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November 20, 2014
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
November 19, 2014
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
November 18, 2014
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
November 12, 2014
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
October 28, 2014
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
October 24, 2014
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
October 16, 2014
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.
October 14, 2014
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
October 9, 2014
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
October 8, 2014
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
September 30, 2014
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
September 23, 2014
Mini Webcast Series
How Cross Industry Trends are Improving Product Development in Aerospace and Defense
This 20-minute webcast examines a best-in-class solution for product development in aerospace and defense applications. Aerospace and defense companies are under tremendous time and cost pressure and cannot afford to support multiple CAD systems and disruptive upgrades. Emerging standards enable companies to consolidate on a single design standard, reducing cost and maximizing their resources. This technical program will review the characteristics of this best-in-class solution. A Q&A will be included. Sponsor: Siemens PLM Software
September 18, 2014
Technical Webcast Series from the editors of SAE: Engine Design and Efficiency
Engineers are finding new ways to squeeze more efficiency and performance from the internal-combustion engine to meet global air-quality and fuel-consumption regulations. They're pushing beyond the boundaries of thermal efficiency with a flurry of new combustion regimes including reactivity-controlled compression ignition (RCCI), partially premixed combustion (PPI), and gasoline compression ignition (GCI), as well as advanced diesel concepts that employ low compression ratio and high EGR rates, all aiming for low engine-out NOx and particulate levels. In this free 60-minute webcast, participants will hear from a top engineer from Achates Power, which is developing an advanced, low-emission diesel engine for light-duty automotive and other industry sectors. Complementing his discussion will be an expert from dSPACE, who will bring new insights into the latest toolsets for mechatronic systems simulation, and a senior product development engineer from Schaeffler Automotive, who will discuss state-of-the-art engine friction-reduction solutions. An audience Q&A will be included. Sponsors: Al-Fe Heat Treating, dSPACE, and Henkel
September 17, 2014
Mini Technical Presentation
From Concept to Component: The Value of the V-model in 21st Century Engineering
Whether you're building a car or a battleship, you start with a high-level concept that needs to undergo countless levels of design, test, and implementation. This 20-minute technical presentation looks at how adopting a V-model allows you to tackle this type of complexity by addressing development in a systematic way and leveraging the continuous engineering process. Participants will have the opportunity to see how to apply the V-model and capture the benefits of effectively validating and verifying requirements across the different levels of development. A Q&A will be included. Sponsor: IBM Rational
September 11, 2014
Systematic Deployment of Simulation at an R&D Center: Evolution of Automotive Sub-System Simulation at Valeo
The Valeo India R&D Center is Valeo's only global offshore engineering center dedicated to the mechanical engineering needs of all of the company's business groups. Engineering simulation is a central part of the R&D Center, which develops transmission systems, electrical systems, driver assistance systems, wiper systems, and thermal systems. In this free 60-minute webcast, the center's director and engineering manager will present the best practices that were developed to systematically deploy and leverage simulation across different product groups and different physics as well as for advanced uses such as design optimization. The webcast will explore these best practices, illustrated by numerous examples of automotive sub-system simulation. An audience Q&A will be included. Sponsor: ANSYS
September 4, 2014
The Exciting Road Ahead for Intelligent Vehicles
How can automotive design keep up with the fevered pace of technology in today's intelligent vehicles? The landscape has changed forever and tomorrow's automotive landscape will have its share of peaks and valleys. The industry leaders in this 60-minute panel discussion will offer advice on how to reach more peaks by embracing innovation in product and systems development. They will discuss applying a continuous approach to system engineering best practices and share their own insights and examples. Speakers are: Timothy R. Nixon, CTO, Global Connected Consumer, General Motors; Tejas Desai, Head of Interior Electronics Solutions, Continental, North America; and Matt Jones, Head of Future Infotainment, Jaguar Land Rover. An audience Q&A is included. Sponsors: IBM, Intertek, National Instruments
September 4, 2014
Aerospace Experts on Cyber Attacks and Security
In this 60-minute panel discussion, experts from the aerospace industry will share the unique challenges and solutions surrounding cyber security. They will examine how a fundamentally different approach is needed to assure security. It's an approach that identifies vulnerabilities, detects threats and fraud, addresses compliance issues, predicts risks, and consolidates data. They will also talk about the importance of innovative security intelligence that goes beyond traditional patch-monitor-remediate processes and employs both continuous monitoring and layers of defense capable of working in concert with one another to identify, analyze, and respond to targeted threats. Speakers are: Deneen DeFiore, Chief Information Officer, Military Systems, Legal & IT Risk, GE Aviation; Derek Schatz, CISSP, Senior Cyber Security Architect, Boeing Commercial Airplanes; and Krishna Sampigethaya, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Masters in Telecommunications, University of Maryland. An audience Q&A is included. Sponsor: IBM
September 4, 2014
Simplifying Interoperability Across Systems and Software Lifecycle With OSLC
OSLC is the Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration initiative that is aimed at simplifying collaboration across the software and product delivery lifecycle. In this 60-minute panel discussion, industry experts will provide insight into the main challenges faced by industry, especially in large and complex electrical, electronics, and software intensive product development processes. Examples of how OSLC can be used to integrate information across engineering domains and environments will be presented. The value offered by OSLC and Linked Lifecycle Data to address integration challenges will also be discussed. Speakers are: Len Wozniak, Electrical, Controls and Software Process and Tool Systems Architect, General Motors; Dr. Axel Reichwein, Consultant, Koneksys; and Amit Fisher, Program Director, Systems Technical Client Relationship Manager, IBM Software Group, Rational. An audience Q&A is included. Sponsor: IBM
August 21, 2014
Accelerating Electric-Vehicle Battery Development with Advanced Simulation
Adoption of hybrid and all-electric vehicles will increase as lithium-ion batteries become more affordable, energy-dense, durable, and abuse-tolerant. Thermal management of the battery pack is a key challenge impacting all these attributes, for which a new suite of multi-scale, multi-disciplinary simulation software has begun to accelerate innovation. Over the last three years, major strides have been made under a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy named CAEBAT to improve engineering software in order to shorten design cycles and optimize batteries. New tools that simulate battery electrochemical, thermal, fluid, structural, and control-system effects are already helping General Motors engineers drive the development of energy-efficient vehicles and vehicle electrifications. This free 60-minute webcast will summarize the technical challenges and showcase the recent progress and benefits from this exciting new technology. An audience Q&A will be included. Sponsor: ANSYS
August 12, 2014
Mini Webcast Series
Lightweighting: How Adhesive Tapes Contribute to Weight Reduction in Automotive Production Processes
This 10-minute webcast on lightweighting provides a technical update on how adhesive tapes can contribute to weight reduction without jeopardizing quality and performance when they replace traditional components or work in tandem with them. Participants of this free webcast will see specific examples of how adhesive tapes are used throughout the automotive production process, learn about the benefits of using adhesive tape within specific applications, and discover the potential weight savings per vehicle. Sponsor: tesa tape inc.
