Full Vehicle Lubrication System Model Development

Full Vehicle Lubrication System Model Development

Isuzu is the global leader in commercial vehicles and diesel engines. Model based development is proven to be one of most advanced and efficient methodologies for engine and vehicle development in industry. As one of the leading OEMs in the diesel engine sector, Isuzu actively applies the model based approach in its product development. This project targets at developing a vehicle lubrication system model, and its integration with other sub-system models to assist model based development.

The student team will use GT-Suite to develop a 1D vehicle lubrication system model. The key development goal will be  integration with 1-D cooling system mode to provide accurate performance prediction of sub-system component behavior (e.g. turbine/compressor performance under both influence of thermal and friction effects). An important additional step after this would be further integration with the 1-D combustion and air path models, with reasonable system model computation time and accuracy

The predictive lubrication system model will be an indispensable tool of Isuzu engine development, and one of the key components of Isuzu full vehicle virtual model system. This system model will be used for Isuzu vehicle hardware

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Students who successfully match to this project team will be required to sign the following two documents in January 2018:

Click here to view Student IP Agreement

Click here to view NDA

How to Apply

Project Features

  • Skill level All levels
  • Students 5-7 Students
  • Course Substitutions Honors, ME 490, ME 590, MICDE, ISD-Auto, ISD-GAME, ChE Elec
  • IP & NDA Required? Yes
  • Summer Opportunity Summer Funding Application
  • Advanced Fluid Dynamics Modeling (3 students)

    Develop 1D models incorporating both hydraulics and fluid dynamics.

    • ME, MICDE, ISD-Auto, ChE, AERO, Physics
  • Combustion Engines (2 students)

    Bring a detailed understanding of internal combustion engines to support the tea model development. ME 438 combustion engines (or equivalent).

  • Model Development & Simulation (2 students)

    Build and validate 1d models of lubrication system

    • MATH, ME

Sponsor Mentor: Rohil Daya rohil-isuzu-spons
Model Based Development Engineer
I focus on 1-D Diesel After treatment Modeling. I am a Master’s graduate (2015) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. My graduate research and coursework concentration was in thermal and fluid sciences, with an application in automotive engineering. My career and research interests include vehicle and engine thermal management, after-treatment systems and emissions control, and combustion processes in internal combustion engines. I am a proponent of clean transportation and power for a cleaner environment!
Sponsor Mentor: Yong Sun Yong-isuzu-spons
Model Based Development Engineer II
I focus on CFD simulation. I am a Master’s graduate (2012) in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Previously, I worked at Oak Ridge National Lab and Ricardo, Inc.
Faculty Mentor:Wei Lu
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Wei Lu is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of Advanced Battery Coalition for Drivetrains. His research includes modeling and simulation of energy storage systems and nano/microstructures; multiscale and multiphysics simulations; mechanical properties and performance of advanced materials and their relation to microstructures