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OBD Approval Process

2012-01-24
The OBD approval process can be a frustrating time for both manufacturer and ARB staff. For manufacturers, a long approval process can sometimes mean accepting deficiencies prematurely in exchange for an approval. For ARB staff, they are inundated with highly technical information which they must review, garner understanding of and then apply their experience to evaluate it for compliance. OBD approval anxiety can be minimized, if not avoided, when manufacturers understand ARB�s expectations. This presentation will take you through some unwritten rules and common pitfalls which can impede the approval process, thus providing a guideline to a less painful and more efficient certification document review and approval. Presenter Mark Frank, Winterpark Engineering Llc
Training / Education

Tolerance Stack-up Fundamentals Web Seminar RePlay

Anytime
Analysis of tolerance stacks varies widely. This web seminar introduces the basic tools to create a common methodology for tolerance stack-ups, and ensure seamless documentation. Participants will create 1-D tolerance stacks for parts and assemblies that use geometric dimensioning and tolerancing using a tolerance stack spreadsheet. This simple, manual spreadsheet method produces an easily interpreted and checked documentation trail, and is easily adaptable to common electronic spreadsheet programs. Multiple examples will be provided to assist engineers in applying tolerance stack-up fundamentals to Y14.5 issues.
Technical Paper

Weighing Vehicles Static and in Motion By Electronic Scales

1955-01-01
550260
VEHICLE weighing is playing an increasingly important part in highway department planning surveys, in addition to its traditional role in helping fleet owners maintain safe loads and in the enforcement of state road load limits. Described here is a relatively recent electronic method for weighing trucks of all types. Statically, it can be used for accurate loading of commodities such as cement, at the same time recording empty weight, gross weight, and axle weights. On the road, without the annoyance of weighing stations, it can record truck speed and weight, axle spacing, and individual axle loads. Constant improvements in equipment, the author reports, eventually will eliminate even the small error now encountered in comparison with static weighing.
Video

Automotive Functional Safety Standard ISO 26262 and the Current Challenges

2012-05-17
The ISO 26262, titled "Road vehicles - Functional safety," is a Functional Safety standard that gives a guidance to reduce the risks to tolerable level by providing feasible requirements and processes. This standard is an adaptation of the Functional Safety standard IEC 61508 for Automotive Electrical/Electronic and programmable electronic Systems. The standard covers the development of safety-related electrical, electronic and programmable electronics systems in the road vehicles. It will have a significant impact on the way such systems are designed, developed, integrated and validated for safety. Functional safety of embedded systems has become an integral part in automotive engineering activities due to the recently released safety standard ISO 26262. One main challenge is to perform development activities compliant to the standard and provide the respective documentation.
Technical Paper

Value Engineering of Contamination Control

1965-02-01
650331
With the ever increasing competition among companies to reduce manufacturing costs without sacrificing product reliability, Bendix-Pacific has engaged the use of Value Engineering in establishing contamination control on manufactured components. The process of establishing contamination control begins before the contract has been awarded. The program proceeds along the following lines: First, a foundation of sound comprehensive methods and procedures fully documented internally. Second, the application of Value Engineering to the Customer design and performance specifications. Third, the alternate proposal showing the logic and reasoning supporting the proposal. Fourth, the implementation of the proposal to the contract. And fifth, the documentation of records for the program. The important factor to remember is that, “contamination control is mandatory for system reliability, however, unrealistic levels of contamination control can only result in a gold plated product.”
Technical Paper

DEVELOPMENT OF FUNCTION CHARTERS, A CASE HISTORY

1963-01-01
630405
You are all familiar with the term “Management.” You've read and heard presentations on various aspects of management. It is recognized that the basic job of a manager is to plan, organize, staff, lead, and control his operation. Much has been written about how, in general, the manager gets the job done. This paper is concerned with a specific case. The objective in the case history was to define the activities of a new Department in an Engineering Organization. This definition was to be formalized in documents called Function Charters. Before tracing the controlled series of events that resulted in the charters we shall establish a common frame of reference. To provide the reader with the appropriate frame of reference this paper has been organized as follows: 1. Definition of unique terms 2. Significance of the Function Charter 3. General background 4. Reliability Engineering background 5. Engineering Standards background 6. Establishment of the new organization 7.
Technical Paper

