Seminars

SAE seminars are one to three-day short courses on a broad range of topics that address relevant technologies, engineering tools, and management techniques. All seminars are applications-oriented and emphasize an interactive, hands-on style to provide direct job-relevance.

Engineers teaching engineers is another key attribute of SAE Seminars. Whether they're practicing engineers, retired engineers, or university faculty, all instructors come to the classroom with content expertise, industry experience, and on-the-job know how.

You will also network with peers from leading companies in the United States and in many cases, from around the world. All courses include an extensive learning manual of slide reprints and course notes

All seminars are approved for IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and for the professional engineer, Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Certain seminars are approved for Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

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2015-01-26 ...
  • January 26-27, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Norwalk, California
  • May 4-5, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • September 21-22, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Seattle, Washington
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The requirements for producing an FAA approved replacement part can be daunting. Understanding the steps required in the FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) process can greatly streamline the approval life-cycle and reduce unnecessary costs and delays, thereby shortening the time and cost to market. This course is designed for those organizations and individuals interested in designing and manufacturing replacement parts for civil aviation aircraft. This two-day course covers the crucial subjects and steps of the FAA-PMA approval process.
2015-01-27 ...
  • January 27-28, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Norwalk, California
  • August 3-4, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Tysons, Virginia
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Through the years there has been a significant and increasing volume of fraudulent and counterfeit electronic parts entering the aerospace supply chain. Left undetected, these parts can pose significant performance, reliability, and safety risks. In response to these threats, the SAE AS6081 Counterfeit Electronic Parts Avoidance – Distributors standard was developed to provide uniform requirements, practices, and methods to mitigate the risk of electronics distributors purchasing and supplying these counterfeit electronic parts throughout the aerospace supply chain.
2015-01-28 ...
  • January 28-29, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Norwalk, California
  • August 17-18, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Rosemont, Illinois
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Note: Last day of class ends at approximately 1:00 pm In the past few decades, product liability law has dramatically changed the manufacturer's outlook in the design and manufacture of product. The concept of safety and reliability has been altered from a purely engineering/manufacturing concept to a legal/manufacturing approach. This new approach requires an understanding of legal concepts as related to the manufacturing and design process. The engineer's role has shifted to include a safety audit analysis to minimize the existence of a product defect and/or to defend the product in a way that is responsive to the legal concerns.
2015-01-29 ...
  • January 29, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Norwalk, California
  • August 5, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Tysons, Virginia
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Counterfeit electronic parts have been found in almost every sector of the electronics industry and continue to be an increasing threat to electronic hardware. This threat poses significant performance, reliability and safety risks. Aerospace industry organizations, in particular, must produce and continually improve safe and reliable products that meet or exceed customer and regulatory authority requirements.
2015-03-02 ...
  • March 2-3, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • September 21-22, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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In your profession, an educated understanding of internal combustion engines is required, not optional. This two-day technology survey seminar covers the most relevant topics - ranging from the chemistry of combustion to the kinematics of internal components of the modern internal combustion engine - for maximum comprehension. Attendees will gain a practical, hands-on approach to the basics of the most common designs of internal combustion engines, as they apply to the gaseous cycles, thermodynamics and heat transfer to the major components, and the design theories that embody these concepts.
2015-03-02 ...
  • March 2-4, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • September 21-23, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Public awareness regarding pollutants and their adverse health effects has created an urgent need for engineers to better understand the combustion process as well as the pollutants formed as by-products of that process. To effectively contribute to emission control strategies and design and develop emission control systems and components, a good understanding of the physical and mathematical principles of the combustion process is necessary. This seminar will bring issues related to combustion and emissions "down to earth," relying less on mathematical terms and more on physical explanations and analogies.
2015-03-03 ...
  • March 3-4, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Lubricating fluids are the lifeblood of modern engines, performing numerous vital functions from reducing system friction, temperature, and fuel consumption to minimizing tailpipe emissions. This comprehensive seminar covers the latest developments in lubricating fluids technologies and explores the relationships between lubricating fluids and emissions, after-treatment devices, bio-fuels, and fuel economy. Fundamentals of crankcase lubrication, including the properties and performance requirements of global base stocks and lubricants will be covered.
2015-03-04 ...
  • March 4-6, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • October 28-30, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Societal and regulatory demands to lower emissions and increase engine-operating efficiencies have forced engine designers to adopt new technologies and control strategies. This has resulted in dramatic evolutions of the technology of internal combustion engines and their support systems in recent years. These operational management strategies have evolved into more robust control systems and sensory packages, which in turn has driven the need for more accurate and specific information being communicated between the various systems found within a modern automobile.
2015-03-09 ...
  • March 9-10, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Today's necessity for quickly delivering products to market limits product development time and leaves less room for error and 're-dos.' With so many plastic materials available, it is crucial that those involved in product design understand resin properties and how they affect part design and manufacturability. To help you make the best plastic choices the first time, this seminar provides an overview of polymer chemistry, explains the methods for testing properties of plastics and presents a method of systematic selection that will optimize your plastics material selection process.
2015-03-09 ...