May 12, 2014
Modeling of the Fuel Supply Module and its Components
This free 60-minute webcast will provide insight into the simulation of the complete fuel system, including detailed component models, used in passenger vehicles. The module includes a fuel pump, electrical engine, pump controlling unit with electronics, fuel level sensor, transfer pumps, valves, and connecting elements. In designing the fuel supply module, there are a number of challenges that necessitate the use of simulation. Continental's Powertrain engineering team creates a wide variety of simulation models for such purposes, including CFD pump models, structural models to simulate pump stage deformation, electronics cooling, acoustics modeling, eigen frequencies analysis and harmonic response, random vibration, gerotor pump kinematics, and simplified crash models. Detailed component modeling is performed by analyzing the overall system using system modeling tools in order to understand the system dynamics that occur in real-world operation. As a benefit, the overall system model is used to predict the energy consumption of the whole fuel supply module or its components as well as to calculate CO2 emissions. An audience Q&A will be included. Sponsor: ANSYS
May 6, 2014
Technical Webcast Series from the editors of SAE: Lightweighting with Multi-Material Vehicles
Vehicle weight reduction is a major goal for the world's automakers as they work to meet new, ultra-stringent U.S. and European fuel-efficiency regulations. In this free 60-minute webcast, James deVries, a Ford materials expert, discusses his company's mixed-materials strategy, which includes the aluminum-intensive F-Series program, and the cost-benefit equation for moving to lighter-weight, higher-cost materials. Steel technology is not standing still, and Craig Parsons, President of Automotive, NanoSteel, examines new developments in advanced high-strength steels and their role in future multi-material vehicles. Selamawit Belli of Dow Automotive Systems shares the latest in adhesives technology, including those for composites-intensive vehicles such as the BMW i3, as well as the challenges involved with bonding dissimilar materials. Webcast attendees will be invited to interact with the experts during a Q&A segment. Sponsors: Al-Fe Heat Treating, Celanese, Dow Automotive Systems, and Henkel
April 29, 2014
Meeting New Integration Challenges in Cars
Automotive design teams are racing to keep up with the rapid pace of innovation in consumer electronics. Development cycles are shrinking. Electronics systems are becoming more integrated. And staying ahead of the competition is no easy matter. This free 60-minute webcast will examine the changing automotive landscape and how the latest advances in analog technology are solving new integration challenges in infotainment, safety, and access. Experts will discuss new ways of looking at advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), USB charging, and keyless entry technology, among other topics. Webcast attendees will be invited to interact with the experts during a Q&A segment. Sponsor: Maxim Integrated
April 24, 2014
Technical Webcast Series from the editors of SAE: Efficient Model-Based Development
Model-based development is an efficient iterative process that allows engineers to improve quality and deliver on the demanding needs of product variants in the current competitive environment. 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 in the MBD paradigm, it is necessary to be able to manage this data in an effective manner that is supportive of the development process. This free 60-minute webcast examines the requirements for a model-based verification and validation environment and presents data-management solutions that increase process efficiency. Speakers are Jace Allen, dSPACE; Talus Park, AVL Powertrain Engineering; and Gavin Walker, MathWorks. Sponsors: dSPACE and Siemens
April 23, 2014
CAE Based Strategies to Improve Reliability of Variable Oil Pumps
As industry attempts to reduce tailpipe emissions from internal-combustion engines, vehicle OEM and components suppliers are adopting a variety of strategies to address the challenge. The need for higher performance and lower fuel consumption of a new age powertrain is leading to demand for development of hydraulic systems including pumps that absorb less power. Join us for this webcast that will present a complete loop of calculation, with detailed focus on component reliability, to show the benefits of virtual prototyping in developing and optimizing the robustness of a generic variable oil pump. Benefits of this simulation include reducing the number of prototypes, exploring the effects of extreme working conditions, and reducing time to market of a new pump. Pierburg Pump Technology will show how it uses CAE-based strategies, from systems level to fluids to mechanical analysis, to design and develop variable oil pumps. The company will present structural verification of the components and lifetime prediction of the same, offering case studies that show how the problems were successfully solved. An audience Q&A is included. Sponsor: ANSYS
March 26, 2014
Shaping Future Aerospace Performance with Thermoplastics
The aerospace industry is tasked with improving fuel efficiency, hitting lean manufacturing goals, and enhancing the service life and safety of today's aircraft. The challenge is to find innovative materials and solutions that can help remove weight, improve assembly times, and provide reliability in a range of different environments. Thermoplastics have a proven track record of replacing metals and other polymers in order to boost the performance of commercial and military aircraft. This free 60-minute webcast looks at PEEK thermoplastic resins, film, pipe, and materials for composites and examines a case study involving the collaborative efforts taken to develop next-generation clamping technologies for the Boeing 787. An audience Q&A is included. Sponsor: Victrex Polymer Solutions
Previous Webcasts
December 17, 2013
Designing with Aluminum Extrusions for Automotive Applications
"Designing with Aluminum Extrusions for Automotive Applications: Capitalizing on Extrusions' Attributes on the Drive to 54.5" is a one-hour webcast that focuses on the practicalities of extrusion design and discusses the attributes of extruded aluminum that make it a material of promise for automotive designers and engineers. Participants will receive an understanding of the extrusion process and material attributes, alloy selection, best practices in part design to optimize functionality and production economics, and tolerancing. Several mini case studies, with economic justification, will be included. There is also an audience Q&A. Sponsor: Aluminum Extruders Council
December 12, 2013
Designing Off-Highway Drivetrains to Meet End-User Demands
Today's off-highway drivetrain requirements are more demanding than ever. Fleet managers need powerful equipment that reduce emissions and improve fuel economy while enhancing comfort, safety, and reliability. To keep up with these end-user demands, OEMs and Tier suppliers must innovate through technology. Featuring experts from key off-highway companies, this 60-minute free webcast addresses global emission standards, future hardware designs based on performance, and the implications at the component level for these design innovations. Speakers are Paul Meyer, John Deere; Rob Smithson, Dana; and Simon May, Lubrizol. Sponsors: Lubrizol, Celanese, and Honda.
December 12, 2013
Vehicle Onboard Fuel Additive Systems: Exploring Their Role and Value
Onboard dosing of fuel additives is a proven strategy being used in high-volume vehicle production today. In such a system, a custom fuel additive package is dosed into the fuel on board the vehicle. This free 60-minute webcast highlights how onboard dosing systems are being used by OEMs and explores additional opportunities for onboard additive systems to solve some of the most demanding industry challenges. Examined is an application that involves a fuel-borne catalyst that optimizes diesel particulate filter operation. Also discussed is an application involving an onboard additive system that provides protection against fuel system issues in regions with variable fuel quality. Speakers are Thierry Séguelong, Solvay Rare Earths Systems, and Magali Pudlarz, Lubrizol. Sponsors: Lubrizol and Honda.
December 12, 2013
GF-6: The Path to Improved Fuel Economy
This free 60-minute webcast explores how updated EPA and NHTSA regulations for greenhouse gases and fuel economy, as well as gasoline direct-injection (GDI) engine technology itself, are driving the upgrade from GF-5 to the new GF-6 engine oil specification. GF-6 is designed to address the unique lubricant requirements of GDI engines and improve engine oil's contribution to fuel economy and reduced greenhouse gases. Since both GDI and turbocharged GDI engines are expected to capture 60-65% of the North American new passenger car market by 2019, OEMs are now working closely with oil marketers and additive manufacturers to develop tests to meet the new spec. Speakers are Christopher Laroo, EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality; Robert Proctor, Honda R&D Americas Inc.; and Martin Birze, Lubrizol. Sponsors: Lubrizol, Honda, and IBM.
