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2017-11-05
Technical Paper
2017-32-0045
Yoshihito Itou, Daiki Itou, Minoru Iida
Recently the response of the engine speed at starting has more importance than ever for quick start satisfying rider’s needs, as well as exhaust emissions. We have developed a simulation for studying engine and starter specifications, engine control algorithm and other engine control parameters. This system can be utilized to realize appropriate starting time by considering air-fuel ratio under various conditions. This paper addresses what are taken account of in our method. Examples applying this to a conventional motorcycle engine are shown.
2017-11-05
Technical Paper
2017-32-0065
Riccardo Basso, Hans-Jürgen Schacht, Schmidt Stephan, Roland Kirchberger, Matthias Rath, Markus Neumayer, Christian Reisenberger
Small engines for non-automotive and two wheeler applications have a reduced number of sensors. For fulfilling emission regulations a cost effective way is an enhanced use of standard sensors in order to obtain more information from the existing sensors. The delivered information can then be used for an on-board diagnosis. Moreover, it is important to control the quality of the product during engine production; therefore an end-of-line cold engine test is often made. With this measure it is possible to detect faults, wrong tolerances or assembly in order not to deliver faulty engines to the customers. In this paper, an enhanced use of sensors for fault detection will be discussed. It is possible to obtain more information from the signal or to use the sensor for detecting other parameters. For extracting information signal analysis methods will be used with focus on the computational power need since the ECU performance is limited.
2017-11-05
Technical Paper
2017-32-0002
N. Balasubramanian, G. R. Keerthi, J. T. Nithin, S. Jayabalan, T. N. C. Anand
This paper presents the results of tests using a prototype pump-integrated port fuel injector that is designed for small gasoline engines. The unique construction of the injector eliminates the need for a separate feed pump. The device is intended as a solution to meet the upcoming emission norms similar to Euro 6 standards, to be implemented in Asian countries. In particular, the Indian two-wheeler market which produces around 20 million vehicles annually [1], migrates to Bharat Stage VI (BS VI) emission standards in the year 2020. This market is largely cost-driven and currently most of the motorcycles use carburettors as fuelling systems. It is expected that the adoption of port fuel injection would be inevitable to meet the BS VI emission norms. To minimize the increase in cost due to such a change, a new injector is developed, which integrates the fuel pump within the injector, making the system simple and compact, while calling for no change in the fuel tank.
2017-11-05
Technical Paper
2017-32-0003
Timothy C. Simmons, Larry J. Markoski
An innovative carburetor system has been developed for use in single cylinder small engines. The carburetor has been implemented on a 79cc 4 stroke portable gasoline generator for the purposes of illustrating its effect in reducing emissions, engine deposits and improving fuel economy without re-jetting the carburetor. This method of carburetion dynamically tunes the venturi effect in the carburetor, allowing for air density, fuel viscosity and fuel type compensation for optimal AFR. Modified and stock generators were tested at various power levels, elevations and temperatures to simulate operational environments. The improvements in emissions and fuel consumption will be presented. In addition, the system has been designed as a bolt-on, low cost alternative to an EFI method of complying with emissions regulations for existing small engine applications.
2017-11-05
Technical Paper
2017-32-0131
Takashi Yokoo, Takeshi Enomoto, Masaki Morita
In recent years, the adoption of electronically-controlled fuel injection system (commonly called “FI”) of motorcycles is accelerating for the purpose of fuel efficiency improvement to meet tighter emission controls around the world and to protect global environment. The main stream of the motorcycle market is small motorcycles with an engine size of 100cc to 150cc, therefore downsizing and lowering the cost of FI products are being demanded. Pressure regulator (hereafter called P/R) installed in fuel pump module (hereafter called FPM), one of FI products for motorcycles, is being shifted to ball valve type from diaphragm type due to the downsizing demands. However, the ball valve type has problems such as abnormal noise and pressure adjusting defect that are caused by self-excited vibration.
2017-11-05
Technical Paper
2017-32-0070
Stephan Jandl, Patrick Pertl, Hans-Juergen Schacht, Stephan Schmidt, Stefan Leiber
The development of future internal combustion engines and fuels is influenced by decreasing energy resources, restriction of emission legislation and increasing environmental awareness of humanity itself. Alternative renewable fuels have, in dependency on their physical and chemical properties, on the production process and on the raw material, the potential to contribute a better well-to-wheel-CO2-emission-balance in automotive and nonautomotive applications. The focus of this research is the usage of alcohol fuels, like ethanol and 2-butanol, in motorcycle high power engines. The different propulsion systems and operation scenarios of motorcycle applications in comparison to automobile applications raise the need for specific research in this area.
