SAE International’s Book on Automotive Glass Engineering Wins APEX Award of Excellence

 

‎Lyn R Zbinden‬ Author of Glass Engineering ‪
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Available now! Glass Engineering: Design Solutions for Automotive Applications by Lyn R. Zbinden http://www.amazon.com http://amzn.to/1XsI8ho or via SAE http://www.sae.org/news/3040/

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Veiling Glare

Veiling Glare

Veiling glare occurs when light reflects on the instrument panel (IP) top surface into the windscreen and creates veiling reflections in the driver’s field of vision.

It reduces the contrast of the road scene making it harder for the driver to detect different objects while driving.

Veiling glare is dangerous because the reflections from the instrument panel and other ghost like images have the ability to completely blind the drivers’ point of vision. Light that is reflected or scattered from a vehicle windshield toward the eyes of a driver creates a veiling luminance that the driver must look through in order to see the roadway ahead.

To what degree this phenomenon will affect the driver depends on how strong the reflections are and the lightness of the background environment. When driving towards a light background the veiling glare is barely visible but if the background is dark the effect of the reflexes increases significantly and can create a dangerous traffic situation. A good example of this is when you drive into a tunnel or garage on a sunny day.

It’s possible to divide veiling glare into two types. One type is when the entire instrument panel reflects into the driver’s eyes and creates a veil of reflecting light, which decreases the contrast in the entire field of vision and makes it hard to see the road. This type of veiling glare is highly dependent on the lightness of the IP material as shown. This has been a driving force in Original Equipment Manufactures (OEM) offering only one IP top cover in matte black. This not only mitigates veiling glare but also reduces part number warehousing and man-hours.

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The other type is when veiling glare creates disturbing reflection effects in the windshield, so called ghost images. The reason for this disturbing reflection is contrast differences on the instrument panel caused by split lines, different shapes and features like defroster grills and labels. The stronger the contrasts are, the greater is the risk for annoyance for the driver. Usually, the reflections from an instrument panel reflecting up into the windscreen consists of a mix of both types of veiling glare.

 

I initiated a study while working at General Motors in the mid 1990s to investigate which factors affected the intensity of veiling glare. The result showed that windshield angle, gloss/texture of the IP, value or tone of IP material and IP angle had the greatest effect on the amount of veiling glare. To minimize the amount of veiling glare, you have to work with the design of the instrument panel angle and surface as well as the angle of the windshield. In many cases designing a quarter moon brow shading the gauges will mitigate the glare emanating from the instrument cluster. The sun angle also has, of course, a great effect on veiling glare, but it’s a factor you can’t control.

The specular glare angle is the particular angle of the sun, dependent on the vehicle geometry, that produces specular reflections first of the IP into the windshield and then off the windshield and into the driver’s eyes. A specular reflection occurs when the sunlight angle of incidence and the angle of reflection are equal relative to the surface normal at the point of reflection.

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The specular glare angle is unique for a given windshield and IP angle combination and is calculated with the following formula:

Specular Glare Angle = 2 x (90 – (Windshield Angle + IP angle))

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Many studies have been made to determine the windshield angle’s importance to the amount of veiling glare. At General Motors Veiling Glare is part of the windshield manufacturing criteria. Some latitude is given to this because the failure modes are not as critical as other criteria for glass manufacturing. Windshield angles larger than 60°, measured from the vertical plane, have a rapidly increasing effect on the proportion of reflected light and cabin heat load. It’s clearly preferred to try to use a windshield angle below 60 degrees but there’s also the possibility to work with anti – reflective coatings to decrease veiling glare.

Available now! Glass Engineering: Design Solutions for Automotive Applications by Lyn R. Zbinden http://www.amazon.com http://amzn.to/1XsI8ho or via SAE http://www.sae.org/news/3040/

Glass Engineering: Design Solutions for Automotive Applications; Chapters include

“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.

Chapters include:
Ceramics, Raw Materials, and Processing
Glass and Thermal Stress
Forming for Specific Vehicle Positions
Design Guidelines and Applications
Ceramic Frit and Shadeband
Adhesive Bonding
Moldings, Encapsulation, and Related Opportunities
Installation and Post Processing
Testing Tables
Design Rule Tables
Design and Processing Notes and Tables

Available now! Glass Engineering: Design Solutions for Automotive Applications by Lyn R. Zbinden http://www.amazon.com http://amzn.to/1XsI8ho or via SAE http://www.sae.org/news/3040/

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Available now! Glass Engineering: Design Solutions for Automotive Applications by Lyn R. Zbinden http://www.amazon.com http://amzn.to/1XsI8ho or via SAE http://www.sae.org/news/3040/

Lyn R. Zbinden winner of the 2015 APEX Award of Excellence at the 27th Annual Awards for Publication Excellence

SAE International’s Book on Automotive Glass Engineering Wins APEX Award of Excellence

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 4, 2015 –

SAE International’s book, “Glass Engineering: Design Solutions for Automotive Applications,” is honored with a 2015 APEX Award of Excellence for Publication Excellence.

The APEX Awards are an annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, web, electronic and social media. The awards are based on excellence in editorial content, graphic design, and the success of the entry – in the opinion of the judges – in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence. The 2015 competition included 1,851 entries (120 in the Print Media category).The APEX judges saw only the most promising publications that professional communicators could enter.

Written by Lyn R. Zbinden, a mechanical engineer and glass specialist, “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 book also 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.

For more information about “Glass Engineering: Design Solutions for Automotive Applications,” visit http://books.sae.org/r-433/. To request a media review copy, email pr@sae.org or call 1-724-772-8522.

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 137,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.        – http://www.sae.org

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Congratulations. SAE International has won a 2015 APEX Award of Excellence at the 27th Annual Awards for Publication Excellence, sponsored by Communications Concepts, Inc. This award recognizes R-433: “Glass Engineering: Design Solutions for Automotive Applications,” by Lyn Zbinden (http://books.sae.org/r-433/).

The APEX Awards are an annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, web, electronic and social media. The awards are based on excellence in editorial content, graphic design, and the success of the entry – in the opinion of the judges – in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence. The 2015 competition included 1,851 entries (120 in the Print Media category).The APEX judges saw only the most promising publications that professional communicators could enter.
For more about the APEX Awards you can visit: http://www.apexawards.com

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June 4 at 9:00am
SAE International’s Book on Automotive Glass Engineering Wins APEX Award of Excellence
WARRENDALE, Pa. (June 4, 2015) – SAE International’s book, “Glass Engineering: Design Solutions for Automotive Applications,” is honored with a 2015 APEX Award of Excellence for Publication Excellence.
The APEX Awards are an annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, web, electronic and social media. The awards are based on excellence in editorial content, graphic design, and the success of the entry – in the opinion of the judges – in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence. The 2015 competition included 1,851 entries (120 in the Print Media category).The APEX judges saw only the most promising publications that professional communicators could enter.
Written by Lyn R. Zbinden, a mechanical engineer and glass specialist, “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 book also 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.
For more information about “Glass Engineering: Design Solutions for Automotive Applications,” visit http://books.sae.org/r-433/. To request a media review copy, email pr@sae.org or call 1-724-772-8522.
SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 137,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.
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Contact: Shawn Andreassi of SAE International, 1-724-772-8522 or pr@sae.org
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