December 5, 2013
Optimization of the EV/HEV Powertrain: Robust, Efficient Electrical Machine Design
In this 60-minute webcast, Brian K. Peaslee, Chief Engineer of Propulsion Systems at Magna Electronics, and Dr. Emad Dlala, Application Engineer at ANSYS Inc., discuss EV/HEV powertrain architectures and the simulation-driven product design process. A key component of vehicle architecture is the electrical machine. The process of developing an optimal electrical machine involves electromagnetic design, thermal-cooling evaluation, mechanical stress analysis, and NVH computation. A simulation-driven product design process yields accurate efficiency maps and is able to predict phenomena such as torque ripple. Simulation also considers detailed 3-D effects, such as end-winding inductance and core losses. An audience Q&A is included. Sponsor: ANSYS
November 21, 2013
Technical Webcast Series from the editors of SAE
Ensuring Cyber Security of Security-Critical Automotive Systems
Much emphasis has been placed on ensuring that safety-critical vehicle systems operate as intended and prevent potentially hazardous situations from occurring. However, less thought has been given to the cyber security of security-critical automotive systems. As awareness increases of the ramifications of cyber-attacks on vehicles, more importance is being placed on ways to reduce the likelihood of successful attacks and their potential impact. This 60-minute webcast will examine how the interconnectivity of today's and future vehicles creates the potential for cyber-attacks, not only on vehicles but also on the transportation infrastructure, and the strategies and solutions being developed to reduce automotive cyber-attacks. Webcast attendees will be invited to interact with the experts during a Q&A segment. Sponsors: S-E-A and Harman
November 19, 2013
Physics-based Models, Sensitivity Analysis, and Optimization of NiMH Batteries
This 60-minute webcast will focus on effective, systematic steps in the mathematical simplification and reduction of physics-based NiMH battery models to improve computational efficiency. It will also present the application of analytical sensitivity analysis to the battery model to quantify the dependence of the system behavior on parameter perturbations. A parametric importance study will be shared to showcase the application of sensitivity information for the identification of key model parameters. Webcast attendees will be invited to interact with the experts during a Q&A segment. Sponsor: Maplesoft
September 26, 2013
Technical Editorial Webcast Series from the editors of SAE
The Re-emergence of Aerospace Metals
Composites may have been the aerospace industry's darling over the past few years, but the use of metals in aircraft systems and components has not gone away and is not expected to any time soon. Whether airframers are designing an all-new aircraft or trending more toward substantial redesigns of existing types, the end goal is the same: improved fuel efficiency. In this live SAE webcast, industry experts will discuss some of the latest technological breakthroughs and challenges facing engineers tasked with making thorough use of high-strength metals in various aircraft systems and structures while simultaneously reducing weight, improving fuel efficiency, and maintaining structural integrity. Sponsor: HBM-nCode
September 19, 2013
Technical Editorial Webcast Series from the editors of SAE
Raising Engine Efficiency Through Boosting/Downsizing
The global regulations slated for 2017-2025 are driving OEMs and suppliers to develop more innovative engine technologies. Boosting systems are not only playing an expanded role in engine downsizing but also in trends toward downspeeding and lean/dilute combustion. New concepts in supercharging for fuel economy, as well as performance, are challenging turbocharger incumbents. Complementing this work are creative developments "in cylinder," which are helping to transform the "pressurized" ICE for 2025 and beyond. This free webcast features experts from the supercharging, turbocharging, and engine-systems fields. They will present their companies' latest developments with an eye toward the future and answer questions from the audience. Sponsors: Eaton, Federal-Mogul, and Ticona
September 18, 2013
How Does Choosing the Right Transmission Architecture Weigh Against Customer Acceptance?
How do the improvements offered by modern transmission architectures weigh in against key customer acceptance criteria? Regulations continue to motivate the auto industry to look at all avenues leading to efficiency improvements. New transmissions have the potential to minimize overall fuel consumption while maintaining the "fun-to-drive" aspect. OEMs are now able to choose from a broader number of new transmission architectures including 8+ speeds planetary automatics, DCTs, and CVTs. Each architecture promises significant benefits while hybridization and automatic engine start-stop enablers add further vehicle efficiency. The choice of improved efficiency must be weighed against various customer acceptance criteria such as cost, drivability, launch performance, NVH, and shift quality. This free webcast examines the advantages of advanced transmissions and discusses the influence of innovative driveline technologies on improving fuel economy and ensuring customer satisfaction. Webcast attendees will be invited to interact with the experts during the program's live Q&A segment. Sponsor: FEV Inc.
June 13, 2013
Exploring the eCall System and Lab Testing Solutions
The eCall system is a European initiative intended to bring rapid assistance to motorists involved in a collision anywhere in the European Union. The European Commission aims to have eCall in place by 2015, which means vehicles will have devices that can dial for help automatically and send airbag, sensor, and GPS information wirelessly to emergency agencies. This 45-minute webcast will present a global technical overview of eCall and how it should be tested to ensure that devices or chipsets work properly in the European framework. It will discuss the main components of eCall, the critical technical aspects related to testing. In addition, an emphasis will be made on the High Level Protocols specific to eCall as well as the solutions available to test them in devices. Sponsor: Anritsu
May 23, 2013
PCA Engineers Limited Accelerates the Evolution of Turbochargers via Numerical Optimization and Advanced Simulation Techniques
Turbocharging the automotive internal-combustion engine has become highly topical with the trend to downsize engine capacity toward lower emissions without compromising the driver's perception of performance and transient response. This webcast illustrates the implementation of a design-by-analysis approach in a modern, fully integrated design environment, illustrated by examples of compressor and turbine designs for small gasoline engines. Automated, numerical optimization is an emerging technology that can be deployed within such a system on several levels to eliminate much of the manual iteration, and its usefulness and implementation are described. Illustrations of higher-fidelity simulation are included, and their role in the design process explained. Future prospects are discussed. An audience Q&A is included. Sponsor: ANSYS
May 22, 2013
Technical Editorial Webcast Series from the editors of SAE
Safety Trends for the Off-Highway Industry
In terms of what is important to the off-highway industry, productivity and reliability are always at the top of the list of necessities. Never very far behind, and maybe even ahead, is safety. Safety is, in fact, the common thread in any off-highway system and must be considered throughout the design process from conception to actually hitting the dirt. During this one-hour webcast, industry experts will discuss a range of safety topics, from smart cylinders that allow operators to safely and precisely control equipment to electrohydraulic braking systems as well as to safety as it relates to off-highway equipment and third-party testing. This free webcast will conclude with a live Q&A with the audience. Sponsor: S-E-A
March 27, 2014
Exclusive Webcast: Infiniti Red Bull Racing and High-Performance Simulation
In this one-time-only webcast, Infiniti Red Bull Racing's Nathan Sykes and Al Peasland provide a behind-the-scenes explanation of how the team's Innovation Partnership with ANSYS plays a critical role in enabling high-quality, high-performance simulations in the design stage - and contributes to continued success on track. Infiniti Red Bull Racing is the current Formula One World Champion, winning Driver and Constructor titles in the past four consecutive years. This achievement was possible because of the dedication and commitment of a highly skilled team, which leveraged the latest in engineering technology and systems integration. In this free one-hour presentation, Infiniti Red Bull Racing will discuss the use of ANSYS simulation in their aerodynamics work, the use of HPC, and an overview of their automated work flow. Webcast attendees will be invited to interact with the experts during a question-and-answer segment. This webcast can only be viewed live on March 27. It will not be recorded or archived for future viewing. Sponsor: ANSYS
May 14, 2013
Battery Design Innovation: It's All About the Mathematics
The field of energy storage is extremely active with a constant stream of innovations deployed to address major design challenges. At the heart of this activity is the commercial drive to increase energy density, extend battery life, and improve overall charge/discharge efficiencies in order to reduce unit costs and enhance product reliability. One constant of battery research is the need to consider fundamental physical concepts when designing new batteries. To facilitate this, the industry uses symbolic math-based modeling techniques that let engineers describe the behavior and constraints on a system, in physical terms. The model equations help in developing, testing, and refining designs quickly and without building physical prototypes. Hence, it's essential to have a good virtual model which properly reflects the battery behavior and physical interactions with all the other components. This webcast will demonstrate, through the use of examples and case studies, these advanced symbolic mathematics techniques for developing high-fidelity physical models of batteries. Sponsor: Maplesoft
May 8, 2013
Technical Editorial Webcast Series from the editors of SAE
Taking Data to New Heights: How Airlines, Plane Manufacturers, and Suppliers Are Shaping the Future of Integrated Vehicle Health Management
The new field of Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM), developed by plane manufacturers, expands the concept of selling a product and its spare parts to offering a full-service package, including the product and its maintenance, repair, and overhaul. This approach to commercializing high-value assets requires a thorough knowledge of how airline operators actually use these planes in the field. This is where IVHM technology comes into play. This webcast explores IVHM from three different perspectives. The IVHM Centre, Cranfield University, offers an academic view of the subject including educational offerings and research. UTC Aerospace Systems gives a supplier's perspective of utilizing IVHM to improve field service and supply chain management for components of major aircraft systems. Gulfstream discusses the subject of an airplane manufacturer that has IVHM-enabled its latest business jet, the G650. Webcast attendees will be invited to interact with the speakers during the program's live Q&A segment.
