Participants should bring a scientific calculator to participate in the classroom workshops.
This course has been approved by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) for 18 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Upon completion of this seminar, accredited reconstructionists should mail a copy of their course certificate and the $5 student CEU fee to ACTAR, PO Box 1493, North Platte, NE 69103.
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:
This seminar is designed for automotive engineers in the vehicle dynamics, chassis, suspension, steering and braking fields who work in product design, development, testing, simulation or research.
Participants must have a working knowledge of the fundamentals of vehicle dynamics acquired through sufficient work experience or by participating in seminars such as SAE's Vehicle Dynamics for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks (ID# 99020) or Concurrent Engineering Practices Applied to the Design of Chassis Systems (ID# 96016).
"This class strengthened the things I knew and opened the door to so many more ideas and concepts I hadn't been exposed to in the automotive industry."
Engineering - Steering Dynamics
Honda R&D Americas, Inc
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.
Registration for the web seminar (live, online) is available on a per-person basis, similar to purchasing a seat in a classroom. The fee includes one connection to WebEx training center, using a PC with internet access and VoIP or a telephone,* and access to a secure course in the SAE Learning Center for presentations, supplemental materials, assignments, and learning assessment. To enjoy a more personalized experience, use of a webcam is encouraged.
*Global toll-free telephone numbers are provided for many countries outside the U.S., but are limited to those on the WebEx call-in toll-free number list. Check here to see if your country has a global call-in toll free telephone number for this web seminar. If your country is not listed, you may still connect using the US/Canada Call-in toll number or VoIP.
Although WebEx will automatically launch when you join the web seminar, you are encouraged to test your setup in advance of the course start date. Click here, then follow the onscreen instructions.
Timothy Drotar is currently a product development engineer at Ford Motor Company where he specializes in chassis systems and vehicle dynamics for passenger cars and light trucks. He also has developed engineering training in suspension and steering. Previously, he worked for Saturn Corporation in product engineering. Tim is a member of the Course Industry Advisor Board for Chassis Systems Design at Kettering University, and a member of SAE and SCCA. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.