2017-11-05
Technical Paper
2017-32-0069
Takuma Furusyo, Kotaro Takeda, Yuki Yoshida, Chibin Rin, Akira Iijima, Hideo Shoji, Taichiro Tamida, Takashi Hashimoto
Lean-burn technology is regarded as one effective way to increase the efficiency of internal combustion engines. However, stable ignition is difficult to ensure with a lean mixture. It is expected that this issue can be resolved by improving ignition performance as a result of increasing the amount of energy discharged into the gaseous mixture at the time of ignition. There are limits, however, to how high ignition energy can be increased from the standpoints of spark plug durability, energy consumption and other considerations. Therefore, the authors have focused on a multistage pulse discharge (MSPD) ignition system that performs low-energy ignition multiple times. In this study, a comparison was made of ignition performance between MSPD ignition and conventional spark ignition (SI). A high-speed camera was used to obtain visualized images of ignition in the cylinder and a pressure sensor was used to measure pressure histories in the combustion chamber.
2017-11-05
Technical Paper
2017-32-0074
P. Rieger, B. Schweighofer, H. Wegleiter, Ch. Zinner, St. Schmidt, R. Kirchberger, N. Foxhall, W. Hinterberger
Within the motorcycle- and powersport sector the hybridization and electrification of the powertrain is increasingly becoming an important topic. In the automotive sector the hybridization of the powertrain is already well established and shows improvements regarding fuel consumption and emission behavior. Also in the motorcycle sector the emission legislation limits are getting stricter and the requirement for a significant reduction of fuel consumption, especially under real drive condition, is being focused. Furthermore, the increasing environmental awareness of the customer requires measures regarding fuel consumption- and emission minimization. Due to the high system complexity and degrees of freedom of hybrid powertrains, the simulation of the complete vehicle is essential for the component dimensioning, concept selection and the development of operation strategies.
2017-11-05
Technical Paper
2017-32-0078
Justus Weßling, Fabian Rauber, Fabian Titus, Kai W. Beck, Tilman Seidel, Stefan Schweiger, Florian Schumann, Tim Gegg
Small gasoline engines are used in motorcycles and handheld machinery, because of their high power density, low cost and compact design. The reduction of hydrocarbon emissions and fuel consumption is an important factor regarding the upcoming emission standards and operational expenses. The scavenging process of the two-stroke engine causes scavenging losses [1]. A reduction in hydrocarbon emissions due to scavenging losses can be achieved through a better understanding of the inner mixture formation. The time frame for fuel vaporization is limited using two-stroke SI engines by the high number of revolutions. With crank angle resolved optical methods it is possible to analyze the mixture formation behavior and combustion. A topic of these investigations is the use of alternative fuels such as alcohol- or butanol-blends and the analysis of their impact on the engine behavior.
2017-11-05
Technical Paper
2017-32-0075
Hans Rämmal, Jüri Lavrentjev
Since the introduction of microperforated (MP) sound absorption elements more than 40 years ago many variations of noise control devices from room acoustics to induct applications have been manufactured based on this technology. It has been demonstrated that micro-perforated elements can provide adequate IC-engine gas exchange noise attenuation. Several exhaust and inlet system silencers incorporating micro-perforated elements have been presented during the past 15 years for engine applications, encouraging the replacement of the typical fibrous materials and aiming several advantages including cleaner environment. The acoustical characteristics of the MP elements, have been studied thoroughly by several authors and good analytical models exist to predict the attenuation performance of those elements. However, almost no published information can be found regarding the reliability of the MP elements utilized in harsh engine exhaust system environment.
2017-11-05
Technical Paper
2017-32-0050
Shuhei Takahata, Takahiro Ishikawa, Takahiro Yamashita, Takuya Izako Hiroki Kudo, Kento Shimizu, Akira Iijima, Hideo Shoji
Internal combustion engines have been required to achieve even higher efficiency in recent years in order to address environmental concerns. However, knock induced by abnormal combustion in spark-ignition engines has impeded efforts to attain higher efficiency. Knock characteristics during abnormal combustion were investigated in this study by in-cylinder visualization and spectroscopic measurements using a four-stroke air-cooled single-cylinder engine. The results revealed that knock intensity and the manner in which the autoignited flame propagated in the end gas differed depending on the engine speed.
