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2015-06-22
Event
This session addresses a variety of subjects covering the historical development and evolution of NVH practices, unlike the other sessions which focus on specific areas of noise and vibration technology. These papers are from the more experienced practitioners of vehicle noise and vibration who will share with attendees their thoughts, concerns, and hopefully their wisdom, gained through many years of engineering practice.
2015-04-21
Event
2014-11-20
Book
Gijs Mom
This book covers one and a quarter century of the automobile, conceived as a cultural history of its technology, aimed at engineering students and all those who wish to have a concise introduction into the basics of automotive technology and its long-term development . Its approach is systemic and includes the behavior of drivers, producers, nonusers, victims, and other "stakeholders" as well as the discourse around mobility. Nowadays, students of innovation prefer the term co-evolution, emphasizing the parallel and mutually dependent development of technology and society. This acknowledges the importance of contingency and of the impact of the past upon the present, the very reason why The Evolution of Automotive Technology: A Handbook looks at car technology from a long-term perspective. Often we will conclude that the innovation was in the (re)arrangement of existing technologies. Since its beginnings, car manufacturers have brought a total of 1 billion automobiles to the market.
2014-07-09
Video
SAE International is the ultimate knowledge source for mobility engineers, and SAE International is moving forward. Take a look at where we come from, where we are, and where we are going.
2013-04-01
Book
Bernhard Rieger
At the Berlin Auto Show in 1938, Adolf Hitler presented the prototype for a small, oddly shaped, inexpensive family car that all good Aryans could enjoy. Decades later, that automobile—the Volkswagen Beetle—was one of the most beloved in the world. Bernhard Rieger examines culture and technology, politics and economics, and industrial design and advertising genius to reveal how a car commissioned by Hitler and designed by Ferdinand Porsche became an exceptional global commodity on a par with Coca-Cola. Beyond its quality and low cost, the Beetle’s success hinged on its uncanny ability to capture the imaginations of people across nations and cultures. In West Germany, it came to stand for the postwar “economic miracle” and helped propel Europe into the age of mass motorization. In the United States, it was embraced in the suburbs, and then prized by the hippie counterculture as an antidote to suburban conformity.
2013-01-01
Book
Michael Plemmons
Writing in 1901, the futurist H. G. Wells predicted not only the decline of railways but the rise of the “motor truck” – a term unfamiliar to most readers at that time. Wells foresaw “large carrier companies” with fleets of horseless vehicles “to carry goods in bulk or parcels.” At the turn of the 20th century, colossal railroad companies ruled long-distance “land locomotion.” And the prospect of commercial life without draft horses seemed about as likely as Martians invading Earth – a story Wells had published four years earlier. But only one year later, ironically in a horse barn near a Chicago tannery, an ex-bicycle maker named Magnus Hendrickson began assembling Wells’ vision. This would become a decades-long undertaking to divine, design, build, continuously improve and ultimately perfect what makes a truck a truck – not simply a bigger car. Along the way, Magnus and his sons founded The Hendrickson Motor Truck Company, which in 2013 celebrated 100 continuous years of operations.
2010-01-01
Book
Jack Connors
This book describes the evolution from piston engines to gas turbines by the engineers who created those engines. Included are hundreds of archival photographs, as well as over a dozen tables listing specifications and applications. The story starts with the founding of the company in the 1920's to provide reliable air-cooled piston engines to the military and to help create coast-to-coast commercial flight service. Pratt & Whitney quickly dominated commercial and military flight in the 1930's - ultimately providing half the horsepower of American engines during WWII. Jack Connors explains how Pratt & Whitney came from behind the competition on developing gas turbines after the war with the debut of the J57, which powered the B-52 in 1952 and later the Air Force Century Series fighters (F-100, F-101, F-102) and the Navy A3D, F4D, and F-8 airplanes.
2009-12-01
Book
Dennis Gorodji
This highly informative book is a comprehensive guide to Nissan’s revolutionary supercar and its motorsport record. Covering the period from 1957 to 2009, it contains rare pictures, schematics and graphs detailing the many unique qualities of the GT-R. Nissan GT-R Supercar: Born to Race also features an original and critical analysis of the GT-R R35, and the R35 Spec V, which was launched at the start of 2009. Comparative and crucial analysis is included, as well as information previously unpublished in English. Quick access to specific information is provided via three different indexes. With over 400 color photographs, this is essential reading for the motorsports enthusiast, particularly GT-R owners and potential owners.
