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2014-09-09
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With current LED performance nearing or surpassing that of most traditional light sources, LEDs are now addressing most lighting applications (indoors, outdoors, transportation vehicles and so on), with prices coming down rapidly over the past three to five years. Advances in materials will also broaden LED consumption through improved performance. The report looks at the competing light-source technologies for automotive applications, including Halogen, HID/ Xenon, Combined HID and LED, LED technology, Organic LED (OLED) and Laser technology. It also examines the design flexibility and power savings that LEDs give designers, as well as the differing optics technology and related strict regulations. The Advanced Automotive Lighting and Vision Systems Report - 2014 Edition addresses uses for lighting in vehicles, looking at both exterior and interior applications and the unique set of challenges presented by each. It also looks at how lighting technologies are increasingly being combined with vision systems to create complete modules.
2014-04-07
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Lyn Zbinden
The art and science of glass engineering, specifically applied to automotive projects, are not at all commonplace. Although windshields, side and backlites seem to be obvious parts of any car, truck, or bus, designing, sourcing, and manufacturing them are unique challenges. From the business perspective, cost control makes the choice of the ideal supplier a vital decision, greatly impacting availability and production. From the technical standpoint, the most creative designs can be rendered impractical due to regulations, lack of economies of scale, or convoluted logistics. Glass Engineering: Design Solutions for Automotive Applications tackles all these variables using a no-nonsense, step-by-step approach. Written by Lyn R. Zbinden, a mechanical engineer and glass specialist, this book narrows the gap between the reader and a technical subject by using language that is easy to understand, a good variety of examples, and a series of invaluable reference design tables. With a career spanning over 30 years in the automotive industry, Lyn R.
2014-03-20
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T. Yomi Obidi
This book provides an introduction to ground vehicle aerodynamics and methodically guides the reader through the various aspects of the subject. Those needing specific information or a refresher can easily jump to the material of interest. There is a particular emphasis on various vehicle types (passenger cars, trucks, trains, motorcycles, race cars, etc.). However, the book is focused on cars and trucks, which are the most common vehicles in the speed range in which the study of ground vehicle aerodynamics is beneficial. Readers will gain a fundamental understanding of the topic, which will help them design vehicles that have improved aerodynamics; this will lead to better fuel efficiency, improved performance, and increased passenger comfort. The author’s basic approach to the presentation of the material is complemented with review questions, application questions, exercises, and suggested projects at the end of most of the chapters, which helps the reader apply the information presented, either in the classroom or for self-study.
2014-01-31
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Pasquale M. Sforza
Commercial Airplane Design Principles is a succinct, focused text covering all the information required at the preliminary stage of aircraft design: initial sizing and weight estimation, fuselage design, engine selection, aerodynamic analysis, stability and control, drag estimation, performance analysis, and economic analysis. The text places emphasis on making informed choices from an array of competing options, and developing the confidence to do so. It also shows the use of standard, empirical, and classical methods in support of the design process and explains the preparation of a professional quality design report, including a sample outline.
2013-09-03
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Snorri Gudmundsson
Written by an engineer with close to 20 years of design experience, General Aviation Aircraft Design: Applied Methods and Procedures provides the practicing engineer with a versatile handbook that serves as the first source for finding answers to realistic aircraft design questions. The book is structured in an "equation/derivation/solved example" format for easy access to content. Readers will find it a valuable guide to topics such as sizing of horizontal and vertical tails to minimize drag, sizing of lifting surfaces to ensure proper dynamic stability, numerical performance methods, and common faults and fixes in aircraft design. In most cases, numerical examples involve actual aircraft specs. Broad and deep in coverage, it is intended for practicing engineers, aerospace engineering students, mathematically astute amateur aircraft designers, and anyone interested in aircraft design. This title is organized by articles and numerical examples involve actual aircraft specs. It also contains high-interest topics not found in other texts, including sizing of horizontal and vertical tails to minimize drag, sizing of lifting surfaces to ensure proper dynamic stability, numerical performance methods, and common faults and fixes in aircraft design.
2013-05-07
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George Nicholas Bullen
Modern aircraft manufacturing involves drilling and countersinking hundreds of thousands to millions of holes. Doing this work by hand accounts for 65% of the cost of airframe assembly, 85% of the quality issues, and 80% of the lost time due to injuries. Automated drilling and countersinking replaces traditional hand methods and involves using numeric control machinery to drill and countersink a finished hole “one shot” (drilling a finished hole without using pilot holes or tool changes). This is a proven cost reducing technology that improves quality where it has been applied successfully. The focus of this book is on automating the process of drilling and countersinking holes during airframe manufacturing. Since this is the area of greatest return on investment for airframe producers, the book provides a stepped approach for evaluating possible areas for applying automation and a detailed description of the process for choosing, acquiring, and transitioning the right machinery for success.