2017-11-05
Technical Paper
2017-32-0052
Katsunori Tasaki
Misfire is the condition where the engine does not fire correctly due to an ignition miss or poor combustion of the air fuel mixture, resulting in serious deterioration of tailpipe emissions due to the discharge of unburned gas. In order to prevent further exacerbating environmental problems, misfire detection is obligatory in On Board Diagnosis (OBD) II systems. OBD II technology for passenger cars cannot be easily adopted to motorcycles for several reasons. However, very little research has been reported on misfire detection for an unevenly firing engine in which the degree of contribution to engine output and the variation pattern of angular velocity show a large difference between cylinders, an aspect that is unique to motorcycles. This research focuses on uneven firing V-twin motorcycle engines, to explore misfire detection techniques using variation characters in crank angular velocity.
2017-11-05
Technical Paper
2017-32-0057
Maki Kawakoshi, Takashi Kobayashi, Makoto Hasegawa
In applying the ISO 26262 controllability classification for motorcycles in actual riding tests, a subjective evaluation by expert riders is considered to be the appropriate approach from the viewpoint of safety. We studied the construction of an expert-rider-based C class evaluation method for motorcycles and developed some evaluation test cases reproducing various hazardous events. We determined that it was necessary to accumulate more evaluation cases for further representative scenarios and that, to avoid variations in such evaluations, a method in which different expert riders can carry out testing following a common understanding had to be devised. Considering these problems for practical application, this study aimed at establishing an actual riding test method for C class evaluation by expert riders and to develop a deeper understanding of test procedures and management.
2017-11-05
Technical Paper
2017-32-0082
Pierre Duret, Stéphane Venturi, Antonio Sciarretta, Nigel Foxhall, Walter Hinterberger
The main purpose of this paper will be to investigate if a small snowmobile gasoline Direct Injected (DI) two-stroke engine has the potential to be adapted for two other types of applications: as a range extender (REX) for electric vehicles and for a motorcycle application. For the REX application, the main requested specifications (NVH, lightweight, compactness, minimum production cost and easy maintenance), correspond well to the main features of DI 2-stroke engines. The potential of a modified production engine operating in part load ultra-low NOx Controlled Auto Ignition (CAI) to meet the Euro 6 emissions standards on the NEDC cycle has already been demonstrated in a previous paper. In the first part of this new paper, we will investigate which solutions can be used to maintain this potential with even stricter legislations based on Euro 6d, WLTP cycle and Real Driving Emissions (RDE).
2017-11-05
Technical Paper
2017-32-0092
S. Di Iorio, A. Irimescu, S.S. Merola, P. Sementa, B. M. Vaglieco
It is well known that ethanol can be used in spark-ignition (SI) engines as a pure fuel or blended with gasoline. High enthalpy of vaporization of alcohols can affect air-fuel mixture formation prior to ignition and may form thicker liquid films around the intake valves, on the cylinder wall and piston crown. These liquid films can result in mixture non-homogeneities inside the combustion chamber and hence strongly influence the cyclic variability of early combustion stages. Starting from these considerations, the paper reports an experimental study of the initial phases of the combustion process in a single cylinder SI engine fueled with commercial gasoline and anhydrous ethanol, as well as their blend (50%vol alcohol). The engine was optically accessible and equipped with the cylinder head of a commercial power unit for two-wheel applications, with the same geometrical specifications (bore, stroke, compression ratio).
2017-10-31
White Paper
WP-0004
The aerospace industry is facing new challenges to meet burgeoning customer demand. An unprecedented number of orders for commercial aircraft is forcing aerospace manufacturing to make gains in efficiency throughout aircraft production and operation. However, current manufacturing systems are using technologies and production methods unsuited to a future dynamic market. To ensure its profitability, the aerospace industry must seize the opportunity to innovate and readdress approaches to manufacturing. This whitepaper looks at four advanced manufacturing (AM) solutions designed to improve assembly process efficiency, automation, and accuracy.
2017-10-31
White Paper
WP-0003
Actuators are the key to sophisticated machines that can perform complex tasks previously done by humans.
2017-10-25
White Paper
WP-0002
The environmental impact of hydrocarbon-burning aircraft, both from the perspective of gas emissions and that of noise, is one of the main motivations for the move to electric propulsion. The added benefit from this shift to electric propulsion is that it has resulted in lowering the costs of electrical components such as motors, power electronic (PE) circuits, and batteries that are essential to this technology. This white paper seeks to explore the history, architecture, electrical components, and future trends of electric flight technology.
