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2011-09-07
Magazine
Hypersonic possibilities When it comes to reviving high-speed air travel, it all comes down to propulsion, propulsion, propulsion. Shrinking electronics help fuel rising usage Integration helps UAVs carry more sensors and send data faster, making unmanned aircraft more valuable. A greener flight path 'Eco-efficient Innovation Leading the Future of Aviation' is the theme of SAE's 2011 AeroTech conference to be held OCt. 18-21 in Toulouse, France. Manufacturing advanced materials A look at some of the challenges of additive layer manufacturing, as well as the advantages it brings to the aerospace industry.
2011-09-06
Magazine
Back to the future- the Honda way In a far-ranging discussion, the company's President of R&D opens the curtains a little on the inner workings of research and development from the CVCC engine to the new two-motor hybrid system. Mazda takes off "Skyactiv-ward" Senior Managing Executive Officer Hirotaka Kanazawa, whi is in charge of R&D, discusses the Skyactiv package of technologies that he hopes will lift the company's eco prospects. Chrysler pushes ICE limits with Multi-fuel, MultiAir R&D program Chrysler Powertrain engineers, in a collaborative research program with the U.S. Department of Energy, aim to squeeze a lot more efficiency out of the good old internal combustion engine. No longer a blip on the screen Luxury vehicles have used radar for years, but now systems are poised to enter the mainstream as safety demands rise and costs come down.
2011-09-01
Magazine
The man challenges of Tier 4 engineering Cutting and controlling emissions are the surface goals, but designers must also manage to cut and control costs, while adding complexity. A cool look at heat protection CFD is used to predict flow and thermal fields within the engine compartment both at steady state and transient conditions. Hushing hydraulics Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology put their energies into novel, compact devices for reducing fluid-borne noise.
2011-08-29
Magazine
SAE Supermileage champ achieves 2158 mpg Teams of collegiate engineering students show pathways to amazing vehicle fuel efficiency inthe 32nd annual competition, making the top 10 meant beating 500 mpg! Engineer employment study reveals positive hiring trends A recent study from SAE analysts suggests that the future may be looking up for mobility engineers on the job hunt. Oklahoma's active Aero attack Students at the University of Oklahoma have spurred new ideas for aerodynamics development in Formula SAE with their newest wing package. SJSU grad, GM engineer receives Rumbaugh Award Rumbaugh Award recipient Randy Floresca says being involved with SAE was key to securing his current job. Electronics take the lead in the motorcycle race Bike-industry engineers are integrating electronic and electrical technologies in the quest for higher performance, more features-and zero emissions.
2011-08-24
Magazine
One souped-up EV North Carolina-based Li-ion Motors draws upon the region's motorsports heritage to engineer and build what it calls the world's first all American-made electric supercar. Inductive charging gets green flag U.K.-based start-up HaloIPT partners with Drayson Racing to bring 'dynamic' wireless charging to electric racecars.
2011-08-17
Magazine
Bright prognosis for IVHM Partnerships, web tools help integrated vehicle health monitoring extend its reach.
2011-08-11
Magazine
Working together to meet Tier 4 requirements Engines and hydraulics are brought together by electronics and software. Turning engineers on- and off Top engineering executives from Daimler Trucks North America lead the technology discussion at this year's SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, again covering topics paramount to both on- and off- highway engineers.
2011-08-02
Magazine
Electronics take the lead in the motorcycle race Bike-industry engineers are integrating electronic and electrical technologies in the quest for higher performance, more features-and zero emissions. Engineering everywhere Companies are increasingly leveraging global resources and tools to help develop products faster and more cost-effectively.
2011-07-31
Magazine
Spotlight on Wolfgang Dürheimer Ian Adcock discovers ambitious plans for Bentley, Bugatti, and Volkswagen motorsport Pixel-ated In an Automotive Design exclusive, Ian Adcock gets the inside track on TATA's and Torotrak's unique zero-turn technology 'Buy to drive' Manufacturing Keith Howard investigates the benefits of additive manufacturing
2011-07-28
Magazine
Losing weight with lost foam casting Equipment made with lightweight materials can improve fuel consumption and increase available payload capacity.
2011-07-27
Magazine
Material matters While new airplane designs now entering service will use more carbon-fiber composites than ever, it is no time to count out aluminum, as promising new versions of alloys such as aluminum-lithium gain ground.
