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Magazine
2014-03-05
Into the DEAP The Distributed Electrical Aerospace Propulsion project looks toward a future optimized integrated propulsion system that will allow cleaner, quieter, and more efficient performance to be incorporated into a radically innovative airframe that will feature enclosed electrically powered fans. Managing the deluge of data The model-based development (MBD) process has been a key enabler of technical advancement in the transportation industry; however, the MBD process leads to the generation of large volumes of data artifacts and work products. To maintain efficiency while continuously improving the quality of products, it is necessary to be able to manage this data in an efficient manner.
Magazine
2014-03-04
What's New at ConExpo/IFPE More new products and technologies that companies plan to showcase at this year's ConExpo-Con/Agg, which is co-located with the IFPE fluid-power event in Las Vegas from March 4-8, are previewed. Gearshift actuator dynamics in a dual clutch transmission The emergence of tougher environmental and fuel efficient legislations have triggered exploration and advance toward new and better vehicle transmission technologies. Software makes solid impact Programs are helping hydraulic systems do more while reducing operator workloads. Damping out booming noise NVH improvement techniques are gaining traction with the goal to improve the quality perception of off-highway equipment performance and operator comfort.
Standard
2014-02-26
This SAE Recommended Practice is applicable to all E/E systems on MD and HD vehicles. The terms defined are largely focused on compression-ignited and spark-ignited engines. Specific applications of this document include diagnostic, service and repair manuals, bulletins and updates, training manuals, repair data bases, under-hood emission labels, and emission certification applications. This document focuses on diagnostic terms, definitions, abbreviations, and acronyms applicable to E/E systems. It also covers mechanical systems which require definition. Nothing in this document should be construed as prohibiting the introduction of a term, abbreviation, or acronym not covered by this document. The use and appropriate updating of this document is strongly encouraged. Certain terms have already been in common use and are readily understood by manufacturers and technicians, but do not follow the methodology of this document. To preserve this understanding, these terms were included and have been identified with the footnote (2), "previous usage," so they will not erroneously serve as a precedent in the construction of new names.
Book
2014-02-25
The Chinese Automotive Supplier Report looks at the economics of the automotive industry in China, particularly relating to the supply base. It provides an overview of the macroeconomic environment including vehicle sales, production, imports and exports. In addition, the report looks at OEMs' activity, relations with the supply base. This research utilizes IHS Automotive's Light-Vehicle Production Forecasts; the industry standard for automotive forecasting and analysis. The report also includes an appendix of 213 supplier profiles from China-based suppliers or the Chinese operations of global suppliers. These profiles provide relevant data on corporate strategy, investments, product offerings and contact information all built from SupplierBusiness research. Certain profiles also map out relevant automotive manufacturing and R&D locations for the supplier. Background to this report The Chinese car market experienced one of the most accelerated expansions ever recorded in the history of the automotive industry, having achieved a six-fold growth over the last decade.
Book
2014-02-25
This valuable resource lists all Aerospace Standards (AS), Aerospace Recommended Practices (ARP), Aerospace Information Reports (AIR), and Aerospace Resource Documents (ARD) published by SAE. Each listing includes title, subject, document number, key words, new and revised documents, and DODISS-adopted documents. AMS Index - Now Available!
Book
2014-02-24
Jorge Segers
Racecar data acquisition used to be limited to well-funded teams in high-profile championships. Today, the cost of electronics has decreased dramatically, making them available to everyone. But the cost of any data acquisition system is a waste of money if the recorded data is not interpreted correctly. This book, updated from the best-selling 2008 edition, contains techniques for analyzing data recorded by any vehicle's data acquisition system. It details how to measure the performance of the vehicle and driver, what can be learned from it, and how this information can be used to advantage next time the vehicle hits the track. Such information is invaluable to racing engineers and managers, race teams, and racing data analysts in all motorsports. Whether measuring the performance of a Formula One racecar or that of a road-legal street car on the local drag strip, the dynamics of vehicles and their drivers remain the same. Identical analysis techniques apply. Some race series have restricted data logging to decrease the team’s running budgets.
