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This session presents the theory, practices and technology used in development of trends in reliability and durability testing (ART/ADT) technology and accurate physical simulation for successful performance predicting. The purpose is covering a new ideas and unique approaches to simulation interaction of full field inputs, safety, and human factors, improvement the ART/ADT steps-components, implementation that leads to development dependability, reduce recalls, life cycle cost, time, etc.
This technical session deals with research and development efforts addressing the advancement and applications of Lean methodologies and Quality improvement in the mobility Industry. Papers presented in this session will portray the latest developments in the principles, practices, tools, processes, and applications of Lean and Quality improvement methodologies.
2016-12-15 ...
  • December 15-16, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Design of Experiments (DOE) is a methodology that can be effective for general problem-solving, as well as for improving or optimizing product design and manufacturing processes. Specific applications of DOE include identifying proper design dimensions and tolerances, achieving robust designs, generating predictive math models that describe physical system behavior, and determining ideal manufacturing settings. This seminar utilizes hands-on activities to help you learn the criteria for running a DOE, the requirements and pre-work necessary prior to DOE execution, and how to select the appropriate designed experiment type to run.
2016-12-05 ...
  • December 5-7, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Norwalk, California
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
RMS (Reliability-Maintainability-Safety-Supportability) engineering is emerging as the newest discipline in product development due to new credible, accurate, quantitative methods. Weibull Analysis is foremost among these new tools. New and advanced Weibull techniques are a significant improvement over the original Weibull approach. This workshop, originally developed by Dr. Bob Abernethy, presents special methods developed for these data problems, such as Weibayes, with actual case studies in addition to the latest techniques in SuperSMITH® Weibull for risk forecasts with renewal and optimal component replacement.
2016-11-14 ...
  • November 14-16, 2016 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) - Tysons, Virginia
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Internal audits are a requirement of the AS9100 Rev C standard and one of the fundamental requirements of the internal audit program is to verify the compliance of the organization's quality management system to the AS9100 standard. Internal auditors must be knowledgeable of these requirements and the expectations as identified in the standard. In addition, the requirements of AS9101 Standard have significantly changed the way audits are expected to be performed in the Aviation, Space and Defense industries.
2016-10-05 ...
  • October 5-13, 2016 (4 Sessions) - Live Online
Training / Education Online Web Seminars
Tough times require searching for things that we can change and making them better. But so often problems are solved with 'band-aids' and not root cause solutions. This approach is getting too expensive and at best only helps companies tread water. To combat these issues and adopt a fresh approach, teams can use the methods and tools of Root Cause Problem Solving to first view problems as opportunities for improvement, identify root causes and implement solutions to prevent recurrence. Benefits include improved quality and customer satisfaction, reduced operation costs, and greater employee knowledge of work processes.
Topics Include: Lean Tools and Techniques Lean Implementation Supply Chain (the 4 w’s) Dynamics of Supply Chain Lean Six Sigma
Lev Klyatis
The ability to successfully predict industrial product performance during service life provides benefits for producers and users. This book addresses methods to improve product quality, reliability, and durability during the product life cycle, along with methods to avoid costs that can negatively impact profitability plans. The methods presented can be applied to reducing risk in the research and design processes and integration with manufacturing methods to successfully predict product performance. This approach incorporates components that are based on simulations in the laboratory. The results are combined with in-field testing to determine degradation parameters. These approaches result in improvements to product quality, performance, safety, profitability, and customer satisfaction.
Technical Paper
ByeongUk Jeong, Sang Do Kwak, Cheol Ki Kim
Owing to the enhanced requirement of brake free noise these days, more damping kits should be installed in the braking system. Success of doing this properly causes softness in the brake system which results in the loosened stroke feeling of brake pedal, the increased compressibility by durability. A study for detailed factors to aggravate brake feeling was done as a solution to prevent these from happening. In this paper, we present our work based on experiments to measure compressibility of shims by the influence of variations in different parameters, for example, of adhesive shims (bonding spec., steel and rubber thickness), piston’s shapes (different contact areas to the shims), and the numbers of durability. We installed the brake feeling measurement system extended from brake pedal to caliper. Experimental parameters were compared with brake feelings in vehicle using it. The optimization for brake feeling was determined by design for six sigma (DFSS).
2016-09-12 ...
