Automotive Glass Engineering

In my first blog I am going to introduce you to my book; Glass Engineering: Design Solutions for Automotive Applications, give you url for the press release and tell you a little bit about me through my publishers eyes.

The Press Release url is as follows:

Now, a little bit about my book and myself.

A new book from SAE International uses a no-nonsense, step-by-step approach to delve into the variables faced in automotive glass engineering. “Glass Engineering: Design Solutions for Automotive Applications,” narrows the gap between the reader and a technical subject by using language that is easy to understand, a good variety of examples, and a series of invaluable reference design tables.

The art and science of glass engineering, specifically applied to automotive projects, are not at all commonplace. Although windshields, side, and backlites seem to be obvious parts of any car, truck, or bus, designing, sourcing, and manufacturing them are unique challenges. From the business perspective, cost control makes the choice of the ideal supplier a vital decision, greatly impacting availability and production. From the technical standpoint, the most creative designs can be rendered impractical due to regulations, lack of economies of scale, or convoluted logistics.

“Glass Engineering: Design Solutions for Automotive Applications,” is written by Lyn R. Zbinden, a mechanical engineer and glass specialist. With a career spanning over 30 years in the automotive industry, breaks down complex concepts into “knowledge bites,” building up a solid base that both students and practitioners can profit from, and use on a regular basis, for years to come.

“Glass Engineering: Design Solutions for Automotive Applications,” addresses the theme of glass from the manufacturing stage to the design, installation, and warranty aspects. It also flags, along the way, the pitfalls and the important questions to ask. More importantly, it provides the reader with practical ways to solve the not-so-obvious problems associated with the use of automotive glass.

In my next blog I will cover the chapters and introduce you to their contents,



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