Standard
2014-02-21
This document will primarily address intrinsic reliability of electronic components for use in automotive electronics. Where practical, methods of extrinsic reliability detection and prevention will also be addressed. The current handbook primarily focuses on integrated circuit subjects, but can easily be adapted for use in discrete or passive device qualification with the generation of a list of failure mechanisms relevant to those components. Semiconductor device qualification is the main scope of the current handbook. Other procedures addressing extrinsic defects are particularly mentioned in the monitoring chapter. Striving for the target of Zero Defects in component manufacturing and product use it is strongly recommended to apply this handbook. If it gets adopted as a standard, the term “shall” will represent a binding requirement. This document does not relieve the supplier of the responsibility to assure that a product meets the complete set of its requirements.
Book
2014-02-18
This new addition to the Supplying the OEMs series of reports takes a look at Swedish premium manufacturer Volvo. The report examines the company’s product and platform strategy, including the upcoming SPA and CMA platforms. The report also goes inside the Volvo’s purchasing strategy, including an in-depth interview with Lars Wrebo, Senior Vice President of Purchasing and Manufacturing at Volvo. The report also looks at the company’s current manufacturing sites based in Sweden, its future production strategy for China, the relationship with parent company Geely, and looks at OEM-supplier relations. The report is backed up with IHS Automotive production forecasts for the Volvo brand; the industry standard for automotive forecasting and analysis. Volvo is one of the most iconic and best-known Swedish brands. Although a relatively small company, assembling fewer than 500,000 cars per year in recent times, it is arguably one of the best-known automotive companies world-wide. Its widespread recognition derives from its reputation for leading-edge safety technology and environmental compliance.
Magazine
2014-02-18
Synergistic opportunities abound The horizontal deployment of technologies and knowledge evident in mass-market personal mobility needs to be scaled up in magnitude and performance for commercial vehicles. Q&A with Dr. V Sumantran The Hinduja Group's Executive Vice Chairman talks about his company's award-winning vehicle and related commercial-vehicle topics. The future of electric and hybrid vehicles in India Technical and political challenges alike have held back the electric and hybrid market, but there are signs of hope.
Book
2014-02-12
The European Automotive Supplier Report looks at the economics of the automotive industry in Europe, particularly relating to the supply base. It provides an overview of the macroeconomic environment including vehicle sales, production, imports and exports. In addition, the report looks at OEMs' activity, relations with the supply base. This research utilizes IHS Automotive’s Light-Vehicle Production Forecasts; the industry standard for automotive forecasting and analysis. The report also includes an appendix of 190 supplier profiles from Europe-based suppliers (including every one of the top 50 European suppliers), or the European operations of global suppliers. These profiles provide relevant data on corporate strategy, investments, product offerings and contact information all built from SupplierBusiness research. The European automotive supply base is a key industrial sector in Europe with five million people employed at component manufacturers in 2012 and a major contributor to European innovation with, according to European supplier association CLEPA, over EUR15 billion spent annually by suppliers around the continent.
WIP Standard
2014-02-12
This SAE Standard covers the measurement of radio frequency radiated emissions and immunity. Each part details the requirements for a specific type of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) test and the applicable frequency range of the test method. The methods are applicable to a vehicle, boat, machine or device powered by an internal combustion engine or battery powered electric motor. Operation of all engines or motors (main and auxiliary) of a vehicle, boat, machine or device is included. All equipment normally operating when the vehicle, boat, machine or device is in operation is included. Operator controlled equipment is included or excluded as specified in the individual document parts. As a special case, CISPR 12 applies to battery powered floor finishing equipment, but robot carpet sweepers are excluded. By reference, IEC CISPR 12 and CISPR 25 are adopted as the standards for the measurement of vehicle emissions. In the event that an amendment is made or a new edition is published, the new IEC document shall become part of this standard six months after the publication of the IEC document.
