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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2018-04-09 ...
  • April 9-10, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
  • August 9-10, 2018 (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.
2018-04-09 ...
  • April 9-10, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
  • October 11-12, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Palm Desert, California
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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, every new vehicle benefits from the optimized braking, enhanced acceleration, and 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.
2018-04-09 ...
  • April 9-10, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
  • June 21-22, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Hamburg, Germany
  • October 9-10, 2018 (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.
2018-04-09 ...
  • April 9, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
  • June 15, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • October 15, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - El Segundo, California
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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 all of the 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.
2018-04-09 ...
  • April 9, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
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It is a well-known fact that the number of women in science, engineering and business fields is growing, yet men continue to outnumber women, especially at the upper levels of these professions. Many women appear to encounter a series of challenges at early or midcareer stages that contribute to them leaving their careers prematurely due to feelings of isolation, an unsupportive work environment, extreme work schedules, and unclear rules about advancement and success.
2018-04-10 ...
  • April 10-11, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
  • October 9-10, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
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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.
2018-04-11 ...
  • April 11, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
  • June 26, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • October 17, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Palm Desert, California
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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.
2018-04-11 ...
  • April 11-13, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • August 1-3, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • November 14-16, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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In today's corporate environment of shrinking budgets, required structural cost reductions, sharing of global designs/services, and pricing pressures, it is critical that engineers possess a working knowledge of engineering economics principles. To fully understand the economic viability of engineering decisions, engineers need to find the appropriate balance between design alternatives, resulting costs, and impact on their enterprise. This seminar introduces participants to the cost, finance and economic concepts and their applications to products and services.
2018-04-12 ...
  • April 12-13, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • June 20-21, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • October 4-5, 2018 (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.
2018-04-12 ...
  • April 12-13, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
  • October 18-19, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Gothenburg, Sweden
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As diesel emissions regulations have become more and more stringent, diesel particulate filters (DPF) have become possibly the most important and complex diesel aftertreatment device. This seminar covers many DPF-related topics using fundamentals from various branches of applied sciences such as porous media, filtration and materials sciences and will provide the student with both a theoretical as well as an applications-oriented approach to enhance the design and reliability of aftertreatment platforms.
2018-04-12 ...
  • April 12, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
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It has not been commonly known that automotive exterior lights are safety devices and must comply with governmental regulations. Since the 1930s, the SAE Lighting Standards Committee has been actively working with the automotive industry OEMs, lamp makers, tier-two suppliers, and human factor experts to develop automotive lighting standards. These standards have been widely used or referenced by the U.S. federal or state governments in establishing and enforcing the lighting regulations.
2018-04-12 ...
  • April 12-13, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
  • July 23-24, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • November 5-6, 2018 (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.
2018-04-12 ...
  • April 12-13, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
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Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a systematic method for preventing failure through the discovery and mitigation of potential failure modes and their cause mechanisms. Actions are developed in a team environment and address each high: severity, occurrence or detection ranking indicated by the analysis. Completed FMEA actions result in improved product performance, reduced warranty and increased product quality.
2018-04-13 ...
  • April 13, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
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Lighting Emitting Diode (LED), a new generation semiconductor light source often referred to as Solid-State Lighting (SSL), has been broadly adopted in illumination, display, visualization, and other areas due to its higher efficacy and longer life. LEDs, first introduced for automotive interior applications such as indicators, expanded to exterior applications including center high mounted stop lamps and other automotive signal lighting devices. Today, LED technologies are being used for night vision, occupancy detection, and many other automotive application areas.
2018-04-13 ...
  • April 13, 2018 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
  • October 16, 2018 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) - El Segundo, California
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The reconstruction and analysis of motorcycle crashes requires a specialized set of skills and knowledge beyond those required for typical four wheel vehicles. This seminar takes participants beyond the basics of crash reconstruction to physical models and analysis techniques that are unique to the reconstruction of motorcycle crashes, providing learners with a comprehensive summary of applicable reconstruction techniques.
