These FREE webinars produced and hosted by SAE International are practical and informative programs sponsored by thought leaders in the industry.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Sustainable Solutions: Reduced Emissions for Vehicle Interiors

Automotive manufacturers are under increased pressure to improve sustainability, fuel efficiency and emissions, and suppliers are in the ideal position to help. During this free 30-minute Webinar, experts in sustainability and engineering examine lightweight, renewable solutions with an emphasis on emissions reduction in the cabin and during the manufacturing process. Regulations forecasts are discussed as well as how to meet current and future requirements. The speakers also talk about SPECFLEX™ Activ additive polyols, which have been developed to enable the first truly viable amine emission-free polyurethane foams solution for vehicle interiors. Sponsor: Dow Automotive Systems

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Technical Webcast Series from the editors of SAE
Increasing Tier 4 Efficiencies via Systems Integration

With a victory over Tier 4 emissions regulations achieved across the off-highway industry, engines manufacturers, OEMs, and other system suppliers now must find other ways to differentiate themselves and gain competitive advantages over rivals. The main way to do that is to collaborate on increasing system efficiencies along the entire lifecycle of a vehicle and its components via optimum systems integration. This free 60-minute Webinar provides a glimpse into some of the tools off-highway engineers are using, or should be using, to enable owners and operators to get the most from their machines. An audience Q&A is featured. Sponsor: Hydraforce

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Internal-Combustion Engine Design and Optimization

Internal-combustion engine designers are under pressure to reduce fuel consumption and improve efficiency. This free 60-minute Webinar examines how ANSYS Forte makes use of fuel chemistry and spray models in simulations to predict the impact of multiple engine design attributes on performance, fuel economy, and emissions. Participants have the opportunity to learn about key capabilities and enhancements, along with use cases that demonstrate how Forte operates as a combustion system design tool. This Webinar also includes a question-and-answer segment for the audience. Sponsor: ANSYS

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of SAE

The Future of Crash Testing

Government, insurance-company, and manufacturer testing is driving the design of safer passenger vehicles. Although physical, real-world crash testing will likely remain part of the validation process, the ideal mix of real-world and virtual crash testing is changing. Advances in autonomous vehicle controllers have made it possible to replicate nontraditional crash test scenarios on a test pad, including vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-barrier, and full-scale vehicle rollovers. Also, increased computing power is enabling more virtual crash testing, but challenges remain. Data management also takes on increased importance as more virtual tools are used. This Webinar's speaker panel explores these issues as well as examines recent advancements in virtual crash testing. An audience Q&A is included. Sponsors: Altair and S-E-A

Available On-Demand Until October 1, 2016
Mini Webcast Series
Fluorosilicone Elastomers for the Hot, the Harsh, and the Turbocharged

Supplier-driven innovation and continuous improvement of proven materials can help meet vehicle design requirements for more fuel efficiency with less emissions. During this 10-minute webcast, an automotive application engineering and technical service specialist will highlight recent advancements in fluorosilicone rubber that involve upgrades in performance properties and new material options for added durability and processing ease. Examples will be shown of how these innovations can help enable performance improvement and cost reduction in a range of automotive applications. Sponsor: Dow Corning

Available On-Demand Until August 20, 2016
Mini Webcast Series
Finding Defects Earlier Through Scalable HIL Test

Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing is an effective method of software validation to find defects and bugs before devices are deployed into the field. This 20-minute mini webcast explores ways to scale HIL test efficiently, including having a desktop-based HIL system that can sit at any engineer's desk for closed-loop control and early software validation. Webcast participants will have the opportunity to learn how scaling a system appropriately to address specific HIL system needs and technical concepts will accelerate defect detection to earlier in the development process. They will also be able to ask questions. Sponsor: National Instruments

Available On-Demand Until August 4, 2016
Technical Webcast Series from the editors of SAE
Design for Manufacturability

The aerospace industry is embracing technological breakthroughs concerning advanced materials and additive manufacturing to maximize manufacturing efficiencies. As a result, engineering's emphasis has switched from understanding the basics of advanced materials and additive manufacturing to incorporating them into the early stages of designs. This webinar will look at processes and tools being used by engineers throughout the industry to maximize the communication and collaboration skills between design and manufacturing so that better decisions are made early in the development stage, no matter how small the component or how big the aircraft. Attendees will be invited to interact with the experts during an Audience Q&A. Sponsor: Stratasys

Available On-Demand Until July 22, 2016
Mini Webcast Series
Test Drive Your ADAS Features - Zero Errors, Zero Fatalities

