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A Power Split Hybrid Propulsion System for Vehicles with Gearbox

Istituto Motori CNR-Luigi De Simio, Michele Gambino, Sabato Iannaccone
  • Technical Paper
  • 2020-37-0014
To be published on 2020-06-23 by SAE International in United States
New internal combustion engines (ICE) are characterised by increasing maximum efficiency, thanks to the adoption of strategies like Atkinson cycle, downsizing, cylinder deactivation, waste heat recovery and so on. However, the best performance is confined to a limited portion of the engine map. Moreover, electric driving in urban areas is an increasingly pressing request, but battery electric vehicles use cannot be easily widespread due to limited vehicle autonomy and recharging issues. Therefore, in order to reduce ICE vehicle fuel consumption, by decoupling the ICE running from road load, as well as permit energy recovery and electric driving, hybrid propulsion systems are under development. This paper analyses a new patent solution for power split hybrid propulsion system with gearbox. The system comprises an auxiliary power unit, adapted to store and/or release energy, and a planetary gear set which is interposed between the ICE and the gearbox. The system is characterized by a further device coupled with the ICE to modulate the resistance torque, in order to use the auxiliary power unit also for regenerative braking. The…
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Fundamentals in Wire Selection and Sizing for Aerospace Applications

AE-7C Systems
  • Aerospace Standard
  • AIR6540A
  • Current
Published 2020-03-06 by SAE International in United States
The scope of this report is to capture fundamental principles of selecting a wire size for an aerospace application using the method prescribed in the AS50881 standard and additional calculations, not found in AS50881, to ensure the wire selection will adequately perform in the specific physical and environment conditions. This report covers wire selection and sizing as part of the electrical wire interconnection systems (EWIS) used in aerospace vehicles. Aerospace vehicles include manned and unmanned airplanes, helicopters, lighter-than-air vehicles, missiles, and external pods. This document does not apply to wiring inside of airborne electronic equipment but shall apply to wiring externally attached to such equipment. Wire selection must consider physical and environmental factors to size wires such that they have sufficient mechanical strength, do not exceed allowable voltage drop levels, are protected by materials or circuit protection devices, and meet circuit current carrying requirements. For electrical power feeders and distribution, or EWIS applications, other information and environmental and installation limitations are also needed to adequately evaluate and select the correct wire size for a specific…
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Electronic Engine Control Design Guide for Electromagnetic Environmental Effects

E-36 Electronic Engine Controls Committee
  • Aerospace Standard
  • AIR5060B
  • Current
Published 2020-02-26 by SAE International in United States
The purpose of this document is to provide reference material for establishing compatibility of electronic gas turbine engine control systems and associated components with the electromagnetic environment and achieving compliance with associated airworthiness requirements.
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15 Pole Connector Between Towing Vehicles and Trailers with 12 Volt Nominal Supply

Truck and Bus Electrical Systems Committee
  • Ground Vehicle Standard
  • J2691_202002
  • Current
Published 2020-02-25 by SAE International in United States
This SAE Standard establishes the minimum construction and performance requirements for a 15 pole connector between towing vehicles and trailers, for trucks, trailers, and dollies, for 12 VDC nominal applications in conjunction with SAE J2742. The connector accommodates both power and ISO 11992-1 signal circuits along with dual ground wires to accommodate grounding requirements within the constraints of the SAE J2691 terminal capacity.
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EUROCAE/SAE WG80/AE-7AFC Hydrogen Fuel Cells Aircraft Fuel Cell Safety Guidelines

SAE EUROCAE Fuel Cell Task Group
  • Aerospace Standard
  • AIR6464
  • Current
Published 2020-02-05 by SAE International in United States
This document defines the technical guidelines for the safe integration of Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cell Systems (FCS), fuel (considered to be liquid and compressed hydrogen storage types only), fuel storage, fuel distribution and appropriate electrical systems into the aircraft. Editorial Note: Today PEM systems and fuel storage represent the most mature FCS technology and currently forms the basis for this standard. Other types of fuel cell systems and fuels (including reforming technologies and electrolyzers), may be covered by a further update to this document.
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Contiguous Aircraft/System Development Process Example

