Functional Safety-progressing towards safer
Electric rockets and the future of satellite
Achates powers toward production
A potential ICE game-changer, the Achates OP engine is being tooled
up for production at one OEM while a new 2.7-L triple for
light-truck demonstrations enters the build phase.
Engineering with simulation and data
Companies are discovering new simulation techniques, especially
optimization; the next step is to combine simulation with sensor
data and predictive analytics to create even more robust
A greener future for two-wheelers
New BS VI emissions standards for two-wheelers are an
How 3D printing will transform the A&D support chain.
Autonomous plows ahead
Agriculture, construction, mining-even marine-are advancing
autonomous technology to improve the productivity and safety of
vehicles on the job.
Bridging the power gap with 48 volts
New 48-V technologies are poised to arrive in volume to help meet
CO2 regulations and satisfy the "vampire" power demands
of new electrical subsystems and accessories.
Advances in lightweight electronics
Conformal coatings increase reliability of aerospace and military
Focus on advanced safety systems and human-factor
The impact of REACH on the aviation
Considered the most comprehensive chemical-regulation legislation
to date, REACH presents serious ramifications for the aircraft
Lightweighting: What's Next?
Experts weigh in on the challenges and future enablers in the
battle to reduce vehicle mass.
The best of COMVEC 2016
Autonomous vehicles and improved fuel efficiency via advanced
powertrain solutions are pressing topics detailed in this select
group of technical papers from the SAE Commercial Vehicle
Optimizing waste heat recovery for long-haul
Autonomous solutions in agriculture
Downsizing a HD diesel engine for off-highway
Zero-emissions electric aircraft: Theory vs.
Types of aircraft passenger-escape
An overview of existing and potential new methods for assuring
aircraft occupant safety.
SAE Skill India Initiative: S2I2
A new SAEINDIA collaboration aims to help young engineers acquire
A technology-driven sustainable-agriculture
Pumping more air into the cylinder is key to solving the CAFE
puzzle, and engineers are hard at work figuring out the best ways
to do it with turbocharger and supercharger innovation.
Rotorcraft icing computational tool
3D printing machines can't be built fast
In the additive-manufacturing world, the costs of components are
dropping, the technology is becoming more reliable and parts are
fabricated faster, allowing industries beyond aerospace to adopt
additive technologies, says Oak Ridge Lab's Ryan Dehoff.
Base-engine value engineering for higher fuel
efficiency and enhanced performance
Continuous improvement in existing engines can be efficiently
achieved with a value engineering approach. The integration of
product development with value engineering ensures the achievement
of specified targets in a systematic manner and within a defined
Integrated system engineering for valvetrain design and
development of a high-speed diesel engine
The lead time for engine development has reduced significantly with
the advent of advanced simulation techniques.
Cars poised to become 'a thing'
Making automobiles part of the Internet of Things brings both risks
Agility training for cars
Chassis component suppliers refine vehicle dynamics at the high end
and entry level with four-wheel steering and adaptive damping.
Evaluating thermal design of construction
CFD simulation is used to evaluate two critical areas that address
challenging thermal issues: electronic control units and hot-air
Clutchless hybrid transmission concept for
Perkins takes modular approach to new Syncro 2.8- and
Ground testing begins on the GE9X
V-CR, water injection, new EGR methods top SAE engines
Next-gen electronic controls: Open source, scalable and
Software's role continues to expand
Harman advanced concept brings intuitive HMI to
Airbus brings four dimensions to Airspace
Chipmakers gearing up for on-board wireless
Cadillac XT5's new platform cuts weight-at less
Innovative wing structure contributes to Clean Sky
Nanotechnology may provide self-cleaning, energy-saving
'smart glass' for vehicles
Biomimetics: nature leads the way on
DSD, Solvay 'sink their teeth' into plastic
Digital dummies in virtual collisions augment
traditional crash tests
Caterpillar eyes 3D printing for production
Tesla's highly-anticipated Model 3 brings
New Komatsu wheel loader with Tier 4F engine consumes
13% less fuel
Lockheed Martin LM-100J starts taking (a similar)
2017 Pacifica is first hybrid minivan, rides on all-new
Autonomous vehicles: impact on society
Self-driving technology offers plenty of promise, but not
everything about autonomous vehicles will be a panacea.
Crankshaft reliability by integrated design,
simulation, and testing
This testing method is proven and beneficial for the design and
development of the crankshaft and could be applied to other
critical engine components, thereby extending to system
New Engines 2016
Highlighting the design, engineering, and technologies inside some
of the most competitive gasoline and light-duty diesel ICEs.
Touch and go
Avionics developments are changing life in the cockpit and at
airborne work stations.
Improving heavy-duty engine component
Cylinder deactivation can improve fuel economy by using a reduced
number of cylinders that operate at higher loads and thermal
efficiency, while other cylinders are turned off, when the engine
operates at partial load conditions. A switching roller finger
follower is one of the technologies that help make it work.
The technique is a must for next-generation simulation tools.
Researchers from Hinduja Tech investigate options for low friction
and power consumption.
The future of Indian commercial aviation
The growth in traffic that airport modernization has supported has
also made a significant contribution to the local and national
economies, while the improved infrastructure has been positive for
the perception of India in the global market.