Development of embedded software for ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) features is the highest priority for automotive OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers. These critical features are stepping stones for the semi and fully autonomous vehicles of the future. Development and test engineers are challenged with the highest levels of software quality objectives and constrained by timelines to implement these features. Additionally, compliance to standards such as ISO 26262, and the increasing use of AUTOSAR, multiply the complexity of the development environment. Integration of the large number of new sensor technologies, processors and GPUs to meet the computational needs of these features, permutations and combinations of both external test scenarios and internal system/component failure conditions make this development a monumental task. Engineers need all the resources and tools at their disposal to help reach their goals. This 20-minute webcast presents such a toolchain to address these challenges and lets engineers visualize the impact of their work in a virtual environment early in the development process. Sponsor: dSPACE Inc.

Available On-Demand Until July 9, 2016
Integrating 3D Printing into the Product Development Process

With the increase in the pace of the construction industry, 3D printing in the product development process has become increasingly important. This 60-minute webinar focuses on Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) and how, equipped with a Stratasys Eden 260V, it has the ability to create engine component prototypes that are mounted directly on the engine and then tested. Volvo CE also quickly builds 3D models of its new product concepts for stakeholders to get timely feedback, reducing risk and lead time in all development stages. The webinar not only examines how 3D printing is an effective tool in Volvo CE's daily design work but also presents industry examples of 3D printing and PolyJet capabilities and limitations. Sponsor: Stratasys

Available On-Demand Until June 24, 2016
Mini Webcast Series
Achieving Accurate Test Results for Electrified Powertrains with an Innovative HIL Test Platform

With the ever-increasing demand for vehicles that produce less harmful emissions and get better gas mileage, automotive OEMs are constantly innovating in their development of hybrid/electric powertrains. But with this innovation comes challenges in testing and verifying the functionality of the vehicles before they go to the consumer. A key area where this is apparent is in hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing, where traditional HIL tools can't provide the accurate results needed. This 20-minute webcast discusses some of the technical differences in these powertrains that require a new HIL test strategy in order to see accurate and useful test results. It also examines how Subaru did exactly this. Sponsor: National Instruments

Available On-Demand Until June 18, 2016
Mini Webcast Series
Mass Reduction for Mass Production

The adaptation of lighter weight materials brings challenges to every step of the manufacturing process from design through production. Plastics, aluminum, and carbon fiber each require special consideration that is different than the steel and sheet metal that automakers have relied upon for more than a century. During this free, 20-minute mini webcast, an engineering and applications expert will help you identify the key issues and optimum solutions to finding the most affordable, efficient lightweight composite solutions to meet fuel efficiency and emissions targets. Two critical elements are selecting the right composite matrix material and choosing the right composite production process. Participants will see how VORAFORCE™ structural composites enable weight reduction, parts integration, and efficiencies in materials and processing. Sponsor: Dow Automotive Systems

Available On-Demand Until June 17, 2016
Mini Webcast Series
Model-Based Design for Development of Highly Complex Embedded Software

Model-based design, automatic code generation, and model-based testing are being used successfully to develop embedded software for millions of vehicles around the globe, as well as in the aerospace industry to develop airborne software. Time and cost pressures, as well as the complexity and volume of software, require innovative development techniques to be used. Moreover, more product features, such as driver assistance systems, are now safety-critical. This 20-minute webcast explains how model-based design does not contradict safety goals but, in fact, increases reliability and quality. It also examines the efficient use of model-based design, automatic production code generation, and model-based testing to develop software with great ease. Sponsor: dSPACE

Available On-Demand Until June 11, 2016
Technical Webcast Series from the editors of SAE
Friction Reduction: Finding New Gains in Powertrain Efficiency

Facing the super-stringent U.S. and European CO2 emission requirements for 2020 and beyond, powertrain engineers need to squeeze every last tenth of a mile-per-gallon of efficiency out of new engines, transmissions, and drivelines. Reducing internal friction on rotating and reciprocating components, as well as across systems, is now a major design and engineering priority. New technology solutions in the critical areas of powertrain systems design, bearings, and seals are appearing as a result. This webcast's panel of experts will examine these issues and offer solutions. Webcast attendees will be invited to interact with the experts during the Q&A portion of the 60-minute webcast. Sponsors: Federal-Mogul, Molykote, and Schaeffler

