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Automotive Engineering: May 2019

an SAE member on the GFISC, wrote this article for SAE Standards News. A retired General Motors fuel systems/powertrain engineer, Mr. Glennan is a technical writer for Technical Writing Solutions, LLC.-Thomas B. Glennan
  • Magazine Article
  • 19AUTP05_08
Published 2019-05-01 by SAE International in United States

Today's fuel injection engineers, designers, and researchers are continually challenged to meet increasingly demanding fuel economy, emissions and performance requirements for gasoline engine-powered vehicles. The availability of established and recognized standards in support of this effort is critical to accomplishing these goals. And the work of SAE's Gasoline Fuel Injection Standards Committee (GFISC) to create and maintain these essential standards, guidelines and recommended practices helps to ensure the success of these efforts.

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Strategies for Managing Vehicle Mass throughout the Development Process and Vehicle Lifecycle

General Motors Corporation-Thomas B. Glennan
Published 2007-04-16 by SAE International in United States
Managing (minimizing and optimizing) the total mass of a vehicle is recognized as a critical task during the development of a new vehicle, as well as throughout its production lifecycle. This paper summarizes a literature review of, and investigation into, the strategies, methods and best practices for achieving low total mass in new vehicle programs, and/or mass reductions in existing production vehicle programs. Empirical and quantitative data and examples from the automotive manufacturers and suppliers are also provided in support of the material presented.
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