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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2016-09-30 ...
  • September 30, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
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Providing you have a basic understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing fundamentals, this course teaches the significant revisions, additions, and deletions prescribed in the new ASME Y14.5-2009 Standard. Utilizing the expertise of world-renowned GD&T expert Alex Krulikowski, the course offers an in-depth explanation of new features in the 2009 standard and compares them to the 1994 Standard. Newly acquired learning is reinforced throughout the class with numerous practice problems, and a set of comprehensive comparison charts that highlight itemized changes in the standard are included in the workshop price.
2016-09-30 ...
  • September 30, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Scottsdale, Arizona
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Brake noise is one of the highest ranked complaints of car owners. Grunts, groans, squeaks, and squeals are common descriptions of the annoying problem which brake engineers spend many hours trying to resolve. Consumer expectations and the high cost of warranty repairs are pushing the optimization of brake NVH performance. This course will provide you with an overview of the various damping mechanisms and tools for analyzing and reducing brake noise. A significant component of this course is the inclusion of case studies which will demonstrate how brake noise squeal issues have been successfully resolved.
2016-10-03 ...
  • October 3-4, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Norwalk, California
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Engineers and managers involved with product development are constantly challenged to reduce time to market, minimize warranty costs, and increase product quality. With less and less time for testing, the need for effective accelerated test procedures has never been greater. This course covers the benefits, limitations, processes, and applications of several proven accelerated test methods including accelerated reliability, step stress, FSLT (Full System Life Test), FMVT® (Failure Mode Verification Testing), HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing), and HASS (Highly Accelerated Stress Screening).
2016-10-03 ...
  • October 3-5, 2016 (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.
2016-10-03 ...
  • October 3-4, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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The advent of digital computers and the availability of ever cheaper and faster micro processors have brought a tremendous amount of control system applications to the automotive industry in the last two decades. From engine and transmission systems, to virtually all chassis subsystems (brakes, suspensions, and steering), some level of computer control is present. Control systems theory is also being applied to comfort systems such as climate control and safety systems such as cruise control or collision mitigation systems.
2016-10-04 ...
  • October 4-6, 2016 (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 to steering wheel input, driver effort, comfort, safety and fuel economy. In this interactive seminar participants will analyze the steering system from the road wheel to the steering wheel. Day one will begin with a deep dive into the anatomy and architecture of the lower steering system (wheel end, suspension geometry, linkages and steering gear), its effect on vehicle response and how forces and moments at the contact patch are converted to a torque at the pinion.
2016-10-04 ...
  • October 4-6, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - New Britain, Connecticut
  • October 11-13, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Mesa, Arizona
  • October 11-13, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - West Chester, Ohio
  • October 18-20, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - West Chester, Ohio
  • October 25-27, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Miami, Florida
  • October 25-27, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Munich, Germany
  • October 25-27, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Norwalk, California
  • November 1-3, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Cleveland, Ohio
  • November 1-3, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - New Britain, Connecticut
  • November 8-10, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - New Britain, Connecticut
  • November 8-10, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - West Chester, Ohio
  • November 15-17, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Indianapolis, Indiana
  • November 15-17, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Munich, Germany
  • November 15-17, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Norwalk, California
  • December 6-8, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - New Britain, Connecticut
  • December 6-8, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Puyallup, Washington
  • December 13-15, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Norwalk, California
  • December 14-16, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Shanghai, China
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Europe Class Schedule Information In an effort to better serve Europe's aerospace industry, SAE International has secured the services of MCI-Group to accept registrations and manage the registration process, including being able to accept a greater variety of currencies. The MCI-Group should be your first point of contact when questions arise regarding class registrations.
2016-10-05 ...
  • October 5-6, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Norwalk, California
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As diesel engines become more popular, a fundamental knowledge of diesel technology is critical for anyone involved in the diesel engine support industry. This course will explain the fundamental technology of diesel engines starting with a short but thorough introduction of the diesel combustion cycle, and continue with aspects of engine design, emission control design, and more. An overview of developing technologies for the future with a comprehensive section on exhaust aftertreatment is also included. The text, Diesel Emissions and Their Control, authored by Magdi Khair and W. Addy Majewski is included with the seminar.
2016-10-06 ...
  • October 6-7, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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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.
2016-10-11 ...
  • October 11, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Electric and hybrid vehicles are becoming more visible on today's roadways and the automotive companies are working hard to make these vehicles as transparent as possible to enhance consumer acceptance. The battery system forms a key part of any of these vehicles and is probably the least understood. With practically no moving parts the battery systems show no visible or audible warning of any latent dangers. This seminar will introduce participants to the risks encountered in handling high voltage battery systems and their component parts.
2016-10-12 ...
  • October 12-13, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Data acquisition is required throughout the product's life cycle - in prototype performance evaluation, reliability/durability testing, duty-cycle analysis, end of line testing, and service and aftermarket product areas. Both lab and on-road testing are needed for components, sub-systems and entire vehicles. As in-vehicle networks become increasingly more sophisticated in terms of the number of controllers, the speed at which they communicate, and the number of parameters available, they are a virtual goldmine for the test engineer.
2016-10-13 ...
  • October 13-14, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Once reserved for high-end luxury vehicles, electronic brake control systems are now required standard equipment on even the most inexpensive cars and trucks. Today, nearly every new vehicle benefits from the optimized braking, enhanced acceleration, or improved stability that these systems provide. This comprehensive seminar introduces participants to the system-level design considerations, vehicle interface requirements, and inevitable performance compromises that must be addressed when implementing these technologies. The seminar begins by defining the tire-road interface and analyzing fundamental vehicle dynamics.
