The ability to successfully predict industrial product performance during service life provides benefits for producers and users. This book addresses methods to improve product quality, reliability, and durability during the product life cycle, along with methods to avoid costs that can negatively impact profitability plans. The methods presented can be applied to reducing risk in the research and design processes and integration with manufacturing methods to successfully predict product performance. This approach incorporates components that are based on simulations in the laboratory. The results are combined with in-field testing to determine degradation parameters. These approaches result in improvements to product quality, performance, safety, profitability, and customer satisfaction.
Sophisticated infotainment systems, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitoring are increasingly common in cars today. The proliferation of automotive electronics and other “smart” features has increased the market for automotive semiconductor devices and the number of sensors per vehicle. Yet, more chips and greater functionality translate to further networking/communications activity within the car, and that raises the prospect of potentially serious errors.
Although the concept of Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) can be complex in its implementation, it is essentially based upon a simple idea: the more you know about a particular machine’s ability to function, the quicker you can act to prevent malfunctioning. This rapidly developing area of engineering seeks to enable better management of both the vehicle and vehicle fleet health. Use of IVHM can improve vehicle reliability, safety, and reduce unnecessary, unscheduled maintenance through the use of diagnostic and prognosis systems that monitor data and overall vehicle health. From an initial idea by the SAE IVHM Steering Group, these books have been collaboratively written by experts from academia, research and industry, and represent the collective voice of the most qualified authorities in the field.
Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) is a relatively new subject, with its roots back in the space sector of the early 1990s. Although many of the papers written around that time did not refer to it as IVHM, the fundamental principles of considering an integrated end-to-end system to monitor the overall health of the asset were clearly visible. As the subject of Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) and its associated technologies have grown up, businesses are making the transformation from selling a product to selling a service. This can be viewed as a positive disruption, as a relatively small technology breakthrough is being brought to market for a large business benefit. The sequence “sense—acquire—transfer—analyze—act “ feeds the information (processed data) on the asset’s health into the Operations or Management control center.
Following the best seller, Integrated Vehicle Health Management: Perspectives on an Emerging Field, the new title Integrated Vehicle Health Management: The Business Case Theory and Practice takes the subject to the next level. This time it addresses the commercial justification for the adoption of a new modus operandi in asset health management, and its impact on business strategy and servitization of technology. Edited by Dr. Ian Jennions, Director of the IVHM Center at Cranfield University in the U.K., the book tackles the most important questions on the transformation of business from selling a product, and deriving future income from spare part sales, to selling a service in which income is received in return for effective maintenance of the asset. The resulting service business requires a much deeper understanding of how the product is used and should be maintained, thus providing the rationale for Integrated Vehicle Health Management- IVHM.
Electrical and electronic reliability is a critical issue for automakers and suppliers as well as car buyers and dealers. The burden of reliability falls most heavily on automotive E/E engineers, system and software developers, component suppliers, and tools vendors. This book explores ways that the automotive industry continues to add E/E features while maintaining if not improving overall reliability. This book helps executives, decision-makers, and managers to quickly grasp the key drivers associated with E/E reliability in the automotive market. Academics who teach electronics and automotive engineering will also be interested in the book, as well as those in government who legislate and regulate automotive electronics. Author John Day interviewed nearly 50 experts on all facets of E/E systems and reliability during preparation of this manuscript. In addition, he culled information from press releases and presentations.
Unique and groundbreaking—this highly-anticipated book addresses both basic and advanced concepts critical for the understanding and support of the developing field of Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM). From an initial idea by the SAE IVHM Steering Group, collaboratively written by experts from academia, research and industry, the thirteen chapters within this book represent the collective voice of the most qualified authorities in the field. Highlights of the book include: -a single definition and taxonomy of IVHM, as well as basic principles -the identification of how and where IVHM should be implemented -the commercial value of IVHM -vehicle health management systems engineering -algorithms and their impact on IVHM -IVHM future directions and issues -Case study on IHUMS This book serves as the perfect introduction to IVHM for engineers, executives, academic instructors, and students.
