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Design & analysis of 2 point aluminum upper control arm in modular multi link rear suspension system

ZF India Pvt, Ltd.-MAYUR SHAMKANT KULKARNI
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2564
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
In current automobile market, due to the need of meeting future CO2 limits and emission standards, demand for hybrid systems is on the rise. In general, the requirements of modern automobile architecture demands modular chassis structure to develop vehicle variants using minimum platforms. The multi-link modular suspension system provides ideal solution to achieve these targets. To match ideal stiffness characteristics of system with minimum weight, aluminum links are proving a good alternative to conventional steel forged or stamped linkages. Design of current 2-point link (Upper Control Arm) is based on elasto-kinematic model developed using standard load cases from multi body dynamics. CAD system used is CATIA V5 to design upper control arm for rear suspension. This arm connects steering knuckle & rear sub frame. For Finite Element Analysis we used Hyperworks CAE tool to analyze design under all load cased & further optimization is done to resolve highly stressed zones. An optimized solution presented with a balance of ideal stiffness & strength. A CAD model developed with aluminum forged alloy (6082 - T6) is compared…
 

Critical wear assessment of AA8011/Hybrid metal matrix composites with surface amendment using Friction Stir process

Sri Krishna College of Engg. and Tech.-Soundararajan Ranganathan, Shri Vignesh Ramachandran, Ramprakash Palanivelu, Saravanakumar Ramasamy
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-0096
To be published on 2019-10-11 by SAE International in United States
Friction Stir Process (FSP) was used for surface modification of steel, titanium, aluminum and magnesium based alloy has been considerably reviewed during the last decade. FSP can improve surface properties such as abrasion resistance, hardness, strength, ductility, corrosion resistance, fatigue life and formability without affecting the bulk properties of the material. The aluminum alloy having low ductility and softness characteristics are restricted because of their poor tribological properties. Preliminary studies reveal that, an ideal circumstance is to improve the aluminum alloy material life cycles by the way of strengthening the surface layer which can be modified through reinforcing nano particles through FSP. By the way, this experiment was carried out to obtain three set of samples like virgin AA8011, AA8011 with shape memory alloy and AA8011 along with shape memory alloy and silicon nitride during FSP under optimal process parametric condition. The improved distributions of nanoparticles were obtained after each FSP pass and progress in mechanical properties was observed. On the other hand to assess the tribological performance of prepared hard surface, three samples were…
 

Experimental investigation on turning characteristics of TiC/MoS2 nanoparticles reinforced Al7075 using TiN coated cutting tool

Sri Sairam Engineering College-Vetri Velmurugan Kannan
Vellore Institute of Technology-Venkatesan Kannan, Devendiran Sundararajan, Budireddy Uday Kumar, Dhulipalla Anvesh, Varupula Akhil
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-0165
To be published on 2019-10-11 by SAE International in United States
In recent years, aluminum metal matrix composites (Al-MMC) are found as a potential material for numerous applications owing to its good tribological and mechanical properties. In this work, the machining characteristics of aluminum alloy (Al7075) reinforced with TiC/MoS2 having nanoparticle. The samples of aluminum metal matrix composites by varying TiC in 0, 2 and 4 and MoS2 in 0 and 2 of the percentage weight of aluminum alloy (Composite 1(Al7075), Composite 2 (Al7075/2TiC/2MoS2) and composite 3 (Al7075/4TiC/2MoS2), respectively) are fabricated by the stir-casing method. The turning characteristics of the developed metal matrix composites are studied at various parameters such as cutting velocity (30 m/min, 60 m/min and 90 m/min), cutting depth (0.5 mm, 1.0 mm and 1.5 mm) and composites (1, 2 and 3) using TiN coated cutting tool by dry turning at 0.05 mm/rev feed rate. The turning characteristics of the prepared samples are compared each other under L20 orthogonal array on CNC turning machine. The significant findings in the present study are: hardness of base aluminum alloy is found to increase with the…
 

Characterization of AlSi10Mg Alloy Produced by DMLS Process for Automotive Engine Application

Turbo Energy Ltd.-Emmidi Thrinadh
Turbo Energy Private Ltd.-Kumaran Arun, Kumaran Aravindh
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-0134
To be published on 2019-10-11 by SAE International in United States
Considerable weight of an automobile is constituted by the engine and there is scope for improvement in fuel efficiency and emission control through optimization of weight in the engine. In this work, AlSi10Mg alloy produced by the DMLS is suggested for engine application which is a lightweight aluminum alloy. The mechanical properties like tensile strength, compressive strength, and hardness of both cast and additive manufactured alloy are compared followed by analysis of SEM images of tensile test fractured surfaces. The reciprocating wear test is carried out with lubrication (SAE 40 oil) for one lakh cycles at 125°C temperature and Co-efficient of friction (COF), wear rate of the cast and additive manufactured samples were compared. Wear patterns are analyzed using SEM images of the wear tracks.
 

