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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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Metallurgy All-Access Bundle

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For products made of metal, many problems occur because people overlook metallurgy when making design, manufacturing, and supplier decisions and when working on quality problems. Created for design, quality, and manufacturing engineers, the 11 metallurgy courses in this bundle teach practical metallurgy concepts and how to apply them to real-world problems and decisions. Online Courses Principles of Metallurgy Learn the metallurgical fundamentals of how alloying, heat treatment, and cold working are used to modify metal strength.
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FEA Beyond Basics: Nonlinear Analysis Web Seminar RePlay

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Finite Element Analysis (FEA) has been an indispensable tool for design simulation for several decades but this wide spread use has been limited to simple types of analyses. Relatively recently, more advanced analyses have given easy-to-use interfaces enabling design engineers to simulate problems formerly reserved for analysts. FEA Beyond Basics targets the FEA users who wish to explore those advanced analysis capabilities. It will demonstrate how to move past the ubiquitous linear structural analysis and solve structural nonlinear problems characterized by nonlinear material, large displacements, buckling or nonlinear connectors.
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The Art of Leadership Presence

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Stuff happens. Maybe your team responds to an idea in a way you never expected. Maybe the people who were supposed to show up didn’t. Maybe a colleague expresses concern with your leadership style. Maybe someone finds a serious error in the report. We all experience surprises. What if you could meet these surprises with ease and confidence? And what if you could create, through your own personal presence, space for more positive, collaborative engagements between people? You can when you adopt the mindset of an improv actor!
Journal Article

Optimization of Pneumatic Network Actuators with Isosceles Trapezoidal Chambers

2019-10-04
Abstract Soft actuators with pneumatic network have innovative potential applications in medical and rehabilitation areas. The performance of this kind of actuators is determined by the design of chambers and the properties of the active extensible layer and the passive inextensible layer. In this article, actuator with isosceles trapezoidal chambers is proposed. Orthogonal experiment design and finite element method are used to optimize the structure of actuators. Results indicate that adding constrain-limiting paper in the passive layer can significantly reduce the bending radius. Position of the paper in the passive layer also affects the bending radius. Actuators with trapezoidal chambers can have a smaller bending radius compared with that with rectangle chambers. The bending radius decreases as the ratio of short base to long base of trapezoid decreases. Increasing the number density of chambers can further reduce the bending radius.
Journal Article

Effects of Reflux Temperature and Molarity of Acidic Solution on Chemical Functionalization of Helical Carbon Nanotubes

2017-09-19
Abstract The use of nanomaterials and nanostructures have been revolutionizing the advancements of science and technology in various engineering and medical fields. As an example, Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) have been extensively used for the improvement of mechanical, thermal, electrical, magnetic, and deteriorative properties of traditional composite materials for applications in high-performance structures. The exceptional materials properties of CNTs (i.e., mechanical, magnetic, thermal, and electrical) have introduced them as promising candidates for reinforcement of traditional composites. Most structural configurations of CNTs provide superior material properties; however, their geometrical shapes can deliver different features and characteristics. As one of the unique geometrical configurations, helical CNTs have a great potential for improvement of mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of polymeric resin composites.
Technical Paper

Communication - Hijacking - Occupational Safety What is the Connection?

2001-09-11
2001-01-2637
People at work are frequently distracted (“hijacked”) by a mix of in and out of workplace events, frequently including poor communications. As a result, they sometimes find themselves in situations in which they can be seriously injured or killed. An investigation into the “how” these situations were initiated led to list of six primary causes. Based on this list, an experiential program was developed to help people remain focused on their work, not get hijacked, and improve their communications.
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Power Harvesting via Smart Materials

2017-01-01
This monograph covers the fundamentals, fabrication, testing, and modeling of ambient energy harvesters based on three main streams of energy-harvesting mechanisms: piezoelectrics, ferroelectrics, and pyroelectrics. It addresses their commercial and biomedical applications, as well as the latest research results. Graduate students, scientists, engineers, researchers, and those new to the field will find this book a handy and crucial reference because it provides a comprehensive perspective on the basic concepts and recent developments in this rapidly expanding field.
Technical Paper

Human Foot-Ankle Injuries and Associated Risk Curves from Under Body Blast Loading Conditions

2017-11-13
2017-22-0006
Under body blast (UBB) loading to military transport vehicles is known to cause foot-ankle fractures to occupants due to energy transfer from the vehicle floor to the feet of the soldier. The soldier posture, the proximity of the event with respect to the soldier, the personal protective equipment (PPE) and age/sex of the soldier are some variables that can influence injury severity and injury patterns. Recently conducted experiments to simulate the loading environment to the human foot/ankle in UBB events (~5ms rise time) with variables such as posture, age and PPE were used for the current study. The objective of this study was to determine statistically if these variables affected the primary injury predictors, and develop injury risk curves. Fifty below-knee post mortem human surrogate (PMHS) legs were used for statistical analysis. Injuries to specimens involved isolated and multiple fractures of varying severity.
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Tech Briefs: April 2018

