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Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization (MMPDS) Handbook - 15

The Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization MMPDS-15 supersedes MMPDS-14 and prior editions of the MMPDS Handbook as well as all editions of MIL-HDBK-5, Metallic Materials and Elements for Aerospace Vehicle Structures Handbook that was maintained by the U.S. Air Force. The last edition, MIL-HDBK-5J was cancelled by the U.S. Air Force in March 2006. This document contains design information on the mechanical and physical properties of metallic materials and joints commonly used in aircraft and aerospace vehicle structures. All information contained in this Handbook has been reviewed and approved using a standardized process. The development and ongoing maintenance process involves certifying agencies, including the FAA, DoD, and NASA, and major material suppliers and material users worldwide. The information and procedures in this Handbook are continuously reviewed, and modified or removed as determined to be appropriate.

Honda R&D Technical Review: October 2010

This ebook gives unique insight into the cutting-edge technical developments from Honda's worldwide R&D team from April through September 2010. The 30 papers included in this volume chronicle the best of Honda's documented technical advancements in automotive, motorcycle, power products, and other fundamental technologies. Full-color diagrams complement the text. Title highlights include: Styling Design of the CR-Z Styling Design of the VFR1200F Piston Temperature Measurement Technology for Actual HSDI Diesel Engines Development of Bicycle Simulator for Safety Riding Education Enhancement of Low-temperature Combustion in Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) Engine This publication is also conveniently available for purchase in individual chapters.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford was one of the most misunderstood pioneers of the 20th century. Henry Ford: A Hearthside Perspective reveals a different side of the famous man. Werling, director of the Henry Ford Estate, University of Michigan-Dearborn, gained personal insight into Ford by researching the homesites, hearthsides, and communities where Ford had a strong influence. Through captivating anecdotes, this book offers a behind-the-scenes perspective on Ford and his business, political, and personal activities. Werling concludes that despite his shortcomings, Ford positively affected the lives of many with his contributions to the advancement of technology, his contributions to society through restoration, and his donations (over one-third of Ford's income was donated to philanthropic causes).

Developments in Lightweight Aluminum Alloys for Automotive Applications: 2001-2005

The use of lightweight materials in automotive application has greatly increased in the past two decades. A need to meet customer demands for vehicle safety, performance and fuel efficiency has accelerated the development, evaluation and employment of new lightweight materials and processes. The 50 SAE Technical papers contained in this publication document the processes, guidelines, and physical and mechanical properties that can be applied to the selection and design of lightweight components for automotive applications. The book starts off with an introduction section containing two 1920 papers that examine the use of aluminum in automobiles.

Quality Management Systems - Nonconformance Documentation - Word Format

AS9131 - This standard defines the common nonconformance data definition and documentation that an internal or external supplier or sub-tier supplier must submit when informing a customer of a nonconformity. The requirements shall be are applicable for reporting a nonconforming product to the owner/operator (i.e., end item user), if specified by contract. Reporting of nonconformance data, either electronically or conventionally on paper, is subject to the terms and conditions of the contract. This also includes, where applicable, data access under export control regulations.

OBD Approval Process

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

Information Retrieval for Aviation Applications

There is a recurring need for automatic Information Retrieval (IR) from quality documents, price tags, part markings, receipts, purchase orders and technical manuals - which are otherwise non-parsable. IR coupled with search functionalities has a wide range of applications from warehouses, marketplaces to even shop floors in the aviation sector. It helps in semi-automating workflows like document reviews, quality checks, collaborative Q&As and contextual extraction of information. These workflows make laborious tasks more intuitive and easier, thereby reducing the workload of the engineers using them. The paper describes an AI based IR platform which caters to the aforesaid scenarios in a scalable manner and integrates seamlessly with similar problems across different domains.

Tolerances, Metric Rubber Products

This specification covers established metric (SI) manufacturing tolerances applicable to non-cellular rubber products ordered to metric dimensions. These tolerances apply to all conditions, unless otherwise noted. The term "exclusive" applies only to the higher figure of the specified range.
Technical Paper

An Overview of the Commercial Truck and Trailer Manufacturing Industry in the U.S.

