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Climate Control, 2015

2015-04-14
Climate control is a defining vehicle attribute and is associated with brand image. Thermal performance and quality of climate control are both critical to customer satisfaction. The system has strong design interaction with other vehicle systems, while its primary objective is to deliver thermal comfort and occupant safety with low energy consumption. Localized Comfort, Secondary Fluids, Air Quality, Controls, System Sizing and HVAC consumer interface are just a few of the recent advances.
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Systems Engineering, 2015

2015-04-14
This technical paper collection covers intelligent and efficient approaches to high level system design, analysis and integration as well as considerations for vehicle-level optimization of cost and energy. System definition includes components, sub-assemblies and complete integrated vehicle systems, including electronic systems and human machine interfaces.
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Fuel Injection and Sprays, 2015

2015-04-14
This technical paper collection is devoted to experimental and computational work in the area of fuel injection systems and sprays. Topics include: spray characterization, cavitation, multi-phase jet modeling, CFD models for spray processes, wall films and impingement, hydraulic circuit analysis, and dissolved gas effects.
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Advances in NOx Reduction Technology, 2015

2015-04-14
This technical paper collection will focus on ‘Advances in NOx Reduction Technology’. The topics covered will include: new materials for lean NOx traps (LNT) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR); system integration and durability; advances in NOx catalyst substrates, novel reductants and mixing designs.
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Controls for Hybrids and Electric Powertrains, 2015

2015-04-14
This technical paper collection 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.
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Automotive Tribology, 2015

2015-04-14
This technical paper collection focuses on fundamental and applied research that lowers frictional energy losses and enhances reliability and durability of automotive components. The topics include, but not limited to engine and drivetrain tribology, seals, bearing and gear lubrication, materials tribology, surface engineering, lubricants and additives, computer-aided tribology, tribotesting, as well as friction, wear and lubrication fundamentals.
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Occupant Protection: Occupant Restraints (Air Bags, Seat Belts, Knee Bolsters, Child Seats, etc.), 2015

2015-04-14
The Occupant Restraints technical paper collection highlights papers that document new research on the restraint topics of airbags, seat belts, inflatable bolsters/seat belts, knee bolsters, Child Restraint Systems (CRS) and other related areas. These papers could include several of the following: technology description, occupant performance considerations, field data studies, development/validation methodology / results, CAE/Finite Element methods/results, packaging, and implementation / performance challenges.
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Safety-Critical Systems, 2015

2015-04-14
The focus of this collection is on system safety analysis and design of safety-critical systems employing electronic controls. Topics include: implementation of safety-relevant systems, fail-safe strategies, distributed fault tolerant systems and hazard analysis. Application areas include: automotive active safety and alternative energy systems as well as avionics and mission management.
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Load Simulation and Vehicle Performance: Ride Comfort, 2015

2015-04-14
This collection of technical papers focus on studies of driver behavior modeling, driving simulator techniques, vehicle ride comfort evaluation and enhancement, test/simulation correlation analysis, vehicle elastomeric component modeling (i.e. bushings, rubber mounts, springs, dampers, seat cushions), passive, semi-active and active suspension systems, suspension seat analysis and modeling techniques, the effect and control of beaming, shaking, impact harshness, brake judder and any other phenomena affecting ride comfort of driver, passengers, goods, etc.
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Combustion in Compression-Ignition Engines: In-Cylinder Processes, 2015

2015-04-14
Papers focusing on in-cylinder processes of classical diesel engine combustion with relatively short ignition delay, including papers dealing with low CR and high EGR calibrations. Subject matter may include both simulation results and experimental work, including applications of optical diagnostics, with emphasis on in-cylinder spray, evaporation, mixing, pollutant formation/destruction, or any other in-cylinder phenomena.
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HCCI, 2015

2015-04-14
Classical HCCI combustion with temperature controlling combustion onset and only a modest effect of fuel injection. Papers describing experiments and test data, simulation results focused on applications, fuel/additive effects, combustion control, and mode change are part of this collection.
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Advanced Emission Components and Systems for Gasoline Vehicles, 2015

2015-04-14
This technical paper collection covers the systems engineering experience required to achieve ultra-low emission levels on light-duty vehicles. Emission system component topics include the development of advanced three-way catalysts, the development of NOX control strategies for gasoline lean burn engines, the application of high cell density substrates to advanced emission systems, and the integration of these components into full vehicle emission systems.
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Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO), 2015

2015-04-14
Multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO) focuses on optimizing the performances of complex systems that involve multiple interacting disciplines. It may encompasses design synthesis, sensitivity analysis, approximation concepts, optimization methods and strategies, artificial intelligence, and rule-based design - all in the context of integrated design dealing with multiple disciplines and interacting subsystems or systems of systems. Papers of interest include: Optimization Methods and Algorithms, Optimization Framework and Applications, Structural Optimization, Topology/Shape/Size Optimization, Uncertainty and Reliability Methods, etc.
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Powertrain NVH, 2015

2015-04-14
This technical paper collection sets out to reflect the recent advances on the research, development and practices of Powertrain NVH treatment. The technical papers are of interest to powertrain system designers, testing specialists, NVH experts, and other individuals who evaluate and develop technologies to control powertrain NVH. The coverage includes: engine, engine subsystem and components noise and vibration; powertrain systems noise measurement and instrumentation; powertrain systems noise analysis.
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Tire and Wheel Technology, 2015

2015-04-14
Topics of this technical paper collection include (but are not limited to) nonlinear behavior of tires and wheels, static/dynamic stress analysis, nonlinear material modeling, contact stress, impact, noise, vibration, traction, hydroplaning, effect of tires on vehicle performance, rolling resistance, and durability.
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Engine Boosting Systems, 2015

2015-04-14
This technical paper collection covers conceptual, modeling and experimental studies relating to advanced turbochargers/superchargers and advanced boosting systems to achieve increased power density, better fuel economy, and reduced emissions.
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Transmission Systems/Drive Unit, 2015

2015-04-14
This technical paper collection deals with the automotive transmissions of different types. It includes development of new transmission concepts, transmission enhancements and the advancement of the state of the art of transmission system design & integration with the objective of improving the transmission efficiency, NVH, durability and shift pleaseability.
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Active Safety, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Integrated Safety Countermeasures and Their Safety Performance, 2015

2015-04-14
Active Safety and Driver assistance systems are gaining importance as many passive safety systems have already been found to have yielded significant safety benefits that are possible from the deployment of those systems in the fleet. Similar success will much depend upon how fast these systems proliferate the entire passenger vehicle fleet. It will also depend on the deployment strategies used by the industry and the government as well as consumer acceptance and market demand for these systems. Additionally, opportunities exist to use the information gained from the various onboard sensors and vision systems in active safety systems for improving the effectiveness of today’s passive safety systems such as seat belts, airbags, and post-crash safety systems even further by the integration of active and passive safety systems.
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Software Design Engineering and Development, 2015

2015-04-14
This technical paper collection concentrates on the development and implementation of embedded software architectures that reside in production vehicle electronic modules. Topics include implementation on multi-core processors, parallel computing environments, multi-processor and multi-ECU systems, and the deployment of AUTOSAR. Expert speakers from the embedded software community are encouraged to share their experiences and opinions.
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