DCEA Holds 2010 Fall Automotive Technology Symposium


DCEA Holds 2010 Fall Automotive Technology Symposium

To broaden and deepen the knowledge of DCEA members on automotive technologies, DCEA has decided to hold 2010 fall automotive technology symposium on November 13, 2010 (Saturday). Two important topics will be discussed at this symposium: Automotive Safety and Automotive Chassis Design. The event will be hosted at America International Exchange Center (AIEC) at SG Technologies.

Dr. Stephen Kang will give a lecture on automotive safety regulations. He will cover occupant injury metrics from head to toe, government and industry automotive safety regulation in US and around the world, and numerical data processing (SAE J211). He will emphasize the new trends of regulation development: new NCAP, pedestrian safety, ejection mitigation, seat belt interlock to replace unbelted tests, etc. He also will cover the safety regulation in China and CNCAP.  

Dr. Shan Shih will give a talk entitled of “Design concepts and development process of automotive chassis.” He will discuss selection of chassis design directions, relationship between whole vehicle performance and chassis components;  process of chassis development, project management, tasks for each groups and integration; to help engineers to understand CAE analysis and testing data, he will also emphasize physical concepts for chassis system.

Seats are limited; please register online as soon as possible.

Speakers:      Dr. Stephen (Hongbin) Kang and Dr. Shan Shih

When         November 13, 2010Saturday1:00 PM — 5:30 PM 

Where        American International Exchange Center (AIEC)

SG Technologies

27360 Drake Rd. Farmington Hills, MI 48331 

Sponsors:      General Motors and SG Technologies

Cost            Complimentary for DCEA members, $50 for non-members,

                     (DCEA welcome new members, and the lifetime membership fee is $30)



Contact:          Ning Zhang    (nzhang_us@yahoo.com, 248-808-0048)

                         Zifeng Nie      (zifengnie@sbcglobal.net, 248-719-5826)

                        Jiaquan Chen (jchen4254@yahoo.com, 313-805-4364)


A brief bio of Dr Kang:

Dr. Stephen Kang is currently a Senior Technical Expert in the Safety Core and Strategy Department of Ford Motor Company. He has over 20 years of automotive safety experience in USA. Dr. Kang has been teaching automotive safety classes for SAE International for five years with participants from Chrysler, Honda, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Ford, NHTSA, US Department of Transportation, US National Transportation Safety Board, Transport Canada, Delphi, Autoliv, Takata, BASF, Recaro, Graco, etc. Dr. Kang has been conducting occupant safety and CAE training internally at Ford Motor Company for the past 13 years. He has designed and conducted extensive dynamic component tests that significantly improved crash modeling, established several Ford internal component design requirements. Dr. Kang is the recipient of the Henry Ford Technology Award in 2005. He serves as an Advisory Board Member for TNO North America and is a certified six-sigma Black Belt.


A brief bio of Dr. Shan Shih:

Shan graduated from National Taiwan University in Mechanical Engineering. He earned his Ph.D. at Brown University in Solid Mechanics. This was followed by his 34 years professional career in automotive engineering in which he served as principal engineer, Chief engineer, engineering director, and senior engineering director. After he retired from ArvinMeritor in 2009 he worked for Chery in Wuhu, China for one year doing engineering consulting work. He will be teaching automotive courses at Lawrence Technology University starting next year. His specialty includes automotive chassis and powertrain design, development and CAE.  He has authored 40 technical papers and owned more than 20 patents. He is a member of SAE, ASME, Phi Kappa Phi and DCEA.  Shan was DCEA 1995 president and is active as a consultant for DCEA board of directors.


Event Date: 
Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 18:00