2013-04-01
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The Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization (MMPDS) Handbook, is an accepted source for metallic material and fastener system allowables recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), all departments and agencies of the Department of Defense (DoD), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), within the limitations of the certification requirements of the specific government agency. MMPDS-08 supersedes MMPDS-07 and prior editions of the MMPDS as well as all editions of MIL-HDBK-5, Metallic Materials and Elements for Aerospace Vehicle Structures that was maintained by the U.S. Air Force. The last edition, MIL-HDBK-5J was cancelled by the U.S. Air Force in March of 2006. The MMPDS Handbook is updated on a regular basis to ensure that: • Reliable, statistically based design properties are available for as many mature materials and/or product forms as possible • Current statistical design properties are validated or updated on older “legacy” alloys • Other supporting data (fatigue, crack growth, fracture toughness, effect of temperature) are represented • Recently cancelled specifications are identified MMPDS-08 contains design information on the mechanical and physical properties of metallic materials and joints commonly used in aircraft and aerospace vehicle structures.
2012-04-02
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THG Megson
Based on the author's best-selling text Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students, this brief book covers the basics of structural analysis as applied to aircraft structures. Coverage of elasticity, energy methods and virtual work set the stage for discussions of airworthiness/airframe loads and stress analysis of aircraft components. Numerous worked examples, illustrations, and sample problems show how to apply the concepts to realistic situations. Self-contained, this value-priced book is an excellent resource for anyone learning the subject. • Covers the core concepts in about 200 fewer pages by removing some optional topics like structural vibrations and aero elasticity • Systematic step by step procedures in the worked examples • Self-contained, with complete derivations for key equations
2012-02-20
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THG Megson
Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students is the leading self- contained aircraft structures course text. It covers all fundamental subjects, including elasticity, structural analysis, airworthiness and aero-elasticity. Now in its fifth edition, the author has revised and updated the text throughout and added new examples and exercises using Matlab TM. Additional examples make the text even more accessible by showing application of concepts to airframe structures. Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students includes a Solutions Manual available to all adopting teachers and an extensive aircraft design project case study, which shows the application of the major techniques in the book.
2012-01-01
Book
H.C. Landa
Now in its 13th edition, The Automotive Aerodynamics Handbook, written by Douglas Cox Landa and Henry C. Landa, is a must-have reference text for those interested in understanding aerodynamics applied to automotive problems and streamlining goals. Using a simpler language than the typical engineering textbook, it presents the theory with its immediate use, allowing for classroom or self-study. Focusing on the importance of the fundamental engineering and mathematical concepts, The Automotive Aerodynamics Handbook explains both with a very practical approach, and includes a workbook with problems and solutions. As automotive engineering gears itself more and more towards weight reduction, fuel economy and pollution control, professionals working in this field are challenged everyday with how to make better vehicles that are lighter, efficient, safe and appealing to global mass markets. In this environment, the stability of engineering design is vital to the long-term success of any new product.
2011-05-01
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William E. Forsthoffer
Optimize plant asset safety and reliability while minimizing operating costs with this invaluable guide to the engineering, operation and maintenance of rotating equipment. Based upon his multi-volume Rotating Equipment Handbooks, Forsthoffer's Best Practice Handbook for Rotating Machinery summarizes, expands and updates the content from these previous books in a convenient all-in-one volume. Offering comprehensive technical coverage and insider information on best practices derived from lessons learned in the engineering, operation and maintenance of a wide array of rotating equipment, this new title presents: • A unique "Best Practice" and "Lessons Learned" chapter framework, providing bite-sized, troubleshooting instruction on complex operation and maintenance issues across a wide array of industrial rotating machinery. • Five chapters of completely new material combined with updated material from earlier volumes, making this the most comprehensive and up-to-date handbook for rotary equipment currently available.
2011-04-12
Book
This SAE Special Publication presents papers from the Automotive Lighting Technology Conference.
2011-03-14
Book
Donald E. Malen
This book provides readers with a solid understanding of the principles of automobile body structural design, illustrating the effect of changing design parameters on the behavior of automobile body structural elements. Emphasizing simple models of the behavior of body structural systems rather than complex mathematical models, the book looks at the best way to shape a structural element to achieve a desired function, why structures behave in certain ways, and how to improve performance. Chapters cover: Body structural requirements Body structural elements Design for body bending Design for body torsion Design for crashworthiness Design for vibration Design for vehicle and styling integration Material selection and mass estimation in preliminary design Fundamentals of Automobile Body Design provides valuable insight to graduate and undergraduate students in automotive programs, entry-level engineers specializing in automobile body design, and other engineers looking to understand the influence of vehicle layout on body performance or the interaction of subsystems with the body.