Graphics In Design Engineering

1966-02-01
660459
MAN AND COMPUTER can work together on the design of complex components and systems using graphic input/output devices. Man-oriented I/O devices such as light pens, keyboards and displays extend the capabilities of man and computer in evolving a design. Typical design problems include a large volume of data, a profusion of calculations, interrelated decisions, and iterative operations - all readily processed by a computer. These problems also contain creative analytical or job coordination tasks which can be performed best by skilled human specialists. The graphic interface permits “conversational” communication between the specialist (frequently an engineer) and the computing equipment, in the form or a symbolic language having both pictorial and alphameric elements. Such a language is currently the medium for engineering thought, expression and documentation.
Technical Paper

System Effectiveness Assurance in Response to DOD/NASA Requirements

1966-02-01
660729
Both DOD and NASA have established management practices to assure that for each system the mission success requirements are identified, communicated and achieved. Industry contractors who serve these customers must prove that they have the ability to predict and control costs, schedules, and technical performance to the degree required to achieve the potential cost effectiveness of the system. This paper deals with the technical segment of the cost assurance, schedule assurance, and technical assurance triad. It presents a logical system for identifying all activities that experience has shown are critical to achieving system effectiveness. It covers the major techniques for assuring that resources, in the form of documented technology, facilities, and qualified people, are available for each critical activity. Finally, it summarizes program management techniques for assuring that these resources are applied to each project in accordance with cost effectiveness principles.
Technical Paper

A Systems Approach to Space Support

1966-02-01
660688
A procedure is outlined which identifies the influencing factor which must be considered when formulating a space support plan. The plan is described as the “top document” used by both management and customer to guide the support aspects of a program. A systems approach to arrive at the Support Plan is presented along with examples of analysis techniques used to perform system trade-offs.
Technical Paper

The “Systems” Approach to AGE Management

1966-02-01
660687
In the past, AGE management had an individual role in the development and acquisition of a weapons system. With the advent of the Air Force systems management techniques, in implementation of new DOD directives, management of AGE is now part of the total systems management package. The Air Force approach is contained in the 375 series regulations and implemented by the Air Force Systems Command 375 Manuals. Primarily, this paper describes the application of total systems management technique in the definition, design, development, and production of a weapon system. These new management procedures provide the technical basis for the establishment of three baselines, namely, Program Requirements Baseline, Design Requirements Baseline, and Product Configuration Baseline, as well as the development of specifications and control of engineering changes.
Technical Paper

Trends in Size and Weight of Highway Combinations

1966-02-01
660765
The automotive engineer must be constantly aware of many changing factors to produce vehicles suitable for highway operation several years in the future. The design is predominately affected by road size and weight restrictions. In the near future, design of highway vehicles may be influenced by Federal legislation based on House Document No. 354. This document is inconsistent in several areas and will not give the operator the benefits which it appears to offer on the surface. If adopted, vehicle design will be affected as will horsepower requirements. Safety legislation as well as changes in transportation means will also affect vehicle design, all of which must be considered in the overall picture.
Technical Paper

Data Processing Applications for Routing, Scheduling, and Maintaining Motor Vehicles

1966-02-01
660065
Data processing applications for motor vehicle maintenance typically include cost control or record keeping, application of garage labor standards, scheduling preventive maintenance or general repairs, timing of vehicle replacements, and new vehicle component selection. Fleet operators starting data processing control of maintenance operations should define long-range objectives, develop detailed plans, perform careful evaluations of data requirements, prepare estimates of costs for alternative systems, and plan a coordinated implementation program. The cost saving advantages claimed for data processing maintenance control systems often include improvements in basic management systems and procedures which can be realized without data processing techniques. The routing and scheduling of vehicles with data processing equipment is an advanced technology which requires prior data processing experience.
Technical Paper