  • March 9-10, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • September 10-11, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Design of Experiments (DOE) is a methodology that can be effective for general problem-solving, as well as for improving or optimizing product design and manufacturing processes. Specific applications of DOE include identifying proper design dimensions and tolerances, achieving robust designs, generating predictive math models that describe physical system behavior, and determining ideal manufacturing settings. This seminar utilizes hands-on activities to help you learn the criteria for running a DOE, the requirements and pre-work necessary prior to DOE execution, and how to select the appropriate designed experiment type to run.
2015-03-12 ...
  • March 12-13, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Vehicle functional requirements, emission regulations, and thermal limits all have a direct impact on the design of a powertrain cooling airflow system. Given the expected increase in emission-related heat rejection, suppliers and vehicle manufacturers must work together as partners in the design, selection, and packaging of cooling system components. An understanding and appreciation of airflow integration issues and vehicle-level trade-offs that effect system performance are important to the team effort. The severe duty cycles, minimal ram air, and sometimes unconventional package layouts present unique challenges.
2015-03-16 ...
  • March 16-18, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • July 27-29, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • November 9-11, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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The need to control emissions and maintain fuel economy is driving the use of advanced turbocharging technology in both diesel and gasoline engines. As the use of diesel engines in passenger car gasoline and diesel engines increases, a greater focus on advanced turbocharging technology is emerging in an effort to reap the benefits obtained from turbocharging and engine downsizing. This seminar covers the basic concepts of turbocharging of gasoline and diesel engines (light and heavy duty), including turbocharger matching and charge air and EGR cooling, as well as associated controls.
2015-03-17 ...
  • March 17-18, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Tysons, Virginia
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This seminar provides a functional understanding of the principles involved in conducting a Design for Manufacture/Design for Assembly study. DFM/DFA can support both manual and automated processes resulting in significant cost savings through simpler designs with fewer components. Related topics include workstation layouts, ergonomic considerations and errorproofing. Actual examples from the automotive industry are used to support the lecture and participants complete actual design efficiency using the DFM/DFA worksheet.
2015-03-18 ...
  • March 18-20, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • June 24-26, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • November 4-6, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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As a strategic leader, it is your responsibility to ensure that your organization is moving in the right direction. Executives and high-level managers must have the practical insight necessary to address competitive business challenges. Each segment of this three day course is designed to impart simple, but powerful lessons that will equip participants to more fully engage in strategic discussions, ask pertinent questions, facilitate critical decisions and shape high performing organizations. In addition, the course provides students with a personal leadership profile that illustrates their strengths and potential limitations.
2015-03-19 ...
  • March 19-20, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • September 14-15, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) are now commonly used in automotive body structural applications. The high strength of this grade classification is attractive to help reduce mass in the automotive body through reduction in thickness. Strength also supports improvements in safety requirements so that mass increases are minimized. In some specific grades of AHSS, energy absorption is possible in addition to the high strength. This course will review the definition and properties of AHSS and cover several common applications in automotive body structures.
2015-03-19 ...
  • March 19-20, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Tysons, Virginia
  • April 20-21, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
  • June 18-19, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Charlotte, North Carolina
  • August 20-21, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • October 14-15, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Norwalk, California
  • December 15-16, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Attendees to the seminars held in conjunction with the SAE 2015 World Congress will receive COMPLETE access to Congress activities for only $55 per day. If interested, please contact our Customer Service department at +1.877.606.7323 (U.S. and Canada only) or +1.724.776.4970 (outside U.S. and Canada) to register for this special Congress daily rate. Project Management and Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) are two critical techniques used in product development in the mobility industry today.
2015-03-23 ...
  • March 23-24, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Design and development of a modern steering system influences vehicle response, driver controllability, comfort, safety and fuel economy. In this interactive seminar, participants will analyze the steering system, from the steering wheel to the road wheel. The seminar will cover the anatomy and architecture of the lower steering system (wheel end suspension geometry, linkages and steering gear), its effect on vehicle response, and how a force at the contact patch is translated to a torque in the steering wheel.
2015-03-23 ...
  • March 23-24, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Tysons, Virginia
  • July 28-29, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Warrendale, Pennsylvania
  • December 7-8, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Norwalk, California
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The task of certifying an aircraft or part can be overwhelming given the lengthy process and the many steps that are required. Understanding the process can greatly enhance the outcome and reduce unnecessary delays or frustrations. This course will provide an overview of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) organizational structure, its policies, guidelines and requirements leading to Type and Supplemental Type airworthiness approvals. It will also cover the rule-making process and rules applicable to aircraft parts and products.
2015-03-23 ...
  • March 23-24, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • September 14-15, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Heat transfer affects the performance, emissions and durability of the engine as well as the design, packaging, material choice and fatigue life of vehicle components. This course covers the broad range of heat transfer considerations that arise during the design and development of the engine and the vehicle with a primary focus on computational models and experimental validation covering the flow of heat from its origin in the engine cylinders and its transfer via multiple paths through engine components.
2015-03-25 ...