2008-08-19
Journal Article
2008-01-2258
Melinda Laubach
Due to current economic conditions, aircraft companies of today are experiencing an increasing need for their fleets to maintain safe operation beyond their original design life. The result is a growing percentage of aging aircraft that must maintain their airworthiness by utilizing standard methods of inspection and repair. In order to determine if potential continuing airworthiness problems exist for the general aviation fleet as a function of the aging process, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) established a research program at the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR), Wichita State University, to conduct destructive evaluations on four aged general aviation airplanes. The intent of the program is to provide insight into the condition of a typical aged airplane and to see if a correlation exists between its maintenance history and current condition from a safety of flight perspective.
2008-08-19
Journal Article
2008-01-2259
K. S. Raju, B. L. Smith, F. Caido, C. Gomez, M. Shiao
The fatigue behavior of Hilok fastener joints under constant amplitude loading has been investigated experimentally. The effects of load transfer in an unbalanced joint configuration was characterized in terms of a stress severity factor relative to the open-hole configuration. The experimental data indicates that the clamp-up forces dominate the performance of fastener joints with the open-hole fatigue life being the lower bound at the stress levels investigated. The failure modes were observed to transition from a net-section type failure across the minimum section to a fretting induced failure at some distance from the hole. The experimental data has been used to develop stress severity factors to be used as a measure of the fatigue quality of the fastener joints.
2007-10-26
Book
Willem L. Weertman
2007-01-25
Book
Ric A. Dias, Francis H. Bradford
Author Francis Bradford, a former Hall-Scott engineer, provides valuable resources and insight not available to any other Hall-Scott researcher. Well-illustrated with numerous photos, drawings, and memos, this fascinating book will be of interest to history buffs in the areas of aviation, rail, marine, trucks, buses, fire equipment, and industrial engines, and to World War and military historians.
2006-12-06
Book
William Holder
This book, by Bill Holder, discusses the "Lost Fighter" turbojet and turboprop propulsion systems of the exciting jet fighter era in the United States since the mid-1940s. Until now, very little has been published about these fascinating fighter activities that, for a variety of reasons, did not reach fruition. Covering fighters that did not reach beyond an artist's concept stage, to those that were cancelled after an evaluation of flight capabilities, to others that were cast aside after losing a fly-off competition, this book makes use of previously unpublished, primary-source material. It provides a coherent picture of U.S. jet fighter development and evolution. This book also includes hundreds of photos, drawings, and illustrations of the many "Lost Fighters."
2006-01-01
Book
John Horsman
This book is a must-have for the racing enthusiast: a detailed, in-depth look at the golden era of the Gulf competitions in the 1960s and 70s, from arguably the top racecar engineer of that time. Horsman's vivid personal account takes you to the world's greatest circuits, alongside the drivers and the crew as you experience things such as Jacky Ickx's prowess driving in the rain and the fiery determination of Pedro Rodriguez and his astonishing come-from-behind wins. Horsman was intimately involved in the development and racing of the Ford GT40 and the Porsche 917. As an engineer, he provides accurate and detailed information on those cars, as well as a well-written, engaging account of the people that he encountered and the events that he participated in.
2005-10-03
Technical Paper
2005-01-3195
Michael J. Pryce, Chris Farara, Michael J. Hirschberg
Since its inception in 1957, the P.1127/Harrier family of aircraft has been produced in a diverse range of variants, from the original ground attack fighter to the naval Sea Harrier and on to the trans-Atlantic Harrier II series. These developments testify to the adaptability of the basic design, but behind the scenes a large number of other versions were projected over the years. This paper will look at those variants that were studied by the original designers of the Harrier family in Hawker Aircraft/Hawker Siddeley/British Aerospace. It will also touch upon variants that were jointly studied within the US/UK partnership with McDonnell Douglas/Boeing that produced the Harrier II, but a later paper on US aircraft will cover those versions that were predominantly US designed.
2005-10-01
Book
The magazine of the century You are invited to own a very special piece of SAE International's first amazing century by purchasing the distinctive SAE International Centennial Issue, compiled by the editors of SAE's technical magazines: Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering International, and SAE Off-Highway Engineering. Covering all three mobility industries, the Centennial Issue uniquely celebrates the rich history of SAE by looking to the future. Distributed in October of 2005, this historical keepsake edition features a wealth of forward-looking articles from the mobility industry's most notable executives. From Iveco CEO José Maria Alapont to Chrysler Group President and CEO Dieter Zetsche, the Centennial Issue contains viewpoints from a virtual "who's who" of leaders in mobility engineering, making this the must-have magazine of the century. Articles include: The car at the crossroads (Gerhard Schmidt, Vice President, Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Co.)
