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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2017-06-15 ...
  • June 15-16, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Cleveland, Ohio
  • October 26-27, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Farmington, Connecticut
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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.
2017-06-15 ...
  • June 15, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • November 6, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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The influx of different hybrid and electric vehicle configurations has brought about unique NVH challenges from a variety of sources. NVH refinement is an important aspect of powertrain development and the vehicle integration process. While developing the NVH behavior of the vehicle is critical to satisfy customer expectations, it is also important to consider the influence of reduced exterior noise levels on pedestrian safety.
2017-06-19 ...
  • June 19-20, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Plastic - any class of synthetically-produced organic compounds capable of being molded and hardened into a specific shape or form. This course is designed to offer a basic understanding of plastics and plastic processing. Using plastics can be simple, but there is much more behind producing high performance plastic parts. This seminar will walk you through the molding process, provide a comprehensive look at the variables in the manufacturing mix, and review characteristics of typical automotive plastics such as PP, PVC, ABS, and more.
2017-06-19 ...
  • June 19-21, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • October 25-27, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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This interactive seminar will take you beyond the basics of passenger car and light truck vehicle dynamics by applying advanced theory, physical tests and CAE to the assessment of ride, braking, steering and handling performance. Governing state-space equations with transfer functions for primary ride and open loop handling will be developed & analyzed. Building on the analysis of the state space equations, common physical tests and their corresponding CAE solutions for steady state and transient vehicle events will be presented. The "state-of-the-art" of vehicle dynamics CAE will be discussed.
2017-06-22 ...
  • June 22-23, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Engine valvetrain systems have become more capable and increasingly more compact in the quest to improve efficiency. The developments parallel the advancements in other key engine components such as fuel injection or spark systems, turbocharging, aftertreatment, base engine and controls. While the gasoline sector has seen a steady rise in the adoption of Variable Valve Actuation (VVA), Diesel systems have lagged behind and only a few systems have seen production. The level of VVA activity however in the Diesel sector is beginning to increase as tighter regulations of CO2 emissions approach.
2017-06-26 ...
  • June 26-28, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Fuel composition has had to change with the advent of more stringent emission regulations. Reformulated gasoline (RFG), for example, is vastly different from gasoline of even ten years ago. Tightening regulations on diesel emissions will dramatically change both diesel fuel and engine design. This three-day seminar will review the fundamentals of motor fuels, combustion and motor power generation. The primary content of the course provides a basic introduction to the technology, performance, evaluation, and specifications of current gasoline, diesel, and turbine fuels.
2017-06-28 ...
  • June 28-29, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • October 5-6, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Product development is organizationally a complex undertaking that requires effective coordination within a company and between companies. During product development, teams are confronted with a number of ongoing organizational challenges and there is a high potential for conflict between participants in the process. This course addresses teamwork and other "soft-side" factors that largely determine whether product development programs are successfully completed on schedule. The content is relevant for both OEMs and suppliers.
2017-06-29 ...
  • June 29, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Effective decision making is critical to maximizing profit/minimizing expenses, return on capital spending, and operational efficiency. To understand the impact of decisions that affect the enterprise, professionals at every level must secure and integrate relevant cross-functional information. Register for this seminar and learn skills needed to base decision making on solid business knowledge and sound financial principles instead of on emotion or "your gut." The instructor walks you through the tenets of structured decision-making and teaches a step-by-step approach to make practical, effective decisions.
2017-07-11 ...
  • July 11-12, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
  • November 14-15, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
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This two-day interactive course, based on the ASME Y14.5-2009 standard, provides an in-depth explanation of how to use tolerance stacks to analyze product designs and how to use geometric tolerances in stacks. You will learn the essential methods and concepts used for creating 1D part and assembly tolerance stacks. The course was developed utilizing the expertise of world-renowned GD&T expert Alex Krulikowski and features numerous practice problems and in-depth coverage of tolerance stacks applications.
2017-07-17 ...
  • July 17-18, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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This course presents a proven eight-step method for program planning and control, including: definition of customers' requirements, roles of the program team, determination and flowcharting of program tasks, scheduling and costing, quality aspects of critical tasks, and risk management. Easy to grasp, each of the eight steps evolve from common-sense questions that should be answered for any program, regardless of size or complexity.
2017-07-17 ...
  • July 17-18, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Engineers are taught to create designs that meet customer specifications. When creating these designs, the focus is usually on the nominal values rather than variation. Robustness refers to creating designs that are insensitive to variability in the inputs. Much of the literature on robustness is dedicated to experimental techniques, particularly Taguchi techniques, which advocate using experiments with replications to estimate variation. This course presents mathematical formulas based on derivatives to determine system variation based on input variation and knowledge of the engineering function.
2017-07-18 ...
  • July 18-20, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Tysons, Virginia
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Safety continues to be one of the most important factors in motor vehicle design, manufacture and marketing. This seminar provides a comprehensive overview of these critical automotive safety considerations: injury and anatomy; human tolerance and biomechanics; occupant protection; testing; and federal legislation. The knowledge shared at this seminar will enable attendees to be more aware of safety considerations and to better understand and interact with safety experts. This course has been approved by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) for 18 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
2017-07-18 ...