S-18 Aircraft and Sys Dev and Safety Assessment Committee
  • Aerospace Standard
  • AIR6110
  • Current
Published 2020-02-05 by SAE International in United States
This AIR provides a detailed example of the aircraft and systems development for a function of a hypothetical S18 aircraft. In order to present a clear picture, an aircraft function was broken down into a single system. A function was chosen which had sufficient complexity to allow use of all the methodologies, yet was simple enough to present a clear picture of the flow through the process. This function/system was analyzed using the methods and tools described in ARP4754A/ED-79A. The aircraft level function is “Decelerate Aircraft On Ground” and the system is the braking system. The interaction of the braking system functions with the aircraft are identified with the relative importance based on implied aircraft interactions and system availabilities at the aircraft level. This example does not include validation and verification of the aircraft level hazards and interactions with the braking system. However, the principles used at the braking system level can be applied at the higher aircraft level. The methodologies applied here are an example of one way to utilize the principles defined in…
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Fiber Optic Sensors for Aerospace Applications

AS-3 Fiber Optics and Applied Photonics Committee
  • Aerospace Standard
  • AIR6258
  • Current
Published 2020-01-30 by SAE International in United States
This document is intended to describe technologies available, application needs, and operational requirements relating to the use of fiber optic sensing systems on aerospace platforms: a To define standard terminology used in describing fiber optic sensing systems and their performance. b To identify current interfaces used for fiber optic sensing systems. c To define environmental, reliability, and maintainability capabilities of fiber optic sensing system components. d To describe the fiber optic sensor and instrumentation technologies that forms the current state of the art. e To describe current and future unmet needs of the aerospace industry for measurements using fiber optic sensors.
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Aircraft Fuel System Design Guidelines

AE-5A Aerospace Fuel, Inerting and Lubrication Sys Committee
  • Aerospace Standard
  • AIR7975
  • Current
Published 2019-12-05 by SAE International in United States
This document describes the major design drivers and considerations when designing a fuel system for a large commercial aircraft. It discusses the design at a system/aircraft level, and is not intended as a design manual for individual system components, though it does refer out to other SAE specifications where more detail on specific components and sub-systems is given. It does include examples of a number of calculations associated with sizing of fuel systems, based on those given in NAV-AIR-06-5-504, as well as an appendix summarizing basic fluid mechanical equations which are key for fuel system design. It is acknowledged that most of these calculations would today be performed by modelling tools, rather than by hand, but it is considered important for the designer to understand the principles. It is intended that later issues of this document will include appendices which give specific considerations for military aircraft, smaller commercial aircraft, and rotorcraft.
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Auxiliary Power Take-off Drives for Agricultural Tractors

Machine Technical Steering Committee
  • Ground Vehicle Standard
  • J717_201912
  • Current
Published 2019-12-04 by SAE International in United States

This SAE Standard establishes specifications for mid- and side-power take-off drives that will be helpful in designing implements. Design of the implement attaching means must be tailored to each tractor, depending on attaching points available and the exact location of the auxiliary shaft.

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Considerations for Hydrogen Fuel Cells in Airborne Applications

SAE EUROCAE Fuel Cell Task Group
  • Aerospace Standard
  • AIR7765
  • Current
Published 2019-11-18 by SAE International in United States
The scope of this joint EUROCAE/SAE report is to compile the considerations relating to airborne application of hydrogen fuel cells. This document provides a comprehensive analysis of the use of hydrogen as a fuel by describing its existing applications and the experience gained by exploiting fuel cells in sectors other than aviation. The use of hydrogen fuel cells in aircraft can help in meeting aviation environmental targets (including noise pollution) and can be vital to achieving efficient electrically propelled air vehicles. The experience gained with mature fuel cells in terrestrial applications and the handling of other gases in aviation, as presented herein, will help in alleviating safety concerns and in demystifying the usage of hydrogen in aviation.
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