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See detailAdvanced Engine Dynamics Using MBS and a Mixed Nonlinear FEM and Super Element Approach
Louvigny, Yannick ULg; Duysinx, Pierre ULg

in Eberhard; Ziegler (Eds.) Proceedings of the IMSD2012 - The 2nd Joint International Conference on Multibody System Dynamics (2012, May 31)

Dynamic simulations of a twin-cylinder boxer engine are carried out with rigid and flexible multibody models. Pistons and connecting rods are considered as rigid bodies while the crankshaft is modeled as ... [more ▼]

Dynamic simulations of a twin-cylinder boxer engine are carried out with rigid and flexible multibody models. Pistons and connecting rods are considered as rigid bodies while the crankshaft is modeled as a flexible part and meshed with brick elements. With this model, calculation of crankshaft stresses and displacements is possible. For constant speed studies, flexible simulations are carried out on one or two engine cycles but simulations with a variable rotation speed has to be performed on a larger number of engine revolutions. Due to the complex shape of the crankshaft, the simulation times become important and it is difficult to keep on working with the complete crankshaft model. Thus several simplified models, including super element models, are developed. In this paper, a particular method, using also the super element technique, is proposed. A large part of the crankshaft is substructured and modeled with super elements. While a critical area, identified by a simulation performed with a coarse crankshaft mesh, is not modified and modeled by nonlinear finite element. Several methods of linking the super elements and the finite element mesh are experimented. Once the best connection method determined, results and computation time of the simulation using this model will be compared to those obtained with the complete crankshaft model and the other simplified models. [less ▲]

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See detailAdvanced engine dynamics using mbs and super element approach: application to twin-cylinder boxer engines
Louvigny, Yannick ULg; Duysinx, Pierre ULg

in Procedings of Eccomas Multibody dynamics 2011 (2011, July 07)

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See detailAdvanced engine dynamics using MBS: Application to twin-cylinder boxer engines
Louvigny, Yannick ULg; Duysinx, Pierre ULg

Conference (2010, May 27)

Engine simulation is an important issue to design mechanical components and to reduce the development cost of new vehicles. Dynamic simulations of a twin-cylinder boxer engine are carried out with rigid ... [more ▼]

Engine simulation is an important issue to design mechanical components and to reduce the development cost of new vehicles. Dynamic simulations of a twin-cylinder boxer engine are carried out with rigid and flexible multibody models using the finite element approach. In a first step, simulations of the engine running at constant revolution speed (4000 rpm) are done taking advantages of the actual geometry of engine parts coming from CAD models. Forces due to the gas pressure are added in the simulation to calculate more precisely the load applied on each engine part. A mixed model is developed; pistons and connecting rods are considered as rigid bodies while the crankshaft is meshed with flexible brick elements. With this model, calculation of crankshaft stresses and displacements is possible. Then, simulations are made with engine speed variations to evaluate the effect of inertia. Due to the complex shape of the crankshaft, the CPU time and computer resources can be important. As simulations with a variable rotation speed have to be carried out on a larger number of engine revolutions, it becomes difficult to work with the fully detailed crankshaft geometry. So, simplified models (a tridimensional model with simplified geometry and a beam model) of the crankshaft are developed and compared. These models are first validated with different tests including results of constant speed flexible simulations. [less ▲]

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See detailDynamic analysis and preliminary design of twin-cylinder engines for clean propulsion systems
Louvigny, Yannick ULg; Vanoverschelde, Nicolas; Janssen, Guy et al

Conference (2009, July 02)

Facing environmental and energy challenges, automotive industry has to improve the fuel economy of vehicles and to reduce their polluting emissions. In this particular context, small twin-cylinder engines ... [more ▼]

Facing environmental and energy challenges, automotive industry has to improve the fuel economy of vehicles and to reduce their polluting emissions. In this particular context, small twin-cylinder engines regain interest for using in urban cars or as prime movers in hybrid electric cars. One difficulty with engine having few cylinders (three or less) comes from the balancing of the inertia forces created by the moving parts. Several models (from simple analytical model to complex flexible multibody simulation) of different configurations of twin-cylinder engine are developed. These models allow computing the inertia forces and moments generated by the engines and computing the strains and stresses of engine components. An important step is the engine balancing by modification of the crankshaft counterweights or by addition of balance shafts. The effect of the gas pressure on the balancing and on the component’s strains and stresses is also modelled. At the end, a comparison of the different configurations of twin-cylinder engine is provided [less ▲]