2011-03-01
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Daniel Stern
This report highlights the findings of research conducted throughout 2010 by ABOUT Automotive in the automotive exterior LED market. It is largely based on research, analysis and interviews with a number of industry experts, gathering individual perspectives. Updating the previous analysis of this sector, published in 2005, the study provides insights in a number of areas, including: • The market for automotive exterior LED lighting, determining the trends and topical issues; • The main manufacturers serving this sector, identifying how the market is divided in terms of market share on a regional basis; and • Trends in key product and process technologies, both current and future. The report looks at detailed market fitment; volume and value forecasts for exterior LED lighting applications for Western Europe, North America and Japan; and the main players in the LED market. It also reviews the technical trends and challenges that the sector currently faces.
2010-04-13
Book
This SAE Special Publication presents papers from the Automotive Lighting Technology Conference and Human Factors in Driver Vision and Lighting sessions.
2010-01-01
Book
Joel Fried
This review report gives an overview of how polymers are used in aerospace applications. Some of the topics covered are composites, including thermosets, thermoplastics and nanocomposites; fiber reinforcement of composites; and specialized applications. For each type of composite, the chemistry, cure methods, fabrication methods, mechanical properties, thermal properties and environmental degradation are considered. From the applications’ perspective, the title discusses sealants, structural adhesives, foams, primer paint, shape memory alloys, electroactive devices, MEMS, vibration damping, NLO properties and ablative polymers. This review report is accompanied by approximately 400 abstracts compiled from the iSmithers Polymer Library, the largest dedicated resource of polymer information in the world, to facilitate further reading on this subject. A subject index and a company index are included.
2009-07-01
Book
David A. Crolla, et al
This book is a one-stop reference for automotive engineers involved in vehicle and automotive technologies. The book provides essential information on each of the main automotive systems (engines, powertrain and chassis, bodies, electrical systems) plus critical external factors with which engineers need to engage, such as hybrid technologies, vehicle efficiency, emissions control, and performance optimization. This quick-reference sourcebook provides engineers with a complete resource for all the essential material needed on a day-to-day basis, including fundamentals, key techniques, and engineering best practice and rules of thumb. Topics include: o Engine Testing o Engine Emissions o Digital Engine Controls o Transmissions o Electric and Hybrid Vehicles o Suspensions and Steering o Tires, Brakes, and Handling o Aerodynamics and Noise o Instrumentation and Telematics o Safety o Materials
2009-04-20
Book
This SAE Special Publication presents papers from the Automotive Lighting Technology session.
2009-02-27
Book
THG Megson, Antonio Filippone, Mike Tooley
A one-stop desk reference, for engineers involved in all aspects of aerospace, this book will not gather dust on the shelf. It brings together the essential professional reference content from leading international contributors in the field. Material covers a broad topic range from structural components of aircraft, design and airworthiness to aerodynamics and modeling.
2008-10-01
Book
This unique book gives chronicles the top Honda technical developments from April through September 2008. The 21 papers included give rare insight into Honda's worldwide R&D team, and cover automotive, motorcycle, power products, and other fundamental technologies. Full-color diagrams complement the text. Title highlights include: Mechanism of Occurrence of Ghost Noise in Helical Gears Resulting from Thread-type Tool Machining Development of Front Pillar for Visibility Enhancement Development of 5-speed Dual-clutch Transmission System for All-Terrain Vehicle Motorcycle Riding Simulator Enabling Experience of Honda's Advanced Brake Systems Running Gait Generation for Biped Robot This publication is available in both print and electronic format. The electronic format is also conveniently available for purchase in individual chapters.
2008-04-01
Book
This unique book chronicles the top Honda technical developments from October 2007 through March 2008. The 25 papers included give rare insight into the Honda's worldwide R&D team, and cover automotive, motorcycle, power products, and other fundamental technologies. Full-color diagrams complement the text. Title highlights include: Development of i-VTEC Gasoline Engine for 2008 Model Year Honda FIT Removal of Grounding Cable from Hydrogen Fueling Process 2007 Model CBR1000RRW for Suzuka 8 hours World Endurance Championship Race Study of "LONG" Lighting System for Enhanced Motorcycle Conspicuity Development of High-strength Structural Steel for Welding This publication is available in both print and electronic format. The electronic format is also conveniently available for purchase in individual chapters.
