Looking for continuing education on engines or hydraulics? April is the month for you.
Tribological Perspective on Engine Friction Reduction
Instructor: Arup Gangopadhyay, Ford Motor Company
Date/Time: April 11, 2012, 12-1 p.m. CDT, with extended Q&A from 1-1:30 p.m.
Short Abstract: The webinar will focus on energy losses in a vehicle and in particular, the frictional losses from critical engine systems. The lubrication regimes of these systems will be reviewed and some of actions could be taken for friction reduction. Industry trends towards reducing engine friction will be reviewed.
Hydraulic Fluid Properties and Hydraulic Systems - A Vital Link
Instructor: Paul Michael, Milwaukee School of Engineering
Date/Time: April 18, 2012, 12-1 p.m. CDT, with extended Q&A from 1-1:30 p.m.
Short Abstract: This webinar will cover hydraulic pumps, motors, valves, cylinders and hoses. We will examine its function of each component, the different types of components, and getting optimal efficiency out of each part in the system, including how to choose the right fluid for the application. This discussion will also cover the concepts of volumetric efficiency, mechanical efficiency and fatigue life, and how to measure each.
While you're checking out the webinars, be sure to keep an eye on the month of May - we'll be broadcasting a panel discussion live from the #STLE2012 Annual Meeting focusing on Synthetics, with more details available soon including panelists and topical focus. Feel free to let me know what you'd like to hear about and we can include that in the discussion. Also, after the Annual Meeting, we'll be hosting an Idea Exchange - where you can share ideas and what you saw with colleagues, and get an idea of what others took away from the conference.