Driving EVs toward lower cost
The race ison to reduce battery and electric-drive systems cost
while improving efficiency.
Rolls-Royce's Chief Engineer discusses new technologies that
inspire current R&D design and evaluation work as part of its
strategic roadmap for future big commercial programs.
HMIs extend beyond the cab
Telematic functions are being integrated into multi-function user
Tenneco unveils emission-control solutions for Euro
The advent of stop-start technology
As environmental concerns grow for R&D teams, OEMs look to
bring the strategy further into the mainstream.
Recycling opportunities for hybrid/electric vehicle
With limited reserves and strict environmental regulations,
re-cyclers look to established extraction means to reuse, recycle,
and dispose of the used batteries.
Cameras look to go the distance
Automakers seek vision systems with greater distances, improved
reliability, and more functionality, thanks to ruggedized
complementary metal-oxide semiconductor technologies.
Getting right with composites
With composites now a mainstay in most new aircraft de-signs, the
engineering emphasis has switched from understanding if they work
to thinking through the most efficient way to manufacture them,
such as using design-for-manufacturing software.
Unmanned vehicles are a thing of the present for many off-highway
applications, particularly in the agriculture and mining
To meet upcoming fuel economy and emissions regulations, the
developmental homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engine
shows promise, but pursuit of more conventional engine technologies
may be the better path.
Highlights of Baja SAEINDIA
The 2015 event, the 8th edition with the theme of Beyond
Boundaries, was won by the College of Engineering, Pune.
Rise of the underdogs
Problem-plagued effort last year spurs Baja SAE team from VIT
University of India to overhaul itself and its car.
Testing reality in an increasingly complex design
Digital simulation tools have transformed the designing and testing
of new aircraft, as well as the way they are manufactured and
Will new efficiency and emissions rules mean major changes for
gasoline direct-injection technology?
Hard to answer
Technical and personal issues make it challenging to link
smartphones to vehicles.
Composite design optimization for automated fiber
Coriolis Composites and SAFRAN Aircelle worked together on a thrust
reverser component demonstrator made with carbon-fiber-reinforced
plastic (CFRP) material and an AFP process.
Making virtual design a reality
A new virtual design approach for commercial vehicle concepts
allows for purposeful design and integration of new concepts and
technologies on the component level in an existing product
portfolio, while not neglecting the need for standardization and
Oil debris monitoring in aero engines
In a gas turbine engine, small particles or "chips" are
generated at the point of wear, serving as an advanced warning that
catastrophic failure will occur if the wear is not addressed.
Health monitoring systems, such as oil debris monitoring, are used
to find these small particles so that the wear can be resolved
before it's too late.
Indigenous powertrain development
Customer needs and expectations on drivability, fuel economy, and
safety has pushed Indian and multinational OEMs to think about the
development of powertrains and gearboxes for local needs with
The next wave of crash simulation
As computing speed has improved and software itself has made
significant speed and performance gains with each release, modeling
tools are now quick enough to build high-quality, large,
high-detail vehicle models in a very efficient manner.
Screens, cameras provide new look in cab provide new
look in cabs
Video inputs are another option showing up on displays that
increasingly offer touch control.
SMACing the automotive industry: from concept to
Technology is making a more significant impact on today's auto
industry. Perhaps one of the most notable examples is the
development of connected technologies coupled with social, mobile,
analytics, and cloud (SMAC) technologies.
The 3i paradigm: India's story
The concept of ideation, incubation, and implementation is
enhancing the growth of the Indian automotive industry.
Virtualization for automotive IVI
As the demand for modern in-vehicle infotainment systems grows,
automakers are increasingly looking toward virtualization as a
solution to bridge the gap between consumer and automotive
Command Center: Securing connected cars of the future
An architectural approach to minimize connectivity interfaces acts
as a secure, intelligent gateway between the car and external
devices/networks to better guard against malicious or sensitive
data from being compromised.
Synergistic opportunities abound
The horizontal deployment of technologies and knowledge evident in
mass-market personal mobility needs to be scaled up in magnitude
and performance for commercial vehicles.
Q&A with Dr. V Sumantran
The Hinduja Group's Executive Vice Chairman talks about his
company's award-winning vehicle and related commercial-vehicle
The future of electric and hybrid vehicles in
Technical and political challenges alike have held back the
electric and hybrid market, but there are signs of hope.
Q&A with Dr. Pawan Goenka
The Executive Director & President-- Automotive & Farm
Equipment Sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. answers questions
on a range of subjects such as auto fuel efficiency, emissions,
alternative fuels, safety, telematics, manufacturing, and
Advances in surface engineering
Newer materials with improved properties can enhance the properties
of the working surfaces of cylinder components for the demands of
increased temperatures, pressures, and corrosive atmospheres and
still satisfy performance and life requirements.
E-mobility opportunities in the Indian
The Prime Minister of India in January 2013 unveiled the National
Mission on Electric Mobility and formed a National Board of
Electric Mobility to fast track e-mobility for India through
Mobility in 21st Century India
India's rapidly growing population has made transportation
systems unable to effectively keep up with demand, losing the
country untold man hours and wasting money.