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Introduction to Powertrain Calibration Engineering
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Driven by the need for lower emissions, better fuel economy and improved drive quality, optimized powertrain calibrations are required for the many different vehicle configurations on today's roadways. While powertrain components such as the internal combustion engine, transmission, and hybrid electric powertrain are somewhat familiar to the automotive industry, the control theory, calibrations and system interactions between these components are a relatively unfamiliar aspect.
This web seminar will introduce participants to the concepts behind optimized powertrain calibrations and how they impact fuel consumption, exhaust emissions, and vehicle performance. Participants will also gain exposure to the role that the calibration plays in the system level interactions of the various powertrain components.
By participating in this web seminar, you will be able to:
Who Should Attend
This web seminar is intended for anyone who would like a better understanding of powertrain calibration and how it influences vehicle performance and drivability. Engineering students with an automotive interest through automotive professionals will gain insight into the calibration process and its system impact. It will also be beneficial to those involved in the specification, design, development, testing and planning of vehicles and powertrains. Product planners and program managers will find the overview aspects helpful.
Material presented will be practical in nature with basic mathematics used to describe quantitative measures. A background in mechanical or electrical engineering will assist in gaining maximum benefit from the material presented. Experience or training in engine or transmission engineering is helpful, but not essential.
Each participant will be asked to view the recording from the one-hour SAE Vehicle/Powertrain Calibration Engineering: What Is It and Why Is It For You? Telephone/Webcast as a course requirement.
Session 1Requirements, Boundary Conditions and Complexity
- Fundamental requirements driving powertrain calibration
- Vehicle Requirements
- Environmental requirements
- Overview of the factors driving complexity in powertrain calibration systems
- Global requirements
- Product hardware
- Overview of some basic powertrain calibration tasks including base engine, transmission, OBD, aftertreatment, vehicle driveability
- Base Engine Calibrations
- Steady state models (air charge, exh backpressure, knock thresholds)
- Single point optimizations (spark, AFR, VVT, EGR, FUP, etc..)
- Simple transients
- In-vehicle validation of dyno cals
- Steady state correlation
- Transient conditions
- Knock behavior and fuel sensitivity
- Vehicle-specific Calibrations
- Pedal progression
- Drive/shift quality
- Location-Specific Calibrations
- Customer expectation of “normal” behavior in all climates
- Hot weather (component protection)
- Cold Weather (Emissions, startability, drive quality)
- Altitude (Emissions, startability, drive quality, performance)
- Systems – How they interact
- What is a powertrain system?
- Powertrain subsystem calibration and interactions (engine, aftertreatment, transmission, hybrid, control)
- Overview of some basic powertrain components and their effects on the overall system
- Communication between systems and components
- The calibration engineer’s role in the overall development process as the bridge between hardware and controls
- Calibration Tasks
- Testing environments for calibration engineers including simulations, engine test cells, powertrain test cells, chassis dynamometer test cells and test track/field testing
- Tools of the trade - industry standard tools and specialized tools that calibration engineers use
- Using test data to create a calibration including modeling, optimization and table generation
Instructor(s): Julian Blair, Greg Banish, Chi Binh La, Talus Park
Julian Blair, Calibration Process Lead, Engine Development, Calibration and Verification, General Motors
Julian Blair is the Calibration Process Lead of Engine Development, Calibration and Verification for General Motors. Named to this position in January 2013, Julian leads the Global Calibration Process Technical Resource Board with the charter of streamlining GM calibrations tools to enable the benefits of common process. Previously, Julian was a Calibration Specialist on V6 passenger car applications for a number of engine calibration areas namely; Torque Modeling and Control, Spark and Dilution Control, Electronic Throttle Control, and Fuel Control. He also held positions of Lead Engine Calibrator, Test Automation Engineer and Test Technology Engineer in the GM Engine Development Dynamometer Laboratory. Julian joined GM’s engineering team in 2001 after graduating from Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He is also a licensed and registered Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan.