2017-10-23
Technical Paper
2017-01-7008
Yoshiharu Inaguma
Abstract This article describes cavitation in a hydraulic disk valve to control an inlet pressure by changing a valve opening at a constant flow rate and an outlet pressure. In the hydraulic system, because the cavitation occurs often and causes an unpleasant noise as well as an instability in pressure-flow control, the cavitation avoidance is important. Hence, for cavitation avoidance under a high pressure condition, the influences of the specifications of the disk and nozzle as well as operating conditions on the cavitation and the inlet pressure change against the valve opening are experimentally investigated. Under a constant flow rate and an outlet pressure, the inlet pressure rises and the cavitation appears when the valve opening decreases. By decreasing the valve opening more, however, the cavitation disappears despite a rise in the inlet pressure. In addition, the round edge at the nozzle outlet is effective in avoiding the cavitation.
2017-10-16
Technical Paper
2017-01-7007
Hardik Lakhlani
Abstract Turbocharging has become an important method for increasing the power output of diesel engines. A perfectly matched turbocharger can increase the engine efficiency and decrease the BSFC. For turbocharger matching, engine manufacturers are dependent on the turbocharger manufacturers. In this paper, an analytical model is presented which could help engine manufacturers to analyze the performance of turbocharger for different load and ambient condition using compressor and turbine map provided by turbo manufacturers. The analytical model calculates the required pressure at inlet and exhaust manifold for fixed vane turbocharger with waste gate using inputs like BSFC, lambda, volumetric efficiency, turbocharger efficiency and heat loss, that are available with the engine manufacturer.
2017-10-13
Technical Paper
2017-01-5012
Harveer Singh Pali, Shashi Prakash Dwivedi
Abstract The present work deals with the fabrication and tribological testing of an aluminium/SiC composite. Fabrication was done using two techniques; mechanical stir casting and electromagnetic stir casting. Metal matrix composite (MMC) was fabricated using aluminium as a matrix and SiC as reinforcement in varying weight percentages. The wear and frictional properties of the MMC were studied by performing dry sliding wear test using a pin-on-disc wear tester for both types of samples. Wear rate retards with the increase the percentage of reinforcement whereas it improves with the addition of normal force. At same time frictional coefficient upsurges by increasing the normal force and percentage of reinforcement. Increasing percentage of reinforcement and using electromagnetic stir casting process obtained the higher frictional coefficient and lower wear rate.
2017-10-13
Technical Paper
2017-01-5014
Maurilio Pereira Gomes, Igor Santos, Camila Couto, Cristiano Mucsi, Jesualdo Luiz Rossi, Marco Colosio
Abstract This work consists of evaluating the influence of heat treatment on sintered valve seat insert (VSI) obtained with two different high-speed steels powders and one tool steel: AISI M3:2, AISI M2 and AISI D2, respectively. The high-speed / tool steel powders were mixed with iron powders and additives such as manganese sulphide, zinc stearate, graphite and niobium carbide. All the high-speed / tool steel powders had its particle size distribution and morphology analyzed. The heat treatment of the VSI consisted of air quenching followed by double tempering it in seven different and equidistant temperatures, ranging from 100 °C until 700 °C. A data acquisition system with a thermocouple type k attached to the samples was used to determine the air-quenching cooling rate. The mechanical and physical properties measurements were carried out, i.e., apparent density, apparent hardness and crush radial strength.
2017-10-13
Technical Paper
2017-01-5013
G. Magendran
The input shafts are conventionally developed through Hot forging route. Considering upcoming new technologies the same part was developed through cold forging route which resulting in better Mechanical properties than existing hot forging process. It has added benefit of cost as well as environmental friendly. Generally, the part like Input shaft which having gear teeth, splines etc., will be manufactured through Hot forging process due to degree of deformation, availability of press capacity, diameter variations etc., This process consumes more energy in terms of electricity for heating the bar and also creates pollution to the atmosphere. Automotive input shaft design modified to accommodate cold forging process route to develop the shaft with press capacity of 2500T which gives considerable benefit in terms of mechanical and metallurgical Properties, close dimensional tolerances, less machining time, higher material yield when compared to hot forging and metal cutting operation.