This ebook gives unique insight into the cutting-edge technical developments from Honda's worldwide R&D team from April through September 2010. The 30 papers included in this volume chronicle the best of Honda's documented technical advancements in automotive, motorcycle, power products, and other fundamental technologies. Full-color diagrams complement the text. Title highlights include: Styling Design of the CR-Z Styling Design of the VFR1200F Piston Temperature Measurement Technology for Actual HSDI Diesel Engines Development of Bicycle Simulator for Safety Riding Education Enhancement of Low-temperature Combustion in Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) Engine This publication is also conveniently available for purchase in individual chapters.
Vehicle reliability problems continue to be the news because of major vehicle recalls from several manufacturers. This book includes 40 SAE technical papers, published from 2007 through 2010, that describe the latest research on automotive electronics reliability technology. This book will help engineers and researchers focus on the design strategies being used to minimize electronics reliability problems, and how to test and verify those strategies. After an overview of durability, risk assessment, and failure mechanisms, this book focuses on state-of-the-art techniques for reliability-based design, and reliability testing and verification. Topics include: powertrain control monitoring distributed automotive embedded systems model-based design x-by-wire systems battery durability design verification fault tree analysis The book also includes editor Ronald K.
This 207-page e-book gives unique insight into the cutting-edge technical developments from Honda's worldwide R&D team. The 27 papers included in this volume chronicle the best of Honda's documented technical advancements from October 2009 through April 2010 and cover automotive, motorcycle, power products, and other fundamental technologies. Full-color diagrams complement the text. Title highlights include: Styling Development of the New Model CR-Z Honda Small Hybrid Sports Car Development of the New Honda Techmatic System Development of the New Honda 6-Speed Automatic Transmission for MDX Next Generation Vehicle Safety System Research via Wireless Communication Research in Technology for Simulating Dynamic Behavior of Cam Drive Mechanisms in Single Cylinder Engines Development of NOx Reduction System Based on Exhaust Valve Controls for Use in Small Motorcycle Engines This publication is also conveniently available for purchase in individual chapters.
This timely resource offers you a comprehensive, unified treatment of the techniques and practice of systems reliability and failure prevention, without the use of advanced mathematics. Featuring numerous, in-depth real-world examples, the book distills the author’s many years of practical experience in designing and testing critical systems. The book helps you set reliability requirements for a new product, monitor compliance with these requirements during development and later life cycle phases, account for software failures in an integrated reliability assessment, and allocate a fixed reliability improvement budget to guide decisions by cost considerations and trade-offs. The book opens with a review of the essentials of reliability engineering and then focuses on the organizational causes of failure, a critical topic that rarely receives attention.
This guideline is intended to provide a description of reliability and maintainability fundamentals for manufacturing machinery and equipment user and supplier personnel at all operating levels. It embraces the concept of up-front engineering and continuous improvement in the design process for machinery and equipment. The revision includes information to help implement and clarify the activities necessary to build and employ more reliable machinery and equipment. The guideline consolidates reliability and maintainability terminology, methodology and procurement language generally accepted by suppliers and users of equipment employed for the manufacture of discrete components. This will help integrate reliability and maintainability concepts when equipment is designed, and contribute to the reduction of maintenance, warranty, and life cycle costs while increasing equipment availability.
The Reliability, Maintainability, and Supportability Guidebook is a hands-on, stand-alone source of current information on the integration of reliability, maintainability, and supportability (RMS) into design, production, and support processes. Developed by a broad range of government and industry experts, the Guidebook provides general information and standardized task descriptions for each significant RMS element including: - reliability - maintainability - supportability - life cycle costs - warranties. Information-packed with a wealth of technical know-how and procedures, the new third edition of the RMS Guidebook is a practical reference you'll turn to again and again. The book contains a vast amount of useful techniques, insights and data, and is extensively illustrated with hundreds of graphs, flow charts, tables and drawings. It also features a comprehensive chapter on RMS information and data sources, as well as an appendix section detailing task description development.