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2013-12-05
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AEI is not a publication that would normally embrace road impressions of a vehicle: the extraordinary Volkswagen XL1 is a very rare exception.
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.
2013-11-26
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ARPA-e targets "robust" batteries that not only bear loads but also absorb crash-impact energy to save weight.
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.
2013-10-31
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New R-1234yf production is promised by Arkema. SAE Cooperative Research Group shows R-445A blend has potential, and vehicle prototype charging equipment for assembly line and service shop is undergoing testing. German automakers resurrect the R-744 (carbon dioxide as a refrigerant) development program.
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.
2013-10-21
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Next-generation unmanned air systems will require more performance and must integrate increasing capabilities for guidance control, weaponry, and surveillance—all in a very limited space.
2013-10-10
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Ford is helping to make its vision of driverless parallel parking and pedestrian avoidance realities. The automaker demonstrated the two technologies to journalists earlier this week at its proving grounds in Lommel, Belgium.
2013-10-01
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Expanding on a demonstration project in Hawaii, General Motors Co. and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center (TARDEC) will again collaborate on fuel-cell technology under a new cooperative research and development agreement.
2013-10-01
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Maplesoft adds the MapleSim hydraulics library to its product family through a technology partnership with Modelon.
2013-09-23
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Southwest Research Institute says it has deployed the first electric-vehicle aggregation system using SAE International’s J1772 standard for dc fast charging. The system, part of the Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security (SPIDERS) Phase II program, is controlling five fast-charge stations at the Fort Carson Army Base in Colorado Springs, CO.
2013-09-18
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Rising system complexity and shortened development cycles have led to the need for an extension of the existing, classical test methods. The Airbus High Lift Test Department is pursuing virtual testing as an additional, equivalent test means besides existing, established physical means of compliance.
2013-09-13
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The U.S. Department of Energy recently opened what it describes as a "one-of-a-kind national secure data center" at its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO. The National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center (NFCTEC) allows industry, academia, and government organizations to submit and review data gathered from projects to advance cost-effective fuel-cell technology.
2013-08-19
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Vibration-induced shaking of a part wastes energy, increases noise, boosts stresses on associated components, and accelerates bearing wear. Eventually, vibration can degrade an entire machine and significantly raise maintenance and replacement costs.
2013-08-16
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Sonoscan’s Digital Image Analysis Toolbox is used for automated acoustic analysis of individual IC components, various types of bonded wafers including MEMS, and other devices.
2013-07-29
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Stauff’s PPC-04-plus latest generation handheld hydraulic testers feature robust construction for use in harsh conditions.
2013-07-18
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Researchers address some aspects regarding the modeling of a hydraulic circuit of a commercial excavator.
2013-07-17
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Simulation technology has enabled the Swedish manufacturer to test more vehicle configurations at a lower cost and with less disruption than it took to test just one configuration using its previous process, according to MSC Software.
2013-07-15
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A safe, reliable, and easy-to-use charging infrastructure is key to further market acceptance of plug-in vehicles. With that in mind, SAE International is seeking participation from OEMs and electric-vehicle-supply-equipment (EVSE) manufacturers in a project to develop consensus-based industry standards and test procedures addressing EVSE-vehicle interoperability.
2013-07-12
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Extensive simulation and highly focused testing facilities are proving vital to enable Federal-Mogul to successfully keep pace with new demands placed by OEMs on engine components’ suppliers.
2013-06-25
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The risk of a vehicle occupant being exposed to a fire due to use of the new refrigerant R-1234yf is conservatively estimated at 3 x 10-12 event per vehicle operating hour—almost six orders of magnitude less than the current risk of vehicle fire due to all causes and "well below risks that are commonly viewed as acceptable by the general public," according to a cooperative research project (CRP) administered by SAE International and referred to in a June 25 press release from the organization.
2013-06-21
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The SAE International EG-1A Balancing Committee is drafting new standards to modernize best practices for the design and use of tooling, fixtures, and accessories that mount and drive gas turbine engine rotors on horizontal and vertical balancing machines.
2013-06-11
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The reliability of fast-charging of plug-in vehicles got good grades in a recent joint testing program by General Motors and BMW. Engineers conducted dc fast charging according to the SAE J1772 standard over several days and came away from the experience confident that the charging stations of several suppliers that participated in the test program “will consistently allow an electric vehicle to take on an 80 percent charge in about 20 minutes.”
2013-06-10
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is preparing to open a Vehicle Systems Integration Laboratory in July, with a focus on powertrain. Manufacturers will be able to test different designs under real-world conditions, which helps save time and cost. 
2013-05-30
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With oil reserves being consumed at an unprecedented pace as global demand rises and prices on a consistently upward trend, short of a new power source being invented, fuel will remain as the single largest operating cost in aviation.
2013-05-30
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The technology is not yet sufficiently developed to allow self-driving vehicles to be operated on public roads for purposes other than controlled testing, NHTSA (U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) said May 30 in issuing guidelines and recommendations to that effect.
2013-05-14
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Magna Powertrain’s Engineering Center Steyr is exploring dual-fuel combustion engines and intelligent thermal management engineering, or a combination of both, as part of its efforts to reduce CO2.
2013-05-14
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Stauff's mechanical tester allows maintenance personnel to determine the performance of pumps, motors, valves, or cylinders, as well as of complete systems.
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