  • July 18, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Tysons, Virginia
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The field of vehicular accident reconstruction has become increasingly specialized. For automotive engineers involved in crash reconstruction and analysis, a knowledge of basic accident reconstruction principles and techniques is essential, but often insufficient to answer the sophisticated questions posed by design engineers, regulators, and lawyers. This seminar takes participants beyond the basics of accident reconstruction to physical models and analysis techniques that are unique to the reconstruction of single-vehicle rollover crashes.
2017-07-24 ...
  • July 24-25, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • November 6-7, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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This course covers radar fundamentals, emphasizing the understanding of physical principles and limitations of radar systems from the perspective of radar returns from objects of interest to automotive radar including vehicles, pedestrians and transportation infrastructure. Participants will be exposed to all aspects of radar design at a level detailed enough to understand system engineering estimates for the major functions by examining the basic functions of radars, from the waveform generation in the transmitter, all the way to matched filter detection in the receiver.
2017-07-25 ...
  • July 25-26, 2017 (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.
2017-07-26 ...
  • July 26-27, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • December 4-5, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Puyallup, 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.
2017-07-28 ...
  • July 28, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • November 10, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Active Safety, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are now being introduced to the marketplace as they serve as key enablers for anticipated autonomous driving systems. Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) is one ADAS application which is either in the marketplace presently or under development as nearly all automakers have pledged to offer this technology by the year 2022. This one-day course is designed to provide an overview of the typical ADAS AEB system from multiple perspectives.
2017-08-07 ...
  • August 7-9, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • December 4-6, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Starting with a look at the transmission's primary function -- to couple the engine to the driveline and provide torque ratios between the two -- this updated and expanded seminar covers the latest transmission systems designed to achieve the most efficient engine operation. Current designs, the components and sub-systems used, their functional modes, how they operate, and the inter-relationships will be discussed. A manual transmission display will be used to explain ratios and how they function within the driveline.
2017-08-07 ...
  • August 7-9, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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The quest for more efficient, smarter, and environmentally cleaner liquid-fueled spark ignition (SI) reciprocating engines is more alive and intense now than ever before. GDI SI engines have overcome many of the original limitations and are now becoming commonplace. This seminar will provide a comprehensive overview of GDI engines.
2017-08-10 ...
  • August 10-11, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Through informative discussions and detailed explanations, this seminar will provide a solid and fundamental understanding of gear geometry, types and arrangements, and design principles. Starting with the basic definitions of gears, conjugate motion, and the Laws of Gearing, those attending will be given the tools needed to understand the inter-relation and coordinated motion operating within gear pairs and multi-gear trains. Basic gear system design process and gear measurement and inspection techniques will also be explained.
2017-08-15 ...
  • August 15-16, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Stringent requirements of reduced NOx emission limits in the US have presented engineers and technical staff with numerous challenges. Several in-cylinder technical solutions have been developed for diesel engines to meet 2010 emission standards. These technologies have been optimized and have yielded impressive engine-out results in their ability to reduce emissions to extremely low levels. However, current and state-of-the-art in-cylinder solutions have fallen short of achieving the limits imposed on diesel emissions for 2010.
2017-08-16 ...
  • August 16-18, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • December 13-15, 2017 (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.
2017-08-16 ...
  • August 16, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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The improved efficiencies of the modern diesel engine have led to its increased use within the mobility industry. The vast majority of these diesel engines employ a high-pressure common rail fuel injection system to increase the engine's fuel-saving potential, emissions reduction, and overall performance. This one-day seminar will begin with a review of the basic principles of diesel engines and fuel injection systems. Diesel and alternative fuels will be discussed, followed by current and emerging diesel engine applications.
2017-08-17 ...
  • August 17-18, 2017 (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.
2017-08-29 ...
  • August 29-30, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
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Providing you have a basic understanding of mechanical drawings, this course teaches the terms, rules, symbols, and concepts of GD&T as prescribed in the ASME Y14.5M-1994 Standard. Utilizing the expertise of world-renowned GD&T expert Alex Krulikowski, the course offers an in-depth explanation of geometric symbols, including each symbol's requirements, tolerance zones, and limitations. It also includes a comparison of GD&T to coordinate tolerancing; an explanation of tolerance zones; Rules #1 and #2; form and orientation controls; tolerance of position; runout and profile controls.
2017-08-31 ...
  • August 31, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • December 14, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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This highly interactive workshop focuses training on negotiation strategy and skills. This is not the manipulative, win-lose negotiation approach frequently taught today, where the “winner” eventually spends time and effort protecting his negotiated advantage against erosion, while the “loser” continually exploits loopholes and shortcuts to recover lost ground. Traditional negotiation is a wary dance based on mistrust, the true cost of which is lost in quality and brain fatigue – usually for someone other than the negotiator – over the life of the agreement.
2017-09-07 ...
  • September 7-8, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Note: Last day of class ends at approximately 1:00 pm According to the Federal Rules of Evidence, an expert witness is anyone who can assist the trier of fact (the jury) in understanding any issue in dispute at trial. The witness' ability to give this assistance can be derived from any specialized training, education, background, or experience. To be effective in providing this assistance, however, requires that the expert witness understand the true role that he or she is to play both before and at the trial.
2017-09-11 ...
  • September 11-12, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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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.
2017-09-13 ...
  • September 13-15, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:03 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), 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.
2017-09-14 ...
  • September 14-15, 2017 (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.
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