How do theories about air management relate to the evolution of the camshaft - and how can testing procedures be used to prove them right or wrong? The answers are with John Satterfield in his presentation on valve timing events. According to Satterfield, collecting, testing, and properly evaluating data is the key to better engine performance. So make a point to attend and see how computer aided design in valve train modeling and air movement programs can make you a better engine builder.1
With a lifelong passion for automotive design, John Satterfield has worked as a machinist, parts designer, and engine developer. His experience includes tenures with a number of manufacturers including Manley and Childs & Albert. In 1969 Mr. Satterfield went to work for Detroit Supply which he subsequently purchased and incorporated under the name dAM Machine Shop, Inc. in 1981. Mr. Satterfield began drag racing at the age of 16, and has been racing ever since. He currently races his car in competition eliminator where cars race against the national index.3
1,2,3 Quoted directly from the SuperFlow Advanced Engine Technology Conference Brochures.