Automotive Engineering International 2000-11-01

Automotive Engineering International 2000-11-01
  • Getting the aero advantage
    Team Rahal has come up with several innovative ways of integrating and implementing Fluent Inc.'s computational fluid dynamics softwarae into its engineering process.
  • Jordan Grand Prix benefits from 3-D design
    This motorsports team's transition from 2-D design to 3-D digital modeling using SDRC's I-DEAS software has resulted in shorter lead times and improved part fit.
  • The 2002 Explorer/Mountaineer
    Ford engineers further improve ride, handling, and safety while increasing the vehicles' power.
  • Cadillac's re-engineered Escalade
    The 2002 model has a host of new, advanced features including "Northstar-inspired" powertrains, StabiliTrak stability control, and a Road Sensing Suspension system.
  • Explorer Sport Trac breaks new ground
    Ford says its 2001 Explorer Sport Trac, based on the 2001 Explorer four-door, was engineered for improved ride and handling, and is the first traditional SUV with an open cargo area.
  • New light-duty truck roundup
    Elsewhere in this usse are details of some of the all-new or significantly redesigned 2001 light-duty trucks and SUVs. What follows are brief summaries of trucks and truck technologies that have been convered recently in Automotive Engineering International.
  • Supplier technology 2001
    As a follow up to last issue's review of supplier contributions to passenger cars and minivans, this section focuses on some of the many light-duty truck and SUV supplier innovations.
  • Heavy challenges for heavy trucks
    Manufacturers of heavy trucks are using electronics to give drivers more information while exploring various technologies to meet tough governmental emissions mandates.
  • Urea selective catalytic reduction
    Mack and Siemens are working on the NOx emissions-reducing technology for heavy-duty trucks, though infrastructure hurdles still exist.
  • Roller cam followers for heavy-duty diesels
    Mahle engineers applied kinematic and dynamic calculations of the valvetrain as well as finite element analysis to optimize size, weight, and strength of heavy-duty diesel engine components.
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