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Lithium Ion Family Battery Systems

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The Lithium Ion family of technologies are the primary technology for plug-in and electric vehicles but, it is also being found in hybrid products. Each family can have a different discharging voltage characteristic which effects vehicle and Scan Tool diagnostics. This five-part series will provide the necessary information on all of the Lithium technologies, cell balancing systems, failure modes, diagnostics, and how these battery packs can be repaired instead of replaced.
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Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicle Systems

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Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) models currently populating the vehicle electrification landscape indicate their dominance in the market. Although electric, plug-in, and fuel cell vehicles are making inroads in the market, the HEV stands as the market leader in adoption, and manufacturers have no plans on diminishing HEV production. HEV powertrain operation is totally different from the traditional vehicle. It is essential to understand the various operating modes and how failure modes in the hybrid system affect its operation.
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Basics of Internal Combustion Engines

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In your profession, an educated understanding of internal combustion engines is required, not optional. This course covers the most relevant topics for maximum comprehension, from the chemistry of combustion to the kinematics of internal components of the modern internal combustion engine. You’ll gain a practical, thorough approach to the basics of the most common designs of internal combustion engines as they apply to the gaseous cycles, thermodynamics, and heat transfer to the major components. The course also includes the design theories that embody these concepts.
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Performance and Use of Polymer Plan Bearings in Transmission Design Web Seminar RePlay

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As part of a broad transmission design philosophy, the understanding and application of tribological systems is critical. The number of interacting surfaces within a modern automotive transmission continues to increase, while the demands on the system continue to press the limits of traditional technologies. The understanding of each surface interaction within the greater system becomes increasingly important as each component is asked to do more to benefit the overall system. This short course will present the tribological performance of polymeric plain bearings as related to transmission applications.
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New Mechanical Shifting Devices in Automotive Transmissions Web Seminar RePlay

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The Controllable Mechanical DiodeTM (CMD) is a new technology that improves fuel economy, mass and packaging in modern automatic transmissions. In this 40-minute course, participants will gain an understanding of the base construction, function and value of the new Controllable Mechanical DiodeTM innovation. Advantages of its use in new automatic transmissions will be explained along with examples of the CMD’s alignment to electrified transmissions.
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High Voltage Vehicle Safety Systems

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This four-part course from SAE training partner FutureTech* is most beneficial if completed before servicing hybrid, plug-in and electric vehicles. These vehicles contain high voltage DC and AC safety systems that are monitored by vehicle systems controllers that will maintain a safety barrier between the vehicle operator and the vehicle body/chassis to mitigate the possibility of electrical shock. This presentation will provide the technical information and background to know how these systems operate and affect vehicle operation and driveability.
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Fundamentals of Modern Vehicle Transmissions

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Today’s vehicles apply the primary function of a transmission: to couple the engine to the driveline and provide torque ratios between the two. How is this achieved? This on demand course is designed to familiarize you with the operational theories and functional principles of modern vehicle transmission systems designed to achieve the most efficient engine operation. Participants will learn about current designs, the components and sub-systems used, their functional modes, how they operate, and interrelationships.
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Design of Experiments (DOE) for Engineers Web Seminar RePlay

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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, but are not limited to, identifying root causes to quality or production problems, identifying optimized design and process settings, achieving robust designs, and generating predictive math models that describe physical system behavior.
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High Voltage Safety and PPE

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High Voltage Safety & PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) is a necessary and important course to complete when planning to diagnose or repair hybrid or electric vehicles. This on-demand course, from SAE training partner FutureTech* will provide information on how to test high voltage gloves, when and where to send high voltage gloves for periodic testing, and how to safely use the proper test equipment for measuring high voltage components in live and disabled high voltage systems.
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Standardization in a Competitive Environment

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Standards aren’t considered competitive tools by definition. However, through well-managed participation, standards can become significant competitive enablers as the role of standardization becomes more substantial within a company. This on-demand course begins by providing a high-level review of how the standards world functions, including the definition of a standard, key participants in the development of a standard, and the typical standards development process. The course introduces the who, what, why, and how of standardization and explores how standards can be better utilized within organizations.
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Introduction to the Automotive Ecosystem