April 30, 2013
Enabling Vehicle Lightweighting with Advancements in Surface Treatment and Adhesive Technologies
Every aspect of today's vehicle is being re-examined to meet 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards. The introduction of new lightweight, mixed materials can reduce vehicle mass but also presents processing, compatibility, and bonding challenges. This webcast explores how adhesives and surface treatments can enable automotive suppliers and manufacturers to overcome the unique challenges that certain materials such as aluminum can present while contributing to a smaller environmental footprint. The speakers examine new solutions that address the challenges of lightweighting. Webcast attendees will be invited to interact with the experts during a Q&A segment. Sponsor: Henkel
April 25, 2013
Applying 3D Metrology in QA and Reverse Engineering, with Andretti Autosport
Find out how today's new 3D metrology technology is making an impact on the design of championship Indy racecars. Join engineer Brent Knutson of Andretti Autosport as he discusses the state of 3D metrology and laser scanning technology and its applications in design, reverse engineering, and quality assurance practices. Advancement in, and simplification of, technologies such as articulating arms are gradually pushing these functions out of the metrology lab and on to shop floors. At Andretti, this movement has led to better and faster measurements that reduce work time and costs. Knutson also covers best practices in tactile and non-contact measurement, 3D laser scanning to reverse engineer body molding, ensuring the concentricity of wheels and flatness of surfaces, and much more. This one-hour webcast includes a live Q&A. Sponsor: FARO Webcast Briefing
March 21, 2013
Bringing Advanced Control Systems to Market with On-Target Prototyping on Production-Intent ECUs
Have you experienced difficulties bringing your controls ideas to fruition? Whether you're developing a hybrid control system, a complete engine management system, or simply a new control system feature or function, chances are you use traditional rapid prototyping techniques, such as bypass or fullpass, to test and validate your ideas. These techniques are often too complex and expensive, and they don't lend themselves well to a path-to-production on a final ECU. This webcast will discuss the pros and cons of traditional vs. on-target prototyping on a real ECU, illustrated with practical examples from industry experts including: how to rapidly enable development on a production engine with non-typical crank patterns, how to produce working control system prototypes in a very short time, and how to enable research in alternative fuels and power systems. A live Q&A with the audience is included. Sponsor: ETAS Inc.
March 20, 2013
How to Reduce Your Development Time Using a Virtual Test Environment
Engineers working on complex vehicle systems, such as engine development and calibration, face tough real-world challenges on a daily basis. What they need is the ability to operate a low-cost virtual test bench using closed loop interaction between the ECU, engine, and aftertreatment model. A turnkey mobile solution is fast to set up, easy to handle, and offers superior data repeatability that can save both time and costs. Connected to a real-time processing ECU through a series of sophisticated software and hardware interfaces, it can be used for both calibration and optimization. This one-hour webcast examines the advantages of such systems and takes a look at MicroHiL, a simpler virtual test bench that offers the benefits of hardware-in-the-loop simulation systems. It also discusses how to maximize efficiency and minimize development time and resources. The webcast includes a live Q&A with the audience. Sponsor: FEV Inc.
March 19, 2013
Injector Dynamics Assumptions and Their Impact on Predicting Cavitation and Performance: A Cummins Case Study
Internal fluid dynamics of diesel engine fuel injectors can have a major impact on engine performance by affecting spray patterns, which in turn influence combustion performance and emissions. These flow patterns also affect fuel injector losses; reducing these losses improves fuel economy and engine performance. Join us for this one-hour webcast and learn how Cummins, using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to simulate internal fluid dynamics of fuel injectors, has made significant improvements to engine performance. Also learn how to eliminate cavitation, how to reduce parasitic losses in the injector, and how to improve the spray pattern to reduce emissions. Webcast attendees will be invited to interact with the speakers during the program's live Q&A segment. Sponsor: ANSYS
March 7, 2013
Technical Editorial Webcast Series from the editors of SAE
Composites: Are They Ready for Prime Time?
Automakers are poised to unleash a new wave of lightweight, structurally robust composite materials that they believe will help them meet the new, ultra-stringent U.S. and European fuel-efficiency regulations. Carbon fiber, long proven in racecars and aircraft for its weight-saving and safety benefits, is moving into significantly higher volumes in production cars, led by the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7. And innovations in plastics are helping design engineers take pounds out of components throughout various new cars and trucks. During this webcast, participants will get an exclusive inside look at the Corvette C7's carbon-fiber-intensive body structure, and its use of carbon and nano technology, from Christopher Basela, Corvette Body Structures Composites Lead Engineer. New developments in thermoplastic composite materials technology for vehicle interior and exterior applications will be revealed by Duane Emerson, Senior Development Engineer at Ticona. And Altair's Vice President Global Automotive, David Mason, will discuss how modeling and FE analysis tools can help engineers optimize their structural composite designs. Sponsors: Ticona and MSC Software. Webcast Briefing
December 12, 2012
Advances in Manual Transmission Design and Lubrication for Passenger Cars
Because of their fuel economy benefits, lower costs of implementation, and driver control, manual transmissions are a critical piece of the OEM design consideration and require an understanding to be implemented successfully in the design platform. This webcast highlights some of the challenges moving forward with the design of new manual transmissions for passenger vehicles from hardware to materials to the lubricants inside. It examines how these parts work together to deliver enhanced efficiency and discusses improving attribute performance in an ever challenging environment. Sponsors: Lubrizol and MSC Software
December 12, 2012
Optimizing the Drivetrain to Achieve Fuel Efficiency in Off-Road Vehicles
Designing vehicles for the off-highway industry is becoming more challenging with global emission standards changing and end-user needs expanding. Doing more work under more stringent duty cycles with less impact on the environment requires a dedicated commitment to innovation at the OEM and Tier supplier level. By utilizing experts from key off-highway companies, this webcast addresses future hardware and fluid designs based on performance and the implications at the component level for these design innovations. Sponsor: Lubrizol
December 12, 2012
Improving Fuel Economy for Commercial Vehicles
Proposed legislation on fuel efficiency for trucks and buses highlights the need for action from OEMs, Tier suppliers, and lubricant manufacturers to help improve fuel economy in commercial vehicles. This webcast examines two crucial aspects of commercial vehicle fuel economy: component efficiency and system optimization. Topics include improving engine efficiency, reducing aerodynamic drag, lowering component losses, and selecting fuel-efficient axle lubricants. The technologies currently available as well as technologies that will be coming to market between now and 2014 are explored. Sponsors: Lubrizol and Ticona
November 14, 2012
Technical Editorial Webcast Series from the editors of SAE Powertrain Design and Validation: Technologies and Techniques for Off-Highway and Commercial Vehicle Engineers
There are many design decisions that go into the engineering of complex light- and heavy-duty engines. Engineers must determine the right components and subsystems, material choices, aftertreatment options, combustion characteristics, regulation drivers, systems integration, NVH reduction, thermal loads, alternative fuels, and ECUs. However, in terms of light- and heavy-duty powertrain engineering, the most important phase is the testing and simulation of the design long before the engine is built in prototype or placed in equipment in the field. Webcast speakers are Jace Allen, Lead Technical Specialist for Simulation and Test Systems, dSPACE; Scott Drennan, Director of Applications Engineering and Services, Reaction Design; and Boris Marovic, Product Marketing Manager, Mechanical Analysis Division, Mentor Graphics. Webcast attendees are invited to interact with the experts during the program's live Q&A segment. Sponsors: HBM-nCode, Infotech Enterprises, and MSC Software
October 10, 2012
Production Ready 3D Surface Metrology
