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Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics

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Vehicle design always involves conflicting goals. A suspension system that’s optimized for ride is not always the best for handling. The powertrain that gives best acceleration is not likely to be the most fuel-efficient. This course addresses the motor vehicle as a system. By increasing your knowledge of the primary mechanics for all modes of performance, you’ll better appreciate how to optimize the overall vehicle.
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Metals Bundle

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Almost 75% of all elements are metals. Metals can be classified as either ferrous or non-ferrous and generally conduct electricity and heat well. Most metals are malleable and ductile and are, in general, heavier than other elemental substances.The following six on-demand courses are included in the Materials bundle.  Each course is approximately one-hour in duration. See Topics/Outline for additional details.
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Polymers Bundle

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Polymers are thermoplastic, meaning that once the polymer is formed, it can be heated and reformed repeatedly. Both synthetic and natural polymers play an essential role because of their broad range of properties. Polymers are relatively low-cost and allow for a wide range of characteristics and colors. Polymers can be both thermal and electrical insulators and very resistant to chemicals. The following five on-demand courses are included in the Polymers bundle.  Each course is approximately one-hour in duration. See Topics/Outline for additional details.
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High Temperature Materials Bundle

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Metals and alloys all have different melting ranges depending on their chemistry. High temperature metals are much harder at room temperature, have exceptionally high melting points (usually above 2000 degree Celsius), and are resistant to wear, corrosion and deformation. The following five on-demand courses are included in the High Temperature Materials bundle.  Each course is approximately one-hour in duration. See Topics/Outline for additional details.
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Nonferrous Metals Bundle

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Nonferrous materials are malleable, are non-magnetic, and have no iron content which gives them higher resistance to rust and corrosion. The following five on-demand courses are included in the Nonferrous Metals bundle.  Each course is approximately one-hour in duration. See Topics/Outline for additional details. Introduction to Physical Properties  This course provides an an overview of manufacturing materials and their physical properties, including thermal, electrical, and magnetic properties and introduces volumetric characteristics, such as mass, weight, and density.
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Ferrous Metals Bundle: Steel and Cast Iron

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Ferrous metals contain iron and are prized for their tensile strength and durability.  Most are magnetic and contain a high carbon content which generally makes them, with the exception of wrought iron and stainless steel, vulnerable to rust. The following seven on-demand courses are included in the Ferrous Materials Bundle: Steel and Cast Iron.  Each course is approximately one-hour in duration. See Topics/Outline for additional details.
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Introduction to Materials Bundle

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The following six on-demand courses are included in the Introduction to Materials bundle.  Each course is approximately one-hour in duration. See Topics/Outline for additional details. Introduction to Physical Properties  This course provides an an overview of manufacturing materials and their physical properties, including thermal, electrical, and magnetic properties and introduces volumetric characteristics, such as mass, weight, and density.
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A Familiarization of Drivetrain Components

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An efficient, durable, and quiet running drivetrain is as essential to customer satisfaction as styling and interior creature comforts. This seven-module, on-demand course is designed to expose you to various methods used to accomplish this goal and will help you to visualize individual components and their functions within the entire drivetrain system, without reference to complicated equations.
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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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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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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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Fundamentals of Automotive All-Wheel Drive Systems

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This on-demand course provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts and evolution of passenger car and light truck 4x4/all-wheel drive (AWD) systems, including the nomenclature utilized to describe these systems. It covers basic power transfer unit and transfer case design parameters, component application to system function, the future of AWD systems, and emerging technologies that may enable future systems. Based on the popular classroom seminar, this eight-module course includes the instructor's insights and industry experience, including answers to participant questions.
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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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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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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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Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Hybrid Battery Systems

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This course from SAE International training partner, FutureTech*, is a MUST for everyone servicing hybrid vehicles. NiMH battery systems continue primary battery technology in hybrid vehicles and have been since the 2000 model year. If a technical professional doesn’t know the fundamentals of NiMH operation it is impossible for them to perform a solid diagnosis or repair. This course will concentrate on the NiMH technology, how it performs as it ages, how it can effect vehicle performance and fuel economy, and how to test it by using a scan tool.
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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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Introduction to Design of Experiments (DOE) for Engineers

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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. This introductory on-demand course provides an example scenario to give learners the opportunity to discover situations that may warrant a designed experiment.
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Global 8D

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Global 8D (G8D) is a disciplined process developed by Ford Motor Company to help product development and manufacturing engineers identify and solve problems. Solving problems results in efficient, as well as effective, resolution to 'root causes' of customer satisfaction issues, and helps reduce warranty costs. With this two-hour online course, you will learn the methods and tools used to complete each step in the Ford Global 8D find-and-fix problem-solving process, including steps to define the problem, verify the root cause and escape point, and prevent occurrence.
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