Topics: Powertrain & Propulsion
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:
Designed for powertrain engineers, component suppliers, vehicle platform powertrain development specialists, and those involved in the application, design and discussion of engines. It is recommended that seminar attendees have an undergraduate engineering degree.
Also available as an SAE On Demand Course!
Basics of Internal Combustion Engines (PD730944)
"The SAE Instructor, Dr. William Mark McVea, made difficult concepts understandable and provided real-world examples of application.”
Toyota Technical Center
"The course is well-designed and expertly taught. It far exceeded my expectations and is a great introduction to internal combustion engines."
Southwest Research Institute
"I was challenged to learn more. It was a great introduction to Internal Combustion Engines."
Wescast Industries, Inc.
"Highly recommend to new hires."
Senior Project Engineer
Polaris Industries, Inc.
"Great class and very well taught. Perfect refresher for anyone!"
Ilmor Engineering, Inc.
"Very competent instructor with immense knowledge. Very entertaining and keeps everyone engaged.”
US Army TARDEC
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.
Dr. William Mark McVea, P.E., is currently President and Principal Engineer of KBE , Inc. where he and his team design and develop complete powertrains for automotive and off-highway vehicles. Dr. McVea has held many positions within the mechanical drive and powertrain industry; most recently as Chief Technology Officer for Torvec, Inc., an industry leader in the design and development of patented powertrain engineering technology used primarily in the automotive industry. His prior positions include Professor of Vehicle Dynamics and Powertrain Sciences in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology and adjunct professor at Purdue University in their Automotive Sciences Department. He was also formerly a manager of the CAE group within a tier-one powertrain supplier to global automotive markets, a consulting engineer in vehicle dynamics with Gear Consultants, Inc., and a project manager of traction systems for off-highway vehicles with Clark-Hurth International. Dr. McVea has published extensively on the topics of transmission systems, automated design assistant systems, knowledge systems and knowledge based engineering in general. He also holds or is listed as co-inventor on numerous patents related to mechanical power transmissions. Dr. McVea holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, a Ph.D. in Design Engineering from Purdue University and is a licensed Professional Engineer.