Reliable Hand Soldering Techniques

1964-01-01
640124
This paper presents those practices of hand soldering that must be carefully controlled in order to obtain a reliable soldered connection. So that the proper perspective may be developed, the evaluation of the NASA hand soldering program and the associated documents used for implementation are discussed. Material selection, cleanliness, lead preparation, heat management, solder application, and flux removal are explained with respect to their relative importance.
Technical Paper

The Efforts of Intergovernmental Organizations to Speed the Handling of Air Cargo, Particularly Through Customs

1964-01-01
640546
This paper deals with facilitation of the handling and clearance of international air cargo and the efforts made towards this end by intergovernmental organizations, notably the International Civil Aviation Organization. It stresses the importance of rapid processing on the ground and discusses in detail the various measures that need to be taken by governments, airport administrations and carriers to accomplish this. These measures include items such as reduction and simplification of clearance documents, liberal application of sample or selective techniques in clearance examination, provision of adequate handling, clearance and warehousing facilities at international airports and simplified trans-shipment procedures.
Technical Paper

Statistical Maintenance Control

1962-01-01
620124
Increasing manufacturing costs have exhausted possible savings in manufacturing operations, and management must turn to the area of indirect (burden or overhead) costs to effect economies necessary to meet competition. Statistical maintenance control, as discussed in this paper, offers a well-planned and documented means of controlling such costs and of pinpointing excessive maintenance overhead. This is not an inventory system but a month-to-month, year-to-year analysis of maintenance dollars.
Technical Paper

Maintenance Control

1962-01-01
620127
Maintenance costs relate directly to profit and loss and through basic maintenance controls profit margins can be improved. Maintenance departments have two fundamental problems - complexity of operation and need for modernization of controls and methods. Some major steps to achieve maintenance controls are consistent estimating, methods analysis, and coordination of scheduling. Written work orders and recording of material costs and cost of maintenance are also essential. A standard data system based on MTM was used by Falk Corp. in estimating maintenance needs. Use of these methods in the maintenance department increased performance from 33% to 70% on planned work.
Technical Paper

Experiment Design and Data Acquisition for V/STOL Flying Qualities Simulations

1969-10-06
690695
The purpose of this paper is to outline an approach to the design of flying qualities experiments, to indicate the data that should be collected and to comment on several aspects of flying qualities simulation in variable stability aircraft. In particular, attention is focused on the need for properly collected pilot rating and pilot comment data, the need for acquiring control usage information with suggestions for the form in which this information should be documented, and the importance of identifying, verifying, and documenting the dynamics characteristics simulated when using variable stability aircraft.
Technical Paper

“ACCU-DRIVE” STABILITY WITH COMFORT THE 1969 BUICK CHASSIS

1969-02-01
690490
Buick engineers are well pleased with their '69 Chassis. Benefits of a unique front suspension camber curve are documented. The effects of various suspension parameters on ride and handling are explained. These were varied independently of one another in the course of evaluating over 30 suspension configurations.
Technical Paper

Trailer Design for Mobility

1969-02-01
690635
Mobility guidelines are desirable for AGE contractor/customer management and designer to facilite their coping with exigent needs of wheeled trailer mobility as a readily definitive, predictable science in support of end item specification, proposal, and procurement logic. Use of these guidelines will promote improved technology and more reliable techniques at all levels as management’s “key” to optimum resolution of problems in design, documentation, evaluation, operational proof, reliability and maintainability, as vital in support of full mission mobility yield of AGE. Initial design through final configuration and weight of mobile AGE need not sacrifice any mobility performance requirements.
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