2017-10-13
Technical Paper
2017-01-5018
Subhash Hanmant Bhosale, Manohar Goud Kalal, Ashish Kumar Sahu
Abstract In today’s cost-competitive automotive market, use of finite element simulations and optimization tools has become crucial to deliver durable and reliable products. Simulation driven design is the key to reduce number of physical prototypes, design iterations, cost and time to market. However, simulation driven design optimization tools have struggled to find global acceptance and are typically underutilized in many applications; especially in situations where the algorithms have to compete with existing know-how decision making processes. In this study, systematic multi-phase approach for optimization driven design is presented. Approach includes three optimization phases. In first phase, topology optimization is performed on concept BIW design volume to identify critical load paths. Architectural inputs from topology are used to design base CAD.
2017-10-13
Technical Paper
2017-01-5017
Ronith Stanly, Gopakumar Parameswaran, R Rajkiran
Abstract Conventionally, influence of injector coking deposits has been studied using accelerated coking methods. For this work we used in-use vehicles fitted with Common Rail Direct injection (CRDi) injectors in “as-is where is” condition with considerable coked injector deposits. They were then cleaned with a commercial fuel system cleaning solution which did not require the removal of injectors; the influence of injector deposits on vehicular performance and spray field were studied. It was observed that the removal of coking deposits resulted in an increase in the peak power of the vehicle, a lower fuel injected quantity and lower fuel injection duration. It was also observed that the fuel system cleaning procedure resulted in better atomization of fuel spray, better uniformity of the multiple spray jets and an increase in the flow rate of the test injectors.
2017-10-13
Technical Paper
2017-01-5016
Apoorva Tyagi, N. Madhwesh
Abstract With the advancements of trends in Formula1 it has been quite clear that aerodynamics plays one of the most vital roles in the performance of the car. A typical aerodynamic package of a Formula1 car consists of rear wings, front wings and an under tray diffuser. This research paper is concerned with the development of an efficient under tray diffuser. The under tray diffuser is a shaped section of the car underbody to improve the aerodynamic properties of the car. Mainly it is used to generate maximum down force corresponding to minimum drag. Several studies have been carried out in recent decades to improve the vehicle performance, aerodynamic properties in particular. The present work deals with studying the performance of under tray diffuser by varying the geometric properties of the under tray diffuser such as Inlet angle, Outlet angle corresponding to varying ground clearances.
2017-10-13
Technical Paper
2017-01-7005
Lijuan Wang, Jeffrey Gonder, Eric Wood, Adam Ragatz
Abstract Fuel consumption (FC) has always been an important factor in vehicle cost. With the advent of electronically controlled engines, the controller area network (CAN) broadcasts information about engine and vehicle performance, including fuel use. However, the accuracy of the FC estimates is uncertain. In this study, the researchers first compared CAN-broadcasted FC against physically measured fuel use for three different types of trucks, which revealed the inaccuracies of CAN-broadcast fueling estimates. To match precise gravimetric fuel-scale measurements, polynomial models were developed to correct the CAN-broadcasted FC. Lastly, the robustness testing of the correction models was performed. The training cycles in this section included a variety of drive characteristics, such as high speed, acceleration, idling, and deceleration. The mean relative differences were reduced noticeably.
2017-10-12
White Paper
WP-0005
Annie Chang, Nicolas Saunier, Aliaksei Laureshyn
To date, the universal metric for road safety has been historical crash data, specifically, crash frequency and severity, which are direct measures of safety. However, there are well-recognized shortcomings of the crash-based approach; its greatest drawback being that it is reactive and requires long observational periods. Surrogate measures of safety, which encompass measures of safety that do not rely on crash data, have been proposed as a proactive approach to road safety analysis. This white paper provides an overview of the concept and evolution of surrogate measures of safety, as well as the emerging and future methods and measures. This is followed by the identification of the standards needs in this discipline as well as the scope of SAE’s Surrogate Measures of Safety Committee.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2340
Shashank Mishra, Anand Krishnasamy
Abstract Biodiesel is a renewable, carbon neutral alternative fuel to diesel for compression ignition engine applications. Biodiesel could be produced from a large variety of feedstocks including vegetable oils, animal fats, algae, etc. and thus, vary significantly in their composition, fuel properties and thereby, engine characteristics. In the present work, the effects of biodiesel compositional variations on engine characteristics are captured using a multi-linear regression model incorporated with two new biodiesel composition based parameters, viz. straight chain saturation factor (SCSF) and modified degree of unsaturation (DUm). For this purpose, biodiesel produced from seven vegetable oils having significantly different compositions are tested in a single cylinder diesel engine at varying loads and injection timings. The regression model is formulated using 35 measured data points and is validated with 15 other data points which are not used for formulation.
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