Ignoring the Bigger Picture

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Ignoring the bigger picture… Let’s look at the basics of decision making and risk management for a moment. The later you decide, the more you know. The earlier you decide, the more time you have to work on implementation. The timing of the decision creates its own reality and consequences. Now, apply this logic to product development. Since implementation takes … Read More

2014 Detroit Auto Show from a Powertrain Engineer’s Perspective

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The Detroit Auto show is always a great place to see new trends in design, but most attendees are focused on the outward style, design trends and concepts.  At the most recent show, I walked the show with a Powertrain Engineer’s hat on. Below are my 3 key takeaways which are essentially variations on the theme of optimizing fuel-efficiency and … Read More

Emperor of the US

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Enjoyed Bob Lutz Keynote at the 2013 SAE World Congress. Here are my notes on some key points he touched and thought I’d share them with you. He was asked to speak on what he would do if he were the king of the automotive industry for a week. He quickly changed that to “Emperor of the US” as just Auto industry wouldn’t be sufficient, … Read More

3 notable presentations at TMSS conference

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This is a late blog post. I attended and presented at the 2012 Thermal Management Systems Symposium in Scottsdale, AZ on Oct 31st and Nov 1st. It focused on the latest and most pertinent topics in the field of thermal systems technology today. These are my notes on three notable presentations (and my take always), specifically in engine thermal management and related … Read More

3 Surprising papers from 2012 SAE World Congress

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I presented at the 2012 SAE World Congress on transient modeling of powertrain components1.  While at Cobo Hall, I also attended and reviewed other papers on Engine Thermal Management and Overall Vehicle performance simulation.  Among many papers and committees I attended, below are three papers which I thought were awesome. Awesome, either because they had surprising counterintuitive conclusions or quantified … Read More

Watch Now: Towards Analysis Led Design

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A discussion on collaboration between system modeling, individual component CFD and collaboration with other CAE tools towards achieving predictive analytical capability of various fluid systems in a vehicle such as cooling system, AC system, lubrication system, transmission oil and fuel systems. Watch the Video: View the Slides: Download the presentation: Towards Analysis Led Design

9/13 Webinar: Towards Analysis Led Design

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Join CSEG  for our first Webinar where we’ll discuss the benefits and features of various analytical design tools and achieving predictive analytical capability of various fluid systems.  Sign Up Now! Date and Time: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 – 2:00 pm (Eastern)/1 pm (Central)/11 AM (Pacific) Towards Analysis Led Design A 15 minute talk followed by a 15 minute discussion on … Read More