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SAE International is pleased to offer this professional development seminar in conjunction with the SAE A-6 Aerospace Actuation, Control and Fluid Power Systems Committee meeting Oct. 20-23 Santa Barbara, CA. This 4 hour short course provides an overview of Power Electronics (PE) in use in modern transport aircraft. This course includes the context, principles, design drivers, and the main PE components of various flight applications, including those for harsh environments.
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Lean burn engines (diesel and GDI) boast higher fuel economy and cleaner emissions than conventionally tuned engines while producing equivalent power. They employ higher combustion chamber compression ratios, significant air intake swirl and precise lean-metered direct fuel injection. The downfall of lean-burn technology, however, is increased exhaust NOx emissions (due to higher heat and cylinder pressure) and a somewhat narrower RPM power-band (due to slower burn rates of lean mixtures). Removal of NOx from exhausts is a critical need for emission standards and ambient ozone requirements.
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Most muffler design in the automotive industry is accomplished by using "cut-and-try" methods that rely on what has worked in the past and/or extensive full-scale testing on engines for validation. New computer software aimed at muffler design can shorten the design cycle and yield more effective results. This four hour seminar provides an introduction to the behavior of mufflers and silencers including a description of the two-port approach to muffler design. This seminar covers the acoustic simulation of muffler and silencer systems and the use of experimental methods to measure muffler performance.
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A comprehensive and practical understanding of planetary gear trains is critical for individuals involved with the design and development of automatic transmissions. A key component of the automatic transmission system, the planetary gear train is able to deliver reliable gains in power, durability, higher torque-to-weight ratios, and configuration flexibility. This two-day seminar will provide participants an advanced and comprehensive presentation on the topics of planetary gear train design, development, and applications for automatic transmissions.
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The planetary gear train is a core component of the automatic transmission system. The ability of the planetary gear train to deliver reliable gains in power, durability, higher torque-to-weight ratios, and configuration flexibility has enabled this gear set to become a key component of the automotive powertrain. A fundamental understanding of planetary gear trains is critical for individuals working in the automotive and industrial transmission fields.
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The advancement of forging technologies and processes has enabled the increased use of forged products to meet the demanding requirements of strength, durability, and reliability. While forgings are commonly used in aerospace manufacturing, the ability to make use of precision forging processes and techniques is critical when manufacturing gas turbine components. Realizing the benefits of accuracy and quality that precision forging brings to product manufacturing requires those involved with design and manufacturing have an understanding of industry accepted technology and processes.
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Driven by the need for lower emissions, better fuel economy and improved drive quality, optimized powertrain calibrations are required for the many different vehicle configurations on today's roadways. While powertrain components such as the internal combustion engine, transmission, and hybrid electric powertrain are somewhat familiar to the automotive industry, the control theory, calibrations and system interactions between these components are a relatively unfamiliar aspect.
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Vehicle functional requirements, diesel emission regulations, and subsystem thermal limits all have a direct impact on the design of a powertrain cooling airflow system. Severe duty cycles, minimal ram air, fouling, and sometimes unconventional package layouts present unique challenges to the designer. This course introduces many airflow integration issues and vehicle-level trade-offs that effect system performance and drive the design. The goal of this course is to introduce engineers and managers to the basic principles of diesel cooling airflow systems for commercial and off-road vehicles.
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The simultaneous demands for reliability and minimum weight for aircraft and propulsion systems offer some of the most challenging technical problems that structural and safety engineers can encounter. Although much information is available on fracture mechanics and aircraft damage tolerance, this course specifically relates to damage tolerance for gas turbine engines. The need to consider damage tolerance more broadly in new engine designs has just recently been written into FAR 33.70 and new EASA guidelines.
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This four session course will explore the main elements of the catalytic converter: the catalyst, the honeycomb, and the housing. Session One will cover catalyst fundamentals to equip participants with the basic concepts, important design parameters and main elements of the catalyst, the washcoat and the unitary support. The second session will add discussion on catalyst durability and the effects of in-use on the maintenance of catalyst performance. The third and fourth sessions will explore the ceramic honeycomb as an integral part of emissions control device.