Many aspects of the manufacturing and production of moving parts across automotive, aerospace, commercial, and construction equipment industries are similar in nature. Often surface characteristics play an integral role in the function of large machined or moving parts, including bearing surfaces, shafts, and dynamic seals. Accurately quantifying and reporting on surface roughness, texture, and functional surface parameters during early stages of production will enable defect identification at the earliest possible process points. This webcast will explore some key measurement technologies for the fastest characterization of surfaces and will cover aspects of filtering and analysis, as well as gage capability for metrology tools. It also will describe an easy operator interface for fast, accurate measurement of 3D areal surface parameters, which are critical to understanding resulting functional surface performance. A case study from industry will be examined, and webcast attendees will be invited to interact with the speakers during the live Q&A. Sponsor: Bruker Nano Surfaces Division
September 27, 2012
Mathematics-Based Modeling of a Series-Hybrid Electric Vehicle
The automotive industry is in transformation. With new generation vehicles deploying hybrid, fully electric, and fuel cell powerplants, the need for advanced physical modeling solutions is considerably greater due to increasing system complexity. This webcast covers new approaches to modeling and simulation for HEV and EV vehicle applications with emphasis on the development of high-fidelity physical models of automotive batteries. To speed up the design and prototyping processes of HEVs, a method that automatically generates mathematics equations governing the vehicle system response in an optimized symbolic form is desirable. Webcast attendees will be invited to interact with the speakers during the live Q&A. Sponsor: Maplesoft
August 29, 2012
Technical Editorial Webcast Series from the editors of SAE
Reducing Weight While Maintaining Vehicle Safety
Among the topics of this one-hour webcast are the automotive industry's efforts to reduce vehicle weight as one of the key enabling technologies necessary to achieve the NHTSA and U.S. EPA Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards of 54.5 mpg in 2025. Panelists examine the potential materials and technologies that will be part of the solution toolset and discuss the challenges presented by these new materials related to designing, joining, and structural validation. Speakers are Steve Amos, Senior Product Development Specialist, 3M Energy and Advanced Materials Division; Dr. Jay Baron, President & CEO, Center for Automotive Research, and Director, Coalition of Automotive Lightweighting Materials; and Dr. Blake Zuidema, Director, Automotive Product Applications Division, ArcelorMittal. Webcast attendees are invited to interact with the experts during the program's live Q&A segment. Sponsors: 3M, ArcelorMittal, Infotech Enterprises, and MSC Software
July 31, 2012
Multiphysics Simulation in Vehicle Applications
Automotive development and production is a field rich with coupled multiphysics problems involving nonlinear combinations of structural mechanics, heat transfer, flow, acoustics, chemistry and electromagnetics. This webcast will explore a wide variety of these interactions and discuss issues involved in their simulation. It will showcase the simulation of: batteries and fuel cells, sensors, welding, corrosion, mufflers and piping systems. It will culminate with a step-by-step tutorial to show how easy it is to solve such simulations with COMSOL Multiphysics. Webcast attendees will be invited to interact with the speakers during the program's live Q&A segment. Sponsor: COMSOL
July 26, 2012
Technical Editorial Webcast Series from the editors of SAE
Talking About an ATM Revolution
As the aerospace community gears up for unprecedented growth in global air travel over the next decade, and UAVs take on more and more missions and applications, a global integrated air traffic management system will be more vital than ever as congested air space becomes a crisis in North America and Europe. Panelists in this webcast discuss how the NextGen and SESAR programs are the key to keeping airports and airplanes moving. The complexity of the technologies needed to make the programs successful is rivaled only by the complexity of the collaborative skills that will be necessary to have the programs thoroughly implemented by 2020. Panelists will also address the role of human factors in the integration and implementation of new ATM technologies. Speakers are Dr. Chip Meserole, Director of Advanced Air Traffic Management, Boeing Research & Technology; Steve Fulton, Technical Fellow, GE Aviation; and Al Secen, Senior Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin. Sponsor: Infotech Enterprises
June 28, 2012
How to Improve Time to Market for AUTOSAR-Compliant ECUs and Vehicles
Are you developing a new system that includes mechanical, electrical, and software components? Are you focused on the design and delivery of a software system to automate a process? Specializing in electrical, chemical, mechanical, software, and other technical fields, today's engineering teams have to manage requirements, changes, versions, testing, and many other tasks in the project lifecycle and need the best products to automate management tasks and deliver results that put them ahead of their competition. In this webcast, you'll learn how Rational solutions can help you design, develop, and verify next-generation automotive, AUTOSAR-compliant systems, and ECU software. IBM and Elektrobit teams will showcase how using Rational, EB tools, and runtimes can support your AUTOSAR system definition activities, help build an ECU's software, including creation of an ECU extract and definition of SWC behavior, while leveraging platform-independent behavior models. Finally when you're ready with your models, you will be able to place these artifacts to test them on EB BSW. Webcast attendees will be invited to interact with the experts during the program's live Q&A segment. Sponsor: IBM
June 14, 2012
Revolutionary Multifunctional Coatings for Automotive Applications
New coatings for light metals are under development to meet the needs of today's automotive manufacturers and address future market trends within the industry. These needs include coatings resistant to extreme corrosion conditions, severe abrasion, and chemical and high-temperature environments. This webcast explores multifunctional coating technology and how it can provide a combination of tough hardness and flexibility characteristics and serve as a base coat that increases adhesion of topcoats or adhesives. It examines a new coating - the first of its type based on titanium oxides electrodeposited from the electrically assisted hydrolysis of metal complexes - that forms readily on aluminum and its alloys, titanium and its alloys, and aluminum plated and aluminized ferrous substrates. Speakers are: Shawn Dolan, Senior Research Scientist, Henkel Corp., and Henning Kleeberg, Manager, Gasoline Engines, FEV Inc. Webcast attendees will be invited to interact with the experts during the program's live Q&A segment. Sponsor: Henkel
June 7, 2012
Advanced Reinforcement Materials for Engine and Vehicle Efficiency
Are you prepared to meet the new standards? There is strong focus in the automotive industry on meeting the significant challenges of improving fuel economy and reducing emissions. Global regulatory standards continue to get more stringent, and multiple strategies are being considered including vehicle lightweighting and low rolling resistance tires. The near-term emphasis for gasoline engines is on downsizing and turbocharging to deliver the ideal balance of increased fuel economy and power. Exhaust gas recirculation systems are being introduced to reduce particulate emissions and improve engine efficiency. These new systems deliver the required performance, help reduce emissions, improve fuel economy, but place higher demands on materials and component design due to higher operating temperatures and pressures in the engine. This webcast looks at how integrated material science can be used to meet elevated performance requirements while delivering lower total cost solutions. It also includes an audience Q&A. Sponsor: DuPont Protection Technologies
May 9, 2012
Concepts and Trends in Virtual ECU Software Development
What does virtual development mean to you? Does it mean virtual calibration, function development, or systems simulation -- or all of the above? In addition, what ingredients are needed? As more companies embrace virtual development, it is becoming apparent that one size does not fit all. In this webcast, we'll clarify these terms and hear industry experts discuss the state of virtual development in their organizations including: virtual calibration using Software-in-the-Loop, function development with virtual calibration using Model-in-the-Loop, and automatic testing of new ECU algorithms in both SIL and MIL. Speakers are Mike Badalament, ETAS Inc.; Michael Kropinski, General Motors Powertrain, and Dr. Larry Michaels, Argonne National Laboratory. Webcast attendees will be invited to interact with the experts during the program's live Q&A segment. Sponsor: ETAS Inc.
