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SAE Technical Papers

SAE International maintains over 8,300 technical standards and related documents. We do not have a subscription to this database; you cannot download technical papers from it. Use this database to find/verify the paper number and date needed. Then request SAE Technical Papers through ILLiad.

Technical papers

SAE publishes several hundred Technical Papers annually. Each paper has an assigned accession number, with the first two digits indicating the year of publication. The complete set of Technical Papers makes up the Technical Papers series.

Selected Technical Papers are published as part of the Special Publication (SP) series.

Some Technical Papers are published in the Proceedings of the SAE series.

The SP and Proceedings series are published throughout the year. A paper presented at a conference will be published as part of the Proceedings of the SAE soon after the conference is held. The complete Technical Papers series will also contain that conference paper.


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September 13, 2010


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