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Accelerated Test Methods for Ground and Aerospace Vehicle Development

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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Advanced Vehicle Dynamics for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks

This interactive seminar will take you beyond the basics of passenger car and light truck vehicle dynamics by applying advanced theory, physical tests and CAE to the assessment of ride, braking, steering and handling performance. Governing state-space equations with transfer functions for primary ride and open loop handling will be developed & analyzed. Building on the analysis of the state space equations, common physical tests and their corresponding CAE solutions for steady state and transient vehicle events will be presented. The "state-of-the-art" of vehicle dynamics CAE will be discussed.
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Validating Requirements and Improving Specifications with Telematics Data

Field failures cause high warranty expenses, perhaps the highest quality cost. Failures occur when new designs are introduced, existing products are sold in new markets, and product specifications don’t reflect actual product usage. Any mistake in product specifications affects the entire product development process and cascades through the supply chain. New product requirements are developed using prior requirements, rely on customer surveys, use “expert” opinion, or are the result of compromises to meet timing or management direction. The resulting requirements may be excessive or insufficient.
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Introduction to Airframe Engineering Design for Manufacturing, Assembly and Automation

Why is a design for manufacturing, assembly and automation so important? This introductory course on airframe engineering will cover the importance of design for manufacturing, assembly and automation in aerospace. It will review what the key drivers are for a “good” design and some of the key points for manufacturing and assembly of aircraft components. It will look at how an engineer can combine traditional technologies with new, cutting-edge technologies, to determine the best scenario for success.
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GD&T for Manufacturing 1-day

This course builds on fundamentals of GD&T and teaches the impact of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing on the manufacturing process. Utilizing the expertise of world-renowned GD&T expert Alex Krulikowski, the course focuses on the basic requirements of engineering drawings, size dimensions, form tolerances, and the datum system, as well as the impact of tolerancing requirements on production. Newly acquired learning is reinforced with numerous practice problems.
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Engineering Drawing Requirements 1-day

This course teaches how to correctly interpret engineering drawings. It will improve a student's understanding of print reading and result in more effective communication on the job. Utilizing the expertise of world-renowned GD&T expert Alex Krulikowski, the course focuses on practical application of print interpretation. It will give you a better understanding of the view representation, dimensions, tolerances, and symbols used on prints. Newly acquired learning is reinforced throughout the class with numerous practice problems.
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Introduction to Statistical Tolerance Stacks 1-day

This course is an introduction to statistical tolerance stacks, a crucial skill in today's competitive workplace. Utilizing the expertise of world-renowned GD&T expert Alex Krulikowski, the course includes a brief overview of several terms used in statistical stacks. It explains four methods for applying statistics to tolerance stacks and covers precautions about when and how to use statistics in stacks. Newly acquired learning is reinforced throughout the class with stacks that allow the student to practice applying statistical methods.
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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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Comparison of ASME/ISO 1-day

This course builds on Y14.5 dimensioning and tolerancing practices and explains the major differences between the ASME and ISO standards in a concise, easily understood manner. Utilizing the expertise of world-renowned GD&T expert Alex Krulikowski, the course focuses on how the standards compare when dealing with symbols, feature control frames, tolerances, form controls, datums, and more. Newly acquired learning is reinforced throughout the class with numerous practice problems.
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Solid Model Tolerancing 1-day

This course explains the fundamental definitions, concepts, and methods from the ASME Y14.41 Standard on Digital Product Definition Data Practices. Utilizing the expertise of world-renowned GD&T expert and former Chairman of the Y14.41 Committee, Alex Krulikowski, the course focuses on understanding the benefits of a math-based product development process. Newly acquired learning is reinforced throughout the class with numerous practice problems.
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DFMEA Overview and Application

During this DFMEA Overview and Application course, participants will be introduced to important FMEA concepts, the basic theory behind the concepts, then discuss how these concepts can be applied to the customer's design FMEA activities. Participant activities include: reading assignments, group discussions, exercises, building Block Diagrams as a group, and beginning a DFMEA on a customer’s product.
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Design of Experiments (DOE)