2018-04-16 ...
  • April 16, 2018 (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 in-depth SAE Tire Forensic Analysis course. This course has been approved by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) for 7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
2018-04-16 ...
  • April 16-17, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
  • September 25-26, 2018 (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.
2018-04-17 ...
  • April 17-18, 2018 (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. This course has been approved by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) for 13 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
2018-04-23 ...
  • April 23-25, 2018 (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.
2018-04-23 ...
  • April 23, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) - Mobile, Alabama
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This four-hour short course intends to present an overview of electrohydraulic flow control servovalves commonly used in flight control and utility actuators. The scope of this course covers the history and design of servovalves, as well as their most common performance characteristics. This course will provide participants an understanding of the application of electrohydraulic servovalves in hydraulically powered actuators and preparation of the servovalve procurement specification.
2018-04-23 ...
  • April 23, 2018 (1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.) - Mobile, Alabama
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The purpose of this four hour short course is to provide information to understand how is established the basic architecture of a Flight Control Actuation System of a transport airplane, i.e. understanding the rationale for the distribution of the control surfaces, power sources, actuators and computers.
2018-04-24 ...
  • April 24-25, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
  • July 24-25, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
  • November 6-7, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
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This two-day 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.
2018-04-25 ...
  • April 25-27, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Cleveland, Ohio
  • July 11-13, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Warrendale, Pennsylvania
  • November 14-16, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - El Segundo, California
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Certifying an aircraft, part or appliance can be challenging while navigating the maze of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) procedures, rules, policies and guidelines. This course will help you to the understand the FAA organizational structure, it’s policies, guidelines and requirements leading to Type and Supplemental Type airworthiness approvals, and provide you with a competitive edge and potential reduction in time in obtaining an FAA approval.
2018-04-30 ...
  • April 30-May 2, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • October 17-19, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Increased public pressure to improve commercial truck safety and new stopping distance regulations have intensified the need to better understand the factors influencing heavy vehicle braking performance. To assist individuals and their organizations in preparing for these new truck braking standards, this seminar focuses attendees on understanding medium-duty hydraulic brake systems and heavy-duty air brake systems and how both systems' performance can be predicted, maintained and optimized.
2018-04-30 ...
  • April 30-May 2, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • October 29-31, 2018 (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.
2018-04-30 ...
  • April 30-May 3, 2018 (8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) - Appleton, Wisconsin
  • October 23-26, 2018 (8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) - tbd, 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.
2018-05-01 ...
  • May 1-2, 2018 (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 how to use engineering drawings that use the International Standards Organization (ISO) standards. Utilizing the expertise of world-renowned GD&T expert Alex Krulikowski, this course will teach you to recognize what is required on a standard-compliant drawing and recognize geometrical tolerances based on the ISO standards. The course combines information from dozens of ISO standards into a logical understandable topic. Newly acquired learning is reinforced throughout the class with more than 150 practice problems.
2018-05-01 ...
  • May 1, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • November 8, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Surface texture is one of the most important topics in today's world of design, development and performance. As tolerances are shrinking and performance demands are increasing, surface texture is rapidly becoming one of the most important aspects of engine and vehicle performance. Every moving component on a vehicle or engine is influenced by surface texture in one or more of the following ways: vibration, sealing, adhesion, traction, emissions, safety, durability, wear/failure analysis. Many of the industry's top warranty issues (leaks, noise, vibration, etc.) are a direct result of surface texture implications.
2018-05-02 ...
  • May 2-3, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • November 6-7, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Driven by the need for lower emissions, better fuel economy and higher efficiency, hybrid vehicles are appearing in many different configurations on today's roadways. While the powertrain components such as the drive motor, motor controller and cooling system are somewhat familiar to the automotive industry, the battery systems are a relatively unfamiliar aspect. This seminar will introduce participants to the concepts of hybrid vehicles, their missions and the role of batteries in fulfilling those requirements.
2018-05-03 ...
  • May 3-4, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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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.
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