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Characterization and Durability of Mold-In-Color Engineering Plastics

Mahindra & Mahindra, Ltd.-Sandeep Kumar Shukla
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2542
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
Plastics are prone to photo oxidative and thermal oxidative degradation under usage conditions due to their chemical nature. From sustainability and cost standpoint, there is an increasing focus on Mold-In-Color (MIC) plastic materials. Simultaneously customer’s expectations on the perceived quality of these MIC parts has been increasing with attractive color and glossy appearance. A study was conducted to analyze the product quality and durability aspects over a prolonged exposure to accelerated weathering condition. Material selected for this study were injection molded specimens of ABS and PC/ABS used in automotive passenger vehicles. Comparative analysis was conducted before and after weathering exposure at defined intervals by using the various tools like Fourier Transform infra-red spectrometer (FTIR), thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA) and universal testing machine (UTM), Izod impact tester, dynamic mechanical analyzer (DMA) to understand the impact on their chemical and mechanical properties. This study will be useful in understanding material behavior, durability, performance and product quality.

Determine Thermal Fatigue Requirements for PEPS Antenna Copper Wire over Vehicle Lifetime with defined Reliability Requirements.

GMTCI-Abhinav Jauhri
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2582
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
Reliability states the degree to which the result of a measurement, calculation, or specification can be depended on to be accurate. And, tests according to GMW specifications represents a minimum of 15 years of vehicle life time with defined Reliability and Confidence level. In this work, actual number of thermal cycles for Thermal Fatigue tests (Thermal Shock and Power Temperature Cycle) are calculated for Copper Wire whose Coffin Manson exponent is 5. Overstressing the PEPS Antenna under thermal fatigue requirement (defined number of thermal cycles based on Reliability and Confidence requirements) will lead to broken Copper wire which will result in component’s functional failure and thus impossible to continue reliability testing. The objective of this paper is to determine thermal fatigue requirements for Antenna’s Copper wire whose Coffin Manson exponent is 5. Testing with exact number of thermal cycles will reduce the validation failures owing to broken Copper wire and thus save incurred revalidation cost. The current study is limited to only adjusting the thermal fatigue requirements (Number of Thermal Cycles) for only specific E/E…


General Motors Technical Center India-Vijaya Kumar R L, Biswajit Tripathy, Jayaraj Radhakrishnan
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2557
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
Research and/or Engineering Questions/Objective Plastic automotive fuel tanks made up of blow molded, multi-layered, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) material can take complex shapes with varying thickness. Accidental drop of fuel tank from a height during handling can lead to development of cracks. Damage can also occur due to an impact during a crash. This can be catastrophic due to flammability of the fuel. The objective of this work is to characterize and develop a failure model for the fuel tank material to simulate damage and enhance predictive capability of CAE for chassis and safety load cases. Methodology Different aspects were considered to develop a characterization and modelling strategy for the HDPE fuel tank. Material properties can be influenced by factors such as, service temperature, rate of deformation, state of stress etc. Hence, samples cut-out from different regions of the fuel tank were subjected to a variety of tests such as tensile test at different strain rates viz. 0.01/s, 0.1/s, 1/s, 10/s and 100/s, compression, shear, flexure and instrumented dart impact tests at different temperatures, -40°C, 23°C…

Frequency Inspection of Brake System Components

Signalysis Inc.-Robert Cagle
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-01-2117
To be published on 2019-09-15 by SAE International in United States
Frequency inspection has long been a tool utilized by manufacturers of brake system components as a means of quality control. This is important to combat perceived defectiveness of a system that experiences issues, such as brake squeal, as well as to identify actual defects in the parts going out to customers. Every component has its own resonance frequencies based on the dynamics of that component. Knowledge of the resonance frequencies of each component provides insight that can prevent manufacturers from sending out defective units, whether they be actual defects or perceived defects. NVH engineers who understand these phenomena perform theoretical analysis and acquire experimental data in the lab to gain insight into the part that will be produced on the assembly line. Unfortunately, the frequency requirements, and the consequences thereof, defined by the NVH engineers can still remain somewhat of a mystery to the manufacturing engineers who are tasked with applying them. Oversights in specifications can lead to avoidable scares that lead to delays and downtime. For example, failure to advise on proper alignment of…