March 21, 2012
Driveline Modeling and Simulation: Challenges and Solutions for Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation
In this webcast, Dr. Derek Wright, MapleSim Product Manager, and Dr. Orang Vahid, Senior Modeling Engineer, will present some of the challenges faced by hardware- and software-in-the-loop (HIL and SIL) simulation of complex driveline models. These models present unique difficulties to engineers wishing to do control design and validation via HIL and SIL simulation. Specifically, there is often a trade-off necessary between model fidelity and simulation speed that may necessitate model approximations and result in reduced effectiveness of the designed controllers. Discussion will include the role of Modelica and acausal modeling in achieving manageable physical models and how symbolic formulations can increase simulation speed without reducing model fidelity. Sponsor: Maplesoft
March 14, 2012
Technical Editorial Webcast Series from the editors of SAE
Alternative Fuels: Roadmap for the Future
Do not expect gasoline and diesel combustion engines to disappear from the automotive landscape anytime soon. Even so, there is a definite push to pursue alternatives to these traditional powertrain offerings, driven by the desire to reduce dependence on oil and the need to meet upcoming regulations. Beyond hybrid and electric vehicles, alternative fuels, such as natural gas, hydrogen, and advanced biofuels including cellulosic ethanol, are making headlines because of advances in technology and further adoption in production vehicles as well as retrofit fleet applications. Panelists in this webcast explore the engineering and market challenges facing the manufacturers of alt-fuel vehicles (including heavy trucks and buses), as well as what biofuel suppliers and related players can do to help OEMs meet those challenges. Speakers are Mark Maher, General Motors; Vince McHorse, Daimler Trucks North America; and Cynthia Williams, Ford. Sponsors: Infotech Enterprises and Ticona
December 15, 2011
Technical Editorial Webcast Series from the editors of SAE
Technology Transfer: Sharing Knowledge between Commercial and Military Vehicle Sectors
R&D, advanced engineering, design validation, testing, program management-these are essential activities shared by mobility engineers and executives regardless of their industry. For this reason, a lesson learned, a technology breakthrough, or a business solution discovered in one sector can offer benefits to another. Who in the commercial-vehicle realm would not like to know how to cost-effectively decrease time to market? They could learn a lesson from those in defense whose rapid design cycle is measured in months, not years. Likewise, lightweighting strategies and powertrain technologies increasingly employed in on-road commercial and passenger vehicles should interest engineers in defense because of the potential savings in fuel costs and the capability for higher payloads. Panelists in this webcast will present key cross-industry trends such as these and more-including vehicle electrification, alternative fuels, and intelligent vehicle systems-and provide real-world success stories of technology transfer. Speakers are Gary Hunter, AVL Powertrain Engineering; Rod Heiple, Alcoa Defense; and Peter J. King, ROUSH CleanTech. Sponsor: Integrity Business Unit, PTC
December 13, 2011
Accurate 3D Surface Metrology: Key to Manufacturing and Production Success
Many aspects of manufacturing and production across the automotive, aerospace, commercial, and construction equipment industries are similar in nature. Often, surface characteristics play an integral role in the function of large machined or moving parts, including bearing surfaces, shafts, and dynamic seals. Accurately quantifying and reporting on surface roughness, texture, and functional surface parameters during early stages of production enables defect identification at the earliest possible process point. This minimizes production failures, reduces costs, and contributes to just-in-time manufacturing success. In this webcast, experts will discuss a key measurement technology that provides easy operator interface for fast, accurate measurement of 3D topographical parameters, which are critical to functional surface performance. Additionally, case studies from the industry will be described. Sponsor: Bruker Nano Surfaces Division
December 7, 2011
Adjusting Drivetrain Design for EVs and Hybrids
What impact will the next generation of passenger cars have on drivetrain design? How will transmissions, axles, and lubricants change? When one considers the spectrum of electrification -- from pure combustion to pure electric -- the once distinct separation points become clouded. This webcast explores how to adapt and extend traditional transmissions to offer degrees of hybrid drive capability. It also examines what goes into creating a unique hybrid drive transmission. The speakers address these and other key topics as they discuss the need to adjust future drivetrain design to accommodate the changes coming to tomorrow's passenger vehicles. This webcast is one of three webcasts available as part of the 2011 Global Drivetrain Virtual Summit, a free online event that provides the opportunity for you to explore global advancements in drivetrain technology.
December 7, 2011
CVT Visionaries: Innovation, Change & Case Studies
More designs are featuring continuously variable transmissions -- or CVTs. What is CVT technology? And where is it going? This webcast looks at the evolution of CVT technology, its benefits, its challenges, and its future. Our panel of experts will explore CVT technology, discuss fuel efficiency, and present some illuminating case studies. This webcast is one of three webcasts available as part of the 2011 Global Drivetrain Virtual Summit, a free online event that provides the opportunity for you to explore global advancements in drivetrain technology.
December 7, 2011
Conversation with the Experts: Understanding the Complexity of Environmental Performance
What are the dangers inherent in marketing environmental performance? What should "green" really mean for your company? Join this conversation with top experts to learn the different types of environmental performance that are or will be addressed by governmental regulation. The purpose of this webcast is to suggest a process whereby any company can disentangle the different strands of environmental performance in order to understand what each represents in terms of threats and opportunities to business performance. It will discuss life cycle analysis tools to help understand the degree and relationship of different environmental impacts and present environmental coaching via case studies focused on driveline products. This webcast is one of three webcasts available as part of the 2011 Global Drivetrain Virtual Summit, a free online event that provides the opportunity for you to explore global advancements in drivetrain technology.
November 29, 2011
Physical Models of Automotive Batteries for EV and HEV Applications
The automotive industry is in transformation. New generation vehicles deploying hybrid, fully electric, and fuel cell powerplants are presenting significant challenges to automotive engineers. This has triggered a design revolution which stresses detailed modeling and simulation steps prior to committing to metal and plastic. The need for advanced physical modeling solutions is considerably greater due to increasing system complexity, and the battery is becoming one of the most critical components in alternative powerplant development. This webcast covers new approaches to modeling and simulation for hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and fully electric vehicle (EV) applications with particular emphasis on the development of high fidelity physical models of automotive batteries. Conventional lead-acid but also NiMH and lithium battery models will be presented. Additionally, the speakers will discuss the use of software solutions that deploy symbolic techniques for high-fidelity physical modeling. Sponsor: Maplesoft
October 20, 2011
Technical Editorial Webcast Series from the editors of SAE
Tier 4: Past, Present, and Future Technologies for Meeting Regulatory Challenges
With 2011 Tier 4 Interim engines in the field proving their worth, engineers throughout the off-highway industry are looking to finalize what technologies will go into future diesels to meet 2014 Tier 4 Final regulations. Webcast panelists will discuss some of the challenges that presented themselves in meeting T4I and what technologies were used to mitigate and master those challenges. They will examine why meeting T4F has forced engineers and designers to focus on the most esoteric components of the engine and aftertreatment, and, simultaneously, on the equipment itself, as the optimization of every vehicle system becomes a critical part of the ultimate solution. They also will explore what the next set of regulations may look like and some of the technological solutions that may follow. Speakers are Jason Bieneman, Mahle Corp.; Dr. Georg Hüthwohl, Albonair; and Charles Throckmorton, Sauer-Danfoss. Sponsors: Delphi, Infotech Enterprises, Ticona
October 6, 2011
Winning with Autodesk
This webcast is for college and university students, teachers and faculty advisors, alumni, and grad students. Join a team of experts at Autodesk to discover how to make free software your best investment. Learn how to free the data you have already created in order for it to be used by more members of your team simultaneously, thus creating a better outcome and improving efficiency. All speakers participating in this webcast are personally involved in various transportation passions (planes, motorcycles, cars, and off-road) so you'll be able to take advantage of their experience to make your team efforts more effective. The topics covered in this webcast will include importing existing CAD geometry, analysis and simulation options, and creating photorealistic rendered images. Sponsor: Autodesk