Available On-Demand Until June 4, 2016
Application Builder and COMSOL Server™

Featuring a live demo, this webcast focuses on how COMSOL Server™ lets users get more from simulation apps created with COMSOL Multiphysics® and the Application Builder. Users can create custom applications from COMSOL Multiphysics® models to improve productivity throughout their organization. They can also provide colleagues and customers with worldwide access to simulation apps through standard web browsers or an easy-to-install COMSOL client. Updates made to apps are available immediately to users; they just refresh their browser to get the latest version. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation. Sponsor: COMSOL

Available On-Demand Until May 27, 2016
Beyond Basics - Recent Developments in the Use of Aluminum Extrusion in Automotive Lightweighting

As aluminum and aluminum extrusions find their way into more and more vehicles, engineers are becoming increasingly familiar with the basics of designing with extrusions. At the same time, the limits defined by "the basics" are being stretched in the drive for higher performance and more creative solutions. This webinar will explore how four key extrusion design variables - alloy selection and management, part geometry, tolerancing, and fabrication and joining - are being pushed to yield innovative solutions. Several mini case studies illustrating such "stretches" will be presented focusing on: non-traditional alloys (e.g. 5xxx series), complex bent components, and joining solutions. Attendees will be invited to ask questions during the Q&A segment. Sponsor: Aluminum Extruders Council

Available On-Demand Until May 14, 2016
Safety Strategy: Small Overlap IIHS Crashworthiness and Countermeasures

Since the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) began its small overlap frontal crash test consumer information test program in 2012, more than a dozen automakers have redesigned their vehicles to improve test performance. The strategies evident in these redesigns have included: reinforcement of the occupant compartment, use of energy-absorbing fender structures, and the addition of engagement structures to induce vehicle lateral translation. Each strategy influences vehicle kinematics, posing challenges for the restraint systems. During this 60-minute webcast, two experts will discuss how certain materials and innovative designs can be used to help vehicles pass IIHS overlap crashworthiness tests. Sponsor: Dow Automotive

Available On-Demand Until April 30, 2016
Technical Webcast Series from the editors of SAE
NVH Reduction Technologies for the Off-Highway Industry

Off-highway equipment is designed to excel in harsh environments under severe conditions - people are not. This one-hour webcast will explore technologies that engineers throughout the industry are using to mitigate the transmission of NVH from machine to man. Topics will range from the contributions of the tiniest of electronics, to material choices in the powertrain and cabin, to overall vehicle optimization - all in the name of reduced NVH and thus increased productivity. Webcast attendees will be invited to interact with the experts during the Q&A portion of the webcast. Sponsors: Altair and Blachford

Available On-Demand Until April 15, 2016
"Shift Left" Functional Safety for Automotive System Development

Since safety is one of the most challenging problems in the automotive industry, this one-hour webcast will look at fault mode and effect analysis (FMEA) using virtual prototyping and physical modeling and simulation. These are the tools necessary to "shift left" development, test, and validation tasks and are proven methodologies for engineers to deal with complex mechatronic design. Webcast attendees will see how virtual prototyping is expanding its ability to improve development of safety critical systems and deal with the single most complex aspect of automotive systems: the embedded software. They will also learn how FMEA can be performed and automated on a virtual prototype of a system through co-simulation, incorporating mechanical, electrical, analog, and digital models including the microcontroller running the same embedded target software that will ultimately run in the car. An audience Q&A will be included. Sponsor: Synopsys

Available On-Demand until April 9, 2016
Technical Webcast Series from the editors of SAE:
Advanced Materials for Vehicle Lightweighting

The lightweight-materials fight taking place in the automotive industry is anything but lightweight. It's a heavyweight bout, with the steel and aluminum industries trading punches by making new technology and process announcements on a regular basis. And don't count out the other major contender: composite materials. In this one-hour webcast, representatives from steel, aluminum, and composites suppliers will discuss the latest materials advances and manufacturing technologies, expectations of adoption between now and 2025, and the challenges posed by multi-material vehicles. An audience Q&A will be included. Sponsors: Altair, ArcelorMittal, Dow Automotive, and Henkel

Available On-Demand until March 31, 2016
Technical Webcast Series from the editors of SAE
Next-Gen Infotainment and Interfaces

Consumers increasingly expect robust connectivity options when inside their vehicles. Design teams know that enhanced infotainment capabilities, in addition to a well-designed human-machine interface, can be a significant differentiator in the marketplace, while less-than-expected connectivity and a problematic HMI can become fodder for highly publicized criticism. During this one-hour webcast, industry experts will discuss the latest in next-generation infotainment systems, HMI advances that improve the user experience and enhance safety, and challenges to implementing advanced systems, as well as what capabilities can be expected in the years ahead. Webcast attendees will be invited to interact with the experts during the Q&A portion of the webcast. Sponsor: Intertek

