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Design Considerations for Electromechanical Flight Control Actuation Systems

This four-hour short course intends to present an overview of electrically powered flight control actuation systems, covering commercial applications. The scope covers issues related to the mechanical design of actuators themselves, with limited reference to their control electronics. Additionally, this course will provide participants an understanding of the design considerations behind these actuation systems.
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Understanding and Supporting Aircraft Accident Investigation and Reconstruction

Aircraft accident and incident investigations should be supported by all engineering disciplines and departments involved with design, manufacturing, certification, and field operations. For individuals called upon to serve as advisors or technical representatives to official aircraft accident investigation (AAI) teams, an understanding of accident and wreckage reconstruction methodologies and processes is critical to success in this supportive role.  This two-day seminar will begin with basic investigative philosophies and procedures.
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Seals and Sealing System Design of Actuation Systems in Military and Commercial Aircraft

This one day seminar presents an overview of seals and sealing system design for military and commercial aircraft. It is aimed to provide engineers having some previous actuator and control valve design background with an understanding of the general hardware groove standards, standard parts for static applications and how seal designs and sealing systems can be best used in dynamic reciprocating and rotary applications. Information will be provided regarding seal material and fluid compatibility, friction drag, expected wear rates depending on operating conditions and duty cycle, hardware surface finish and topography.
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Aerospace Hydraulic Components

SAE International is pleased to offer this professional development seminar in conjunction with the SAE A-6 Aerospace Actuation, Control and Fluid Power Systems Committee meeting Oct. 20-23 Santa Barbara, CA. This 4 hour short course will provide an overview of the hydraulic components used on aircraft. There will be a brief overview of hydraulics, aircraft hydraulic systems, and aircraft flight controls. You will learn the function of each component used within the hydraulic system, and then look in depth at each component"s design.
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Hydraulic Installation Design Materials, Rules, and Routings

This four hour course provides an overview of hydraulic tubing installations, principles, and design criteria. Although the primary focus is airplanes, the requirements and principles covered are valid for use in other types of flight vehicles and industries.
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Design Considerations for Electrohydrostatic Actuators

SAE International is pleased to offer this professional development seminar in conjunction with the Joint Technical Committee Week combining the SAE A-5 Aerospace Landing Gear Systems and SAE A-6 Aerospace Actuation, Control and Fluid Power Systems Committee meetings scheduled for October 26 - 30, 2015 in Honolulu, Hawaii. This four hour short course will provide an overview of design considerations for electrohydrostatic actuation for transport and business aircraft applications.  The instructor will present the critical topics of electrohydrostatic actuation (EHA) from a systems development perspective (V-Approach). 
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Introduction to Gears

This seminar is designed to provide gear novices with a general understanding of gear nomenclature, geometry, and arrangements. Starting with the basic definition of gears, conjugate motion and the "Laws of Gearing", you will gain a solid understanding of gearing and the fundamentals of rotary motion transfer through gear-trains. Gear classifications, tooth forms and geometry, and very high-level application considerations, manufacturing processes, and inspection techniques will be covered. Attendees will receive a copy of the book, Gear Design Simplified, by Franklin D. Jones & Henry H. Ryffel.
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Race Engine Calibration for Optimal Performance

The engine control module (ECM, or on-board computer) is the tool used to control the fuel injection rate, fuel injection timing, ignition timing, rate of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), and other functions. The task of "programming" the ECM is much easier for a race engine than for a production engine because the calibration engineer does not need to be concerned about emissions: EGR, keeping the exhaust catalyst "happy", etc. This course provides a practical introduction to ECMs, including the uses for the various sensors.
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High-Performance Brake Systems

While most passenger car brake systems are quite robust and reliable under typical operating conditions, high-performance driving and/or racetrack operation generally require alternative design solutions to optimize consistency and longevity. Whether it is brake fluid fade, cracked rotor discs, chronic knockback, or insufficient brake pad life, the stresses of motorsports can pose unique challenges to even the very best brake system designs.
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Statistical Methods for Quality Engineering

Based on your test data or process data, do you ever wonder if: An improved product really performs better? A substitute material really processes the same? A cheaper material really performs satisfactorily? What confidence do you have in the final decision that you make? This seminar will help individuals responsible for product or process development and testing to statistically assess the variation of the product or process performance and make effective decisions with confidence.
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Model-based Development of Embedded Software in Compliance with ISO 26262 – Challenges and Effective Solutions

Over the course of two days, participants in this training workshop will learn how to develop and safeguard safety-critical embedded software in serial projects with Simulink® in compliance with ISO 26262 (part 6). The training workshop will commence with a rundown of the ISO standard before directing attention towards the requirements of the ISO 26262 that pertain to model-based development. The training workshop will then look at the significance of the standard with regards to model-based development with Simulink®, as well as the requirements for model and software architecture in safety-critical software.
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Aircraft Hydraulic Pumps - Application, Design and Integration

This 4 hour short course offers an overview of aircraft hydraulic pumps focusing on their application in hydraulic systems, design and performance characteristics, and integration issues. These topics will examine the various pump technologies available for aircraft system applications, their design, performance and operational characteristics and limitations, and discuss the challenges and lessons learned in the integration of pumps in hydraulic systems.
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Power Electronics for Mechanical Engineers

This 4 hour short course provides an overview of Power Electronics (PE) in use in modern transport aircraft. This course includes the context, principles, design drivers, and the main PE components of various flight applications, including those for harsh environments. This course is designed to deliver and demystify the basic theories and best practices of mechanical, electronics, thermal management, safety, reliability and maintainability disciplines. In addition, future trends in Power Electronics will be discussed.
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Introduction to Contemporary Muffler Design Techniques

Most muffler design in the automotive industry is accomplished by using "cut-and-try" methods that rely on what has worked in the past and/or extensive full-scale testing on engines for validation. New computer software aimed at muffler design can shorten the design cycle and yield more effective results. This four hour seminar provides an introduction to the behavior of mufflers and silencers including a description of the two-port approach to muffler design. This seminar covers the acoustic simulation of muffler and silencer systems and the use of experimental methods to measure muffler performance.
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Introduction to the Planetary Gear Train Principles and Practices

The planetary gear train is a core component of the automatic transmission system. The ability of the planetary gear train to deliver reliable gains in power, durability, higher torque-to-weight ratios, and configuration flexibility has enabled this gear set to become a key component of the automotive powertrain. A fundamental understanding of planetary gear trains is critical for individuals working in the automotive and industrial transmission fields.