September 28, 2011
Technical Editorial Webcast Series from the editors of SAE
Global 24/7 Engineering: Tools and techniques for better, faster vehicle development
As consumer demand for innovation and quality continues to increase, so too does the pressure to reduce cost and get products to market quickly. Software tools play an important role in the effort to accelerate product development and enhance collaboration among engineers, designers, and analysts. Panelists in this free webcast will present the highlights of such software tools as well as provide real-world success stories of collaboration and associated time and cost savings. Speakers are Andrew Saul of Genovation Cars, Tony Hemmelgarn of Siemens PLM Software, and Lionel Grealou of Tata Technologies. Sponsors: Elsevier, Ensoft, and MKS
July 27, 2011
Technical Editorial Webcast Series from the editors of SAE
Driver Distraction: Regulations and Game-Changing Technologies
What is the power behind today's automotive electronics? How can it address the costly problem of driver distraction? One way engineers can reduce driver distraction is by designing features and functions that give the driver as little cause as possible to focus on anything other than operating the car. Doing so requires knowledge of human behavior, human-machine interface technology, and ancillary technologies. This free webcast presents information on newly gained knowledge in these areas, discusses ongoing research, and explores technological solutions for combating driver distraction. Speakers are Jeffrey S. Hickman of Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Louis Tijerina of Ford Motor Co., and Thomas B. Schalk of ATX. Sponsor: Delphi
June 28, 2011
Functional Safety and ISO 26262: Essential Tools and Strategies for Compliance
For almost a decade, IEC 61508 has been the standard for functional safety in the auto industry. The upcoming standard, ISO 26262, is based on IEC 61508 but addresses the needs and challenges of vehicle manufacturers and suppliers much more efficiently. It is geared toward system engineering for series production and supports reuse and tailoring. While the right application of ISO 26262 will lead to higher quality and safer products, there is a risk that achieving compliance is cost-intensive and can slow down the innovation and engineering process. Is your organization prepared to comply with this new standard? Join Doris Wild, TÜV SÜD, and Christoph Braeuchle, Global Automotive Product Manager, MKS, for an informative discussion on the implications of ISO 26262 for automotive organizations with safety-related systems and software development. The webcast includes a Q&A session with the audience. Sponsor: MKS
June 14, 2011
Reverse Engineering: Key to Fast Product Development
The need to take apart a design in order to make a better design - it's an engineering fact of life. Perhaps your task is to create a 3D CAD model of an existing part because its documentation was lost. Perhaps the documentation or part analysis was not updated as the part evolved. Or perhaps you need to speed up your development process by very quickly translating physical property into dimensional data - and then use it to your advantage. In this webcast, experts will tell how the latest technologies can help you reverse engineer the parts you need. They will show how it's possible to use the resulting dimensional data to speed development and shorten time to market, and you'll learn how to use portable CMM technology to recreate a 3D model of an existing part, using both contact and non-contact technology. Sponsor: FARO
May 26, 2011
The Automotive Industry: Product to Production Integration
"The Automotive Industry: Product to Production Integration" webcast focuses on connecting virtual product, manufacturing, and quality planning to physical production. Automotive success demands continuous improvement in productivity during product development and in manufacturing operations. Every company needs to make decisions about how best to meet customer demand in the most flexible and cost-efficient way, as well as how to create lean, optimized, demand-driven production. Closing the loop between product and production allows for a higher rate of production success in terms of cost, quality, and throughput. This webcast examines key research on the challenges facing automotive manufacturers and suppliers and how integrating the virtual product and process definitions allows for continuous improvement of products, processes, and plants. Speakers are Philip Gott, Managing Director of Automotive Consulting at IHS Inc., and Tim Egloff, Marketing Manager, Tecnomatix, Siemens PLM Software. The webcast includes a Q&A session with the audience. Sponsor: Siemens PLM Software
May 25, 2011
What's the Key to Effective Model-Based Design?
Driven by the needs of the consumer auto industry, "symbolic computation" based physical model development has broken through some key barriers in HIL testing. For example, full vehicle models for dynamics, multi-domain models of HEV powertrains, and detailed dynamic models of special subsystems, such as crane arms, are challenging the traditional engineering workflow. Featuring numerous case studies and technique demonstrations, this webcast will explore new modeling techniques to accelerate model development while increasing model fidelity and simulation performance. It will show how to achieve efficient high-fidelity system modeling for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and control applications whether you're working on passenger cars or commercial vehicles. In addition, this webcast will provide you with practical knowledge on quickly improving or implementing model-based design (MBD) techniques. Sponsor: Maplesoft
April 7, 2011
The Automotive Industry: Making Better Product Development Decisions
Engineers are under constant pressure to develop innovative products that meet both customer needs and industry regulations, often juggling information from multiple sources to make the best engineering decision. The magnitude of these and related factors are challenging the automotive industry in unprecedented ways, highlighting the need for creativity, innovation, and collaboration.
This 60-minute webcast presents the latest research on the challenges facing the makers of tomorrow's cars, reviews how vehicles are evolving, and explores ways automotive engineers can improve their product development decision-making in this increasing level of complexity. Speakers are Philip Gott, Managing Director of Automotive Consulting at IHS Inc., and Paul Brown, Senior Marketing Director at Siemens PLM Software. The webcast includes a Q&A session with the audience. Sponsor: Siemens PLM Software
December 14, 2010
Designing for Vehicle Electrification with Advanced Numerical Simulation
It's a whole new world in automobile development, and today's consumers and governments alike are expecting nothing short of a revolution. Fuel economy and emissions expectations are so acute that they have pushed the hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) to the forefront. In this webcast you will learn how engineers are using comprehensive numerical simulation to understand, utilize, and optimize the tight interplay of physics that occur at both the component and system level of HEVs. From electrochemistry and electrical-thermal interaction in battery packs; to electric machine design, optimization, and thermal and vibration system simulation; to parameter extraction and thermal management of power electronics, advanced numerical simulation plays a major role in HEV development. Sponsor: ANSYS Inc.
December 8, 2010
Stepping into the Future of Automatic Transmissions
Stepped automatic transmissions are expanding in their design complexity and gear ratios - all chasing the elusive benefits of better fuel economy. But how much is too much? This webcast examines some of the challenges moving forward with the design of stepped automatic transmissions from hardware to materials to the lubricants inside. It's one of three webcasts that are available for on-demand viewing as part of the 2010 Global Drivetrain Virtual Summit, a free online event that provides the opportunity for you to explore global advancements in drivetrain technology.
December 8, 2010
Environmentally Friendly Axles: Are They Possible?
Can axles really be sustainable or promote sustainability? And what should be considered in the pursuit of such efforts? This webcast examines such topics as lower friction bearings and shaft seals, electronic controls including limited slip, gearing design, lighter yet stronger materials, and low viscosity lubricants. It's one of three webcasts that are available for on-demand viewing as part of the 2010 Global Drivetrain Virtual Summit, a free online event that provides the opportunity for you to explore global advancements in drivetrain technology.
December 8, 2010
All-Wheel-Drive Technology: What Is It? Where Is It Going?
Think about the differences between two-wheel and all-wheel drive. Now think of the overall efficiency of the vehicles. This webcast takes a look at the design issues involved with all-wheel drive and analyzes how to optimize performance, handling, grip, and efficiency. It's one of three webcasts that are available for on-demand viewing as part of the 2010 Global Drivetrain Virtual Summit, a free online event that provides the opportunity for you to explore global advancements in drivetrain technology.