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Corporations today are on-boarding new employees critical to their mission in supporting various industries. The ramp up of these individuals is necessary to quickly contribute to the core expertise of the business. The challenge to corporations is to introduce these individuals into a far more complex world, both external and internal to the enterprise.  The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the Automotive Industry “Ecosystem,” describing its global dimension, impact on society, business dynamics, organizational structure, future trends, and the importance of the technical staffs inside automotive companies.
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ISO 26262 Functional Safety – Road Vehicles: Focus on Second Edition Changes Web Seminar RePlay

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Functional safety is of utmost importance in the development of safety-critical automotive systems, especially with the introduction of driver assist and automated driving systems. Introduced in 2011 and now issued as a second edition, the ISO 26262: Functional Safety - Road Vehicles Standard has become the de-facto automotive industry functional safety standard, applying to all activities during the safety life cycle of system development.
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Diesel Engine Technology

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As diesel engines become more popular, a fundamental knowledge of diesel technology is critical for anyone involved in the diesel engine support industry. The SAE Diesel Engine Technology e-Seminar, featuring Instructor Magdi Khair, will explain the fundamental technology of diesel engines, starting with a short but thorough introduction of the diesel combustion cycle, and continuing with aspects of engine design, emission control design, and more. An overview of developing technologies for the future with a comprehensive section on exhaust aftertreatment is also included.
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Fundamentals of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) Web Seminar RePlay

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Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) is used as a symbolic way of showing specific tolerances on drawings. GD&T is a valuable tool that effectively communicates the design intent to manufacturing and inspection. It is governed by the technical standard ASME Y14.5M-1994, which was updated in 2009. This course introduces participants to the GD&T system, providing a working knowledge of the correct interpretation and application of each symbol, general rules, the datum system, and 'bonus' tolerance and highlighting some of the changes in the updated Y14.5 standard. The material is reinforced with many practice exercises.
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Vehicle Sound Package Materials Web Seminar RePlay

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This four-session course provides a detailed understanding of the source – path-receiver relationship for developing appropriate sound package treatments in vehicles, including automobiles, commercial vehicles, and other transportation devices. The web seminar provides a detailed overview of absorption, attenuation (barrier), and damping materials and how to evaluate their performances on material, component, and vehicle level applications. A significant part of this course is the case studies that demonstrate how properly designed sound package materials successfully address vehicle noise issues.
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Engineering Drawing Requirements

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Working with engineering drawings involves analyzing, making decisions, and processing data. The Engineering Drawing Requirements course is based on practical application of print interpretation. It will give you a better understanding of the view representation, dimensions, tolerances, and symbols used on prints.
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Metallurgy of Steel: Principles

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This online course teaches the phases and microstructures that form in steels, their effects on steel properties, the microstructure changes that occur when steel is heated and cooled, the effects of carbon content and cooling rate on the microstructures that form. Also, how to read the iron-carbon phase diagram will be discussed. All this information is applicable to understanding the effects of steel heat treating processes and heat treating process parameters on the microstructure and properties of heat treated plain carbon, low-alloy, and tools steels. The course is divided into six modules followed by a quiz.
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Overview and Impact of the ISO 26262 Standard Web Seminar RePlay

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ISO 26262: Road Vehicle - Functional Safety is now becoming a condition of compliance for doing business in the automotive sector. The Scope states: “ISO 26262 is intended to be applied to safety-related systems that include one or more electrical and/or electronic (E/E) systems and that are installed in series production passenger cars with a maximum gross vehicle mass up to 3,500 kg…" This course provides background for reading and applying the standard and explains its scope, the major differences from the general safety standard IEC 61508, and how the scope changes with the introduction of new systems.
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Accelerated Test Methods for Ground and Aerospace Vehicle Development

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Engineers and managers involved with product development are constantly challenged to reduce time to market, minimize warranty costs, and increase product quality. With less and less time for testing, the need for effective accelerated test procedures has never been greater. This course covers 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).
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Vehicle Dynamics for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks

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This e-Seminar presents an introduction to vehicle dynamics from a vehicle system perspective. The theory and applications are associated with the interaction and performance balance between the powertrain, brakes, steering, suspensions and wheel and tire vehicle subsystems. The role that vehicle dynamics can and should play in effective automotive chassis development and the information and technology flow from vehicle system to subsystem to piece- part is integrated into the presentation. Dr. Richard Lundstrom develops and solves governing equations of motion for both steady and transient conditions.
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