The Society of Automotive Engineers publishes several hundred technical papers annually. Each paper has an assigned accession number (paper number). Papers published previous to 1999 have a six digit number (e.g. 929403). Papers published 1999 or after have a ten digit number (e.g. 1999-01-3518). The first two digits of the early papers, and the first four digits of the later papers indicate the year of publication.
Selected technical papers are published as part of standalone SAE publications such as books (e.g. Aircraft Thermal Management Systems Architectures) or journals (e.g. SAE International Journal of Engines). In the past, technical papers were sometimes published as part of the Special Publication (SP) series or the Proceedings of the SAE series.
Use the database above to verify the paper number for papers published after 1997, then use that number to request it through ILLiad.
SAE publishes three groups of industry standards:
If you want to retrieve the older SAE J Standards yourself, they are included in the SAE Handbook, which we have in print format. Faculty and grad students may request current SAE standards through ILLiad, following the guidelines posted. Undergraduate students who need standards should request them through a faculty member.
You can search for SAE publications at the SAE Mobilus , though you will not be able to access full text at that site (our subscriptions only includes historical technical papers). Once you have identified a paper in question, use its paper number in your ILLiad request.
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