Available On-Demand until March 26, 2016
Accurate Simulation of Engine Emissions

Designing new high-efficiency, low-emissions IC engines presents technical challenges that are often dominated by the chemical kinetics that occur during combustion. Consequently, simulations of combustion for enhanced engine designs need good fuel-combustion chemistry and combustion models. This one-hour webcast will provide insights into four elements that are essential in engine combustion CFD in order to predict NOx and soot emissions accurately. They are: comprehensive fuel models, detailed kinetics, spray models, and auto ignition models. The webcast will conclude with a Q&A for the audience. Sponsor: ANSYS

Available On-Demand Until February 17, 2016
Mini Webcast Series
Designing an Engine for Multi-Use Compact Equipment

Can you design a compact engine to meet the needs of both equipment rental companies and small independent businesses? While rental companies look for equipment that provides a simple and profitable rental, small business owners are typically interested in the productivity, comfort, and fuel consumption of their equipment. This 10-minute webcast looks at why, in the design of a sub-system such as an engine, it's important to understand and address the needs of both these customers. Sponsor: Perkins

Available On-Demand Until November 20, 2015
A Collaborative Approach to Engineering with Open Standards and MathWorks Simulink

In today's world of complex products, systems engineers are expected to shorten development cycles while satisfying demands for improved safety and performance. Engineering organizations use advanced model-based design methodologies to meet these challenges. This technical content event will explore this topic, demonstrating how design models captured in MathWorks Simulink can be integrated into the development lifecycle through requirements management, design, and quality management. Participants will be able to learn from an experienced systems solutions architect how design management provides web-based reviewing of Simulink models and offers change and defect management as well as work item planning integrated in the Simulink design. The technical presentation will be about 45 minutes and will be followed by an extended audience Q&A. Sponsor: IBM

Available On-Demand Until November 19, 2015
Motor Trends: Additive Manufacturing Drives Production of Race-Ready Cars

Additive manufacturing (AM) is crucial in motorsports. It has long been a key design and testing tool in the race for speed and performance. Now race teams are revealing that AM parts are tough enough for use on the track. This trend toward end-use parts has been building for a long time, but teams can be secretive about what gives them a competitive edge. In this 45-minute presentation, you'll hear about three examples of motorsports teams that are willing to share how they leverage AM to improve performance: Joe Gibbs Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing, and Prodrive in the U.K. Their stories crush the misconception that AM parts are just for prototyping. Sponsor: Stratasys

Available On-Demand Until November 18, 2015
Mini Webcast Series
Adhesive Bonding for Aluminum Lightweight Structures

As automakers build lighter vehicles to lower fuel consumption and emissions, they're looking for better bonding technologies that allow the use of new materials and new material combinations. During this 20-minute mini webcast, an engineering and applications expert will discuss customized solutions for bonding aluminum body structures and closures on vehicles currently in production. Participants will have the chance to gain insight into the challenges of bonding aluminum substrates, learn how different types of adhesive technologies are used in aluminum bonding, and hear about repair technologies for aluminum vehicles. They'll also see how structural adhesives have contributed to an estimated 2.65 billion gallons of gasoline savings by providing weight savings of 70-100 kg per vehicle. Sponsor: Dow

Available On-Demand Until November 12, 2015
Successful Application of Aluminum Extrusion to Lightweighting Programs

With the forthcoming launch of Ford's F-150 and Jaguar's new XE, aluminum has moved into the spotlight for vehicles that meet tomorrow's fuel economy targets, while still providing the comfort, safety, performance, and amenities that consumers demand. Yet while much of the attention has been on aluminum body sheet, there is plenty of action "below the skin" with increasing use of aluminum extrusions in chassis, body, and a host of other applications. This free, one-hour webcast will discuss key factors for the successful application of aluminum extrusions in lightweighting programs. Participants will learn about high leverage applications for extrusions, alloy selection and tailoring, best practices in part design to optimize functionality and production economics, and assembly technology and its impact on part design. Several mini case studies, with economic justification, will be included. Sponsor: Aluminum Extruders Council

Available On-Demand Until October 28, 2015
Mini Technical Presentation
Unlock the Value of Collaboration with Requirements Management: Increase Revenue and Gain a Competitive Advantage

