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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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Design of a Novel Electro-Pneumatic Gear Shift System for a Sequential Gearbox

Vellore Institute of Technology-Jeevesh Jain, Vaibhav Mittal, Dore Ranganath Srinivasa Raghuraman, Shivam Singh Rathore, Sumit Nilesh Vadodaria
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-0011
To be published on 2019-10-11 by SAE International in United States
This paper describes the design of a novel pneumatic gear shifting system to replace the existing gear stick manual shifting system for ease of the driver while shifting gears. The aim of this work is to have a semi-automatic shifting (pneumatic shifting) removing the need for the driver clutch operation. The system consists of a solenoid valve, CO2 gas-pressurized cylinder, double-acting cylinder, and single-acting cylinder. On basis of the signal received the gear needs to be changed, the shifter opens or closes a magnetic valve assembly. The solenoid valve allows the compressed air into the piston that comes from a pressurized cylinder, in order to create the effect of shifting gears. The pedal shifter and buttons are used to shift the gears. The pedal shifter was designed by using a 3-D printing technique using PLA material. The microcontroller used is ATMEGA-328 in this system. There are three switches, one for upshift, downshift, and clutch respectively. An algorithm has been created in a microcontroller for a sequential gearbox of CBR 600RR. The system has been so…
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Fuel Efficiency Improvement in Automatic Transmissions by Lockup Slip Methodology

Mahindra & Mahindra, Ltd.-Arun Sukumar
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-0029
To be published on 2019-10-11 by SAE International in United States
Increasing of automatic transmissions in passenger cars is based on pleasure of driving, smooth acceleration and easy operation makes the customer satisfaction. Challenges beyond 2020 is BS VI emission norms in India - a very tough goals on CO2& NOx reduction in Gasoline & Diesel vehicles. But its setback in lower fuel economy.To support & enhance fuel economy in Automatic transmissions as part of drivetrain technologies, this article discusses about the power losses in torque converters and experiments on the actual Automatic transmission (AT) vehicle on-road to understand the real city driving behavior in the aspects of gear utilization & gas pedal utilization throughout the entire traffic conditions. With that data research, slip area and slipping conditions is determined & clutch slip control is enabled at area in torque converter by ensuring that NVH parameters are not affected.The addition of the Lock-up Slip system add value in terms of “Joy of Driving” by providing a 2-3% improvement in fuel economy over the previous one.
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Performance Analysis of an Automated Manual Transmission Controller for Two-Wheeler

ARAI Academy-Kiran Pralhad Wani
CoEP-ARAI Academy-Saurabh Sunil Patil
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-0125
To be published on 2019-10-11 by SAE International in United States
This research paper presents controller development and its performance analysis for two wheeler. The comparison for different performance parameters is carried out with and without automated manual transmission (AMT) controller. The AMT considered in this case, includes a conventional manual transmission gear-box with conventional clutch pedal. It is equipped with clutch actuation with the help of linear actuator and the gear shifting using servo motor. The upshift and downshifting of the gears and the clutch actuation is done through the decisions of controller. The results generated during the engine dynamometer test are used as input creating two wheeler vehicle model using AVL cruise software. This vehicle model is used to predict vehicle performance. The vehicle performance results are validated with chassis dynamometer test data. The vehicle model is modified for generation of gear shifting plot. Also Gear shift program (GSP) is generated using the GSP generation module of AVL cruise software. The two criteria used for GSP generation are fuel economy and vehicle acceleration performance. The simulation results include generation of gear shifting graph which…
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The Methane Fuel Based Turbocharged Direct Injection Engine in a Hybrid Powertrain - An Efficient Synergy

Continental Powertrain-Friedrich Graf, Stefan Lauer, Jan Ehrhard
Ford-Werke GmbH-Harald Stoffels, Carsten Weber
Published 2019-09-09 by SAE International in United States
There is no doubt that the modern internal combustion engine (ICE) is approaching its theoretical limits in terms of efficiency. Owed to the fact that the conversion of fuel-bound chemical energy into effectively usable power by combustion is largely defined by the fuel properties, the combustion process and the implicit phenomenon of abnormal combustion is a governing factor that limits further efficiency increases.However, the use of a knock-resistant fuel such as methane is leading to a significant raise in the average combustion pressure and total engine efficiency. In turn this requires a base engine architecture that is specially designed to cater the increased thermal and mechanical requirements so that the positive fuel properties can be fully exploited.Furthermore, an improvement of the energy balance is achieved by utilizing the kinetic energy stored in the vehicle by means of electrical recovery. In consequence, a positive synergy can be observed when mating this type of internal combustion engine to a hybrid powertrain. This hybrid powertrain consists of a P2 hybrid module containing an offset 48V electrical machine and…
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Modelling and Control of a Novel Clutchless Multiple-Speed Transmission for Electric Vehicles

