Transmission Friction Loss Identification with Modeling Correlation for Coast Down and Cold Start Optimization

Transmission Friction Loss Identification with Modeling Correlation for Coast Down and Cold Start Optimization

The student team will determine the transmission modeling analysis techniques for a high volume GM global program, front wheel drive 6 speed and/or 9 speed transmission program.   They will define current data deficiencies, and develop a plan to collect required data to model a specific transmission program for neutral coast down losses and cold start frictional losses.  This will include overlap with our internal Pontiac Michigan engine team to help support sizing of engine starting devices for cold start optimization. The team will become familiar with the GM global analysis steps and improve our modeling methods with data correlation for optimizing a powertrain integration with our vehicle engineering center, located in Warren Michigan.

More Information: 2017-GM-1

Students who successfully match to this project team will be required to sign the following  document in January 2017:

Student Combined IP and Non-Disclosure Agreement for the Project Team

How to Apply

Project Features

  • Skill level All levels
  • Students 5-7
  • Likely Majors ChE, DATA, ISD-AUTO, ISD-GAME, ISD-MFG, ME, MICDE, PHYSICS, SI, STATS
  • Course Substitutions ME 490, AUTO 503, GAME 503, Honors, ME 590
  • IP & NDA Required? Yes
  • Summer Opportunity Interview Guaranteed
  • Mechanical Modeling, Simulation and Testing (2 Students)

    Combustion Engine knowledge, advanced simulation skills

    • Likely Majors: ME, MICDE, ISD-AUTO, ISD-GAME, ISD-MFG
  • Data Analysis and Predictive Analytics (2 Students)

    Data analysis technics, experience modeling experimental data

    • Likely Majors: Information (SI), STATS, Data Science
  • Heat Transfer Simulation, Modeling and Optimization (2 Students)

    Heat Transfer modeling, simulation techniques, experience with heat transfer modeling tools

    • Likely Majors: ME, ChE, PHYS
  • Desired Additional Knowledge, Skills and Experience

    • MATLAB experience, AMESIM experience, and expert MS Excel skills, modeling exposure

Faculty Mentor: Jason Martz jasonmartz
Assistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
 
 
 
 
Lead Project Mentor: Heather Wyciehowski2017 Stryker projects
Test Technical Specialist – General Motors
 
 
 
Senior Project Mentor: Alfonso Hysko2017 Stryker projects
Test Technical Specialist – General Motors
 
 
 
 
Management Project Mentor: Thomas Harding2017 Stryker projects
Engineering Group Manager for Test Technical Specialist and Transmission Validation Department– General Motors
 
 
For More Information About This Sponsor, Visit Their Website (General Motors).