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Vehicle Interior cleanliness tracker

Aptiv Components India Pvt Ltd-Anitha Loganathan
Aptiv Components India Pvt, Ltd.-Vijayalakshmi kr
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2466
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
The future of mobility is being driven towards fully autonomous driving. As a result, people spend majority of the time in vehicles for chores other than driving. The focus of automotive makers shifts towards providing best-in-class passenger comfort. One of the least focused area in passenger comfort is vehicle interior cleanliness which requires periodic human intervention. An intelligent vehicle can outsmart a human by self-caring to maintain the cleanliness elements on floor, seat and roof. This paper addresses subjects like wetness, dirt and stains in the vehicle interior utilizing the capability of Interior sensing platform. An internally mounted camera in the vehicle can capture images of the interior and apply image processing techniques to identify the subjects mentioned above. The wetness on the floor mats can lead to moldy odor, corrosion, failure of the electronic components in the car. Over a period, the vehicle upholstery or seats absorb the dirt and stains and lead to foul smell. HVAC can be used for drying the interior as appropriately detected by the system. A modern system to…

Photo oxidation analysis method for automotive coating weathering performance evaluation

Mahindra Engineering-Rahul Lalwani
Mahindra Research Valley-Divya Pande, B Jayanthan, Vinay Kumar
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2555
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
RESEARCH OBJECTIVE Accelerated artificial weathering performance has been always observed as critical and most important factor for durability prediction of colour and resin for a coating system. Photo oxidation of resin is the phenomenon behind coating’s ageing. Though accelerated weathering tests protocols are widely used in industry, they are very costly and still very time consuming. One automotive grade accelerated testing can go as long as 8 months duration. METHODOLOGY (maximum 150 words) Photo oxidation value (POV) is proportionate to the degradation of the resin material used in coating. During the accelerated weathering POV is measured for the coating at stipulated interval during initial phase and trend is plotted for deterioration verses weathering test duration. POV can be analysed with the help of FTIR analysis to observe bond absorption energy and bond separation energy in the resin system. This trend can be extrapolated to predict the weathering performance of coating. This method can save huge time in predicting the weathering performance and decision making. RESULTS (maximum 150 words) Photo oxidation degradation study was performed on…


Automotive Manufacturer-Jayanthan Balasubramanian
Mahindra Engineering-Rahul Lalwani
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2561
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
TITLE: MITIGATION FOR EDGE CORROSION PROTECTION FOR AUTOMOTIVE BODIES. Keyword: Edge corrosion, Edge protection, Rust on edges, Corrosion mitigation. Objective: A major challenge to automotive industry is to protect the vehicle from corrosion in varying environment with respect to different service conditions. One of the main types of corrosion that affects aesthetic look is edge corrosion on sheet metal. Mostly edge is acting as starting point of corrosion due to unprotected metal exposed to environment. A special attention to be given to exposed edges to protect from rust formation. Methodology: To mitigate corrosion in visible area, various solution proposed in manufacturing process, material usage, sealer application, BIW design. Samples were prepared as per design of experiments with respect to manufacturing process condition and subjected for testing. Results: Proposed solutions were validated in manufacturing process line and reports are discussed. Improvements observed in controlled lab testing were furnished with observations and recommendations. Limitation of this study: On high volume passenger and commercial segment, corrosion mitigations are linked with high cost impact where high-end corrosion protection like…

Mechanical and corrosion behaviour of 7075 aluminium matrix composite reinforced with TiC and Al2O3

Vellore Institute of Technology-Subham Jaiswal, Govindasamy Rajamurugan, Prabu Krishnasamy, Yashwardhan Shaswat, Mishra Kaushik
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-0094
To be published on 2019-10-11 by SAE International in United States
Various research regarding new methods of fabrication and modifications of Aluminium alloy to improve the existing properties are going on. The wide application of aluminium in aerospace and automobile Industry, demands improved mechanical properties with little to zero increment in weight. This work is based on the fabrication of hybrid metal matrix composites of 7075 aluminium alloy with the addition of TiC (Titanium Carbide) and Al2O3(Aluminium Oxide) reinforcements is fabricated using stir casting technique. Weight percentage of 5%, Al2O3 8% and Tic 12%, Tic 15% and Al2O3 10%. Samples are prepared for each mass distribution . Varying weight fraction samples are prepared to have a proper comparative study of the mechanical properties. In the fabrication we gradually increased the weight of TiC and Al2O3 as we progressed with the experiment.. The objective is to have a clear idea of mechanical properties variation with variation in reinforcement. Hardness tests is done using optical Brinell Hardness Testing machine . A proper characterisation of the samples was attained by using advanced electron microscopes. Tensile properties of the samples…

Damage Analysis of Composite Laminates

GITAM School of Technology-Palaniammal Rajamani, Nathi Venu Kumar
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-0092
To be published on 2019-10-11 by SAE International in United States
The favourable mechanical properties of Composite materials are excellent stiffness/weight and strength/weight ratios, easy formability and corrosion resistance. The application of composites in structural components is still limited by the difficulty in predicting their service lives. The objective of this research paper is to develop and evaluate damage initiation or delamination onset and growth in a C-C composite 8 layered pre-preg material 3D laminate model (dimension 25x3.4x85mm and ply thickness 1mm) under various loading conditions for two cases, one without crack and another with crack using ANSYS Autodyne tool subjected to a uni-axial load of 40N at the free end. Mapped quadrilaterals mesh is generated with 2610 nodes and 1792 elements. Cohesive Zone Model (CZM) formulations are more powerful than Fracture Mechanics approaches because they allow the prediction of both initiation and crack propagation. The composite laminate plate is thus bent due to Poisson effect, and crack opens up due to the heavy normal stress at the crack interface and the strain energy variation is uniform in length direction for pre-preg model. The bonding ply…

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…

Corrosion characteristics on friction stir welding of dissimilar AA2014/AA6061 alloy for automobile application.