Greg Banish, Senior Calibration Engineer, Ford Motor Company
Greg Banish is a mechanical engineer and motorsports enthusiast. He currently works as the powertrain development manager for Roush/SLP, leading calibration and development of emissions legal high performance vehicle packages. After studying for a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at GMI Engineering & Management Institute (Kettering University), he wrote his thesis on vehicle instrumentation and measurement. Putting this education to practical use, he founded his own performance shop outside of Detroit. Greg later worked for SiemensVDO and General Motors, and Ford Motor Company as a calibration engineer on programs ranging from direct injection turbocharged engines to hybrids. He is a member of SAE International and SEMA and has authored two books and several instructional DVDs on aftermarket EFI calibration. With thousands aftermarket calibrations performed, he has worked with a wide variety of engines and control systems in addition to his OEM calibration work.
Chi Binh La, Business Unit Director, Gasoline and Alternative Fuels, IAV Inc.
Chi Binh La has over 15 years of experience in engine development covering NVH, mechanical development and calibration, as well as analysis and simulation. In 2012, he joined IAV where he is responsible for the strategic vision and profitable growth of the business unit. Technically the business unit is responsible for the development of gasoline and alternative fueled engines including base engine calibration to vehicle drivability, emissions and OBD. Chi Binh holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Waterloo and a Master’s Degree in Engine Systems from University of Wisconsin.
Talus Park is the Calibration Skill Team Leader at AVL Powertrain Engineering based in Plymouth, Michigan. He is responsible for diesel and gasoline engine calibration, transmission calibration as well as certification services throughout North America. His team is focused on utilizing innovative tools and methods to deliver high quality calibration projects with maximum efficiency. Mr. Park has over twelve years of experience in the transportation industry focused on calibration. He earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University.
Registration for this live web seminar is available on a per-person basis, similar to purchasing a seat in a classroom. Participants attend an online session from work or home; anywhere with a PC with internet access (at least 56K) and a telephone. The fee includes one connection to the conference calls (toll free telephone number provided for U.S. and select countries*) and assigned personal ID number; one connection to SAE's online training center (via WebEx); and access to a secure course in the SAE Learning Center that contains the presentations, class session recordings, supplemental materials, and assignments.
Registrations will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. the day before the start of the web seminar, but early registration is encouraged to allow for pre-course set-up and instructions.
*Global toll-free telephone numbers are provided for many countries outside the U.S., but are limited to those on the WebEx call-in toll-free number list. Check here to see if your country has a global call-in toll free telephone number for this web seminar. If your country is not listed, you may still connect using the US/Canada Call-in toll number or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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NOTE: The course presentation will be recorded and made available for 30 days to those who register by the deadline.
Multiple Seat Discount - Does your company have a group of employees who need this course? Register one individual at the appropriate member or list price, then register additional employees at half off the list price. Registration by phone with SAE Customer Service is required to take advantage of this discount. Register all individuals at the same time or mention the confirmation number for the first registrant. The offer is good for only the same web seminar offering. All registrants will receive a personal account and opportunity for CEUs.
Can't attend on the date/time above? The presentation will be recorded and made available for 30 days to those who are registered, regardless of availability for the live session. If you still need to cancel, transfer to a future offering, or designate a substitute, a full refund is issued if you notify SAE at least 14 days prior to the web seminar start date. If less than 14 days prior, please contact SAE Customer Service to discuss options*. NOTE: SAE reserves the right to cancel web seminar and cannot be held responsible for related costs incurred by registrants other than the registration fee.
*Cancellation penalties may apply.
Fees: $425.00 ; SAE Members: $340.00 - $383.00
For additional information, contact SAE Customer Service at 1-877-606-7323 (724/776-4970 outside the U.S. and Canada) or at CustomerService@sae.org
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.
"This course is a great starting point for engineers considering a career path in vehicle and engine calibration. It is very insightful and highly recommended."
EEM Injection Engineering Manager
Walbro Engine Management
For additional information, contact SAE Customer Service at 1-877-606-7323 (724/776-4970 outside the U.S. and Canada) or at CustomerService@sae.org.
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