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Engineering Project Management

Project Management and Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) are two critical techniques used in product development in the mobility industry today. This seminar will bring these techniques together in an easy to understand format that goes beyond the typical concept of constructing timelines and project planning, by exploring not only the Automotive APQP process, but also key aspects of PM processes. Students will gain a solid foundation in the principles and application of Project Management and APQP.  
Technical Paper

Multi-objective Design Optimization of Locomotive Nose

Under the action of strong wind, the aerodynamic behavior of a locomotive at high velocity changes significantly, which declines the safe operation of the vehicle. Using the shape of a locomotive used in India, the aerodynamic characteristics of a locomotive are investigated with the help of the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) numerical simulation method, which is based on a variation of aerodynamics force and moment with wind speed, train speed, and nose shape. Moreover, determining a correlation between different design parameters and the aerodynamic drag requires complicated algorithms. In this paper, the objective is to optimize the locomotive drag and aerodynamics force using the multi-objective optimization method (MOOM). In this technique, the evolutionary algorithm, configuration parameterization method, and computer simulation are used The Pareto optimal results are determined by the calculation of 10th generation evolutionary with 512 individuals.
Technical Paper

Knowledge-Based Engineering CAD Templates Applied in Vehicle Advanced Concepts Design

This work is part of a series of studies developed by the author. It is intended to systematically address the study and definitions of advanced concepts for the development of automotive design with a focus on Vehicle Definition (VD) and Occupant Packaging (VOP). The methodology presented here is based on the concepts of Knowledge-Based Engineering (KBE) that captures consolidated engineering knowledge that is repeatable, reusable, and noncreative. KBE’s goal is to optimize engineering tools in pursuit of best practices and performance gains, reducing time and cost. This methodology proposes the creation of a three-dimensional (3D) digital model using a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tool, which will be called here the CAD KBE template. This model is in line with neural network technology that mimics the brain’s own problem-solving process, and every single template will be organized interdependently with other templates.
Research Report

Unsettled Issues in Vehicle Autonomy, Artificial Intelligence, and Human-Machine Interaction

Artificial intelligence (AI)-based solutions are slowly making their way into our daily lives, integrating with our processes to enhance our lifestyles. This is major a technological component regarding the development of autonomous vehicles (AVs). However, as of today, no existing, consumer ready AV design has reached SAE Level 5 automation or fully integrates with the driver. Unsettled Issues in Vehicle Autonomy, AI and Human-Machine Interaction discusses vital issues related to AV interface design, diving into speech interaction, emotion detection and regulation, and driver trust. For each of these aspects, the report presents the current state of research and development, challenges, and solutions worth exploring.
Journal Article

Development of Framework for Lean Implementation: An Interpretive Structural Modeling and Interpretive Ranking Process Approach

Abstract Today’s explosive condition of the market is compelling the manufacturing organizations to switch from traditional manufacturing (TM) to lean manufacturing (LM) to create a footprint in this competitive era. In this article, 16 critical success factors (CSFs) for LM implementation are identified through a vast literature review, the opinion of academicians and industry experts and interpretive structural modeling (ISM) is used to create interrelationships among the identified CSFs, and interpretive ranking process (IRP) rank these CSFs based on dominance with respect to performance dimensions. Leadership and management made the foundation of an ISM model while the training and people development have secured the first rank in the IRP model. Implementation of such ISM- and IRP-based models of CSF would give a clear understanding of these CSFs so that LM researchers, decision-makers, managers, and practitioners of LM will use their resources more efficiently.

Engine Oil Viscosity Classification

This SAE Standard defines the limits for a classification of engine lubricating oils in rheological terms only. Other oil characteristics are not considered or included.

Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics, Revised Edition

A world-recognized expert in the science of vehicle dynamics, Dr. Thomas Gillespie has created an ideal reference book that has been used by engineers for 30 years, ranging from an introduction to the subject at the university level to a common sight on the desks of engineers throughout the world. As with the original printing, Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics, Revised Edition, strives to find a middle ground by balancing the need to provide detailed conceptual explanations of the engineering principles involved in the dynamics of ground vehicles with equations and example problems that clearly and concisely demonstrate how to apply such principles. A study of this book will ensure that the reader comes away with a solid foundation and is prepared to discuss the subject in detail.

Electric Vehicle Power Transfer System Using Conductive Automated Connection Devices Vehicle-Mounted Pantograph (Bus-Up)

This document details one of the connections of the SAE J3105 document. The connections are referenced in the scope of the main document SAE J3105. SAE J3105/2 details the vehicle-mounted pantograph, or the bus-up connection. All the common requirements are defined in the main document; the current document provides the details of the connection. This document covers the connection interface relevant requirements for an electric vehicle power transfer system using a conductive automated charging device based on a conventional rail vehicle pantograph design. To allow interoperability for on-road vehicles (in particular, buses and coaches), one configuration is described in this document. Other configurations may be used for non-standard applications (for example, mining trucks or port vehicles).
Research Report

Unsettled Issues Regarding Autonomous Vehicles and Open-source Software

As automobiles morph from stand-alone mechanical objects to highly connected, autonomous systems with increasing amounts of electronic components. To manage these complex systems, some semblance of in-car decision-making is also being built and networked to a cloud architecture. This cloud can also enable even deeper capabilities within the broader automotive ecosystem. Unsettled Issues Regarding Autonomous Vehicles and Open-source Software introduces the impact of software in advanced automotive applications, the role of open-source communities in accelerating innovation, and the important topic of safety and cybersecurity. As electronic functionality is captured in software and a bigger percentage of that software is open-source code, some critical challenges arise concerning security and validation.

Lighting and Marking of Construction, Earthmoving Machinery

This SAE Standard establishes minimum requirements for lighting and marking earthmoving construction machinery as defined in SAE J1116, 1.1 Self-Propelled Construction Machines - Earthmoving (excluding excavators). (Construction machinery is normally operated off-highway, and therefore this SAE document is not intended to be used as a basis for regulations by those having authority over on-highway motor vehicles.)

Chip Detector, Electrical Connection, Remote Indicating

The purpose of this document is to set forth a recommended standard arrangement for the electrical connector portion of magnetic chip detectors. This Aerospace Recommended Practice is applicable to the design of remote indicating magnetic chip detectors installed in the lube systems, hydraulic systems, controls systems, gearboxes, constant speed drives, etc. of Aerospace Power Plants. It is not applicable to the touch-to-test type terminal models.