We need to “Improve the Way We Do Business” to survive in the modern global economy. DOE is a discovery tool to better comprehend the state of the business systems/processed at our organizations and optimize their performance in accordance to business goals. The DOE methodology addresses planning, execution, analysis and interpretation of a set of planned experiments designed to provide the road to improvement and ultimately optimization of the business system/process or product design under consideration.
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Technical Path and Case Analysis of Lightweight Forward Engineering for Vehicle Development and Design

The importance of weight reduction in vehicle design is well known. In recent years, OEMs have been working on vehicle lightweight research and application, particularly for new energy vehicles. Currently, many Chinese OEMs establish a lightweight target and expect that weight savings will be distributed among the vehicle’s various systems. This tends to keep the weight reduction effort at the level of parts or partial weight loss design development and application.
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Formal Methods for Functional Safety and Security in Cyber-Physical Systems

Cybersecurity is a critical concern in the development of modern vehicle systems and is becoming increasingly important as demonstrated by recent vulnerabilities in the field. With the increasing integration of communications interfaces, such as through vehicle-to-smartphone infotainment systems, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) / vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I)/etc. (V2X), controller area network (CAN) dongles, and others, the attack surfaces for modern vehicles have grown substantially.
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Basic Tire Mechanics and Applications

This course introduces basic tire mechanics, including tire construction components based on application type, required sidewall stamping in accordance with DoT/ECE regulations, tread patterns, regulatory and research testing on quality, tire inspections and basic tire failure identification. The course will provide you with information that you can use immediately on-the-job and apply to your own vehicle. This course is practical in nature and supplemented with samples and hands-on activities. It serves as a good primer for the in-depth SAE Tire Forensic Analysis course.
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Fundamentals of Fatigue Analysis

Fatigue is a structural failure mode that must be recognized and understood to develop products that meet life cycle durability requirements. In the age of lightweighting, fatigue strength is an important vehicle design requirement as engineers struggle to meet stringent weight constraints without adversely impacting durability. This technical concept course introduces the fatigue failure mode and analysis methods. It explains the physics of material fatigue, including damage accumulation that may progress to product failure over time, and it provides the needed foundation to develop effective fatigue prediction capabilities.
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Tire Forensic Analysis

This course provides a detailed description of tire failure modes, their potential causes, identification, and the sometimes-subtle nuances that go along with determination of tire failure. In addition, proper inspection techniques of tires will be discussed and samples will be available to reinforce the concepts learned. The course is helpful for investigators and individuals who need to explore and explain tire failures and point out the failure contributing factors. The course will help to clarify failure root cause between tire production process deviation, tire design, and service application.
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Design Verification Plan & Report (DVP&R) - Overview and Application

In this one-day seminar on Design Verification Plan and Report Overview and Application students will be introduced to important concepts, the basic theory behind the concepts, and discuss how these concepts can be applied to the client's design reliability activities. Participant involvement will be maximized to demonstrate and reinforce the concepts through reading assignments, group discussions, and exercises where students will begin a DVP&R on a client product.
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Introduction to Cyber Security for Commercial Aviation

Despite the advantages of electronic flight bags (EFB), passenger entertainment and email access during flights, and the ability to access aircraft repair manuals electronically, computer interconnectivity throughout aviation has opened the aviation sector to cyber-attacks that could impact flights, data, and safety. This two-day seminar is intended to introduce aviation professionals to the need to implement cyber security throughout commercial aviation including the supply chain.
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Problem Solving and Root Cause Analysis

Problems arise in all facets of life. This is particularly true in the business world. Problems impact all aspects of an organization’s operations such as; product development, product quality, process efficiency, marketing efforts, human relations, leadership efforts, financial execution and ultimate profitability. If these problems are not addressed, they inhibit the operation of the business and can eventually result in total failure. The ways in which problems are addressed, and the methodologies employed, determine the probability of successful problem resolution.
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