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NEXT GENERATION POWER DISTRIBUTION UNIT IN WIRING HARNESS

Mahindra & Mahindra, Ltd.-Boobala Krishnan D, Himanshi Dua, T Vijayan, Apurbo Kirty
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2571
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
Keywords – Miniaturization, Low Profile (LP) Relays, Low Profile (LP) Fuses, Fuse box, Wiring Harness Research and/or Engineering Questions/Objective With the exponential advancement in technological features of automobile’s EE architecture, designing of power distribution unit becomes complex and challenging. Due to the increase in the number of features, the overall weight of power distribution unit increases and thereby affecting the overall system cost and fuel economy. The scope of this document is to scale down the weight and space of the power distribution unit without compromising with the current performance. Methodology Miniaturization involves replacing the mini fuses and J-case fuses with LP mini and LP J-case fuses respectively. The transition doesn’t involve any tooling modification and hence saves the tooling cost. Furthermore, to address stringent weight and space targets, LP mini fuses and LP J-case fuses were further replaced with micro-2 fuse and M-case fuse respectively. Similarly, micro relay and mini relay were replaced with Ultra micro and High current micro relay respectively. Results We took MPV segment vehicle for our initial testing and validation…
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Performance of Switched Reluctance Motor for Small Electric Vehicle in Urban Mobility

ARAI Academy-Vignesh S, Yogesh Krishan Bhateshavar, Mohammad Rafiq Agrewale, Kamalkishore Vora
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2501
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
Small electric vehicles are challenging in nature while designing the power train and especially the mounting of batteries within the volume available. In this research, power train of small electric vehicle is designed and it is compared with the electric vehicles. The designed vehicle should meet the requirements of urban car so that it can be preferred in urban mobility. Emphasis is given on studying performance parameters such as motor speed, torque for different urban driving cycles by altering the motor and its no. of poles. Battery pack is designed to fit under the front hood of the vehicle whereas motor is fitted at the rear. Range is estimated using Simulink and it is validated with mathematical calculation using Peukert method performed in MATLAB. It is concluded that the designed vehicle with Switched Reluctance Motor 6/4 configuration of 15 kW, 110 Nm is sufficient to meet the urban car in 2020 targets. NCA battery is preferred for range improvement. Retro fitment is given higher priority while designing battery pack.
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MASS OPTIMIZED HOOD DESIGN FOR CONFLICTING PERFORMANCES

General Motors Technical Center-Santosh Swamy, Gulshan Noorsumar, Shivakumar Chidanandappa
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2546
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
MASS OPTIMIZED HOOD DESIGN FOR CONFLICTING PERFORMANCES Santosh Swamy, Gulshan Noorsumar, Shivakumar Chidanandappa General Motors Technical Center, India Keywords Hood; Head Injury Criterion (HIC); Stiffness; Shape optimization; Multi-Disciplinary Optimization (MDO) Research and/or Engineering Questions/ Objective The objective of this work is to obtain a light weight hood which has least possible mass, and at the same time meets all contradicting performances of pedpro (pedestrian protection) and structural stiffness disciplines. Passenger vehicles have stringent safety norms from pedpro perspective to meet child and adult head injury criteria (HIC). These pedestrian safety requirements often conflict with structural stiffness performance criteria which pose a challenge for most automotive OEMs. Therefore, there is a growing need for mass optimization and performance balancing to meet both the requirements simultaneously. Methodology The outlined method uses a CAE based Multi-Disciplinary Optimization (MDO) approach involving shape variables to find an optimum design for stiffness and pedpro performances. Adding slots along the vertical beam walls of the hood inner panel helps soften the area around the head impact location, thereby improving pedpro performance locally.…
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Optimization of An EV Controller Design For A Three Wheeler BOVs - EMC Approach

International Centre for Automotive Technology-Nikhil Grover
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2474
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
Introduction: The advent of electric mobility is changing the conventional mobility techniques and their application in automobiles across all segments. Three wheeler Battery Operated Vehicles (BoVs) are a special category of electric vehicles (EVs) as far as EMC compliance is concerned. The problem mainly lies with the open body design and cost cutting measures being exercised by the manufactures which makes Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) compliance challenging. Objective: Though it is sometimes possible to resolve EMC malfunctions related to motor power cable, cables & wiring harness etc. using external techniques post design stage, but controller being a closed and typical element makes it difficult to improve against EMC malfunctions using external techniques. This paper would concentrate on the controller design parameters and improvement of the same in terms of Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and performance efficiency at the design stage itself. Methodology: This study would concentrate on designing of motor controller for three wheeler EVs, improving and optimizing the EMI/EMC aspects of the design and its performance with the following aspects in mind: 1. Selection of critical…
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Next Generation HEV Powertrain Design Tools: Roadmap and Challenges

Politecnico di Torino-Pier Giuseppe Anselma, Giovanni Belingardi
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-01-2602
To be published on 2019-10-22 by SAE International in United States
Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) represent a fundamental step in the global evolution towards transportation electrification. Nevertheless, they exhibit a remarkably complex design environment with respect to both traditional internal combustion engine vehicles and battery electric vehicles. Innovative and advanced design tools are therefore crucially required to effectively handle the increased complexity of HEV development processes. This paper aims at providing a comprehensive overview of past and current advancements in HEV powertrain design methodologies. Subsequently, major simplifications and limits of current HEV design methodologies are detailed. The final part of this paper defines research challenges that need accomplishment to develop the next generation HEV architecture design tools. These particularly include the application of multi-fidelity modeling approaches, the embedded design of powertrain architecture and on-board control logic and the endorsement of multi-disciplinary optimization procedures. Resolving these issues may indeed remarkably foster the widespread adoption of HEVs in the global vehicle market.
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Design Analysis and Simulations of Components of an All-Terrain Vehicle

