Event Date/Time: Nov 03, 2004 End Date/Time: Nov 04, 2004
Registration Date: Nov 02, 2004
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A knowledge of statistics, tools to apply it and recent examples of applications or theory developments, are fundamental requirements for today’s practising engineers in the automotive industry. Technical statistical analysis plays a role in the development, production, (marketing, sales) and warranty tracking in all automotive products.

In particular, in the last decade, newer techniques have found application in the fields of engine development – these are now spreading out throughout the powertrain and vehicle development activities – hence the consistent interest in in this theme.

The use of statistical analysis for warranty problem understanding and resolution has received high profile press over the last couple of years and is an integral theme to this event.

Session A - Statistics for Powertrain Development

- Development examples
- Engines
- Transmissions
- Software analyses
- Testing
- Test bench hardware and software
- On-line optimisation
- Testing automation, autonomics
- High dynamic and transient testing
- Accuracy and repeatability
- Design
- Design analysis
- Production
- Design for Robustness
- Production variance and compensation

Session B - Statistics for Vehicle Optimisation

- Crash simulation
- Vehicle dynamics
- Reliability
- Calibration and control, on board diagnostics
- Thermal systems
- Vehicle acoustics and refinement
- Warranty problem analysis and resolution

Session C - Latest Developments in Statistics and Computing

- Genetic optimisation and programming, evolutionary computing
- Software products
- Knowledge management, Bayesian techniques
- Stochastic Process Methods
- Optimisation techniques
- Hardware

Session D - Statistical Process Control

- Six Sigma
- Prognostics
- Trend monitoring (Kalman filtering)


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