IAV Showcases Dynamic Testing and Calibration Technologies at SAE World Congress Experience

04/04/2018 // Northville, Mich. – IAV Automotive Engineering, Inc., a leading engineering services firm, will display a wide range of technologies to support the efficient development of future propulsion systems at SAE World Congress Experience (WCXTM18), April 10-12. Among the technologies that attendees can experience at IAV’s booth will be its Fast Oil Consumption Acquisition System (FOCAS), 3-D Metal Printed Piston, Virtual Calibration Desktop and Dynamic Design of Experiments (DDoE).

“Developing technologies for the next generation of vehicles is always top of mind at IAV, but so is ensuring we’re creating and enhancing processes and tests that validate and offer ways to improve the vehicle components that are on the road today,” said Maisa Oliveira, interim president at IAV. “We look forward to sharing our powertrain expertise with other industry experts at SAE World Congress Experience and showcasing the innovative ways our team is addressing industry issues.”

IAV’s FOCAS is a real-time oil emission measurement tool that can efficiently and accurately measure oil emissions in a vehicle. IAV’s FOCAS measures emissions during transient conditions to provide a better characterization of when and where oil is being consumed, working to identify problem areas and components emitting oil. This real-time system can be used throughout the development phase, early on in the engine dynamometer to real-world measurement on a vehicle. The system lowers the limits of detection and improves response time from conventional methods. In less time and at a lower cost, this can give customers greater insight into their oil emissions and makes the comparison of different configurations possible. In addition to having the main unit on display, IAV will provide additional background information via presentations and handouts on site.

Another key product that will be showcased at IAV’s booth is a 3-D Metal Printed Piston that IAV developed to optimize product timelines and achieve better product specs. This piston, developed through additive manufacturing, reduces product mass by nearly 25 percent while also reducing friction, optimizing the cooling of critical areas and improving material specs by 75 percent in comparison to traditional pistons. Through additive manufacturing, IAV is able to consolidate the development time, validate parts more quickly and reduce costs.

Beyond material displays, some of IAV’s technologies and expertise will be exhibited digitally via laptops and television monitors. The Dynamic Design of Experiments delivers faster measurements and behavior simulation, such as cycle emissions and fuel consumption, for better calibration of combustion engines and specific Engine Control Unit (ECU) functions. This advanced DDoE method utilizes a dynamic modeling toolbox to design test sequences and model types to create its simulations for improved optimization. Compared to steady state DOE models, this dynamic method increases the number of measurements permissible while reducing the amount of time it takes to “map” the overall system. Moreover, it can simulate dynamic behavior that is more representative of real-world operation, including accurate predictions of emissions.

Another product that will be shown digitally is IAV’s Virtual Calibration Desktop, which was created to accurately test the functionality of ECUs as they become increasingly complex. This software calibration tool is an easy-to-access, fully virtual environment that allows the user to directly interact with a running vehicle or engine test bed model to receive instant feedback. Data received can analyze tailpipe emissions, fuel consumption, component temperatures and more. The Virtual Calibration Desktop is one example of IAV’s commitment to providing efficient, precise and cost-effective tools that meet today’s vehicle system calibration needs.

Finally, IAV will be digitally exhibiting its Phase Change Engine Cooling technology for advanced thermal management. This fully variable cooling system offers OEMs new freedoms to keep their engines cool and superior thermal benefits. The technology’s innovative design enables increased heat transfer efficiency and equalized temperature distribution, in addition to reduced thermal losses and air drag.

WCX18 will take place April 10-12 at the Cobo Center in Detroit. At the event, automotive professionals have the opportunity to showcase their solutions for today’s industry challenges, engage in conversation with key industry players about the future of the industry, and examine some of the latest powertrain, propulsion, emission, safety and electronic innovations. Visit booth 5037, to discover IAV’s technologies and talk with product experts. For more information about the event, visit: http://wcx18.org/