2008-02-19
Book
Douglas Thorby
This straightforward text, primer and reference introduces the theoretical, testing and control aspects of structural dynamics and vibration, as practiced in industry today. The book’s key features: • Worked example based makes it a thoroughly practical resource • Aimed at those studying to enter, and already working in industry • Presents an applied practice and testing based approach while remaining grounded in the theory of the topic • Makes the topic as easy to read as possible, omitting no steps in the development of the subject • Includes the use of computer based modeling techniques and finite elements • Covers theory, modeling testing and control in practice Written with the needs of engineers of a wide range of backgrounds in mind, this book will be a key resource for those studying structural dynamics and vibration at undergraduate level for the first time in aeronautical, mechanical, civil and automotive engineering. It will be ideal for laboratory classes and as a primer for readers returning to the subject, or coming to it fresh at graduate level.
2007-04-16
Book
This SAE Special Publication presents papers from the Automotive Lighting Technology, & Human Factors in Driver Vision and Lighting sessions.
2006-10-19
Book
Pini Gurfil
In recent years, an unprecedented interest in novel and revolutionary space missions has risen out of the advanced NASA and ESA programs. Astrophysicists, astronomers, space systems engineers, mathematicians and scientists have been cooperating to implement novel and ground-breaking space missions. Recent progress in mathematical dynamics has enabled development of specialized spacecraft orbits and propulsion systems. Recently, the concept of flying spacecraft in formation has gained a lot of interest within the community. These progresses constitute the background to a significant renaissance of research dealing with astrodynamics and its applications. “Modern Astrodynamics” is designed as a stepping stone for the exposition of modern astrodynamics to students, researchers, engineers and scientists. This volume will present the main constituents of the astrodynamical science in an elaborate, comprehensive and rigorous manner. Although the volume will contain a few distinct chapters, it will render a coherent portrayal of astrodynamics.
2006-04-03
Book
This SAE Special Publication presents papers from the Thermal Management Systems, Climate Control, Thermal Systems Components, and Thermal Systems Modelling sessions.
2004-03-08
Book
This Special Publication summarizes the progress and achievements made in automotive lighting technology during 2003.
2004-01-08
Book
Geoffrey Davies
The selection of automobile body materials is fundamental to the choice of fabrication method, and the characteristics and performance of the final vehicle or component. The factors behind these choices comprise some of the key technological and design issues facing automotive engineers today. Materials for Automobile Bodies presents detailed up-to-date information on material technologies for the automobile industry, embracing steels (including high-strength steels) aluminum, plastics, magnesium, hydro-forming and composite body panels. Coverage also includes: materials processing; formability; welding and joining; anti-corrosion technologies; plus a comprehensive consideration of the implications of materials selection on these processes. Dealing with the whole assembly process from raw material to production, right through to recycling at the end of a vehicle's life, this book is the essential resource for practicing engineers, designers, analysts and students involved in the design and specification of motor vehicle bodies and components.
2003-11-14
Book
John E. Dolce
Updated and expanded to include the most recent related information, the second edition of the Fleet Manager's Guide to Vehicle Specification and Procurement is an essential resource for all managers and supervisors involved in these functional areas. Written in concise, simple language, this publication offers a wealth of practical approaches for both saving money and yielding higher profits. Contents include: Vehicle Utilization and Cost Strategies Vehicle Life-Cycle Costing Specification Preparation Economics of Vehicle Replacement and more
2001-01-01
Book
Wen Jeng Chen, Edgar J. Gunter
This book is written as an introduction to rotor-bearing dynamics for practicing engineers and students who are involved in rotor dynamics and bearing designs. The goal is to provide a step-by-step approach to the understanding of fundamentals of rotor-bearing dynamics. Therefore, the emphasis is on the basic principles, phenomena, modeling, theory, and interpretations of the results. Introduction to Dynamics of Rotor-bearing Systems includes numerous examples, from a single-degree-of-freedom system to complicated industrial rotating machinery, which serve to illustrate fundamental dynamic behaviors. The concepts in the text are reinforced by parametric studies and numerous illustrative examples and figures. Sample contents include: • Introduction to Basic Concepts • Coordinate Systems and Rotor Motion • The Laval-Jeffcott Rotor Model • Rotating Disk Equations and Rigid Rotor Dynamics • Shaft Finite Element Equations • Bearings and Other Interconnection Components • System Governing Equations and Analyses • Torsional Vibration • Balancing
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