Bannari Amman Institute of Technology-Sadhasivam Deepankumar, Anbalagan Ramakrishnan, Dinesh Dhanabalan
Vellore Institute of Technology-Govindasamy Rajamurugan, Prabu Krishnasamy
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-0063
To be published on 2019-10-11 by SAE International in United States
Friction Stir Welding (FSW) is a widely used solid state welding process in which its heats metal to below recrystallization temperature. FSW mostly avoids welding defects like hot cracking and porosity which are mainly in conventional welding techniques due to alloy’s higher heat dissipating nature and low re-crystallization temperature. In this process combining mechanical work and deformation heating to get high defect free welding joints. Aluminium Alloys 2014 and 6061 are generally used in a wide range of applications such as an automobile, shipbuilding and aerospace due to their high corrosion resistance, lightweight and good mechanical properties. In the present work, aluminium alloys of AA6061 and AA2014 were effectively welded by friction stir welding technique. The mechanical and Corrosion behaviour of the welded joints were investigated at different welding parameters.

Corrosion and Corrosive Wear of Steel for Automotive Exhaust Application

Crescent Institute of Science and Technology-Tiruvannamalai Rajendra Prasad Tamilarasan
SRM Institute of Science and Technology-Raj Rajendran
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-0178
To be published on 2019-10-11 by SAE International in United States
In the current scenario, durable exhaust system design, development and manufacturing are mandatory for the vehicle to be competitive and challenging in the automotive market. Material selection for the exhaust system plays a major role due to the increased warranty requirements and regulatory compliances. The materials used in the automotive exhaust application are cast iron, stainless steel, mild steel. The materials of the exhaust systems should be heat resistant, wear and corrosion resistant. Stainless steel is the most commonly used material in the automotive exhaust system. Due to increasing cost of nickel and some other alloying elements, there is a need to replace the stainless steel with EN 8 steel. Recent trends are towards light weight concepts, cost reduction and better performance. In order to reduce the cost and to achieve better wear and corrosion resistance, the surface of the EN 8 steel is modified with coatings. This work focuses on the evaluation of corrosion and corrosive wear resistance of hard chrome plating (HCP), hot dip aluminized coatings (HDA), spray aluminized coatings (SA), electroless nickel…

Study of Mechanical Properties of Similar and Dissimilar Metals of Monel 400 and SS 321by using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Process

Geethanjali College of Engg. and Tech.-Sudarshan Rikka, Devaiah Malkapuram
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-0141
To be published on 2019-10-11 by SAE International in United States
ABSTRACT In the present study the fabrication of joints between the nickel base alloys and steels of various grades have been under taken, joining of these metals has assumed new importance by virtue of their widespread in nuclear and aerospace applications. Such joints provide excellent strength, oxidation and corrosion resistance. This paper deals with the study of weldability, and mechanical properties of weld joints of two different alloys such as nickel based alloy- monel 400 and austenitic stainless steel AISI 321. The joining of the similar and dissimilar metals is carried out by GTAW process by employing two different types of filler rods such as SS321 and ERNiCrMo-3. Mechanical properties such as Ultimate tensile strength, Young’s Modulus are found as per ASTM testing standards, percentage of elongation aslso found to know the joint efficiency and Microhardness survey across the weld joint to estimate the hardness variations at different locations such as Weld zone of the matel, Heat Affected Zone (HAZ), and Base metal. Key Words: GTAW process, UTS, Hardness, Nickel based alloy - monel 400…

Turning of Inconel 825 with coated carbide tool applying vegetable-based cutting fluid mixed with CUO, Al2O3 and CNT Nanoparticles by MQL

Vellore Institute of Technology-Venkatesan Kannan, Devendiran Sundararajan
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-0060
To be published on 2019-10-11 by SAE International in United States
Inconel 825 is nickel (Ni)-iron (Fe)-chromium (Cr) alloy with additions of copper (Cu), molybdenum (Mo), and titanium (Ti). The alloy has excellent resistance to corrosion and is often the most cost-effective alloy in sulphuric acid piping vessels and chemical process equipment. No attempt of applying MQL with the addition of nanoparticles was reported conferring to the works accessed. The present study is focused on evaluating the effect of the addition of nanoparticles (CUO, Al2O3 and CNT) in vegetable oil applied by MQL mode during turning of Inconel 825 with coated carbide tool. Cutting force, surface roughness and tool wear are evaluated. The results showed that the addition of nCNT substantially improved the machining performance, smaller flank and crater wear on the tool edge, while the adhesion and abrasion are observed as wear mechanism and better results are obtained at 0.5% of nCNT+ vegetable oil to produce the lowest values.