch housing & transmission housing) based on static, dynamic and transient loadings. Currently, weight optimization technique depends on the structural and dynamic loading conditions, but do not consider acoustic concerns. Powertrain housings are highly prone to vibrations and leads to high level of noise. Noise has been constant issue in the casting components associated to driveline. There have been lot of research going on to reduce the level of noise and vibrations in the vehicle driveline, which ultimately leads to fuel efficiency and ergonomic benefits. Low noise generation can also lead to saving of lot of resources deployed to dampen the noises. In order to capture the acoustic responses of the system and to improve the design based on acoustic responses, a comprehensive analysis of newly developed driveline housings (clutch housing…
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An analysis of the Fuel Cell Pack with different Drive cycles

VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd-C Venkatesh Chandrasekar, L R Amruth Kumar
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2510
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
An analysis of the Fuel Cell Pack with different Drive cycles Abstract: In the view of the Environmental friendly future, every automotive manufacturer is making a move towards electric mobility. Zero emission can be achieved with the help of electric vehicles. However, there are some limitations too. Battery electric vehicle (BEV) gives a limited range in the vehicles and even their market penetration is difficult because of their energy storage capability. A fuel cell unit can be added to the system, which increases the range and the energy capacity of the system. Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) system is faster to refill compared to plugin charging in the Battery electric vehicle (BEV). This study deals with the behavioural analysis of the Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Fuel cell based on the different drive cycles. Fuel cell model has been developed and simulated in the SIMULINK environment. Simulation results were obtained for the different drive cycles. Fuel cell controls were even observed for the city start/stop cycle. The results obtained from the simulation for the different…
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A novel approach on range prediction of a hydrogen fuel cell electric truck

VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd-C Venkatesh Chandrasekar
VE Commercial Vehicles Limited-L R Amruth Kumar
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2514
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
A novel approach on range prediction of a hydrogen fuel cell electric truck C.Venkatesh - Manager - Product Development, Sustainable Mobility & Advanced Technologies Abstract: A novel approach on range prediction of a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle Abstract: Today's growing commercial vehicle population creates a demand for fossil fuel surplus requirement and develops highly polluted urban cities in the world. Hence addressing both factors are very much essential. Battery electric vehicles are with limited vehicle range and higher charging time. So it is not suitable for the long-haul application. Hence the hydrogen fuel cell based electric vehicles are the future of the commercial electric vehicle to achieve long range, zero emission and alternate for reducing fossil fuels requirement. The hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle range, it means the total distance covered by the vehicle in a single filling of hydrogen into the onboard cylinders. And here the prediction of the driving range is essential based on optimal parameters (vehicle acceleration, speed, trip time etc.) before the start of the trip. If the driver starts the…
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A Comprehensive Study on Euro 6 Turbocharger Selections and Its Deterioration with Closed Crank-Case Ventilation in Heavy Commercial Vehicles

VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd-Aravind Mohan, Juzer Jaliwala, Kunaal Bhagat, Kumar Patchappalam
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-24-0061
Published 2019-09-09 by SAE International in United States
Euro 6 emission norms are getting implemented in India from April 2020 and it is being viewed as one of the greatest challenges ever faced by the Indian automotive industry. In order to achieve such stringent emission norms a good strategy will be to optimize the engine out emission through in cylinder emission control techniques and a right sized after treatment system has to be used for this optimized engine. There exist several factors and trade-off between these should be established for in cylinder optimization of emissions. Since the turbocharger plays an apex role in controlling both the performance and engine out emissions of a CI engine, turbocharger selection is a crucial step in the development of new generation of Euro 6 engines in India. Such engines are equipped with additional actuators such as Intake Throttle Valve and Exhaust Throttle Valve and combination of these flap operations with turbocharger output plays a prominent role in controlling performance and emission. This study focusses on the use of different AVU (Air Valve Unit) controlled waste gate turbochargers…
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Comfort Improvement in Air Conditioned Buses through the Homogenous Air Flow along the Hatrack by Using Different Types of Baffle Plates

VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd-Saurabh Sharma, Akarsh Sathish, Jitendra Thakur, Sushil Shende
Published 2019-01-09 by SAE International in United States
India being a developing nation, there is significant improvement of road infrastructure across the country as well as the spending power and earnings of the common man. This leads to the new trend of customers willing to pay for a more comfortable travel through AC buses. To satisfy these demands, OEM’s are forced develop and manufacture huge numbers of AC buses. Although the OEM’s are meeting this demand of quantity, the quality aspect of the buses, i.e., climate comfort, is still subpar. One of the main reasons for this sub-quality comfort is the non homogenous distribution of air flow along the bus. This non homogeneity leads to the centre of the bus having very high air flow and thus overcooling conditions, while the front and rear of the bus receive very little air flow and thus receive under-cooling conditions.To solve this concern of non homogeneity, we incorporated a new design in the hatrack, through the implementation of baffles and deflector in the hatrack. With this new design, air flow distribution was analyzed through CFD and…
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Compressed Air in Engine Exhaust Manifold to Improve Engine Performance and Fuel Economy

VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd-Jyotirmoy Barman, Kumar Patchappalam, Himanshu Gambhir
Published 2019-01-09 by SAE International in United States
Turbo lag is a very common phenomenon with all diesel engines using the turbo charger to boost power output from an engine. Naturally aspirated diesel engine which is more polluting, heavier, having higher power losses makes a diesel engine more lethargic. Turbocharged diesel engine is fuel efficient, having lower emissions and better power. A smaller sized turbocharged diesel engine delivers power equivalent to larger sized engine;Turbo Lag is the time required to change power output in response to throttle inputs. Turbo lag results in slow increase of speed when we press the accelerator pedal. Turbo lag becomes a real cause of concern when rapid changes in power are required. This is due to the time required for a turbocharger and exhaust system to generate the required boost. Inertia, Friction and Load on the compressor are prime contributor of Turbo Lag;Applications of Turbocharger can be sub-categorized into those that require frequent changes in power output such as automotive and those that do not require frequent changes such as locomotives, aircraft, marine, commercial automotive, gensets, and locomotives.…
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Design, Simulation and Validation of Front End Auxiliary Drive (FEAD) Mounting Bracket for Electric Powertrain Application

VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd-Kamal Rohilla, Suresh Kumar Kandreegula, Saurabh Agrawal, Jasvir Bisht, Pungaraj Muthaiah
Published 2019-01-09 by SAE International in United States
The main driving force behind recent innovations in automotive sector is the need to decrease the dependability on fossil fuels and move towards alternative sources for energy. While there is still substantial scope for improvement in conventional diesel and petrol engine based powertrains, the inherent dependency on limited and rapidly depleting carbon based fuels make their long term usage impractical highlighting the need for alternative non-conventional powertrain setups.In the recent past, electric powertrains have come out as favorable alternative as they are extremely flexible in adopting to scenarios where energy for use might be drawn from multiple sources such as solar power, hydroelectric, nuclear reaction, etc. The advantages can further be magnified by adopting the electric power based powertrains in mass transportation application such as bus application. However, the adoption of electric power based powertrains requires a complete redesign of powertrain mounting architecture.This study is specifically focused on redesigning the Front End Accessory Drive (FEAD) mounting bracket for bus application. The new design will also include the provision for the mounting of prime mover (electric…
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