SAE International Partners with Oregon Section to Host Accelerated Test Methods for Ground and Aerospace Vehicle Development Seminar

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 27, 2013 - SAE International is partnering with the Oregon Section to host the “Accelerated Test Methods for Ground and Aerospace Vehicle Development Seminar” this fall.

This seminar will be held at Daimler Trucks North America, which is in Portland, Ore., on September 17-18.  It will address the rising need for effective accelerated test procedures.  In fact, with pressure to reduce marketing time, minimize warranty costs and increase product quality, the need has never been greater.  This seminar will also cover the benefits, limitations, processes and applications of several proven accelerated test methods including accelerated reliability, step stress, FSLT (Full System Life Test), FMVT® (Failure Mode Verification Testing), HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing), and HASS (Highly Accelerated Stress Screening).  Several exercises, team activities, discussions and lectures will be utilized to present the topics to attendees.

By the end of the two day event, attendees will be able to:


- Choose the accelerated test method for a given application


- Analyze accelerated testing results


- Explain how to accelerate one’s current test methods


- Explain how to accelerate one’s validation program


- Adjust accelerated tets programs for business situations


- Describe how product development cycles can be reduced from 18 to 6 months

Instruction for the seminar will be Alexander J. Porter, the Chief Engineer for Programs, Performance, and Durability for Intertek.

For more information on these events, please visit  If you wish to attend the seminar, please contact SAE International at or call either 1-877-606-7323 (U.S. and Canada) or 1-724-776-4970 (Outside U.S. and Canada.

SAE International seminars are regularly held at SAE International’s Automotive Headquarters in Troy, Mich., and in many locations across the United States, Europe, and Asia.  Seminars are also often held at select SAE International conferences and symposia.  Because of this new partnership with its Sections, SAE can schedule certain classroom seminars at a facility in local Section area and/or to coincide with a Section meeting or other Section event.  In addition, the partnership provides an opportunity to address the specific training needs of Sections by choosing from SAE International’s vast list of seminar programs.

For more information regarding SAE International’s seminars for Sections, email Rachel Unterbrink at or call 1-724-772-4012.

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 138,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.


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