Friday, April 7, 2023
SAE Speaker Series: "Part Design and Manufacturing by Reverse Engineering"
Monday, March 13, 2023
SAE BC Event Summary: Dipale Ghodake "Aeroacoustics Problems and Modelling Challenges in Electric Vehicles"
On 13Mar2023 Dr. Dipali Ghodake, who’s mission is to “…make the world free from unwanted noises and achieve more peaceful, quiet, and calm life for everyone”, graciously provided a presentation surrounding her lifelong work relating to vehicles aeroacoustics. The event was a virtual one for SAE BC, giving our members from out of town , along with sister chapters in nearby regions, a chance to participate. Dr. Ghodake’s covered a range of highly technical topics regarding vehicle acoustics modeling, including the importance of modeling and testing to confirm the accuracy of models that solve complex Navier stokes equations and more.
by Colin Keddie, P.Eng, MBA
SAE BC Chair
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
SAE SoCal: Scorpion EV: Creators of the 100% Electric Cobra Tribute Car March 9th @ 6PM PT
About the Speakers
Dr. Bill Cardoso founded Creative Electron in his Carlsbad garage in 2008. Bill and his team grew the company from a garage startup to the largest US manufacturer of X-ray machines. Located in San Marcos, CA, Creative Electron designs and manufactures X-ray inspection systems used to check the quality of medical devices, electronic boards, golf balls, and many other industries.
Following on the success at Creative Electron, Bill founded (back in his garage) Scorpion EV, a company that is designing and manufacturing Cobra tribute cars that are 100% electric. Utilizing a Tesla S performance powertrain, Scorpion EV is packaging over 600hp in a 2,600lb roadster to achieve incredible acceleration and 400-mile range. In this talk Bill will discuss the intersection between electric cars and entrepreneurship.
A gearhead at heart, Karen began her career in automotive and motorsports while still in the military. She currently serves as a business development consultant for Scorpion-EV, a company that engineers and builds EV powered MKIV Cobra Roadsters (Factory Five Racing platform) based on the Tesla Model S. Karen also holds Master Instructor certification as a driving coach, and when she's not racing or performance driving, she teaches advanced race craft to licensed racers.
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
SAE Speaker Series: "Aeroacoustics Problems and Modelling Challenges in Electric Vehicles"
On March 13th, 2023 @ 6:00 pm PST, SAE BC will host Dipali Ghodake. She will present her topic "Aeroacoustics Problems and Modelling Challenges in Electric Vehicles". This event will be available online via Webex for free. Sign-up now at register.saebritishcolumbia.org
The presentation introduces a brief history of noise generation by Lighthill acoustics analogy and its extension. Different solver approach such as Navier-Stokes and Lattice Boltzmann method, their modelling challenges are discussed. Then, various flow induced noise sources in electric vehicles and their modelling techniques are showcased with examples. In summary, this presentation gives the overview of problems in the automotive industry and unveils the skills required to become an aeroacoustics expert.
Monday, December 5, 2022
Thank you to our student teams and organizers for a great event!
Monday, November 7, 2022
SAE BC: Student Night Showcase and Competition
On November 21st at 6:00 pm PST, SAE BC will be hosting SAE student teams at the UBC Vancouver campus and online via Webex. Sign-up now at register.saebritishcolumbia.org!
After 2 years of online-only meetings, we are pleased to announce we will be hosting our first in-person event since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. SAE student teams from UBC, SFU, UVIC as well as BCIT will present their projects and compete for SAE BC sponsorship prizes. Please consider coming out to see interesting technical projects, speak to the next generation of automotive engineers, and search for potential new hires!
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
SAE Alberta: AMTA Truck AI Co-pilot "Platooning"
SAE AB is hosting a webinar on March 17, 2022 at 11am PST. It will be on Canada's first on-road truck platooning testing, presented by the
Alberta Motor Transport Association and the University of Alberta. The
registration link is at https://us02web.zoom.us/
Driver-assist technology – provided by Pronto – will allow close-proximity following in platoon formation, reducing drag, and increasing fuel efficiency. Other sensors, radar and camera technology will end information between the trucks to ensure safe operations including, active braking and acceleration systems responding to any acceleration and deceleration by the lead vehicle.
More info on truck platooning https://amta.ca/what-we-do/cooperative-truck-platooning-system-ctps/