2005-04-11
Book
Daniel J. Holt
This collection chronicles the development of America's favorite sports car by the designers and engineers who made it happen. These 30 papers cover more than 50 years and six generations of the engineering, styling, and research and development of the Chevrolet Corvette. Twenty-two papers focus on the first five generations, with the last eight papers detailing the new sixth-generation Corvette. Material collected in this volume truly has unprecedented historical value. A 1954 paper by Maurice Olley presents a technical description of the first production Corvette. The book's preface includes insight from Zora Arkus-Duntov into the reasons behind the Corvette's development. Other highlights include comments from Corvette's chief engineer, a press release created by General Motors on its fiftieth anniversary, and a timeline with photos documenting the Corvette's evolution.
2005-04-11
Book
Robert Post
History comes alive in words and pictures in The SAE Story: One Hundred Years of Mobility - from the pioneers who established SAE International to the innovations that have moved the automotive, aerospace, and off-highway industries into the 21st century. The SAE Story combines an iconic collage of 20th-century popular culture with a view to the future role SAE International will play at the forefront of technical engineering advances - advances that again will ultimately help to shape the world in which we will live. The SAE Story Features: The history of SAE International and automotive technology - from 1905 to today Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of pictures, archival photos and historical reporting chronicle 100-year timeline of landmark inventions, programs, and legislative actions
2005-04-11
Book
Robert Post
2005-03-30
Book
Daniel J. Holt
This comprehensive collection of 100 papers looks back at the technological advancements and accomplishments that played a key factor in the evolution of the internal combustion engine over the last 100 years. This collection covers the many challenges that affected the development of the internal engine powerplant through history, including producing vehicles that are faster, more responsive, fuel efficient, and create fewer emissions than previous models. The papers chosen to be a part of this collection hold a wealth of historical background. This background is only the beginning of many new developments to come, we need not rediscover what the pioneers in this industry have already learned but use this knowledge to further advance engine technology. Each chapter offers a look at the research, testing, and design changes that have taken place in specific components of the engine.
2004-11-30
Book
Beverly Rae Kimes
2005 Thomas McKean Memorial Cup Winner - Voted most important original research in automobile history by The Antique Automobile Club of America Best Of Books Winner, 2005 International Automotive Media Awards Author Beverly Rae Kimes, 2005 International Automotive Media Award for Lifetime Achievement Honorary This "cast of characters" provides the lens through which award-winning author Beverly Rae Kimes focuses on the early years of the American automobile industry. While some names - Ford, Dodge, Buick, and more - are easily recognized, this book also introduces snapshots of lesser known, but vitally important actors in this dramatic saga. The famous, the infamous, and the unknown are brought together by their common dedication to this great invention - and united by the fascinating stories that characterize each person.
2004-04-20
Technical Paper
2004-01-1800
Harry R. Clements
The U.S. heartland city of Wichita has long been known initially, of course, as a cowtown but then as a hotbed of rock solid aviation, especially - but not solely - General Aviation. But few would associate it with either far out aeronautical research or, even less, international intrigue. Yet at just about the midpoint of the first century of flight it was the focal point for researchers from two sometime military adversaries of the U.S. to join with locals to perfect a system of lift enhancement that demonstrated performance measures never achieved before or, in practice, since. The routes that those foreign-born researchers took to get to Wichita provide a story as fascinating as the research itself. (Paper clips were an accommodating feature of relocation.)
2004-03-08
Book
In the 1960's very little science and engineering had been applied to the art of motor racing. As a result, there was no general agreement about the best technical approach to generating speed on a road racing track. Each car maker viewed the problem through the lenses of their own history and capabilities. The cars on the starting grid demonstrated how varied these histories were. When Ford first assaulted Le Mans in 1964, the company followed a similarly casual approach by initially purchasing a race car design from the English firm Lola. This car's numerous shortcomings soon led Ford to apply its considerable engineering and developmental resources to the project, and the result was the one-two-three finish in 1966. First place finishes followed in 1967, 1968 and 1969. It is the fabulous victories by Ford in the 1960's that inspired the new 2005 Ford GT. Based on a concept car the new production car embodies the characteristic proportions and styling elements of the original GT.
2003-11-01
Book
MANUEL LAGE MARCO
This book examines Hispano Suiza's evolution and the technological advances of its engines. Starting with circumstances that favored the creation of an indigenous aviation engine, the story follows engine development for a breadth of applications, particularly aviation engines, and describes, in parallel, the birth and development of aircraft in Spain by Campañía Española de Construcciones Aeronáuticas (CECA), La Hispano, La Hispano Aircraft, La Hispano Suiza, SAF-5, SAF-15, and La Hispano Aviación. Hispano Suiza in Aeronautics: Men, Companies, Engines and Aircraft is an in-depth study covering a vast period in the history of the Spanish and French aircraft industry (1913-1967) and offers insight into Hispano Suiza's significant developments.
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