WIP Standard
2014-02-11
1. Review existing standards for PEM qualification & screening  NASA: PEM-INST-001, MSFC-STD-3012  QML Class N, Class Y (non-hermetic microcircuits)  QML Class F, Class L (non-hermetic hybrids)  etc. 2. Provide recommendations for unification  Address concerns for Space & terrestrial applications  Address possible holes in current documents  Make recommendations to improve QML Class N and Class Y 3. Be resource to industry when questions come up that are not being addressed by current PEM flows
Standard
2014-02-10
This handbook is intended to provide additional information on the use and tailoring of the data in GEIA-STD-0007. The standard provides a new approach to Logistics Support Analysis Record (LSAR) (i.e., MIL-STD-1388-2B) data with emphasis on data transfer (e.g., XML Schemas) versus data storage (e.g., relational tables). GEIA-STD-0007 identifies the range of logistics product data that is generated during the development and acquisition of a system or end item. It does not prescribe the supportability analyses required to generate logistics product data. How the data is generated via analysis techniques/tools, how it is stored and processed, and how the data is used to generate specific logistics support products, is left to the performing activity. GEIA-STD-0007 is a data transfer standard implementing the logistics data concepts of GEIA-STD-927, Common Data Schema for Complex Systems. GEIA-STD-0007 provides a comprehensive list of data elements that can be generated as a result of the supportability analysis conducted during the design, development, and initial fielding of a system or end item.
Standard
2014-02-07
The objective of this glossary is to establish uniform definitions of parts and terminology for engine cooling systems. Components included are all those through which engine coolant is circulated: water pump, engine oil cooler, transmission and other coolant-oil coolers, charge air coolers, core engine, thermostat, radiator, external coolant tanks, and lines connecting them.
Magazine
2014-02-06
What's New at ConExpo/IFPE A preview of some of the new products and technologies that companies plan to showcase at this year's ConExpo-Con/Agg, which is co-located with the IFPE fluid-power event in Las Vegas from March 4-8. Injection strategies for improving emissions characteristics Premixed charge compression ignition reduces NOx and soot emissions, but requires the optimization of the injection timing and pressure, fuel mass in pilot injection, and EG R rate. Systems that talk together, are efficient together Design teams take a holistic view, linking engines, transmissions, hydraulics, and aftertreatment systems to boost efficiency and performance. Managing the deluge of data The model-based development (MBD) process has been a key enabler of technical advancement in the transportation industry; however, the MBD process leads to the generation of large volumes of data artifacts and work products. To maintain efficiency while continuously improving the quality of products, it is necessary to be able to manage this data in an efficient manner.
Standard
2014-02-06
Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM), defined in this guideline, can be applied proactively for the protection of all procured products and services; both flying and non-flying through all levels of the supply chain. The guideline focuses on Quality as a key risk assessment factor taking into account elements from all aspects of the business having a direct link to global quality management. This concept/model is shown in Figure 1. While traditional "small q " Quality is a key element to be assessed, from a company business point of view, other elements play an important part in minimizing risk. This guideline defines such risk factors for consideration. SCRM as a business protection tool will be most effective when used to identify, and reduce risks when generating new business with new and existing suppliers. However, the tools and techniques described hereafter can also be applied to evaluate the existing supply chain network and determine the level of control required. The SCRM can be applied by merging identified risk factors associated with procured products or services and the supplier itself with the target for overall supplier quality risk management (see Section 6).
WIP Standard
2014-02-05
This document is generated to provide an industry standard for Long Term Storage (LTS) of electronic devices by drawing from the best long term storage practices currently known. For the purposes of this document, LTS is defined as any device storage for more than 12 months but typically much longer. While intended to address the storage of unpackaged semiconductors and packaged electronic devices, nothing in this standard precludes the storage of other items under the storage levels defined herein.

