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New SAE International Book Offers "Essential Reading" on IVHM Technologies

WARRENDALE, Pa., Oct. 22, 2013 - Ian K. Jennions, PhD, and Director of the IVHM Center at Cranfield University in the UK, edits a brand new  book of SAE International technical papers that explore the relatively new subject of Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM).

As businesses are making the transformation from selling a product to selling a service IVHM capability has grown in support. As a relatively small technology breakthrough can be brought to market for a large business benefit IVHM is viewed as a disruptive technology.

The IVHM sequence of “sense—acquire—transfer—analyze—act" feeds information (processed data) on the asset’s health into the Operations or Management control center. Here, decisions can be made on maintenance actions with knowledge of the supply chain status, MRO loading, etc., provided by Maintenance and Logistics systems. Undoubtedly, a much more efficient and economical modus operandi.

Integrated Vehicle Health Management: Essential Reading,” brings together a collection of 22 SAE International papers, and delves into specific areas impacted by the adoption of this new technology:

- Engines
- Airframes
- Electrical Power Systems
- Supporting Systems
- Architecture

List price for the book is $159.00. SAE International members save up to 20 percent off list price.

Click here to view the books table of contents.

To order this book, or to simply find out more about it, please visit: To request an electronic review copy of the book, email  Please forward these published reviews to Shawn Andreassi at or to the SAE International’s World Headquarters, which is on 400 Commonwealth Dr., Warrendale, PA, 15096-0001.

Dr. Jennions is a Professor and Director of the IVHM Centre, Cranfield University, U.K.  He joined the Centre in its first year in 2008 and has fueled its development and growth in research and education over the last five years.   Dr. Jennions has extensive experience within the mobility industry, previously working for Rolls-Royce, General Electric and Alstom.  Throughout his diverse career, Dr. Jennions gained expertise in aerodynamics, heat transfer, fluid systems, mechanical design, combustion, and more recently, IVHM.

Related SAE International books include:

- “Integrated Vehicle Health Management: Perspectives on an Emerging Field by: Ian K Jennions

- “Integrated Vehicle Health Management: Business Case Theory and Practice by: Ian K. Jennions

- “Integrated Vehicle Health Management: The Technology,” by Ian K. Jennions

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