BITS Pilani-Pranjal Shukla, Konark Joshi, Utkarsh Rastogi, Ajith Reddy Moola
Published 2019-10-11 by SAE International in United States
A single seater All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) is conceptualized in this paper which covers the extent of designing and simulations ranging from static structural, fatigue analysis, explicit dynamics etc. Solidworks and Ansys Workbench have been used as the tools for the simulation. Our aim was to design and fabricate a vehicle which is light weight (<200Kgs), easily maneuverable in harsh driving conditions and also scores high in affordability and maintenance.This report also contains the design consideration of the chassis, steering, suspension, braking, powertrain. Simulation results of components like hubs, knuckles, A-Arms, chassis are done with special focus on modelling based on real time forces and behaviors. MATLAB Simulink models are used and explained for the suspension model.The vehicle was fabricated in-house using various fabrication methods of TIG Welding, Vertical CNC machines etc. The strength tests for the specimens of welding were checked for the safety of the chassis. The vehicle was tested on tracks for braking, steering and acceleration and further modifications were made in the design to incorporate the iterations.
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Design and Fabrication of CFRP Wheel Centre for FSAE Race-Car

VIT-Sangeet Aggarwal, Renold Elsen
Published 2019-10-11 by SAE International in United States
In this work, a Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) Wheel Centre (WC) is designed targeting key parameters such as reduced un-sprung mass and lower rotational inertia in vehicle dynamics. A Keizer Aluminium Wheel Centre was used by the team previously and it weighed around 1.8 Kg. Designing of CFRP Wheel Centre was based on previously used Keizer Aluminium wheel centre considering the design constraints such as distance between hub and wheel assembly. This was done to ensure the same trackwidth within the Formula Student rules. Initially, the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) was carried out for the Keizer Aluminium wheel centre and the results were analysed. For the same design CFRP material was used and the result was found out to be promising with a wheel centre weight of 1.3 Kg. Further to improve the performance and weight reduction, FEA was done to design a 38 layered CFRP wheel centre giving utmost priority to ease of manufacturability and safe design. After manufacturing, the CFRP wheel centre weighed 950g and was implemented on PRV17 (Pravega Racing’s FSAE…
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Design Analysis and Development of High-Speed Rotating Fatigue Testing with Integrated by Twisting Test

Avinash Prakash Barve, Rahul Jangam, Adm Aman Soni, Pravin Pandagre, Hardik Bhautkar, Bhushan Chapke, Shantanu Bankar, Faisal Hussain, Adm Paresh Setiya
Published 2019-10-11 by SAE International in United States
The fatigue testing machine mostly used for industrial or laboratory applications are limited to performing single fatigue tests with high leading cost. In the present paper the experimental setup of the traditional fatigue testing machine is integrated with torsional test, to experimentally study the effect of fluctuating stresses on the material under service. In contradiction to earlier machines, the machine herein developed provides uniform bending and twisting moment distribution along the length of the test specimen. The machine performs fatigue test and torsional test, which provides the extreme force needed to understand the properties and behavior of materials. The machine consists of an electric motor to provide the required torque and two circular arms with adjustable chucks to fit test samples of various sizes. The machine provides computerized data for failed samples with data pertaining to each sample. The experimental model is designed and fabricated to match our customers unique test objective. Fatigue failures are reported 75% of documented materials failure and occur catastrophically. Fatigue life can be tested on loading conditions and it is…
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Vehicle Door Cutline Determination with Mathematical Modelling on CATIA V5

Becton Dickinson-Pawan Pandey
Mahindra & Mahindra, Ltd.-Hasan Askari, Sreebalajinarayanan Raadhaasaminathan
Published 2019-10-11 by SAE International in United States
Door shut-line definition is the first vital step in car body door engineering and depends on the hinge position, hinge shape, manufacturing capabilities and other parameters. In the design process, once the hinge axis definition is finalized door shut-line is defined which should satisfy two major requirements. The requirements are clearance between the door outer surface with its surrounding components (like hinges, fender, other door etc.) and assembly feasibility. Another one is the manufacturability of the proposed design. The above conditions must be checked on different locations of the door as well as w.r.t different openings of the door. The paper presents a mathematical model to determine the door shut-line position with great computational efficiency. This method propounds closure engineer with parameters to define the shut line rather than going for cumbersome manual iterative process. Instead of following an iterative approach to determine a limit for the shut-line, paper presents a mathematical formulation with an implicit equation. An innovative approach to solve implicit equation on CATIA is also discussed which significantly reduces the processing time.…
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Design Optimization of Trunk Lid Torsion Bar Type Trunk Lid Pop Up Mechanism

Maruti Suzuki India, Ltd.-Sharath Chandra Kasarla, Amit Singh
Published 2019-10-11 by SAE International in United States
Trunk lid (TL) can be opened using hydraulic or pneumatic balancers, coil springs, torsion bars or combination of the above. TL Opening Mechanism specific to Trunk Lid Torsion Bar (TLTB) is being discussed in the paper. After de-latching, TL should open smoothly and stop at such a height that it is visible from driver seat. The system consists of a four bar linkage mechanism, in which the fixed link is formed by BIW Bracket. Connecting link, TL Hinge Arm and Torsion bar arm form the other three links. Hinge has its one end attached to TL and the other end to BIW bracket. Torsion bar arm transfers torque to TL hinge through the connecting link. Major challenges in designing TLTB mechanism are part tolerances, C.G position and Weight variations in individual parts, Torsion bar Raw Material variation, uncertain friction in the system etc. If above challenges are not addressed properly, then issues like TL not popping up to desired level consistently and smoothly and hard closing may occur. TL pops up when torque due to…
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