Packaged Electronic Devices. Electronic Devices are defined as any packaged electrical, electronic, electro-mechanical (EEE) item, or assemblies using such items. This standard is intended to ensure that adequate reliability is achieved for devices in user applications after long term storage. Users are encouraged to request data from suppliers to this specification that demonstrates a successful storage life requested by the user. This standard is not intended to address built-in failure mechanisms that would take place regardless of storage conditions.

Magazine
2014-02-04
Designing for downforce Airflow is paramount for performance vehicles, which require aerodynamic enhancements to promote high-speed stability and greater cornering capability. Powering a drive to higher voltages 48-V systems are likely to power a new generation of functions including stop-start technology. Managing the deluge of data The model-based development (MBD) process has been a key enabler of technical advancement in the transportation industry; however, the MBD process leads to the generation of large volumes of data artifacts and work products. To maintain efficiency while continuously improving the quality of products, it is necessary to be able to manage this data in an efficient manner. A vision for SAE's future Longtime GM engineering executive and STEM education supporter Daniel M. Hancock brings a focused approach to his term as SAE International President.
Standard
2014-01-23
This information report presents the terminology and definitions as used in the fiberboard industry.
Standard
2014-01-16
This Information Report provides a taxonomy for motor vehicle automation ranging in level from no automation to full automation. However, it provides detailed definitions only for the highest three levels of automation provided in the taxonomy (namely, conditional, high and full automation) in the context of motor vehicles (hereafter also referred to as “vehicle” or “vehicles”) and their operation on public roadways. These latter levels of advanced automation refer to cases in which the dynamic driving task is performed entirely by an automated driving system during a given driving mode or trip. Popular, media, and legislative references to “autonomous” or “self-driving” vehicles encompass some or all of these levels of automation. These definitions can be used to describe the automation of (1) on-road vehicles, (2) particular systems within those vehicles, and (3) the operation of those vehicles. “On-road” refers to public roadways that collectively serve users of vehicles of all classes and automation levels (including no automation), as well as motorcyclists, pedal cyclists, and pedestrians.
Technical Paper
2014-01-15
Rodrigo Mayer de Ávila, Milton Borsato
Facing a competitive and globalized market and with increasingly demanding customers, companies must constantly seek the development of practices in the development of new products. One of the current practices is the adoption of modularity. In that sense, the objective of this paper is to conduct an analysis of this practice in a Brazilian company, which manufactures agricultural machinery. The applicability of modular design in current products is focused. Therefore, a case study approach has been chosen. First, a review of the scientific literature was conducted, followed by field research, for collecting data based on interviews with product engineers and technical documentation. The case study shows the applicability of the modular design concept in a combine header, by increasing the number of repeated components. The modular header approach facilitates the implementation of engineering changes and allows greater standardization of components. In addition, it contributes for greater flexibility, as it is possible to create a wider range of product configurations and satisfy specific customer needs.
Technical Paper
2014-01-15
Vinayak Ramesh Angane, Abhiraj Kachare
For any organization, inventory management has come up as a big challenge to handle. Since, there are extensive variations in the products; the hurdles related to this issue get more intensified. Thus, the prediction of correct number of inventory between two different manufacturing systems is difficult and needs absolute understanding about the respective behavior of the system. In this paper the illustrations are about the application of ‘probability distribution function’ (or the PDF) in order to gain understanding about the behavior of the system in different working conditions, such as FTQ, uptime, etc. PDF assists in representing line behavior in terms of graphic distribution and comprehensive. Thus, the process gets easier to control inventory within the confidence level and further saves procurement costs, area of shed and costs of material handling. This is applicable for an automobile OEM that has savings over items with ‘A’ class ranking within procurement cost.
Standard
2014-01-14
This set of criteria is intended for use by accredited Certification Bodies (CBs) to establish compliance, and grant certification to AS6081, Aerospace Standard; Fraudulent/Counterfeit Electronic Parts; Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition-Distributors: It may also be used by others to assess compliance to AS6081 requirements.
