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2015-01-07
Book
This is the electronic format of the Journal.
2015-01-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-9101
Susan Sawyer-Beaulieu, Edwin K.L. Tam
Abstract Life-cycle assessments (LCAs) conducted, to date, of the end-of-life phase of vehicles rely significantly on assumed values and extrapolations within models. The end phase of vehicles, however, has become all the more important as a consequence of increasing regulatory requirements on materials recovery, tightening disposal restrictions, and the rapid introduction of new materials and electronics, all potentially impacting a vehicle's efficacy for achieving greater levels of sustainability. This article presents and discusses selected research results of a comprehensive gate-to-gate life-cycle-inventory (LCI) of end-of-life vehicle (ELV) dismantling and shredding processes, constructed through a comprehensive and detailed case study, and argues that managing and implementing creative dismantling practices can improve significantly the recovery of both reusable and recyclable materials from end-of-life vehicles. Although the amount of parts and materials recovered and directed for reuse, remanufacturing or recycling may be as much as 11.6% by weight of the ELVs entering a dismantling process [1], greater rates of reuse and/or recycling may be achieved by the strategic management of the ELVs entering the dismantling process according to age.
2014-10-24
Article
Boeing on Oct. 21 celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 777X Composite Wing Center at the Everett, WA, campus. Permitting for the new 1 million-ft² facility was completed seven weeks earlier than anticipated, allowing for an accelerated start to construction.
2014-10-24
WIP Standard
GAD14AC
This is a general agreement ballot to define the statistical procedure for determination of specification property minima for small (30) data sample sizes.
2014-10-24
Standard
J1535_201410
This SAE Standard establishes uniform test procedures for the defrosting systems of off-road, self-propelled work machines used in construction, general purpose industrial, agricultural, and forestry machinery as referenced in table one of this document. It includes tests that can be conducted with uniform test equipment in commercially available laboratory facilities, as well as in an appropriate outdoor environment.
2014-10-24
Standard
J67_201410
This SAE Standard applies to all machines with shovel, clam, or dragline attachment. The purpose of this document is to provide a uniform method for determining the SAE rated capacity and SAE struck capacity for shovel dippers and clam buckets, and the SAE rated capacity for dragline buckets.
2014-10-23
WIP Standard
AMS4863
This new specification covers a copper-nickel-tin alloy in the form of investment castings. These castings are for wear-resistnat, anti-corrosion and high strength intricate parts cast to approximate final dimensions for use in bearings, bushings and fluid conveyance parts, but usage is not limited to such applications.
2014-10-22
Article
WABCO Holdings Inc. recently opened its fifth manufacturing facility in India, located in Lucknow. The new plant will supply advanced braking technologies, including antilock braking systems (ABS), actuators, and a range of braking valves, for multiple global heavy-truck and bus manufacturers operating in India.
2014-10-22
WIP Standard
AIR1351J

This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) covers the general requirements for and the listing of manufacturers identification that appear on electrical/electronic wiring devices and accessories as required by individual product specifications. Supplier markings from previous submitted listings are maintained for component traceability.

