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A Familiarization of Drivetrain Components

In this course, participants will be exposed to various methods that can be used to accomplish an efficient, robust & quiet running drivetrain. This course focuses on the terms, functions, nomenclature, operating characteristics and effect on vehicle performance for each of the drivetrain components. Participants will receive an introduction to the various components of the drivetrain, including the clutch or torque converter, manual or automatic transmission, driveshaft, axle, wheel ends, and brakes.
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Fundamentals of Automotive All-Wheel Drive Systems

This 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. 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 are covered. This course is an excellent follow-up to the  98024-A Familiarization of Drivetrain Components course (which is designed for those who have limited experience with the total drivetrain).
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Combustion and Emissions for Engineers

Public awareness regarding pollutants and their adverse health effects has created an urgent need for engineers to better understand the combustion process as well as the pollutants formed as by-products of that process. To effectively contribute to emission control strategies and design and develop emission control systems and components, a good understanding of the physical and mathematical principles of the combustion process is necessary. This course will bring issues related to combustion and emissions "down to earth," relying less on mathematical terms and more on physical explanations and analogies.
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Fundamentals of Powertrain Design for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

This course is offered in China only and presented in Mandarin Chinese. The course materials are bilingual (English and Chinese). Driven by high fuel prices, environmental regulations, and consumer demand, the market for hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) has experienced rapid growth. Every major automotive company produces an HEV. There are approximately fifty different HEV models on the market and over eight million HEVs already sold. In order to meet current and future demands in the HEV and PHEV markets, success will depend on engineering personnel knowing how to develop and manufacture HEV powertrains.
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Control Systems Simplified

This course introduces the highly mathematical field of control systems focusing on what the classical control system tools do and how they can be applied to automotive systems. Dynamic systems, time/frequency responses, and stability margins are presented in an easy to understand format. Utilizing Matlab and Simulink, participants will learn how simple computer models are generated. Other fundamental techniques in control design such as PID and lead-lag compensators will be presented as well as the basics of embedded control systems.
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Seals and Sealing System Design of Actuation Systems in Military and Commercial Aircraft

This half day course 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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Introduction to Aircraft Hydraulic System Design and Certification

This four-hour short course provides an overview of hydraulic system design of typical business and commercial aircraft. Topics will include the principles, system architectures, power sources, and the main components and technologies of hydraulic systems including hydraulic power generation, filtration, fluid storage, distribution, sensing and control. The step by step process of designing a hydraulic system will also be reviewed. Additionally, future trends in hydraulic systems will be discussed.
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Filtration and Contamination Control for Aerospace Hydraulic Systems

This four-hour short course provides an introduction to contamination control principles in aircraft hydraulic systems. Topics covered include an introduction to the types of contamination in aircraft hydraulic systems, contaminant measurement, and reporting methods. In addition, the impact of contamination on hydraulic components is discussed in detail. Along with an introduction to filtration mechanisms, information on testing, rating, and specifying filters will be provided.
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Powertrain Architecture, Controls, and Energy Management Systems of EV and HEV

This course is offered in China only and presented in Mandarin Chinese. The course materials are bilingual (English and Chinese). Developing environmentally cleaner and more fuel efficient vehicles is transforming the automotive industry worldwide, particularly in China with its emphasis on new energy vehicles. There are many engineering challenges that must be addressed in designing effective new energy vehicles. The technical knowledge required to understand and make the right decisions with regard to powertrain architecture, powertrain controls, and energy management strategies is critical to success in this market.
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Design Considerations for Electrohydrostatic Actuators

This course is verified by Probitas Authentication as meeting the AS9104/3A requirements for continuing Professional Development. 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).  Beginning with aircraft system requirements, the instructors will then guide participants through EHA subsystem requirements, component design, component verification test, aircraft integration, and use. 
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Electrohydraulic Servovalves in Flight Control and Utility Actuators

This four-hour short course intends to present an overview of electrohydraulic flow control servovalves commonly used in flight control and utility actuators. The scope of this course covers the history and design of servovalves, as well as their most common performance characteristics. This course will provide participants an understanding of the application of electrohydraulic servovalves in hydraulically powered actuators and preparation of the servovalve procurement specification.
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Application Development of Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Electric Vehicles Balancing Economic Objectives and Technical Requirements

This course is offered in China only and presented in Mandarin Chinese. The course materials are bilingual (English and Chinese).   More and more stringent emission and fuel consumption regulations are pushing the automotive industry toward electrified powertrain and electrified vehicles. This is particularly evident in China, where there is an increased demand for  (EV) and (HEV). Infrastructure is being built across the country for convenient charging. It must now be determined how to meet the technical targets for EV/HEV regulations under economic constraints and how to best develop the major ePowertrain components (battery and motor).
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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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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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Aircraft Hydraulic Pumps and Motors - 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 discusses the challenges and lessons learned in the integration of pumps in hydraulic systems.
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Powertrain Product Development for Electrified Vehicles

This course is offered in China only and presented in Mandarin Chinese. The course materials are bilingual (English and Chinese). Transmission and driveline products for new energy vehicles are different in many aspects from their counterparts in traditional vehicles. Participants will have a chance to develop in-depth, practical, and hands-on knowledge regarding system configuration, key subsystems and components design, system control, testing, design verification, and so forth. Common problems such as reliability, durability, NVH as well as related technology trends will be addressed from an engineer's viewpoint.
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The Principles and Applications of Powertrain Controls for the New Energy Vehicles

课程概述 Powertrain controls for NEVs are one of the most complex and highly confidential areas of NEV research and development.  This two-day course takes the seemingly complicated field of NEV powertrain controls and summarizes it into a few basic principles.  The latest and most popular NEV powertrains are also reviewed to illustrate these principles and the controls strategies used.  对于新能源汽车来说,动力总成控制一直以来都是最复杂的和高度机密的领域之一。在这两天的课程中,我们将把看似复杂的动力总成控制系统总结出几条基本规则,同时,通过对当今其他车型动力控制系统的案例分析,来把这些规则和原理进行融会贯通。
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Key Considerations for the Comparison of Power‐by‐Wire and Hydraulically Supplied Solutions for Aerospace Actuation

This four-hour short course provides key considerations for the comparison of electrically supplied (Power-by-Wire, or PbW) and hydraulically supplied (Power-by-Pipe, of PbP) actuation for aerospace. The focus is put on the consequence, for designers, of changing the physical principles and the technology used. A particular attention is paid to the unavoidable side effects introduced by the technological realization. Simple examples with realistic numerical values are used to make the comparisons quantitatively realistic.
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Analysis and Design of Hybrid Transmission System

This course is offered in China only and presented in Mandarin Chinese. There appears to be a significant gap between Chinese and international hybrid technologies in terms of vehicle fuel consumption, system integration, and cost control. This course has been designed to increase an engineers’ knowledge of hybrid transmission development, hybrid system design, and hybrid vehicle powertrain integration. The course focuses on energy efficiency in electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) fuel economy while maintaining and improving engineering for optimal power and performance, cost control, and occupant comfort.
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Fluids for Aerospace Hydraulic Systems

This four-hour short course provides an introduction to fluids for aerospace hydraulic systems. Topics covered include an introduction to basics fluid properties, rheology, tribology, and fluid product development. In addition, the history and performance of different classes of fluids are discussed in detail, and specific failure modes such as erosion and sludge formation will be described. Along with an introduction to fluid degradation, information on used oil analysis test methods and interpretation will be provided.
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