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Lean burn engines (diesel and GDI) boast higher fuel economy and cleaner emissions than conventionally tuned engines while producing equivalent power. They employ higher combustion chamber compression ratios, significant air intake swirl and precise lean-metered direct fuel injection. The downfall of lean-burn technology, however, is increased exhaust NOx emissions (due to higher heat and cylinder pressure) and a somewhat narrower RPM power-band (due to slower burn rates of lean mixtures). Removal of NOx from exhausts is a critical need for emission standards and ambient ozone requirements.
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Heat transfer affects the performance, emissions and durability of the engine as well as the design, packaging, material choice and fatigue life of vehicle components. This course covers the broad range of heat transfer considerations that arise during the design and development of the engine and the vehicle with a primary focus on computational models and experimental validation covering the flow of heat from its origin in the engine cylinders and its transfer via multiple paths through engine components.
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This seminar is presented in Mandarin Chinese. The course materials are bilingual (English and Chinese). Developing environmentally cleaner and more fuel efficient vehicles is transforming the automotive industry worldwide, particularly in China with its emphasis on new energy vehicles. There are many engineering challenges that must be addressed in designing effective new energy vehicles. The technical knowledge required to understand and make the right decisions with regard to powertrain architecture, powertrain controls, and energy management strategies is critical to success in this market.
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This one day seminar presents an overview of seals and sealing system design for military and commercial aircraft. It is aimed to provide engineers having some previous actuator and control valve design background with an understanding of the general hardware groove standards, standard parts for static applications and how seal designs and sealing systems can be best used in dynamic reciprocating and rotary applications. Information will be provided regarding seal material and fluid compatibility, friction drag, expected wear rates depending on operating conditions and duty cycle, hardware surface finish and topography.
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This four-hour short course intends to present an overview of electrically powered flight control actuation systems, covering commercial applications. The scope covers issues related to the mechanical design of actuators themselves, with limited reference to their control electronics. Additionally, this course will provide participants an understanding of the design considerations behind these actuation systems.
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This four hour short course provides an overview of hydraulic system design of typical business and commercial aircraft. Topics will include the principles, system architectures, power sources, and the main components and technologies of hydraulic systems including hydraulic power generation, filtration, fluid storage, distribution, sensing and control. The step by step process of designing a hydraulic system will also be reviewed. Additionally, future trends in hydraulic systems will be discussed.
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Although hybrid powertrains have been on the market for little more than a decade, hybridization has quickly become one of the most successful alternative powertrains available today. Some OEMs estimate that up to 80% of their light-duty vehicles will require some level of hybridization to meet upcoming CAFE regulations in the United States. Additional market drivers, such as California's greenhouse gas legislation (now adopted or in process in 20 US states and two Canadian provinces) and a possible global agreement on greenhouse gas production at the end of 2009 may help to accelerate the process.
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Every automobile has a differential and most have axles, yet the exact function of these is not common knowledge. This comprehensive seminar introduces participants to the function and interfaces of axles and their individual components. As we modify cars for street performance or all out race applications, it is important to know the trade-offs in the drivetrain system. The theory and practice of axle systems is introduced along with a hands-on style approach to repairing and modifying axles for high performance applications. For this hands-on approach, actual hardware will be reviewed in an informal setting.
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This web seminar provides an in-depth overview of diesel engine noise including combustion and mechanical noise sources. In addition, the instructor will discuss a system approach to automotive integration including combining sub-systems and components to achieve overall vehicle noise and vibration goals.
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Turbocharging is already a key part of heavy duty diesel engine technology. However, the need to meet emissions regulations is rapidly driving the use of turbo diesel and turbo gasoline engines for passenger vehicles. Turbocharged diesel engines improve the fuel economy of baseline gasoline engine powered passenger vehicles by 30-50%. Turbocharging is critical for diesel engine performance and for emissions control through a well designed exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system. In gasoline engines, turbocharging enables downsizing which improves fuel economy by 5-20%.