Standard
2014-01-03
AS5653 may be applied to Air Vehicles and Stores implementing MIL-STD-1760 Interface Standard for Aircraft/Store Electrical Interconnection System.
Book
2014-01-03
Anders Parment
The car - once everybody's dream and a key status symbol in most countries and cultures - has been extensively questioned in the last decades and in the last few years particularly. Urbanization, traffic congestion, pollution problems, heavy reliance on scarce oil supplies, safety issues and ever-growing competition, have all provided significant business challenges for the automotive industry. Many car manufacturers have had to fundamentally rethink their design, brand and marketing strategies to thrive in a savvy, consumer-led culture, and markets that are becoming increasingly restrictive in size and opportunity. Auto Brand provides a roadmap to branding and marketing success in the automotive industry from a leading industry expert and features: • Case studies on major car brands personally conducted by the author including: Audi, BMW, Holden, Mercedes-Benz, Opel, Porsche, Saab, Seat, Skoda, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, and Volvo • The findings from 100 interviews conducted with CEOs, marketing managers, sales managers, sales people, after sales managers at all levels from the manufacturer level to small rural dealers, as well as industry experts, policy makers, free-stranding repair shops and professional organizations • The results of a new international study on car buyer behavior based on 4,700 survey answers Auto Brand is essential reading for marketing managers, sales managers, CEOs, development managers and dealers in all types of companies in the car industry including: manufacturers, national sales companies/importers, dealers, finance companies, insurance companies, free-standing repair shop channels and more.
Book
2014-01-01
George Rzevski, Petr Skobelev
Managing Complexity is the first book that clearly defines the concept of Complexity, explains how Complexity can be measured and tuned, and describes the seven key features of Complex Systems: 1. Connectivity 2. Autonomy 3. Emergency 4. Non-equilibrium 5. Non-linearity 6. Self-organisation 7. Co-evolution The thesis of the book is that complexity of the environment in which we work and live offers new opportunities and that the best strategy for surviving and prospering under conditions of complexity is to develop adaptability to perpetually changing conditions. An effective method for designing adaptability into business processes using multi-agent technology is presented and illustrated by several extensive examples, including adaptive, real-time scheduling of taxis, see-going tankers, road transport, supply chains, railway trains, production processes and swarms of small space satellites. Additional case studies include adaptive servicing of the International Space Station; adaptive processing of design changes of large structures such as wings of the largest airliner in the world; dynamic data mining, knowledge discovery and distributed semantic processing.
Article
2013-12-20
Under an agreement announced Dec. 19, Mercedes-AMG (a Daimler AG subsidiary) and Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. will develop custom-made V8 engines supporting the latter’s launch of next-generation car models that, the companies say, will combine high performance and fuel efficiency.
Article
2013-12-18
Key input from Ford of Europe engineers and designers played a major role in creating a Mustang for world markets.
Book
2013-12-12
The future looked bleak for Chrysler when the carmaker entered bankruptcy proceedings in 2009. With an aging product range and little access to credit, it appeared only to be a matter of time before the liquidators were called in. But having been rescued by the Fiat Group, four years on, the US OEM is now experiencing one of the strongest sales periods in company history, with the cash earned being used to develop new models, improve internal efficiencies and possibly expanded production to new global regions. Although the Fiat Chrysler Group might appear an unlikely pairing, closer inspection uncovers that the tie up makes sense on a number of levels. For example, each OEM has a series of mutually exclusive technologies that are - or will be - shared across the other company; in Fiat’s case, the Italian carmaker is an expert in fuel efficiency and lightweighting, while Chrysler can be considered a D-segment and SUV specialist. But there are also complementary elements. For example, neither company has invested great amounts in proprietary petrol/electric hybrid technologies, which means they are both free to co-develop new, highly-efficient petrol and diesel powertrains without the financial drag of supporting an additional technology stream.
Magazine
2013-12-12
Achieving efficiency via virtual validation Model-based design and V-Cycle-based development processes address the need for managing complexity, and to some extent, efficiency in product development.
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