  • September 12, 2016 (1 Session) - Live Online
  • December 13, 2016 (1 Session) - Live Online
Training / Education Online Web Seminars
In a global economy, aviation, space and defense organizations are presented the challenge of producing and delivering safe and reliable products across a wide range of customer requirements and expectations. In an effort to address diverse quality requirements and expectations while also reducing costs throughout the supply chain, the SAE AS9100 family of standards was developed by international aerospace industry representatives to standardize international aerospace quality management system requirements.
Journal Article
Sebastian Brandes, Klaus-Dieter Hilf, Riccardo Möller, Tobias Melz
Abstract This paper makes a contribution toward a more efficient chassis durability process for the development of passenger cars, in which the simulation of relevant load data is a time-consuming part. This is especially due to the full vehicle model complexity which is usually determined by the demands of rough road simulations. However, for the load calculation on a racetrack, time saving model approaches that are more simplified might be sufficient. Our investigation comprises two levels of vehicle model complexity: one with all chassis parts modeled in a multibody system environment and one characteristic curve based model in an internal simulation environment. Both approaches consider an original chassis control system as a Software-in-the-Loop model. By the evaluation of real-world experiments the main influence factors in terms of durability are demonstrated. With the help of those highly sensitive durability criteria the measurement and simulation results are then compared.
The MicReD Power Tester 600A from Mentor Graphics Corp. tests electric and hybrid vehicle (EV/HEV) power electronics reliability during power cycling.
Using simulators for RDE testing is a new aspect for the technology, experts say.
Anritsu Co. (Richardson, TX) introduces Cellular Module Test Application (CMTA) software for its Signaling Testers MD8475A/B, which provides test cases to simplify testing chipsets and automotive-related telematics modules used in connected car designs and implementation.
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) further defines the requirements for a delegation process identified in Aerospace Quality Management System (AQMS) standards (i.e., AS9100, AS9110, AS9120). This standard establishes minimum requirements for the delegation of product verification to an organization's suppliers; outlining requirements for the initial delegation (qualification/selection), maintenance, and removal/withdrawal of delegations.
The dangers of faulty car airbags recently have become all too clear. The product-liability issues associated with airbags and the largest, most costly automotive recall in history make it essential to characterize them thermally at high speeds and with high levels of sensitivity and accuracy.
WIP Standard
This specification covers engineering requirements for the grinding of tungsten carbide High Velocity Oxygen/Fuel (HVOF) thermal spray coatings applied to high strength steels (220 ksi and above). This process has been used typically to grind tungsten carbide HVOF coatings applied in accordance with AMS 2447 or AMS 2448 to high strength steels for applications requiring wear, heat, and corrosion resistance or dimensional restoration, such as aircraft landing gear components, However, usage is not limited to such applications. This process specification does not cover superfinishing of HVOF applied coatings.
Seeing the Light Achieving Full-Color, Day or Night Readability for Flat-Panel Displays Multiple Node Networking Using PCIe Interconnects PCI Express (PCIe) interconnects, and how they can be used to support multiple node low latency data transfers over copper or optical cables, is gaining momentum in embedded computing solutions. Zero-Emissions Electric Aircraft Theory vs Reality Analyzing Radar Signals With Demodulation Combining Software and Hardware for Highly Specialized Multichannel Spectrum Monitoring Advanced Thermal Management Solutions Thermoelectric Cooling Thermal Ground Planes Thermal Management of Laser Diodes The Effect of Substrate Emissivity on the Spectral Emission of a Hot-Gas Overlayer Process Approach to Determining Quality Inspection Deployment Experimental Setup to Assess Blast and Penetration-Induced Secondary Debris in a Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) Environment Non-Contact Circuit for Real-Time Electric and Magnetic Field Measurements
Delphi Automotive on August 1 announced an extensive autonomous-vehicle pilot program in Singapore, aimed at demonstrating cloud-based fully automated mobility on demand (AMoD) capability “at the [SAE] Level 4 performance level” by late 2019.
Made of steel and aluminum, NASA's Airvolt test stand was designed and fabricated to help researchers anticipate system integration challenges and verify and validate electric propulsion components.
Validation testing of the new 2-step VCR by several OEMs has been successful to date and is expanding, as the industry examines more sophisticated solutions to meet CO2 regulations.
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