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2014-02-26
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Technical sessions focused on interiors at the SAE 2014 World Congress span the designated technology areas, including electronics, materials, and safety/testing. One example in the electronics area, to take place April 8 at 9:30 a.m., covers multi-media systems. As part of the discussion, Takata researchers will present new touchscreen concepts such as a smart display surface that could benefit steering-wheel design.
2014-02-17
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Turning circle greatly improved using a model implemented in MapleSim, holding out promise for better active-tilting designs that can improve vehicle maneuverability in congested cities.
2014-02-12
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A new approach is presented for wind tunnel calibrations based on a limited number of dynamic pressure measurements and a predictive technique using Neural Network (NN).
2014-02-11
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Researchers from Graz University of Technology consider the aerodynamic characteristics of general modifications to the outer contour of long-distance haulage trailers, including a new approach for the realization of a variable trailer rear end.
2014-01-29
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Nissan’s Datsun unit on Jan. 22 released a sketch of a concept car, saying it “represents a possible direction for the future expansion of Datsun’s model lineup for up-and-coming young customers in high-growth markets such as India.”
2014-01-22
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Concerns about airborne diseases and flu pandemics coupled with increasing passenger concerns about environmental conditions are prompting some aircraft designers to take a closer look at ventilation systems. In many instances, improvements in air quality and cleanliness are being expedited by using design tools such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
2014-01-22
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Software company rFactor Pro developed software for a major F1 team to overcome the problem of driver-in-the-loop simulator dynamics reaction lag (latency); now it is cascading the solution into production vehicle simulators.
2014-01-15
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Acoustic performance has become a key competitive factor for off-highway equipment due to an increasing focus on operator comfort and noise pollution as well as continuing regulatory pressure.
2014-01-15
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Working with SCSK Corp. to address challenges of its Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) storage system, Suzuki Motor Corp. has deployed a DataDirect Networks (DDN) Storage Fusion Architecture (SFA) high-performance storage engine and GRIDScaler parallel file system.
2014-01-13
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The group looks at how to make small electric city cars safe, practical, efficient, and maybe even self-charging.
2014-01-12
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The diagnostics of machinery requires analysis of the time series of sensor and control signals.
2014-01-12
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Researchers at the University of Illinois-Chicago developed a rule-based control strategy for ease of implementation in industry.
2014-01-08
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A widely used material for lightning strike protection of CFRP structures within the aerospace industry is expanded metal foil (EMF). An issue with EMF is micro cracking of the paint, which can result in corrosion of the metal foil and subsequent loss of conductivity. Boeing researchers examined the issues of stress and displacement in the composite structure layup, which contribute to paint cracking caused by aircraft thermal cycling.
2014-01-03
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Liquid ring pumps are used in aircraft fuel systems in conjunction with main impeller pumps and are used for priming the pump system as well as to remove fuel vapor and air from the fuel.
2014-01-02
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After a 10-month selection process involving 25 proposals from 24 states, the U.S. FAA has chosen six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and test site operators across the country. In selecting the six test site operators, the FAA considered geography, climate, location of ground infrastructure, research needs, airspace use, safety, aviation experience, and risk.
2013-12-27
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Voith targeted weight reduction through material savings as a primary route to increase efficiency of its automatic transmissions.
2013-12-06
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2015 Nissan GT-R and 2014 Sentra "concept" introduced at Los Angeles Auto Show, along with 2014 NISMO RS version of Juke, join the "just NISMO" that's already on sale. GT-R's 3.8-L V6 is up from 545 to 600 hp (406 to 488 kW). Juke RS performance raised to 215 hp (160 kW) with six-speed manual.
2013-12-06
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Mentor Embedded Hypervisor from Mentor Graphics Corp. is designed for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, telematics, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and instrumentation.
2013-12-05
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Published by SAE International, “The 2014 Passenger Car Yearbook” from the editors of Automotive Engineering International focuses on new production models and their technologies.
2013-12-04
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While shifting the manufacturing process of a composite part from pre-impregnated to a new liquid resin injection process, the Composites Development team at Bombardier Aerospace had to redesign the component to a new set of design allowables. The Integrated Product Development Team was able to quickly provide a turnkey solution that resulted in a positive business case for both weight and cost.
2013-12-04
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Siemens’ NX9 software includes new capabilities and technological developments that deliver enhanced product development flexibility, and, according to the company, up to five times higher productivity across multiple industries such as automotive, aerospace, shipbuilding, and others.
2013-12-04
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Engineering simulation software provider ANSYS has signed an agreement to acquire Reaction Design. San Diego, CA-based Reaction Design provides chemistry simulation solutions that enable transportation manufacturers and energy companies to achieve their clean-technology goals by automating the analysis of chemical processes via computer simulation and modeling solutions.
2013-11-24
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Researchers devised the tests to prove that active flow control can enhance the performance of a vertical tail enough to allow future designers to reduce the size of the structure for a whole family of airplanes.
2013-11-22
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Now that simulation and modeling are common techniques for designing equipment, standards groups are stepping in to add a bit more structure and compatibility for these tools. Two trade associations have paired up to establish a working group that aims to make it simpler to merge engineering analysis with overall systems behavior analysis.
2013-11-13
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A forum at the 2013 SEMA Show discussed three approaches to ensure performance parts compliance with federal safety standard No. 126. Panelists also explained how simulation data, and kinematics and compliance measurements, can improve performance parts design.
2013-11-12
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Altium Limited's Software Platform Builder delivers ultra rapid prototyping and development for ARM Cortex-M based microcontrollers.
2013-10-31
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Combustion simulation has the potential to help engine manufacturers design better engines in less time with less cost.
2013-10-31
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The interior supplier showed five concept seats featuring customization via various secondary processes at its fall 2013 fashion show. One such advanced technology, polymer printing, enables Lear designers to create a unique look that is then laminated onto the leather as a 3-µm (118-µin) thick film.
2013-10-30
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In an attempt to achieve a balance between Reynolds number, model scale, and tunnel blockage issues, a 1:3 scale heavy-vehicle testing program has been initiated at the Monash University 1.4-MW wind tunnel.
2013-10-30
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Ashok Leyland, the Hinduja Group flagship, has sold Defiance Testing & Engineering Services (DTE) to Exova, a provider of testing, calibration, and advisory services. Located near Detroit, DTE was acquired by Ashok Leyland in 2007 and since has experienced consistent and profitable growth, according to the Indian OEM, through a combination of operational efficiency, new customer capture, and focus on adjacent sectors such as construction and off-highway, and defense.
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