2016-10-17 ...
  • October 17, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Designing more efficient and robust emission control components and exhaust systems results in more efficient performance, reduced backpressure and fuel penalty, and higher conversion efficiency. This course will help you to understand the motion of exhaust flow in both gasoline and diesel emission control components including flow-through and wall-flow devices such as catalytic converters, NOx adsorbers, diesel oxidation catalysts, diesel particulate filters as well as flow through the overall exhaust system.
2016-10-17 ...
  • October 17-18, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) and Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) technology model offerings and production volumes continue to accelerate with each model year. Advanced technology vehicle populations are significantly increasing throughout the world, making it vital for engineers, technicians, and educators to have a thorough understanding of these technologies and systems.
2016-10-18 ...
  • October 18-19, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Developing vehicles that achieve optimum fuel economy and acceleration performance is critical to the success of any automotive company, yet many practicing engineers have not received formal training on the broad range of factors which influence vehicle performance. This seminar provides this fundamental understanding through the development of mathematical models that describe the relevant physics and through the hands-on application of automotive test equipment. Attendees will also be introduced to software used to predict vehicle performance.
2016-10-18 ...
  • October 18-19, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
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Providing you have an understanding of GD&T fundamentals, this course teaches the thought processes involved in assigning GD&T to components. It will change the way many engineers think about part tolerancing. Utilizing the expertise of world-renowned GD&T expert Alex Krulikowski, the course focuses on what constitutes good and poor drawing practices, common dimensioning methods used in industry, using GD&T to communicate system functions on component dimensions, and the logic of how to apply GD&T to components.
2016-10-19 ...
  • October 19-20, 2016 (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.
2016-10-20 ...
  • October 20-21, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
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Providing you have a basic understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing fundamentals, this course teaches an introduction to 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.
2016-10-24 ...
  • October 24-25, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Warrendale, Pennsylvania
  • November 22-23, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Shanghai, China
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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.
2016-10-24 ...
  • October 24-25, 2016 (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.
2016-10-25 ...
  • October 25-28, 2016 (8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) - Oxnard, California
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Note: Last day of class ends at approximately 12:30 pm Recent advances in commercial vehicle equipment have increased the potential for incident-related data to be recorded surrounding a collision event. What some have called a "black box" is more properly referred to as a Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorder (HVEDR) as defined by the SAE J2728 HVEDR Recommended Practice.
2016-10-25 ...
  • October 25, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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The In-Vehicle user environment is transitioning from fixed dedicated features to an extensible connected interface that can dramatically increase complexity faced by the driver. This course will provide a systematic design method to develop intuitive and safe vehicle interface solutions. Participants will learn user interaction design steps, tools, and the team synergies required to develop an interface from concept to the final product. The course will use exercises to practice interface design, with example interfaces to cover lessons learned.
2016-10-25 ...
  • October 25-26, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Organizations are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of developing secure software. This seminar introduces students to the concepts of software assurance which have direct application in all software industries, including automotive and aerospace sectors. The intent of this seminar is to give students an appreciation of the technical challenges associated with software assurance while developing the technical skills necessary to engineer secure software. Performing input validation is imperative when developing secure software systems as this seminar will demonstrate.
2016-10-26 ...
  • October 26-28, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Baltimore, Maryland
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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.
2016-10-26 ...
  • October 26-27, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Warrendale, Pennsylvania
  • November 24-25, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Shanghai, China
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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.
2016-10-27 ...
  • October 27-28, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Baltimore, Maryland
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Improving vehicular fuel efficiency is of paramount importance to the global economy. Governmental regulations, climate change and associated health concerns, as well as the drive towards energy independence, have created a technical need to achieve greater fuel efficiency. While vehicle manufacturers are focusing efforts on improved combustion strategies, smaller displacement engines, weight reduction, low friction surfaces, etc., the research involved in developing fuel efficient engine oils has been less publicized.
2016-10-27 ...
  • October 27-28, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Embedded hardware is everywhere you look today from your vehicle’s infotainment system to refrigerator to medical devices and everything else in-between. With so much exposure one would think that such devices are secure against attack; however, sadly for a large number of devices this is not the case. For proof, just look no further than your local news reports. They are full of reports on devices being hacked into. So, as engineers, how do we go about first identifying and mitigating (or capitalizing) the potential security vulnerabilities within these devices?
2016-11-01 ...
  • November 1-2, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Shanghai, China
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Car companies and suppliers continue to develop new technologies that make vehicles safer and regulatory agencies continue to update safety regulations based on new research studies, making vehicle safety design more and more complex. This seminar covers the mechanics of frontal crashes and how vehicle structures, vehicle restraint systems, and vehicle interiors affect occupant safety. It also describes details of how CAE tools work in the simulation of frontal crashes. The goal of the course is to familiarize participants with engineering principles behind vehicle and restraint designs for occupant safety.
2016-11-01 ...
  • November 1-3, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
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The design of a car or truck always involves a conflict of goals. The suspension system that is optimized for ride is not always the best for handling. The powertrain that gives best acceleration is not likely to be the most fuel-efficient. Through this course, you will develop an understanding of the motor vehicle as a system.
2016-11-02 ...
  • November 2-4, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Hydraulic brake systems, one of the most important safety features on many road vehicles today, must meet manufacturer and customer requirements in addition to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. This course will analyze automotive braking from a system's perspective, emphasizing legal requirements as well as performance expectations such as pedal feel, stopping distance, fade and thermal management. Calculations necessary to predict brake balance and key system sizing variables that contribute to performance will be discussed.
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