2014-10-21
Article
Novelis has officially opened what it claims is China's first plant dedicated to the production of heat-treated aluminum automotive sheet, making the company the only one producing automotive aluminum sheet in all three of the world's major automobile producing regions: Asia, Europe, and North America.
2014-10-21
WIP Standard
GA-F14AC
This general agreement proposes standard wording for the condition paragraph of bar and wire specifications under the cognizance of Committee F
2014-10-21
Standard
J2417_201410
This SAE Standard provides a uniform method to calculate the lift capacity of knuckle-boom log loaders and certain forestry equipment. It establishes definitions and specifies machine conditions for calculations. This document applies to knuckle-boom log loaders as defined in ISO 6814 and ISO 17591 and certain forestry equipment defined in ISO 6814 that have a rotating upper-structure such as feller bunchers, forwarders, harvesters, and behind the cab or rear-mounted knuckle-boom log loaders not having their own power supply. It does not apply to harvesters that are incapable of lifting a tree or log completely off the ground. This document applies to those machines that are crawler, rubber-tired, and pedestal or stationary mounted.
2014-10-20
Article
Automakers are racing to cut the cost of lightweight materials that help boost fuel efficiency. In this week's SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the U.S. and German automakers' push for low-cost carbon fiber.
2014-10-20
Article
GP:50 Corporation LTD’s Model 188/288/388 miniature flush diaphragm pressure transducer series’ unique flush diaphragm design makes possible accurate pressure measurements of high-viscosity fluids, even within high shock and vibration environments, without port plugging and clogging.
2014-10-20
Book
Kirsten M. Koepsel
Electronic parts are used throughout industry to run everyday products, such as cell phones, and also highly technical products, such as aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. Unlike cell phones, which are often replaced every year, the highly technical products may remain in service from 20 to more than 80 years. But what happens if the original electronic part, with a life cycle of 18 months, is no longer available? Some manufacturers have discovered that they have unwittingly purchased counterfeit ones. Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Their Impact on Supply Chains examines how these items are negatively affecting the aviation, spacecraft, and defense sectors and what can be done about it. As the inflow of counterfeit electronic parts does not appear to be slowing down, Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Their Impact on Supply Chains investigates the possible solutions to combat the issue, including legislation and standards, and other solutions that are government driven but that may be impacted by continuing budget cuts.
2014-10-17
Article
The OM-WLS-TEMP series wireless USB 2.0 full-speed temperature input module from Omega is fully compatible with both USB 1.1 and 2.0.
2014-10-17
WIP Standard
AMS4236D
This specification covers an aluminum alloy in the form of sand, investment, permanent mold, and composite mold castings.
2014-10-17
WIP Standard
AMS2771F
This specification covers the engineering requirements for heat treatment of aluminum alloy castings and for parts machined from castings.
2014-10-13
Technical Paper
2014-01-2584
Krisada Wannatong, Sompach Kongviwattanakul, Thananchai Tepimonrat, Thanadech Priroon
Abstract End of line test (EOL) of Engine Control Units (ECU) is the process of ECU functions validation before releasing ECUs to the car assembly process. Examples of ECU function that need to be validated are idle control, air path control and faults manager function. To perform EOL, a vehicle and a chassis dynamometer are used to enable control functions validation inside the ECU. However, this poses high operating cost and long setup time. This paper presents the development of Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) system, which imitates real vehicle behavior on a chassis dynamometer. The diesel high pressure pump model was developed using an empirical dynamic modeling approach. The engine model was developed using AVL BOOST RT software, an engine cycle simulation modeling approach. The vehicle model was developed using AVL CRUISE software. In order to interface the engine and vehicle models with the ECU, HiL system was implemented. In the new EOL process, the vehicle was operated following the Extra Urban Driving Cycle (EUDC) including short engine idling time.
2014-10-13
Technical Paper
2014-01-2805
Benjamin Kingsbury, Jonathan Stewart, Zhentao Wu, Roy Douglas, Kang Li
Abstract This study describes an innovative monolith structure designed for applications in automotive catalysis using an advanced manufacturing approach developed at Imperial College London. The production process combines extrusion with phase inversion of a ceramic-polymer-solvent mixture in order to design highly ordered substrate micro-structures that offer improvements in performance, including reduced PGM loading, reduced catalyst ageing and reduced backpressure. This study compares the performance of the novel substrate for CO oxidation against commercially available 400 cpsi and 900 cpsi catalysts using gas concentrations and a flow rate equivalent to those experienced by a full catalyst brick when attached to a vehicle. Due to the novel micro-structure, no washcoat was required for the initial testing and 13 g/ft3 of Pd was deposited directly throughout the substrate structure in the absence of a washcoat. Initial results for CO oxidation indicate that the advanced micro-structure leads to enhanced conversion efficiency.
2014-10-12
WIP Standard
AMS5772E
This specification covers a corrosion and heat resistant cobalt alloy in the form of bars, forgings, flash welded rings, and stock for forging or flash welded rings.

These products have been used typically for parts requiring high strength up to 1800 degrees F (982 degrees C) and oxidation resistance up to 2000 degrees F (1093 degrees C), but usage is not limited to such applications.

2014-10-09
Standard
ARP4925B
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) establishes the factors which should be considered in the design and installation of a commercial transport rotorcraft hydraulic system, including the applicable airworthiness regulations that affect the hydraulic system. This ARP also provides information and guidelines on the many factors that arise in the design process to provide cost effectiveness, reliability, maintainability and accepted design and installation practices.
2014-10-08
Article
Chrysler Group LLC on Oct. 7 announced two personnel moves involving manufacturing operations. Brian Harlow was appointed President–Head of NAFTA Manufacturing, replacing Mauro Pino, who was named Head of Manufacturing for the Latin America region.
2014-10-08
WIP Standard
AMS5629/H1000
This specification covers a corrosion-resistant steel in the form of bars, wire, forgings, flash welded rings, and extrusions in the solution and precipitation heat treated (H1000) condition. These products have been used typically for parts requiring corrosion resistance, stress-corrosion resistance, high strength up to 600 °F (316 °C), and good ductility and strength in the transverse direction in large section sizes, but usage is not limited to such applications.
2014-10-08
WIP Standard
AMS2231K
This specification covers established inch/pound manufacturing tolerances applicable to carbon steel bars ordered to inch/pound dimensions. These tolerances apply to all conditions, unless otherwise noted. The term "excl " is used to apply only to the higher figure of the specified range.
2014-10-08
WIP Standard
AMS2453A
Specification defines the equipment, method, and requirements for the grinding of hard chrome plate when applied to high strength steels in aerospace applications.
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