November 18, 2010
Weight and Cost Reduction Strategies for Tomorrow's Vehicles
Weight is the new cost. No matter what powertrain system (internal-combustion engine, hybrid-electric, or pure electric plug-in) all automotive manufacturers are seeking solutions that reduce weight. OEMs are setting aggressive targets for weight reduction of anywhere from 250 to 500 pounds per vehicle. In order to meet future regulations, every subsystem is being examined for potential weight reduction opportunities. In this hour-long webcast, a panel of experts will examine not only how engineering thermoplastics can help OEMs meet weight reduction targets but also increase vehicle performance and reduce costs. The speakers will be Dr. Matthew J. Zaluzec of Ford Motor Co.'s Research and Innovation Center, Hansel Ramathal with Ticona Engineering Polymers, and Marco Barbolini at Röchling Automotive AG. The webcast will conclude with a question-and-answer period for the audience. Sponsor: Ticona Engineering Polymers
November 9, 2010
Renewably Sourced Engineering Polymers for the Automotive Industry
Automotive OEMs around the world plan to increase the use of renewably sourced (plant-derived) polymers in eco-friendly car lines. Life-cycle analysis has shown significant reduction of CO2 emissions and petroleum usage in the manufacturing process of DuPont's renewably sourced polymers as compared to similar petroleum-based polymers. This 30-minute webcast and Q&A session will provide examples of how they support OEM sustainability goals in the development of eco-friendly cars. New developments have expanded the functional performance of these products, allowing their use in demanding applications for high temperature, chemical resistance, and structural properties. This presentation will provide an overview of DuPont's bio-based technology platform, polymer properties and applications in the automotive sector. Sponsor: DuPont
November 4, 2010
Turbochargers and Emissions Systems: Material Solutions to Help Downsize Engines
SAE International is hosting a global panel of DuPont Automotive application development experts to present new ideas and new high-performance lightweight materials for use in air-induction components such as turbochargers, hot-side and cold-side ducts, resonators, charge air coolers and emission systems. This 60-minute webcast and Q&A session will address key questions such as: What materials can withstand the combination of high temperature and corrosive chemical "cocktail" environments? What are the obvious components that plastics and elastomers can help integrate for better packaging and reduced weight? How can wear be reduced to extend the life of critical components, especially those that operate in hot, dirty environments typical of turbocharger and emission control systems? Sponsor: DuPont
June 24, 2010
Managing Vehicle Complexity Through Systems Driven Product Development
The user experience of operating a car or any other technologically advanced product, in most cases, is implemented as a combination of mechanical, electronic, and software functionality. Today's mainstream product development approach, however, is driven by requirements assigned to each of these domains independently, leading to inconsistencies and lacking understanding of interdependencies to achieve the goal - the function the user experiences. Systems Driven Product Development is an integrated process to address this challenge. It represents a radical change of the development approach by using functions to drive the development process. This webcast will cover how PLM supports the systems-driven approach to product development and will discuss Ford's experiences and success to date in this area. Sponsor: Siemens PLM Software
May 26, 2010
Challenges in Embedded Systems Modeling and Control in Vehicle Design
The technology that embodies today's vehicles has fundamentally transformed engineering practice as the digital revolution meets motor realities. Modeling software, digital control techniques, and HIL simulation are now essential tools in modern vehicle design, and techniques such as model-based development have already empowered vehicle OEMs to increase design efficiency and effectiveness. But what lies ahead for vehicle engineers? This interactive webcast offers a unique industry perspective on how engineers are currently doing design and how they'll design in the future. Dr. Joseph Lomonaco, a seasoned expert in model-based vehicle design, offers his insights based on his rich experience as an engineer with Harley-Davidson Motor Co. and Chrysler Corp., and Dr. Tom Lee, Vice President of the Maplesoft Application Engineering Group, shows how advanced engineering systems can be more efficiently designed, modeled, and simulated, using a number of real-world applications from industry. Sponsor: Maplesoft
November 19, 2009
Accelerating the Design of Embedded Control Systems for Vehicle Applications
Tomorrow's cars must be greener, safer, just as fast or even faster, and cheaper than today's cars. The consequent demands that these seemingly conflicting requirements put on the modern control system are enormous, and plant models now require a level of fidelity that would literally suck months from an engineering team. In many cases, resulting models may not have the speed necessary to support HIL simulations. This interactive webcast focuses on accelerating these tasks through the emerging generation of engineering modeling tools. Deploying advanced techniques such as physical modeling, symbolic computation, optimized code generation, and loss-less model simplification, engineering teams are beginning to see time savings of an order of magnitude in both the plant model development process and real-time execution. Sponsor: Maplesoft
October 21, 2009
Tomorrow's Vehicles Need Material Solutions Today for Lower Mass, Friction, Safer Electronics
Materials play an important role in designing components and systems that help automakers reduce carbon dioxide emissions, improve fuel economy, and meet both regulatory and consumer demands. The challenge is finding the right material for new applications and bringing products to market quickly and cost-effectively. SAE hosts a global panel of DuPont Automotive application development experts to examine new ideas and materials that take mass out of vehicles, optimize the internal combustion engine, enable cost-effective hybrid electric systems, and reduce friction in engines and drivelines. This webcast will be 90 minutes and features a 30-minute Q&A segment. Sponsor: DuPont
October 15, 2009
Enabling DCT Growth Around the World Through Innovation, Design, and Collaboration
This interactive webcast will present three unique perspectives on dual clutch transmissions - one from an OEM, one from a Tier 1 supplier, and one from a lubricant additive supplier. Dr. Ingo Steinberg, Getrag Ford Transmissions, will discuss the main components of dual clutch transmissions, the benefits of this technology, and future applications. Andy Yu, BorgWarner Drivetrain Systems Group, will summarize the advantages of dual clutch transmissions vs. alternatives and talk about the design options available to the transmission designer and vehicle OEM. Dave Morl, Lubrizol Driveline Additives Group, will review how additive companies enable the design of future transmissions through a collaborative design process with OEMs, Tier suppliers, and their oil company customers. Sponsor: DCTFacts.com
May 19, 2009
Decoding EPA Part 1065: Engine Testing Procedures
The EPA part 1065 regulation revises the procedures for testing most categories of non-road engines as well as heavy-duty highway engines. The regulation includes a number of new tests and test conditions that must be implemented. This webcast offers insight into how the 1065 regulation will affect your engine testing regimen and, therefore, your compliance to it. You will learn about equivalency formulae and how many of your current tests may be appropriate for part 1065. It will also address the timetable for implementation. Sponsor: Horiba Instruments Inc.
June 24, 2009
What Are the Next Key Steps in Engineering Modeling and Simulation?
The task of effective modeling, simulation, or control has become complex and in many cases unwieldy. Whether it is multi-domain modeling, or high-performance real-time simulation for control applications, systems have become more sophisticated and requirements more stringent. Consequently, many engineers are evaluating the way they have been doing things and exploring possibilities for alternate approaches. This webinar presents two complementary perspectives on this critical issue: the application perspective and the computational perspective. It will also explore the nature of modern modeling challenges and their solutions as well as a roadmap for the near future of engineering modeling tools. Sponsor: Maplesoft
November 18, 2008
Physical Modeling: Next-Generation Modeling and Simulation
Physical modeling refers to modeling techniques that better represent the physics and mathematics of a system. The concept is simple: develop virtual models of things before committing them to metal or plastic. This way, if there are any conceptual flaws, they reveal themselves in a virtual environment where they are much easier to fix. In this presentation, a discussion of the future of modeling and simulation will take place delving into how as the complexity of the design tasks increase each year, new techniques are necessary for capturing the complex details of next generation systems. Real world application examples will be presented by Toyota and MotionPro.
Sponsor: Maplesoft
November 11, 2008
Where Are Tomorrow's Vehicles Headed?
New Cost and Weight Savings via Metal-to-Plastic Replacement
Auto manufacturers are under pressure to increase fuel efficiency, reduce cost and save weight. Metals raw material costs have risen significantly in the past 3 - 4 years. The use of plastics in place of metals in powertrain, under hood, electronics, cockpit interior, exterior trim and structural components is helping many manufacturers maintain margins as costs and competition increase. These manufacturers are finding that the switch also improves products, gets them to market faster, reduces total finished assembly costs and often combines production of many parts into one economical step. This webcast will offer different perspectives on the move from metal to plastic, representing some views of automotive OEMs, automotive suppliers and industry analysts.
Sponsor: Ticona