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See detailEco-efficiency methodology of Hybrid Electric Vehicle based on multidisciplinary multi-objective optimization
Nzisabira, Jonathan; Louvigny, Yannick ULg; Christiaens, Sébastien et al

in Proceeding of the 8th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (2009, June 01)

The eco-efficiency concept of clean propulsion vehicles aims at is simultaneously reducing the fuel consumption and environment pollutants impact (Eco-score) without decreasing the vehicle performances ... [more ▼]

The eco-efficiency concept of clean propulsion vehicles aims at is simultaneously reducing the fuel consumption and environment pollutants impact (Eco-score) without decreasing the vehicle performances and other user satisfaction criteria. Based on a simulation model in ADVISOR, one can evaluate the performances, the emissions and then the Ecoscore and the User Satisfaction for different driving scenarios. To establish a rationale methodology for conducting the eco-efficiency design of electric and hybrid vehicles, we adopt a multidisciplinary optimization approach while minimizing / maximizing both Ecoscore and User satisfaction objective functions. The proposed approach is then illustrated on the case study of the comparison of different mild parallel hybrid buses (hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and hybrid hydraulic vehicle (HHV) by highlighting the effect of different energy storage systems (batteries, ultra capacitors, hydraulic system), mechanical and electric components sizes upon the optimized hybrid design. The optimization results show that the hybrid electric buses using ultra capacitors have almost the same performances as those using batteries, while the HHV technology can compete with HEV because of the hydraulic components low cost and recyclability if possibly using of water as motor/pump fluid. [less ▲]

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See detailPreliminary design of twin-cylinder engines for hybrid electric vehicle applications
Louvigny, Yannick ULg; Christiaens, Sébastien; Duysinx, Pierre ULg

Conference (2009, March 10)

Most of HEV are built using existing engines. These engines have been developed for conventional car and are not especially tailored for HEV. The objectives of this work are to establish general ... [more ▼]

Most of HEV are built using existing engines. These engines have been developed for conventional car and are not especially tailored for HEV. The objectives of this work are to establish general requirements placed on an ICE for a HEV application, to draw the main characteristics of the engine and to find the best configuration of twin-cylinder ICE to motorize an HEV. The twin-cylinder engine offer interesting perspectives in the field of HEV thanks to its small size, low weight and low cost. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of Ultra Capacitors, Hydraulic Accumulators and Batteries Technologies to Optimize Hybrid Vehicle Ecoefficiency
Nzisabira, Jonathan; Louvigny, Yannick ULg; Duysinx, Pierre ULg

in Proceeding of 2nd IEEE Int. Conference of Power Engineering, Energy, and Electric Drives (2009, March)

The main objective of vehicle powertrain hybridization is to improve the fuel consumption and environment pollutants impact (Eco-score) without decreasing the vehicle performances and other user ... [more ▼]

The main objective of vehicle powertrain hybridization is to improve the fuel consumption and environment pollutants impact (Eco-score) without decreasing the vehicle performances and other user satisfaction criteria. The Eco efficiency is a global index which accounts for both environmental impacts and user satisfaction. The Hybrid vehicles ability to overcome these two requirements depends on the optimal choice of their key mechanical, electric or hydraulic components. Some energy storage systems like ultra capacitors and hydraulic system are environmentally friendly and meet some user satisfaction criteria like daily cost, security, short charge/discharge duration and long life service. On the contrary, others like batteries have some times a environmental impact mitigate. The objective of this study is to establish a comparison between HEV (hybrid electric vehicle) and HHV(hybrid hydraulic vehicle) configuration by highlighting the effect of different energy storage systems (batteries, ultra capacitors, hydraulic system), mechanical and electric components sizes (engine, motors) upon the optimized HEV design taking care of both Eco-score and User satisfaction for different driving scenarios. The approach is formulated as a multidisciplinary optimization problem. At first, the HEV and HHV are modeled and simulated using ADVISOR (advanced vehicle simulator) with respect to several driving situations. Then emissions can be determined and the Ecoscore indicator can be calculated. User Satisfaction can be evaluated based on performance criteria extracted from ADVISOR simulation and on simple evaluation tools relying on the state-of-the art of technological information for safety, reliability and daily cost. The design problem is stated as follows: select mechanical, electric or hydraulic components (e.g. engine, motor and energy storage system sizes) to minimize the Ecoscore indicator and to maximize user satisfaction criteria subject to catalogue constraints on the choice of the components. The approach is illustrated on applications dealing with mild parallel hybrid buses. Results show that the hybrid electric buses using ultra capacitors have almost the same performances as those using batteries. However, the preferred choice would go towards super capacities because they have other appreciable properties compared to the batteries: the very high lifetime, high efficiency of charge and discharge and no polluting recyclability. Despite a smaller fuel saving than a HEV, the HHV technology has a chance to compete with HEV because of the hydraulic components low cost (industrial maturity), no pollutants recyclability due to the possible using of water as motor/pump fluid. HHV technology is a possible alternative in niche markets such as urban buses; bin-lorries or heavy urban delivery vehicles. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of Ultra capacitors and Batteries Technologies to Optimize Hybrid Electric Vehicle Efficiency
Nzisabira, Jonathan; Louvigny, Yannick ULg; Duysinx, Pierre ULg