  • March 25-27, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • October 21-23, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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On-board diagnosis of engine and transmission systems has been mandated by government regulation for light and medium vehicles since the 1996 model year. The regulations specify many of the detailed features that on-board diagnostics must exhibit. In addition, the penalties for not meeting the requirements or providing in-field remedies can be very expensive. This course is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of how and why OBD systems function and the technical features that a diagnostic should have in order to ensure compliant and successful implementation.
2015-03-25 ...
  • March 25-26, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Tysons, Virginia
  • July 30-31, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Warrendale, Pennsylvania
  • December 9-10, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Norwalk, California
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The certification of transport category cabin interiors requires a thorough understanding of Part 25 Transport Category aircraft cabin interior safety and crashworthiness regulations and compliance requirements. Regardless of whether it is a simple modification, a specialized completion (VIP or VVIP) or airline passenger configuration, engineers, designers, and airworthiness personnel must understand and adhere to these requirements. This two day seminar will begin with a discussion of Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) test requirements.
2015-03-26 ...
  • March 26-27, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • August 18-19, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Rosemont, Illinois
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Meeting the requirements of heavy-duty engine emissions regulations is a challenge for all engine manufacturers. Since the introduction of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) in medium and heavy-duty diesel engines, these systems have become more sophisticated and tightly integrated with emission control systems. This 2-day seminar will explore the advantages and disadvantages of EGR and the most effective implementation of various EGR systems. This seminar will begin by defining EGR and why it is used in diesel engines, along with an explanation of the mechanisms by which EGR is able to reduce NOx.
2015-03-27 ...
  • March 27, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Tysons, Virginia
  • August 31, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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This information-packed seminar focuses on the intricacies of patents, patent infringement litigation and patent licensing. Attendees will explore the important subjects of obtaining U.S. and foreign patents, maintaining U.S. and foreign patent rights, enforcing patent rights, defending against patent rights asserted by competitors, and licensing patent rights for revenue. After this seminar, you will effectively understand patents and ways to protect your company's valuable inventions. Your new knowledge will help your company maintain and enhance its position in the marketplace.
2015-03-30 ...
  • March 30-31, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • October 29-30, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Around the world, and more often than not, government bodies require formal certification of products. As product developers expand into new markets, they will be confronted with new standards, regulations, and customer expectations that may require new compliance processes. A properly run compliance program improves your product’s quality and safety, broadens your product’s market, ensures compliance with regulations and laws, and helps provide protection from future product liability issues. This two-day seminar presents a process development methodology that can be used repeatedly as new compliance requirements emerge.
2015-03-30 ...
  • March 30-April 1, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • August 10-12, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • December 9-11, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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RMS (Reliability-Maintainability-Safety-Supportability) engineering is emerging as the newest discipline in product development due to new credible, accurate, quantitative methods. Weibull Analysis is foremost among these new tools. New and advanced Weibull techniques are a significant improvement over the original Weibull approach. This workshop, originally developed by Dr. Bob Abernethy, presents special methods developed for these data problems, such as Weibayes, with actual case studies in addition to the latest techniques in SuperSMITH® Weibull for risk forecasts with renewal and optimal component replacement.
2015-03-31 ...
  • March 31-April 2, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • October 5-7, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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This seminar will present an introduction to Vehicle Dynamics from a vehicle system perspective. The theory and applications are associated with the interaction and performance balance between the powertrain, brakes, steering, suspensions and wheel and tire vehicle subsystems. The role that vehicle dynamics can and should play in effective automotive chassis development and the information and technology flow from vehicle system to subsystem to piece-part is integrated into the presentation. Governing equations of motion are developed and solved for both steady and transient conditions.
2015-04-01 ...
  • April 1-2, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • September 17-18, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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The transportation industry, including motor vehicles, aircraft, rail, marine, commercial, off-road and defense vehicles, as well as infrastructures, energy sectors, raw materials, manufacturing, health and food industries all experience significant issues with corrosion which results in billions of dollars of loss each year. Corrosion education and prevention is essential to improve and increase the service life of parts and components which may have a significant impact on the economy of various industries and nations.
2015-04-07 ...
  • April 7, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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This course provides an introduction to basic tire mechanics, including materials, sidewall stampings, pressure, tread patterns, tire inspection and basic tire failure identification of passenger and light truck tires. Practical in nature and supplemented with samples and hands-on activities, the course will provide you with information that you can use immediately on-the-job and apply to your own vehicle. It serves as a good primer for the indepth SAE Tire Forensic Analysis course.
2015-04-07 ...
  • April 7-9, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Norwalk, California
  • November 16-18, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Tysons, Virginia
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Internal audits are a requirement of the AS9100 Rev C standard and one of the fundamental requirements of the internal audit program is to verify the compliance of the organization’s quality management system to the AS9100 standard. Internal auditors must be knowledgeable of these requirements and the expectations as identified in the standard. In addition, the requirements of AS9101Rev D have significantly changed the way audits are expected to be performed in the Aviation, Space and Defense industries.
2015-04-08 ...
  • April 8-9, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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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 book, Tire Forensic Investigation, authored by the instructor, is included with the course materials.
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