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Step 2: Found what you want? Use the DOWNLOAD button.
Step 3: What if you can't find what you need?
How to Understand the Numbering System for SAE Technical Papers
Technical Papers have one of two numbering formats:
SAE papers can be published in SAE Special Publications, in SAE Proceedings, in the SAE Transactions, and in various SAE Journals.
"SP" = Special Publications - a collection of Technical Papers presented at a given session in one conference.
"HS" = Handbook Supplement
"P" = Proceedings
"PT" = Progress in Technology
Our holdings for SAE Technical Papers:
Kettering has access from 1906→present for Technical Papers in SAE Mobilus.
Stapp Car Crash Journal
The Stapp Association is dedicated to the dissemination of research findings in impact biomechanics, human tolerance to impact trauma, and crash injury protection. This is achieved primarily through the annual Stapp Car Crash Journal and associated conference.
There is a selection of Technical Papers published in the Stapp Car Crash Journal.
To find Stapp papers inside SAE Mobilus, type in their title in the search bar.
To simply browse papers from the Stapp Car Crash Conference, enter "Stapp Car Crash" and change the dropdown option to "Meeting Name" before hitting SEARCH.
Our holdings for STAPP Car Crash papers:
Kettering has access from 1966→present for Stapp papers in SAE Mobilus.
What don't we have?
Kettering has deep coverage in SAE Mobilus, but we do not have any of the following collections:
How to Understand the Numbering System for SAE Standards
All SAE Standards begin with letters. Ground Vehicle Standards start with J; Aerospace Standards start with AS, AMS, AIR and ARP. Standards often have various iterations and updates in different years, so be aware of which version you need.
SAE Ground Vehicle Standards are also called J-Papers or J-Reports because the standard numbers begin with J. The year of the standard is inside its number. For example:
Pay attention to "Current" versus "Historical" standards. The number of the standard changes with the year it was released, but the title does not.
Our holdings for Ground Vehicle Standards:
Kettering has access from 1927→present for all Ground Vehicle Standards in SAE Mobilus.
We do not have Aerospace Standards in SAE Mobilus. For details on our Aerospace coverage, see the box below.
We have a very limited number of Aerospace Standards in physical form. They are indexed in the SAE Mobilus, but not in Kettering's catalog. The standards we have are listed below. They are located in two different books in the Reference section.
SAE Aerospace Electromagnetic Compatibility Handbook
Call Number: REF TK 6553 .E44 1984
SAE Aerospace Lighting Handbook
Call Number: REF TL 691 .L5 L5 1984
If we do not have access to an Aerospace Standard you need for research, there will be a PURCHASE button instead of DOWNLOAD inside SAE Mobilus. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the Article Request form and we will obtain it for you.