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2017-08-03
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Engineers are adding sensors, more powerful micros and faster networks as they automate tasks and pave the way to autonomy.
2017-03-03
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Making off-highway equipment, such as construction or agriculture machines, more efficient continues to be a priority after the final phase-in of the U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emissions regulations. “Some of the companies we work with are running out of credits and unfortunately still struggling with Tier 4,” explained Tristan Donley, Technical Director, Off-Highway Heavy Vehicles North American for Exa, a supplier of software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
2016-12-07
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Christopher Grundler, the Director of OTAQ for the U.S. EPA, answered questions about Phase 2 rule-making for heavy trucks, global harmonization of emissions regulations, and his outlook for a new national NOx standard. Grundler will be the featured speaker on opening day of the SAE 2017 Government/Industry Meeting taking place January 25-27 in Washington D.C.
2016-09-14
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A high-fidelity test bed is used to conduct cyber assurance testing for commercial vehicles including long-haul trucks.
2016-09-14
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Exa and Navistar researchers examine CFD simulations and wind-tunnel test results to increase the understanding of simulation methods used to reveal aerodynamic losses in the real-world environment.
2016-08-26
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CNH Industrial and AVL researchers used simulation, test bench, and road testing of a demonstrator vehicle with a WHR system to show significantly reduced fuel consumption.
2016-07-15
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Mississippi State University's Car of the Future, a hybridized Subaru BRZ with advanced software and 3D-priinted innovations, gets an estimated triple-digit mpg while improving acceleration.
2015-10-28
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Skogforsk (the Forestry Research Institute of Sweden) has funded a KTH research initiative intended to help improve the suspension of forestry machines with the goal of achieving significant productivity improvements. KTH’s mission is to streamline the design process by validating the capability to simulate the operation of forestry machines under real-world operating conditions.
2015-06-30
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Off-highway machine mounting systems, especially the cab mounting system, significantly affect the operator comfort in the cab by providing enough damping for a good ride and isolating the structure-borne forces from traveling into the cab.
2015-03-31
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Gill Sensors & Controls offers the GScondition monitoring sensor range family to reduce unplanned breakdowns in industrial machine applications.
2014-12-10
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Using advanced supercomputers and the largest X-ray imaging system in the western hemisphere, the team of researchers developed and validated software models for fuel injectors. One the most difficult to understand engine phenomenon, these validated models are useful for simulating fuel injectors and are now available to engine developers.
2014-10-20
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Meeting the cleanest emissions regulations ever with the phase-in of the Tier 4 Final and Stage IV imposed a new way to design and calibrate off-highway engines.
2014-10-13
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Researchers at VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd. in India employed downsizing to design a commercial vehicle exhaust system using the ANSYS CFD tool Fluent, resulting in a 14.1% reductions in both size and volume and a mass savings of 2%.
2014-09-26
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The task facing calibrators is not getting any easier. “The complexity of calibration exploded exponentially when the Tier 4 emissions regulations were introduced,” explained Paolo Di Martino, Business Unit Director for Diesel Systems for IAV North America.
2014-09-24
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The use of quenched and tempered steels for dumper bodies reduces weight and fuel consumption while increasing payload capacity and wear life.
2014-09-22
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Internal combustion engines are poised for dramatic breakthroughs in improving efficiency with lower emissions, due in part to low-temperature combustion regimes. Such regimes show great efficiency and emissions potential, but they present optimization and control challenges.
2014-07-29
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To develop an electric powertrain with a minimum noise level and minimized whining it is necessary to have accurate CAE simulation and precise criteria to assess whining noise.
2014-04-04
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According to CD-adapco's Frederick Ross, the first, and most difficult, stage in the construction of a virtual prototype is the process of pulling together all of the individual CAD parts that define a vehicle.
2014-01-30
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BYD and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) recently announced some findings from a two-month pilot test on a 40-ft BYD battery-electric bus conducted in Manhattan from Aug. 25 to Oct. 25 of last year. The electric bus maker also recently completed the first phase of a 10-month trial, which commenced this past summer in Gatineau, Quebec, and Ottawa, Ontario, again using a 40-ft BYD-supplied electric bus.
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.
2014-01-12
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The diagnostics of machinery requires analysis of the time series of sensor and control signals.
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.
2013-10-01
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Maplesoft adds the MapleSim hydraulics library to its product family through a technology partnership with Modelon.
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.
2013-05-14
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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.
2013-05-10
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Advanced insulation packages, solar reflective film, and other thermal-management technologies enable heavy vehicles to reduce idle climate control loads, as demonstrated by NREL's CoolCab project in collaboration with industry OEMs and suppliers.
2013-05-07
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Many product development organizations have adopted model-based design to meet emissions regulations while reducing fuel consumption and ownership cost.
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