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2014-01-31
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.
Book
2013-03-13
This fourth edition report takes an in-depth look at the global seating market including the key changes currently underway in the industry and what the future holds for this key sector. The report considers in-house seat manufacture and supply chain developments along with advances in safety, comfort and convenience. An inside industry view is provided by an interview with Johnson Controls, and the study also considers trends in seat comfort and material developments in foam, plastics and metal structures. This research is complemented by case studies, along with profiles of all the major industry players. The global seating market is clearly led at the tier-one level by two US companies and one European company, JCI, Lear and Faurecia. Lear and JCI are also very strong in China owing to their having been early entrants into this market, following General Motors and Volkswagen there in the early days of the Chinese market development. The individual pictures for the major regions show how Lear, JCI, Magna and Faurecia have over two-thirds of the North American and European markets.
Book
2013-03-06
The past decade has seen a revolution in automotive lighting, a sector that not only includes visible lighting today, but also illumination through infrared sources as lighting and driver assistance systems combine. The lighting industry as a whole has moved rapidly from simple incandescent and gas discharge based light sources to solid-state technology in the form of light emitting diodes (LED) and organic light emitting diodes (OLED). Moving to solid-state light sources brings a number of clear advantages, not least a significant reduction in energy use. Illumination has accounted for a significant proportion of energy use and a 50% reduction by 2025 over 2005, through the move to solid-state light sources, which is a significant achievement largely led by the automotive sector. Within the automotive sector, solid-state light sources allow an overall reduction in CO2 emissions, and light sources have a significantly longer working lifetime. Beyond the LED and close to production OLED light sources that are being incorporated in vehicles today, new light sources in development include digital micro-mirror devices (DMD) and laser technology.
Book
2012-12-19
This 2013 edition of the cockpits and dashboards report looks at some of the key developments that have taken place since the previous report in 2011. It identifies the most significant technological developments that are having an impact on the design of the cockpit of the future and reviews the industry response. One of the strongest influences affecting the vehicle interior is the issue of connectivity. Consumer demand for seamless integration of infotainment devices between home and the interior of their vehicle, combined with safety concerns and the management of cognitive overload, have all led to a radical re-think in terms of cockpit layout and the way in which infotainment and internet based systems are accessed when in the vehicle. This report focuses on these developments and how they are influencing future cockpit design and layout. It also looks at trends in selected materials and manufacturing processes as they impact on the cockpit, dashboard and instrument cluster. Furthermore, the report also provides extracts from the SupplierBusiness database, highlighting some of the current and recently awarded contracts for the main components in the cockpit area.
Book
2012-09-30
Richard Stone
Now in its fourth edition, this book remains the indispensable guide to internal combustion engines. It serves as valuable reference for both students and professional engineers needing a practical overview of the subject. Thoroughly updated, clear, comprehensive and well-illustrated, with a wealth of worked examples and problems, its combination of theory and applied practice is sure to help you understand internal combustion engines, from thermodynamics and combustion to fluid mechanics and materials science. Co-published by SAE International and Macmillan Press. Topics include: • Thermodynamic Principles • Combustion and Fuels • Spark Ignition Engines • Induction and Exhaust Processes • Turbocharging • Experimental Facilities
Book
2010-01-02
Vanessa Scholfield
This report highlights the findings of research conducted throughout 2009 by ABOUT Automotive in the automotive air conditioning market. The study identifies the market leaders for automotive HVAC systems in Europe, North America and Japan, comparing how their positions have changed since 2005. It also reviews the technical trends and challenges that the sector currently faces. Previous analysis of this sector is updated and expanded in a number of areas, including: • The market for automotive climate control, 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; • Trends in key product and process technologies, both current and future; and • OEM trends and rationale in adopting different types of climate control. Also included are brief profiles of the major automotive air conditioning equipment manufacturers.
Book
2007-04-16
This SAE Special Publication presents papers from the Human Factors in Driving and Automotive Telematics, Human Factors in Seating Comfort, & Advances in Instrument Panels and Interiors sessions.
Book
2006-04-03
This SAE Special Publication presents papers from the Thermal Management Systems, Climate Control, Thermal Systems Components, and Thermal Systems Modelling sessions.
Book
2004-04-08
Gursaran D. Mathur
The efficiency of thermal systems (HVAC, engine cooling, transmission, and power steering) has improved greatly over the past few years. Operating these systems typically requires a significant amount of energy, however, which could adversely affect vehicle performance. To provide customers the level of comfort that they demand in an energy-efficient manner, innovative approaches must be developed.
Book
2004-03-08
This SAE Special Publication, Human Factors in Driving and Telematics, and Seating Comfort, presents a rich variety of papers relating to human performance within the driving context.
Book
2004-03-08
The basic motivation behind this publication, Developments in Automotive Climate Control Technology, is to provide the climate control engineering community a reference to follow up-to-date advances and future trends in the industry through the presentation of a thoroughly reviewed, balanced collection of papers.
Book
2004-01-16
David C. Viano
In 1967, Derwyn M. Severy and his colleagues published several SAE papers that demonstrated improvements in occupant retention with rigid (stiff) seats, sparking a debate that lasted for nearly four decades. The Debate Between Stiff and Yielding Seats presents an interesting and informative history of this debate, delving into the many questions and answers that continue to surround each of these seat types. The Debate Between Stiff and Yielding Seats begins with new material from editor David C. Viano, explaining the key factors that allowed the debate to be resolved. The publication then analyzes the effects of stiff and yielding seats on various crash scenarios, followed by an exploration of high retention seats. Patent information, new studies, and historical information are also included, making this comprehensive collection an essential resource for any safety professional's library.
Book
2003-02-01
This research report documents the findings, the effects, and limitations of 42 volt electrical system architecture on vehicle exterior and interior lighting systems. The work covered in this report reflects the group's work to date which has focused on Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) control of 12V incandescent (filament) lamps from a 42V supply (the nominal voltage of a vehicle with a 36V battery under charge). This report is the compilation of several "mini reports". Each test section includes methodology, analysis, results, discussion and detailed conclusions. Chapters include: Abstract Overall Conclusions Introduction Background Specification for PWM Drive and more
Book
2002-10-25
David C. Viano
Role of the Seat in Rear Crash Safety addresses the historic debate over seatback stiffness, energy absorbing yielding, occupant retention and whiplash prevention; and it provides a scientific foundation for the direction GM pursued in the development and validation of future seat designs. It also describes the multi-year research study into the role of the seat in rear crash safety - first by addressing the need for occupant retention in the more severe rear crashes; and then by addressing the needs for an adequately positioned head restraint and changes in the compliance of the seatback to lower the risks of the whiplash in low-speed crashes.
Book
1996-07-01
Philip G. Gott
Packed with information on the servicing and retrofitting of air-conditioning refrigerant systems so that shops and technicians can meet federal regulations, satisfy customers, and prevent damage to the environment. The second edition of the Automotive Air-Conditioning Refrigerant Service Guide was written to provide the latest information to automotive air-conditioning service professionals in order to help them comply with federal certification requirements and prevent damage to the environment. With an emphasis on proper recovery and recycling techniques for both R-12 and R-134a, as well as the proper retrofitting of R-12 systems to R-134a, the book will serve as a valuable instructional tool and resource for technicians. Chapters cover: General Safety and Service Precautions; Refrigerant and System Properties; Equipment for the Extraction-only of Refrigerant and Equipment for the Recycling of Refrigerant; Service Procedure for the Containment of Automotive Air-Conditioning Refrigerants; Retrofitting CFC-12 (R-12) Mobile Air-Conditioning Systems to HFC-134a (R-134a).
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