Orbital Forming of Automotive Wheel Bearings

Orbitform-Jake Sponsler
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-01-2133
To be published on 2019-09-15 by SAE International in United States
Orbital forming is considered an optimal assembly process for many designs of automotive wheel bearing assemblies. More specifically, this process involves forming the spindle over the inner race of the wheel bearing to retain the inner ring and to maintain bearing preload. The unique forming properties and precise controls allow orbital forming to produce an ideal finished retention feature and form for these types of bearings. This paper discusses the specific benefits of orbital forming of automotive wheel bearings. Forming basics, the physics behind the benefits of orbital forming, as well as pre-form lip geometry and other part design considerations are presented. Advanced machine control methodologies and historical machine process improvements are also reviewed concluding with next steps in process control and in-machine quality assurance.

Aging Effect on Disc Pad Properties

Compact International (1994) Co., Ltd.-Meechai Sriwiboon, Kritsana Kaewlob, Nipon Tiempan
SKR Consulting Inc.-Seong K. Rhee
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-01-2108
To be published on 2019-09-15 by SAE International in United States
One Low-copper formulation and one Copper-free formulation were made into disc pad, and both of them were cured under 4 different conditions. These pads had no backing layer and no scorched layer. Pad thickness, dynamic modulus and natural frequencies were continuously monitored over a period of 12 months. After 12 months at room temperature, pad thickness, dynamic modulus and natural frequencies all increased to higher values. The Low-copper formulation increased rapidly during the first 60 days and the Copper-free formulation increased rapidly for the first 90 days, and then slowly thereafter. Two competing processes are found to be taking place; internal stress relief leading to expansion and cross-linking of the resin leading to shrinkage. As the pad properties are changing continuously, the timing of property measurement becomes an important issue for quality assurance. Implications of these changing properties are discussed for friction, wear, brake squeal and squeal modeling/simulation, and simple non-destructive test methods are recommended for checking pad quality consistency.

Exploration of Cavitation-suppressing Orifice Designs for a Heavy-duty Diesel Injector Operating with Straight-Run Gasoline

Aramco Research Center - Detroit-Yuanjiang Pei, Michael L. Traver
Argonne National Laboratory-Roberto Torelli, Gina M. Magnotti, Sibendu Som
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-24-0126
To be published on 2019-09-09 by SAE International in United States
The occurrence of cavitation inside injectors is generally undesirable since it can cause material erosion and result in deviations from the expected operating conditions and performance. Previous numerical work employing an injector geometry measured with x-ray diagnostics and operating with a high-volatility straight-run gasoline has shown that: (1) most of the cavitation is generally observed at low needle lifts, (2) needle motion is responsible for asymmetric structures in the internal flow as well as large pressure and velocity gradients that trigger phase transition at the orifice inlets, and (3) cavitation affects the injector discharge coefficient and distribution of injected fuel. To explore the potential for material damage within the injector orifices due to cavitation cloud collapse, the cavitation-induced erosion risk assessment (CIERA) tool has been applied for the first time to the realistic geometry of a heavy-duty injector using the CONVERGE software. Critical locations with high erosive potential matched qualitatively well with x-ray scans of an eroded injector sample that underwent a durability test with straight-run gasoline. This motivated a CFD exploration of a series…

Hybrid Transformer

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-34733
Published 2019-07-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

Researchers have developed a hybrid transformer that has the benefit of a full planar transformer design but uses a wire-wound secondary winding to keep the parasitic winding capacitances lower. Alone, planar transformers have the advantage of a lower profile and better reproducibility, but wire-wound transformers allow for less parasitic capacitances. By combining elements from traditional wire-wound transformers and planar transformers, the overall performance and reliability were improved.


High-Throughput Friction and Wear Tester

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-34739
Published 2019-07-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

There is a need for high-volume material testing/qualification but industry and researchers are currently limited by commercially available testing devices. Most wear testers can only handle one sample at a time and are often expensive.



AE-8C2 Terminating Devices and Tooling Committee
  • Aerospace Standard
  • AS81969/33
  • Current
Published 2019-06-14 by SAE International in United States
No Abstract Available.
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