Experimental Investigation Mechanical and Corrosion Characteristics of Friction Stir Welded Aluminum Alloy 7075-T6

Assistant Professor-Deepankumar S
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-0175
To be published on 2019-10-11 by SAE International in United States
Friction Stir Welding (FSW) is a quite new solid-state joining process. This joining technique is energy efficient, environment friendly, and adaptable. In particular, it can be used to join high-strength Aluminium alloys and other metallic alloys that are difficult to weld by conventional fusion welding. Friction Stir Welding heats metal to the temperature below re crystallization. FSW avoids welding defects like porosity and hot cracking which are frequently in conventional welding techniques due to alloy’s very low re-crystallization temperature and higher heat dissipating nature. This process combining deformation heating and mechanical work to obtain high defect free joints. Aluminum alloy 7075-T6 is generally used in various industrial applications such as automobile, ship building and aerospace due to their light weight, good mechanical properties and high corrosion resistance. In the present study, aluminum alloy 7075-T6 was successfully made by friction stir welding technique. The Corrosion, micro structure analysis and mechanical behavior of the welded joints were investigated at different welding parameters.
 

Orbital Drilling Optimization in High Speed Machining and Fatigue Life Enhancement by Orbital Roller Burnishing : Application to an Aluminum Alloy

INSA Toulouse-Alain Daidie
Université Paul Sabatier Ups-Landry Arnaud Kamgaing Souop, Yann Landon, Johanna Senatore
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-01-1861
To be published on 2019-09-16 by SAE International in United States
Orbital drilling has proved to be advantageous to achieve aeronautical-level quality drilling (surface roughness, geometry control…) fully adapted for complex assemblies in a single operation. However, compared to conventional drilling method, this process leads to a drastic change in structure's fatigue life probably due to a non-optimised level of residual stress. The control of the mechanical behaviour of parts obtained by orbital drilling is the goal of the European-CleanSky collaborative R&D project RODEO (Robotized Orbital Drilling Equipment and Optimized Residual Stresses, GA no.738219). In this work, an orbital drilling unit (ORBIBOT) allowing high-speed-machining conditions was developed by PRECISE France, that can be integrated on a lightweight industrial robot. Cutting parameters were determined through an original Tool-Material Couple optimization strategy dedicated to orbital drilling, developed with MITIS Engineering and carried out on aluminium alloy 2024-T351. In order to enhance the mechanical behaviour of the system (fatigue, surface hardening…), an innovative mechanical surface treatment has been introduced for investigations: orbital roller burnishing, performed right after orbital drilling. The burnisher follows a helical path around the hole axis.…
 

Improving Competitiveness of Additive Manufacturing Aerospace Serial Parts

LISI Aerospace-Maxime Gas, Alexis Rene-Corail, Sebastien Eyrignoux, Guillaume Iker, Stephane Sudre
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-01-1900
To be published on 2019-09-16 by SAE International in United States
The interest of selective laser melting technology for aerospace parts is very high due to their high complexity and their freedom of design which allow functions integration. However, the competitiveness of Laser Beam Melting (LBM) machines for aerospace industry is limited by two major road blocks. On the one hand, basic parametric set sold with LBM machines are more oriented to historical qualification than productivity rates. For instance, the ongoing qualification on EOS M290 by AIRBUS COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT only enables us to produce a hundred pieces per machine per year. On the other hand, wasted times between two consecutive manufacturing batches are significant and are impacting the yearly output of the machines. The present project focuses on two activities, focusing on the largest available machines, XLINE2000R and M400, in order to maximize the amount of pieces per build. The first one was the improvement of parametric set productivity, to reduce production time, while keeping material and mechanical properties. We focused on main aerospace materials: titanium alloys, aluminum alloys (Scalmalloy®) and nickel-chromium-based superalloys. The second one…
 
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Aluminum Alloy Bars, Rods, and Wire, Rolled or Cold Finished, 5.6Zn - 2.5Mg - 1.6Cu - 0.23Cr (7075-F), As Fabricated, or When Specified, Annealed (7075-O)

AMS D Nonferrous Alloys Committee
  • Aerospace Material Specification
  • AMS4186E
  • Current
Published 2019-08-01 by SAE International in United States

This specification covers an aluminum alloy in the form of bars, rods, and wire, in the sizes shown in 3.3.3, in the “as fabricated (F) temper” (see 8.5). When specified, product shall be supplied in the annealed (O) condition.

 
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Aluminum Alloy, Die and Hand Forgings and Rolled Rings, 5.6Zn - 2.5Mg - 1.6Cu - 0.23Cr (7075-T6), Solution and Precipitation Heat Treated

AMS D Nonferrous Alloys Committee
  • Aerospace Material Specification
  • AMS4126D
  • Current
Published 2019-08-01 by SAE International in United States

This specification covers an aluminum alloy in the form of die forgings 4 inches (102 mm) and under in nominal thickness at time of heat treatment, hand forgings up to 6 inches (152 mm) incl, in as forged thickness, rolled rings with wall thickness up to 3.5 inches (89 mm) incl, and stock of any size for forging or rolled rings (see 8.6).

 
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Aluminum Alloy Bars, Rods, and Wire Rolled or Cold Finished, and Rings, 5.6Zn - 2.5Mg - 1.6Cu - 0.23Cr (7075-T6, 7075-T651), Solution and Precipitation Heat Treated

AMS D Nonferrous Alloys Committee
  • Aerospace Material Specification
  • AMS4122M
  • Current
Published 2019-08-01 by SAE International in United States

This specification covers an aluminum alloy in the form of rolled or cold finished bars, rods, and wire, and of flash welded rings conforming to the dimensions listed in Table 2 (see 8.4).