in Proceedinbg of 3rd European Symposium on Supercapacitors and Application (ESSCAP08) (2008, November)

The acceptance of Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle is related to their eco-efficiency, i.e. their ability to both reduce environmental impact while also providing a sufficient user satisfaction. The ... [more ▼]

The acceptance of Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle is related to their eco-efficiency, i.e. their ability to both reduce environmental impact while also providing a sufficient user satisfaction. The objective of this study is to provide a rationale design tool based on a multidisciplinary optimization approach to support the design of hybrid electric powertrain to simultaneously maximize user satisfaction complex criteria and minimize the Eco-score. In order to carry out the optimization problem efficiently the approach makes use of metamodeling techniques in order to save computation time in the optimization process that is driven by a Genetic Algorithm. The approach is applied to highlight the effect of different energy storage systems (batteries v.s. ultra capacitors) upon the optimized HEV design taking care of both Eco-score and User satisfaction. In the selected application that is a heavy urban bus with a mild hydrid electric powertrain, the ultra capacitors are slightly superior to NiMH batteries when emphasizing the Ecoscore criterion. [less ▲]

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See detailPreliminary design of twin-cylinder engines
Louvigny, Yannick ULg

Master of advanced studies dissertation (2008)

This report deals with the preliminary design of a twin-cylinder engine. The goal of the work is not to make the detailed design of the engine but to draw the main characteristics of each kind of engine ... [more ▼]

This report deals with the preliminary design of a twin-cylinder engine. The goal of the work is not to make the detailed design of the engine but to draw the main characteristics of each kind of engine and to investigate which configuration of twin-cylinder engine matches in the best way to given requirements. A simple model is developed from the motion equations of the rotating and oscillating parts of piston engine. This model allows calculating the values of the inertia forces and moments for each angular position of the crankshaft. Different configurations of single-cylinder and twin-cylinder engines (including in-line or boxer, in-phase or out-of-phase motion of the piston) are considered. All of these configurations are characterized by their own set of forces and moments. As the free forces and moments are responsible for engine vibrations and thus vibrations of the vehicle and its passengers, a set of balancing solutions (modification of the crankshaft, addition of first or second order balance shafts) is considered to reduce these loads. This is the balancing of the engine. Great reductions of forces and moments can be obtained with more or less complex solutions. From a design point of view, the next step is to determine what level of vibration is acceptable and which solutions permit to reach this level. A model of a classical four-cylinder engine is made in order to serve as a reference for the comparison of the different configurations of twin-cylinder engine. In addition to the inertia forces, the combustion of the fuel inside the cylinder produces also forces and moments in the engine. To estimate the total forces and moments created by the engine, the gas pressure force is calculated for each configuration of the engine. The last step of this preliminary design consists in investigating the influence of design parameters that can impact the balancing of the engine. A sensitivity analysis is made with different design parameters of the engine (i.e. the mass of the piston, the mass and length of the connecting rod…) This analysis permits to know, depending of the configuration of the engine, which characteristics will require a greater attention during the design phases. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalysis of hybrid hydraulic vehicles and comparison with hybrid electric vehicles using batteries or super capacitors
Louvigny, Yannick ULg; Nzisabira, Jonathan; Duysinx, Pierre ULg

