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Automotive Concurrent/Simultaneous Engineering
- Special Publication
- ISBN 1-56091-945-0
Published February 24, 1997 by SAE International in United States
- 228 pages
In today's highly competitive global automotive industry, the strategic advantages to be gained by reducing cost, by increasing customer satisfaction, and by shortening the concept to customer time is extremely valuable. This book offers readers insights into new techniques, methodologies, and cutting edge technologies being introduced in the automotive industry to maintain an edge over competition. Contents include: finite element analysis of process data curves for statistical process control; selecting the spot welding condition of multi0layer vehicle structure; training issues and methods for automotive simultaneous engineering; development of sleeve clinching method and making practicable; advanced machining processes integrate agile manufacturing; precise temperature control for molten ferrous alloy in induction furnace; reduction of vehicle leadtime by body engineering; finite element prediction of backlite modling squeak noise; design and control of adaptive structures using the finite element method; and conformability analysis - a measure of performance for design