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In this course, Dr. William Mark McVea covers the most relevant topics related to internal combustion engines - ranging from the chemistry of combustion to the kinematics of modern internal components. You will gain a practical, thorough approach to the basics of most common designs of internal combustion engines as they apply to the gaseous cycles, thermodynamics and heat transfer to the major components, and the design theories that embody these concepts.
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Electric motor drives have emerged as one of the differentiating technologies in electric vehicles (EV), hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). As a result, it is critical for engineers and technical decision-makers to understand the various energy-efficient motor drive technologies and how to apply them. Likewise, power electronics is one of the key technologies enabling the shift from conventional gasoline/diesel engine powered vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).
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The potential benefits of the Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) engine are numerous and have the potential to combine some of the best features of the Compression Ignition engine with that of the Spark Ignition engine. These benefits include overall engine efficiencies available with compression ignition and the substantially lower emissions of PM and NOx available with spark ignition systems. However, the commercial viability and wide-spread use of the HCCI engine has been slow to materialize due to significant technical challenges.
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The Ford Powertrain Controls (PTC) online course introduces the critical role the powertrain controls system plays in providing excellent vehicle performance, fuel economy, driveability, and emissions. The course describes the powertrain controls system components, including sensors and actuators. The information is presented from a functional, interface diagram, and p-diagram perspective, to enable reliable and robust powertrain operation. In addition, the course emphasizes powertrain controls interactions with internal and external interfaces.
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Powertrain as-installed subsystems have a common fundamental function to perform in harmony, enabling the engine to power the vehicle and/or accessories. There is a need to avoid issues such as idle roughness and to realize these are system interaction issues. For example, modal alignment affects idle roughness, and improving idle roughness can affect fuel economy. This 8-hour Ford online course describes the function and major interfaces of powertrain as-installed driveline subsystems. It also discusses Design Verification System (DVS) metrics/performance requirements for each subsystem and how each subsystem affects other subsystems.
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Powertrain as-installed subsystems have a common fundamental function to perform in harmony, enabling the engine to power the vehicle and/or accessories. There is a need to avoid issues such as idle roughness and to realize these are system interaction issues. For example, modal alignment affects idle roughness, and improving idle roughness can affect fuel economy. This 12-hour Ford online course discusses hardware design, function, and major interfaces of powertrain as-installed stationary subsystems.
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In addition to NVH, Driveability, and Shift Quality, Performance Feel is among the four Powertrain attributes that directly influence customer satisfaction. It is defined in terms of the availability of power to the end customer and is the customer perception of performance that includes the effects of vehicle acceleration, accelerator control characteristics, shift character, and sound quality.   This three and a half hour Ford online course is intended to increase the awareness of vehicle Performance Feel issues, target setting process, and the interactions and controls that affect Performance Feel.
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All Powertrain Product Development engineers must know how their area of subsystem responsibility could affect vehicle Driveability. This three-hour Ford online course will provide knowledge of Driveability fundamentals. With this knowledge, you can better determine actions to improve the customer's perception of Driveability.
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As diesel engines become more popular, a fundamental knowledge of diesel technology is critical for anyone involved in the diesel engine support industry. The SAE Diesel Engine Technology e-Seminar, featuring Instructor Magdi Khair, will explain the fundamental technology of diesel engines, starting with a short but thorough introduction of the diesel combustion cycle, and continuing with aspects of engine design, emission control design, and more. An overview of developing technologies for the future with a comprehensive section on exhaust aftertreatment is also included.
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Considerable attention has been given to the design and efficiencies of electric hybrid propulsion systems and energy storage technologies. Although they draw much less attention, hydraulic hybrid propulsion and regenerative braking systems for road vehicles are a cost effective alternative to electric systems and have relevance to important sectors of the passenger and commercial vehicle markets. In this two-day seminar, hydraulic hybrid vehicle systems and their potential will be examined using model based evaluations.
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