2018-04-01
Laser Detecting Systems Enhancing Survivability and Lethality on the Battlefield Designing With Plastics for Military Equipment Engine Air-Brakes Paving the Way to Quieter Aircraft Nett Warrior Enhancing Battlefield Connectivity and Communications XPONENTIAL 2018 - An AUVSI Experience Communications in Space: A Deep Subject First Air-Worthy Metal-Printed RF Filter Ready for Takeoff Validation of Automated Prediction of Blood Product Needs Algorithm Processing Continuous Non-Invasive Vital Signs Streams (ONPOINT4) Using a combination of non-invasive sensors, advanced algorithms, and instruments built for combat medics could reduce hemorrhaging and improve survival rates. Calculation of Weapon Platform Attitude and Cant Using Available Sensor Feedback Successful development of mobile weapon systems must incorporate operation on sloped terrain.
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ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor Training

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ISO 14001:2015 is an environmental management standard (EMS) developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It’s a generic standard that can be used for any organization that provides physical products or services. ISO 14001 is the most widely used EMS because it’s both business and management oriented. However, the requirements must be carefully interpreted to make sense within a particular organization. For example, the environmental impact of developing automotive products is not the same as producing food products or offering consulting services, yet this standard can be applied to any of these activities.
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Fundamentals of GD&T for Inspectors 2-day

This course builds on geometric dimensioning and tolerancing fundamentals and teaches an introduction of how to inspect GD&T requirements. Utilizing the expertise of world-renowned GD&T expert Alex Krulikowski, this course offers an explanation of the geometric symbols, rules, and concepts, the datum system, and how to inspect GD&T requirements using tools from the four categories of inspection tools (CMM; comparison instruments and fixed gages; hand tools and open set up; and production gaging systems). Newly acquired learning is reinforced throughout the class with numerous practice problems.
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Fundamentals of GD&T 1994 3-Day

This course teaches the terms, rules, symbols, and concepts of GD&T as prescribed in the ASME Y14.5M-1994 Standard. Utilizing the expertise of world-renowned GD&T expert Alex Krulikowski, the course offers an in-depth explanation of geometric symbols, including each symbol's requirements, tolerance zones, and limitations. It also includes a comparison of GD&T to coordinate tolerancing; an explanation of tolerance zones; Rules #1 and #2; form and orientation controls; tolerance of position; runout and profile controls. Newly acquired learning is reinforced throughout the class with more than 300 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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Effective Decision-Making A Methodology Approach

Effective decision making is critical to maximizing profit/minimizing expenses, return on capital spending, and operational efficiency. To understand the impact of decisions that affect the enterprise, professionals at every level must secure and integrate relevant cross-functional information. Register for this seminar and learn skills needed to base decision making on solid business knowledge and sound financial principles instead of on emotion or "your gut." The instructor walks you through the tenets of structured decision-making and teaches a step-by-step approach to make practical, effective decisions.
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ISO Geometrical Tolerancing 3-day

This course builds on basic engineering drawing concepts and teaches use of International Standards Organization (ISO) standards. Utilizing the expertise of world-renowned GD&T expert Alex Krulikowski, this course will teach you to recognize what is required on a standard-compliant drawing and recognize geometrical tolerances based on the ISO standards. The course combines information from dozens of ISO standards into a logical understandable topic. Newly acquired learning is reinforced throughout the class with more than 150 practice problems.
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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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Fundamentals of GD&T 2018 3-day

2020-09-22
This course teaches the terms, rules, symbols, and concepts of GD&T as prescribed in the ASME Y14.5-2018 Standard. This course offers an in-depth explanation of geometric tolerancing symbols, their tolerance zones, applicable modifiers, common applications, and verification principles. The class includes a comparison of GD&T to the directly toleranced dimensioning method; Rules #1 and #2; form and orientation controls; tolerance of position; runout and profile controls. Newly acquired learning is reinforced throughout the class with more than 150 practice problems.
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Critical Concepts of Tolerance Stacks 1994 3-day

This course, based on the ASME Y14.5M-1994 standard, provides an in-depth explanation of how to use tolerance stacks to analyze product designs and how to use geometric tolerances in stacks. You will learn the essential methods and concepts used for creating 1D part and assembly tolerance stacks.
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