ARC Researchers at the 2015 SAE World Congress
(April 21-23, Detroit, Michigan, USA)

ARC researchers (principal investigators in bold) will be presenting their latest research developments at the 2015 SAE World Congress. Below are their papers which may include non-ARC sponsored research.

Wednesday 22nd April 2015 - Honeywell Automotive Dinner
Guest Speaker: Anna Stefanopoulou, ARC Director & Professor ME Univ. of Michigan
The dinner invites Powertrain, R&D and Control Experts to continue their discussions on “Leading Mobility Innovation”, engine developments as well as challenges the automotive industry is facing. Email if you want to be included in the guest list and receive updates on this event.

Tuesday, April 21

Session AE101; Room 414 B
Systems Engineering (Part 1 of 3)
This session covers intelligent and efficient approaches to high level system design, analysis and integration as well as considerations for vehiclelevel optimization of cost and energy. System definition includes components, sub-assemblies and complete integrated vehicle systems, including electronic systems and human machine interfaces.
10:30 a.m. 2015-01-0130 A Dynamic Driving Course for Military Personnel -Curriculum and Assessment Results
Julio Rodriguez, Clemson Univ.; Ken Rogich, Richard Petty Driving Experience Inc; Philip Pidgeon, Kim Alexander, John R. Wagner, Clemson Univ. (not ARC funded)
Session PFL223; Room 252 B
Combustion in Compression-Ignition Engines: Fuel/Additive Effects (Part 1 of 2)
Papers focusing on fuel and fuel additive effects on classical diesel engine combustion with relatively short ignition delay, including papers dealing with low CR and high EGR calibrations. Subject matter may include both experimental and simulation results focused on oxygenated or bio-derived fuels, alternative petroleum formulations, fuel blends, or any other fuel-related factors affecting engine performance and emissions.
10:30 am 2015-01-0806 Performance of an IDI Engine Fueled with Fatty Acid Methyl Esters Formulated from Cotton Seeds Oils
Valentin Soloiu, Spencer Harp, Channing Watson, Martin Muinos, Sherwin Davoud, Gustavo Molina, Brian Koehler, Julia Heimberger, Georgia Southern University; Marcis Jansons, Wayne State University; Christopher Butts, USDA, ARS, National Peanut Research Lab (not ARC funded)
Session IDM102; Room 312 B
Reliability and Robust Design in Automotive Engineering: Reliability-Based Design Optimization and Robustness (Part 1 of 2)
This session will address theoretical developments and automotive applications in RBDO and Robust Design. Topics include: computational algorithms for efficient estimation of reliability, Monte Carlo simulation, Bayesian reliability, Dempster-Shafer Evidence Theory, and Multi-Disciplinary Optimization, among others.
11:00 am 2015-01-0425 An Efficient Method to Calculate the Failure Rate of Dynamic Systems with Random Parameters Using the Total Probability Theorem
Monica Majcher, Zissimos P. Mourelatos, Vasileios Geroulas, Igor Baseski, Oakland University; Amandeep Singh, US Army TARDEC
Session IDM102; Room 312 B
Reliability and Robust Design in Automotive Engineering: Reliability-Based Design Optimization and Robustness (Part 2 of 2)
This session will address theoretical developments and automotive applications in RBDO and Robust Design. Topics include: computational algorithms for efficient estimation of reliability, Monte Carlo simulation, Bayesian reliability, Dempster-Shafer Evidence Theory, and Multi-Disciplinary Optimization, among others.
1:30 pm ORAL ONLY An Efficient First-Order Reliability Method for Time-Dependent Problems Using a Composite Limit State
Monica Majcher, Zissimos Mourelatos, Igor Baseski, Oakland University
Session M203; Room 142 A
Automotive Engineering Testing and Test Methods
The focus of this session are the tests and test methods employed in the evaluation of the performance and durability of powertrain (engines, transmissions), driveline (4WD systems, driveshafts, axles), chassis (frame, suspensions, brakes, etc.) and body components, subsystems, and full vehicle systems.
1:30 pm 2015-01-0591 Performance Measurement of Vehicle Antilock Braking Systems (ABS)
Karan R. Khanse, Eric Pierce, Virginia Tech; Michael Ng, University of Massachusetts; Saied Taheri, Virginia Tech (not ARC funded)
Session M209; Room 415 B
Load Simulation and Vehicle Performance: Multi-body Dynamics (Part 2 of 2)
Multibody system modeling and simulation, rigid and flexible body modeling, loads predictions for vehicle body, frame/sub-frame, exhaust system, driveline, and powertrain, modeling of vehicle dynamics simulation and durability loads simulation, process considering vehicle dynamics and durability loads, data processing and analysis, loads sensitivity analyses for model parameters, design load minimization, prediction of loads effects, robust design methods, driver modeling, and system modeling.
3:00 pm ORAL ONLY On the Modeling of Tires in Multibody Ground Vehicle Simulation
Hiroki Yamashita, Univ of Iowa; Paramsothy Jayakumar, US Army RDECOM TARDEC; Hiroyuki Sugiyama, Univ. of Iowa
Session PFL499; Room 413 B
Technical Expert Panel Discussion: Current Understanding of Particulate Matter from Low Temperature Combustion Modes
Discussion of Low Temperature Combustion Particulate Matter
3:30 pm Panelists: André Boehman, University of Michigan; Matti Maricq, Ford Motor Company; John M. Storey, Oak Ridge National Laboratory;