Conference (2008, March 12)

Hybrid Hydraulic Vehicle (HHV) technology is an alternative solution to classical Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV). The authors’s previous studies of hybrid hydraulic systems clearly demonstrated that HHV ... [more ▼]

Hybrid Hydraulic Vehicle (HHV) technology is an alternative solution to classical Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV). The authors’s previous studies of hybrid hydraulic systems clearly demonstrated that HHV can lead to fuel savings even though smaller than HEV. Hydraulic energy recovery systems are well adapted for heavy urban vehicles with frequent starts and stops because the weight penalty of the hydraulic system can be mitigated while taking benefit of their high specific power property for power assist. This recent work investigates and compares, from an economical and technical point of view, both HHV and HEV buses using batteries or super capacitors as energy storage systems. The fuel consumption of different hybrid busses is simulated using ADVISOR on the basis of three European SORT driving cycles. The results show that HHV and HEV with super capacitors can not rival from the consumption point of view with the HEV using batteries as energy storage system. But they can be economically interesting because of their lower cost and the longer service life of their energy storage system. [less ▲]

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See detailEco-efficiency optimization of Hybrid Electric Vehicle based on response surface method and genetic algorithm
Nzisabira, Jonathan; Louvigny, Yannick ULg; Duysinx, Pierre ULg

in Proceedings of EET-2008 European Ele-Drive Conference and International Advanced Mobility Forum (2008, March)

The electric vehicles (EV) and sometimes the hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) technologies are environmentally very efficient but can not succeed on the market because of a smaller ability to satisfy ... [more ▼]

The electric vehicles (EV) and sometimes the hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) technologies are environmentally very efficient but can not succeed on the market because of a smaller ability to satisfy customer’s requirements. Comparison of clean technologies in automotive and transportation systems has been measured using different analysis tools such as LCA (life cycle analysis). However, these instruments never account for the user’s satisfaction which partly explains the market acceptance problems. The Eco efficiency is a global index which accounts for both environment impacts and user satisfaction. The main objective of vehicle powertrain hybridization is to improve the fuel consumption and environment pollutants impact (Eco-score) without decreasing the vehicle performances and other user satisfaction criteria. The objective of this study is to minimize the Eco-score indicator of HEV with respect to the user satisfaction criteria. The approach is formulated as a multidisciplinary optimization problem. At first the EV or HEV are modeled and simulated using ADVISOR (advanced vehicle simulator) with respect to several driving situations. Then emissions can be determined and the Ecoscore indicator can be calculated. User Satisfaction can be evaluated based on performance criteria extracted from ADVISOR simulation and on simple evaluation tools relying on the state-of-the art of technological information for safety, reliability and daily cost. In this study the design problem is stated as follows: select mechanical and electric components (like engine, motor and battery sizes) to minimize the Ecoscore indicator and to maximize user satisfaction criteria subject to catalogue constraints on the choice of the components. The approach is illustrated on applications dealing with parallel hybrid electric vehicles. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalysis of hydraulic hybrid vehciles and economical comparison with hybrid electric vehicles
Louvigny, Yannick ULg; Nzisabira, Jonathan; Duysinx, Pierre ULg

Conference (2007, June 01)

Hybrid Hydraulic Vehicle (HHV) technology is an alternative to HEV. This technology deserves new attention because of recent development in reversible hydraulic motor pumps with high efficiency. The HHV ... [more ▼]

Hybrid Hydraulic Vehicle (HHV) technology is an alternative to HEV. This technology deserves new attention because of recent development in reversible hydraulic motor pumps with high efficiency. The HHV technology is based on parallel architecture of motor assist systems. A first preliminary study investigated the fuel consumption of a passenger car, a SUV and an urban bus. It clearly demonstrated that the fuel efficiency benefits are the better for heavy vehicles with frequent stops and starts. The second part of the work then compared both HEV and HHV buses. The fuel consumption is simulated using ADVISOR on the basis of 3 SORT driving cycles. The results showed that the HHV are penalized by his weight but they can be economically interesting because of the lower cost and longer life time of the hydraulic system. [less ▲]

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