It all starts with user needs and derived requirements. However, without formalized requirements management in place, you run the risk of creating a product that doesn't work properly. Participants of this 20-minute technical presentation will have the opportunity to learn why requirements management is a vital part of any product development lifecycle. The session will explore how you can quickly share information with other project members and customers by using a rich collaborative requirements management approach. Participants will also learn how companies have used effective requirements management to raise their automotive partnership level. A Q&A will be included. Sponsor: IBM

Available On-Demand Until October 24, 2015
Mini Webcast Series
Using MapleSim to Transform Engineering Education

Participants of this 10-minute webcast will have the opportunity to learn how Maplesoft's modeling and simulation platform, MapleSim, can bring together theory and applications in effective ways to engage students, enrich their understanding of engineering systems, and reinforce classroom concepts. Using real-world examples, the presenter will demonstrate how a symbolic modeling and simulation software with connectivity to hardware and direct access to mathematics can be successfully applied in different programs, from first-year design courses to fourth-year projects, offering even the most junior students a taste of "real" engineering. Sponsor: Maplesoft

Available On-Demand Until October 16, 2015
Technical Webcast Series from the editors of SAE: Sensors for Safety, Efficiency, & Productivity

During this 60-minute webcast, industry experts will discuss advances in off-highway electronics that are being developed for increased safety, efficiency, and productivity in the field. Off-highway engineers are increasingly tasked with ensuring that it's as safe inside the operator environment as it's outside on the jobsite. This is being achieved through technological improvements from within as well as from outside the industry. Organic growth combined with technology transfer from other industries is allowing the off-highway industry to take full advantage of advancements in telematics, diagnostics, displays, HMI, V2X communication, and sophisticated software that contribute to exceeding global standards and regulations for safety while contributing to the bottom line. An audience Q&A will be included.

Available On-Demand Until October 14, 2015
Symbolic Techniques for Model Code Optimization: FMI Applications

The FMI standard is becoming the primary method for model transfer and co-simulation, providing an error-free technique for design engineers to deliver their work without manual integration. Meanwhile, advanced symbolic technologies have emerged that provide extremely fast auto-generated code for the implementation of dynamic system models, as well as enabling advanced analysis applications. This 60-minute webcast will provide insight into the symbolic techniques employed under the hood for dynamic system model formulation and optimized code generation, illustrated with applications where the FMI standard has been used. An audience Q&A will be included. Sponsor: Maplesoft

Available On-Demand Until October 9, 2015
Technical Webcast Series from the editors of SAE: Vehicle Lightweighting

To meet ultra-stringent U.S. and European fuel-efficiency regulations, automakers are focusing on vehicle weight reduction via product redesign and the extensive use of advanced lightweight materials including high-strength steels, aluminum, and composites. Design engineers and other stakeholders are working diligently not only to maximize the benefits of lightweighting opportunities but also to overcome some of the not-so-insignificant challenges posed by these new materials and designs. Participants of this 60-minute webcast will hear a top product development leader from GM's engineering team discuss GM's lightweighting strategy, an expert from BASF talk about how composite materials are advancing, and an adhesives and sealants expert from Bayer MaterialScience share the latest in adhesives technology. An audience Q&A will be included. Sponsors: Al-Fe Heat Treating, Celanese, Henkel AG, and Siemens

Available On-Demand Until October 8, 2015
Mini Technical Presentation
Transform Projects with Next-Generation Requirements Review

We've all been there: undertaking the requirements review late in the project lifecycle often as a final check. But underestimating the importance of the requirements review in the early stages of a project can be a big mistake that directly impacts cost and revenue. Have you heard about collaborative requirements review? This 20-minute technical presentation discusses how reviewing requirements can be made easier and how a collaborative environment can make reviews informal and iterative, as well as formal and final, to suit project needs. A Q&A will be included. Sponsor: IBM

Available On-Demand Until September 30, 2015
Technical Webcast Series from the editors of SAE: Simulation for Safety

Modeling and simulation have become important tools in the race to get sophisticated aircraft to market quickly while meeting safety requirements and other regulations. In this free SAE webcast from the editors of Aerospace Engineering, industry experts will discuss the latest technological breakthroughs in design tools and the challenges facing engineers tasked with ensuring that systems, software, and mechanical elements work together seamlessly. Also included will be insight from an expert on how automotive solutions can be applied to the aerospace industry. An audience Q&A is included in the 60-minute program. Sponsor: dSPACE