Wednesday, April 22

Session HX103; Room 411 C
Energy Efficiency of Thermal Systems
Proper thermal management can significantly contribute to overall system energy efficiency. This session highlights the latest developments in thermal management energy efficiency.
8:00 am 2015-01-1604 A Smart Engine Cooling System - Experimental Study of Integrated Actuator Transient Behavior
Tianwei (Thomas) Wang, John R. Wagner, Clemson Univ. (not ARC funded)
Session PFL160; Room 116 B
Powertrain Thermal Management (Part 1 of 2):Combustion Chamber
This session considers modeling (zero-D, 1D, 2D, 3D CFD) and experimental papers on: combustion chamber, systems (lubrication, cooling, fuel, EGR); components (oil pumps, coolant pump, fuel injectors, compressors, turbines, turbochargers, torque converters, gear box, fans, bearings, valves, ports, manifolds, turbine housing); heat exchangers (radiators, oil coolers); aftertreatment (SCR, DOC, DOF, exhaust gas cooling); battery cooling (HEV, EV, motor/generator) and controls (passive and active).
8:30 am 2015-01-1658 Simultaneous In-Cylinder Surface Temperature Measurements with Thermocouple, Laser-induced Phosphorescence, and Dual Wavelength Infrared Diagnostic Techniques in an Optical Engine
Xi Luo, Xin Yu, Marcis Jansons, Wayne State Univ.
Session PFL310; Room 258
Fuel and Additive Effects on Engine Systems (Part 3 of 4)
This session includes papers on oxygenated gasoline blending compounds and on-board gasoline reforming, plus papers on fundamental studies relating to diesel fuel oxygenates and a final paper on diesel fuel surrogates.
11:00 am 2015-01-0906 A Fuel Surrogate Validation Approach Using a JP-8 Fueled Optically Accessible Compression Ignition Engine
Xin Yu, Xi Luo, Marcis Jansons, Wayne State University; Doohyun Kim, Jason Martz, Angela Violi, Univ of Michigan
Session PFL450; Room 251 C
Particle Emissions from Combustion Sources (Part 2 of 2)
Papers are invited for this session on particle emissions from combustion engines, including measurement and testing methods, and the effects of changes in fuel composition. Papers are also invited on the topics of the environmental and health effects of elemental carbon and organic carbon that constitutes solid cored particles plus the environmental and health effects of secondary organic aerosol emissions. This includes particulate emissions from both gasoline and diesel engines.
2:00 pm 2015-01-1080 Impact of Ester Structures on the Soot Characteristics and Soot Oxidative Reactivity of Biodiesel
Eduardo J. Barrientos, Czech Technical Univ.; Matti M. Maricq, Ford Motor Co.; Andre L. Boehman, University of Michigan; James E. Anderson, Ford Motor Co. (not ARC funded)
Session PFL750; Room 140 C
Controls for Hybrids and Electric Powertrains (Part 2 of 2)
This session covers powertrain control processes related to achieving stringent market fuel economy, emissions, performance, reliability, and quality demands of hybrid and electric powertrains. Topics include the control, calibration, and diagnostics of the engine, powertrain, and supporting electromechanical subsystems related to energy management.
2:00 pm 2015-01-1213 Quantification of Drive Cycle's Rapid Speed Fluctuations Using Fourier Analysis
Zifan Liu, Andrej Ivanco, Zoran Filipi, Clemson-ICAR (not ARC funded)


Thursday, April 23

Session HX105; Room 251 G
Thermal Systems for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
The purpose of this session is to share experiences and lessons learned to advance the technology in the field of thermal management of electric and hybrid vehicle systems. This session presents papers covering both testing and simulation of hybrid and electric vehicle thermal systems.
9:30 am 2015-01-1710 A Hybrid Electric Vehicle Thermal Management System - Nonlinear Controller Design
Xinran Tao, Clemson Univ.; Kan Zhou, Universion of Michigan; Andrej Ivanco, John R. Wagner, Clemson Univ.; Heath Hofmann, University of Michigan; Zoran Filipi, Clemson-ICAR
Session M210; Room 140 G
Load Simulation and Vehicle Performance: Handling and Dynamics (Part 2 of 2)
This session focuses on analysis and enhancement of vehicle dynamics performance including handling/ braking/ traction characteristics as well as robustness and active stability under the influence of loading, tire forces and intelligent tire technology for enhancing overall vehicle system dynamics and safety characteristics and robustness. Load variations and other uncertainties, impact of system hybridization and electrification on vehicle dynamics and controls will be discussed.
2:00 pm 2015-01-0651 Road Profile Estimation for Active Suspension Application
Mustafa Ali Arat, Delft University; Saied Taheri, Virginia Tech; Edward Holweg, Delft University (not ARC funded)
Session AE401; Room 332
Driver Assistance Systems
Advanced Driver Assistance systems (ADAS) such as Lane Departure Warning, Drowsy Driver Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking system, Sensor Fusion etc are gaining importance in both passenger and commercial vehicle segments. The effectiveness of these systems are evaluated and reported by NHTSA and FMCSA. This session will explore the recent developments in the advanced driver assistance systems for commercial vehicles using radar, lidar, camera etc.
3:00 pm 2015-01-0256 Driver Models for Virtual Testing of Automotive Run-Off-Road and Recovery Control Systems and Education Strategies
Changbo Fu, Paul (Tim) Freeman, John R. Wagner, Clemson Univ. (not ARC funded)