Mecaprom SRL-Mauro Grandone, Alberto Lega, Michele Pennese
University of Salerno-Ludovica Malafronte, Cesare Pianese
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-24-0063
Published 2019-09-09 by SAE International in United States
Conventional electric vehicles adopt either single-speed transmissions or direct drive architecture in order to reduce cost, losses and mass. However, the integration of optimized multiple-speed transmissions is considered as a feasible method to enhance EVs performances, (i.e. top speed, acceleration and grade climbing), improving powertrain efficiency, saving battery energy and reducing customer costs. Perfectly in line with these objectives, this paper presents a patented fully integrated electric traction system, as scalable solution for electrifying light duty passenger and commercial vehicles (1.5-4.2 tons), with a focus on minibuses (<20 seats). The adoption of high-speed motor coupled to multiple-speed transmission offers the possibility of a relevant efficiency improvement, a 50% volume reduction with respect to a traditional transmission, superior output torque and power density.The proposed clutchless four-speed transmission is specifically conceived and designed to have the good matching with the traction electric motor. Indeed, clutches and synchronizers are not required thanks to the small inertia of the traction motor and its fast regulation in both torque and speed mode (torque modulation process). Therefore, an advanced shifting control…
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Operator Controls and Displays on Motorcycles

Motorcycle Technical Steering Committee
  • Ground Vehicle Standard
  • J107_201908
  • Current
Published 2019-08-28 by SAE International in United States
This SAE Recommended Practice applies to two- and three-wheel motorcycles intended for highway use. Vehicles commonly known as mopeds and mini-bikes are included in this vehicle category if they are intended for highway use.
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One-Way Clutches - Nomenclature and Terminology

Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Committee
  • Ground Vehicle Standard
  • J1087_201907
  • Current
Published 2019-07-24 by SAE International in United States

The definitions and illustrations in this SAE Recommended Practice are intended to establish common nomenclature and terminology for automotive transmission one-way clutches.

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Testing Methods and Signal Processing Strategies for Automatic Transmission Transient Multiplexed Pressure Data

Ford Motor Company-Steve Frait, Ram Sudarsan Devendran
Michigan Technological University-Mark Woodland, Jason Blough, Darrell Robinette, Carl Anderson
Published 2019-06-05 by SAE International in United States
Transmissions have multiple transient events that occur from gear shifting to torque converter clutch application. These transients can be difficult to capture and observe. A six speed front wheeled drive transmission was instrumented with pressure transducers to measure clutches and the torque converter. Due to size restrictions internal to the torque converter the data had to be multiplexed across three different transmitters. A method to capture a transient event through the use of multiplexed data was developed to create a data set with the transient event occurring on each channel. Once testing is completed, the data has to be split into individual channels and synced with the operational data. The data then can be used in both time and frequency domain analysis. It is important to understand that the data is not continuous and must be taken into consideration when post processing it for further results.
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Experimental Investigation on Gear Rattle Noise Reduction in Passenger Car

Maruti Suzuki India Limited-Devendra Kumar Khare, Abhishek Lakhanlal Vaishya, Archan Sunibhai Pujara, Radhe Krishna, Kingshuk Satpathy, Ved Prakash Choudhary, Anant Pandey
Published 2019-06-05 by SAE International in United States
Gear rattle noise reduction inside the passenger cabin is one of the major challenges for customer comfort enhancement. Therefore, it becomes a prime target during transmission design and development. Gear rattle is generated due to meshing teeth collision of free gears, which is caused due to torsional vibration of engine transferred through clutch. Vibrations are generated due to free gears teeth impact and are transferred to shaft, bearings and transmission housing. The sound absorption and structural vibration of transmission housing was optimized by changing the geometrical features of the transmission housing that affects radiated noise.Experimental approach for gear rattle noise reduction through transmission housing modification is described in this paper. Moreover, CAE method is also incorporated with the experiments for optimization of future vehicle transmission system designs.
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