Utilizing public domain information sources and personal contacts with manufacturers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has developed a computerized data base of corporate and product related information on the truck, truck-tractor chassis and trailer manufacturing segments of the trucking industry. This paper documents the development of this unique data base and presents an overview of the commercial truck and trailer manufacturing industry on the basis of data for model years 1982-1984.
Technical Paper

Reliability History of Electronics in Agriculture

Scholars typically will present histories as chronological events of specific occurrences or happenings. Topics have or will be written and presented which perhaps are supported by the industries formal documented files covering chronological progression of actual devices and covering functional changes of these devices. Research of related material to present these specifics will be left to my colleagues in the Agricultural Industry. Conscious of this effort and the requirement to extend rather than to repeat what has been or is anticipated to be presented, this history will cover another significant but equally as interesting a topic more befitting to our current interests. The topic is “Reliability History of Electronics in Agriculture”.
Technical Paper

Performance of a Ceramic Rotor in a Cummins T46 Turbocharger

This paper documents the successful operation of a modified Cummins T46 turbocharger with a ceramic rotor. This turbocharger is modified to incorporate a 4.6 inch diameter ceramic turbine rotor (pressureless sintered silicon nitride) on the hot end. These results document the most complete ceramic turbine rotor performance map, for a large ceramic turbocharger rotor, available to date.
Technical Paper

Radio System Noise Suppression Measurements

Ford Motor Company is pursuing quantitative techniques in the identification and resolution of entertainment system electromagnetic interference (EMI). A radio frequency (RF) anechoic chamber provides shielding from external electromagnetic noise sources and minimizes measurement errors due to voltage standing waves in the room at high frequencies. Computerized radio frequency measuring equipment provides reports summarizing vehicle radiated emission data, tests data relative to radio system RF noise tolerance limits and documents emission attenuation following addition of EMI shielding and/or filtering.
Technical Paper

MSG-3–A Method For Maintenance Program Planning

When a new aircraft is introduced into airline service, it must have a maintenance and inspection program approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The “Airline/Manufacturer Maintenance Program Planning Document,” commonly known as MSG-3, is a method used (by the airlines and manufacturers) to develop the necessary maintenance/inspection program. The FAA participates with the manufacturer and airlines in the development of the program and finally, the FAA Maintenance Review Board (MRB) reviews the program, accepts it, and publishes it in an MRB report. This process is started early in the development of the new aircraft, well before the first flight, and concluded prior to delivery of the first aircraft.
Technical Paper

Documenting Fully Assembled Automobiles for Engine Global Structural Modes During a Pilot Build

Pilot programs are essential in the autonotive industry to assure that production vehicles will be built correctly by identifying potential or existing problem areas on the production line. One method of identifying these problem areas, along with documenting the structural condition of these bodies, is through the use of modal analysis techniques. This paper describes the use of these techniques to document the structural behavior of a group of pilot vehicles, and presents the results and conclusions drawn from this testing.
Technical Paper

Computer Aided Multipass Testing and Analyses of Hydraulic Filters

A personal computer application has been developed allowing automation of a multipass hydraulic test system. Advances in computers and optical online particle counting, combined with the development of the multipass test standard, have made an integrated multipass test system possible. This system increases multipass productivity, accuracy, and documentation.
Technical Paper

Electric Vehicle Operations in a Cold Climate

Ten electric vehicles began service at two locations in Wisconsin at the start of 1983. These vehicles are fiberglass-body and lighter than other electrically-powered passenger cars available. Initial experience shows a substantially lower fuel use as well as higher range than the average EV in the test program sponsored by U.S. Department of Energy. Specific component problems have occurred (e.g., auxiliary battery charge) and are documented, along with the overall record of vehicle operation, including range and energy use.
Technical Paper

Computer Assisted Single-View Photogrammetry for Accident Scene Documentation

Accurate documentation of traffic accidents is a prerequisite for accident research as well as traffic jurisdiction. As an important part of accident documentation, stereo-photogrammetry is recognised to be an excellent tool for providing accurate and complete scaled maps of accident scenes. However, due to its relatively high expense, it is usually only applied in cases of severe accidents. In contrast, single-view photogrammetry which is based on photographs taken with “non-metric” cameras and on on-the-job calibration requires little installation at the accident scene and provides adequate accuracy, because camera calibration and plotting of scaled maps can be performed by making use of computer-assisted image analysis. As the method basically consists in a simple perspective rectification single-view photogrammetry as such is restricted to plane accident sites. In this paper the method is demonstrated and its accuracy discussed.
Technical Paper

The Role of the Engineer in Product Liability Litigation

This article outlines the engineer's role in the litigation process from the point at which the designer first begins his design work through each stage of the design and litigation process. It includes a discussion of the creation of documents by engineers, the considerations engineers should have in balancing alternative design considerations and includes a brief discussion of the engineer's testimony by deposition and at trial.