2011-07-19
Magazine
CO2 challenges the focus of GM Europe As Europe prepares for the range-extended Ampera, top company executives look further into the future.
2011-07-13
Magazine
Aerospace, metrology, and data- a growing web of connection Developing metrology programs efficiently in aerospace development using CAD models and simulation means the industry needs to adapt to new challenges.
2011-07-07
Magazine
What we have here is a desire to communicate Telematic service and equipment providers are racing to gain market share in what's expected to become a solid long-term market. Sizing up accumulators No other feature of a hydraulic hybrid has more effect on the end performance of the powertrain than the accumulator. modeling helps to provide specific guidance with regard to establishing pre-charge pressure. Beating a path to biodiesel Multiple pathways are being pursued to increase biodiesel use, reduce dependence on petroleum, and improve the environment, but the best route is not yet known.
2011-07-05
Magazine
What drives Jaguar Land Rover Group Engineering Director, Bob Joyce, reveals how his company's own- and the auto industry's- overarching strategic engineering and business priorities can be met now and in the future. PSA puts weight behind hybrids With their race and rally expertise, company leaders such as Christian Chehab, General Manager of Transmissions and Hybrid Projects, understand the importance of developing technologies to reach the environmental podium. Lotus prepares to blossom again As the company moves ahead with its five-year model plan, CEO Dany Bahar pledges quality, pragmatism, radical weight saving, and added DNA. Multimaterial collaboration Composites and aluminum are at the heart of Audi and lamborghini's multimaterial approach to R&D, production. Taking control of electrification Control systems are key components not only for battery packs in electrified powertrains but also havea big role to play in power consumption throughout the vehicle.
2011-06-29
Magazine
Machine tools meet new materials If you're in the business of making machine tools for aerospace applications, you're probably working on improvements in cutting tough metals and composites.
2011-06-21
Magazine
On driver distraction, the 'eyes' have it There is disagreement among researchers about how significant a problem mind-off-the-road is, but everyone agrees it's a good idea to look where you're going.
2011-06-16
Magazine
Perking up fatigue analysis with simulation Using CAE simulation tools for fatigue and durability offers advantages to off-highway equipment engineers as they have grown in capability.
2011-06-08
Magazine
Avionics go to war Advanced helmet sight systems are being designed to help the situational awareness of those pilots who actually still fly aircraft, while also being seamlessly integrated with the aircraft itself. Model military engine behavior While the concept of a variable cycle engine is not new, recent advances in engine architecture technology suggest that adding a second bypass stream to a traditional turbofan can provide significant benefits. Alternative seals for alternative fuels When considering seal compatibility an aircraft from traditional jet fuel to a synthetic fuel presents an interesting technical challenge that has both financial and practical considerations, especially for aircraft that are already in service.
2011-06-07
Magazine
Small car, big project Vehicle Line Executive for the Fiat 500, Joe Grace, talks about bringing the iconic car to North America and the collaboration between engineers in Turin and Detroit that helped make it happen. Girding the grid for EVs Public electric utilities such as Detroit Edison have a virtual role to play in cultivating the electric vehicle market. Progress, new innovations spur GM;s fuel-cell development Fuel-cell program Executive Director Charlie Freese reveals the ongoing technical progress aimed at making FCVs part of GM's production vehicle portfolio later this decade. Planning the future of PLM and 3-D virtual tools The product-development revolution that began with CATIA is only beginning, says Dassault Systemes' CEO Bernard Charles.
2011-05-31
Magazine
Spotlight on Bernie Rosenthal Ian Adcock talks with the Reaction Design CEO about the company's ground-breaking computional fluid dynamics package for combustion analysis Consumption: The Mother of Invention It's a challenge that has engaged the minds of many down the years; changing the compression ratio in an engine on the fly. In these fuel efficiency-conscious times, a breakthrough was never more needed. Seeing the way Lighting systems are becoming increasingly complex, but at the same time they need to be more efficient to help minimize CO₂ emissions, as Keith Howard discovers.
2011-05-26
Magazine
Enlisting aluminum The need for lighter weight and better efficiency has led to oncreased application of aluminum armor plate for military vehicles.
2011-05-25
Magazine
Prime time for batteries Forecasts very on how many, and when, electrified vehicles will hit the streets, but auto and battery makers are ramping up efforts like there's no tomorrow. In energy storage, materials matter Batteries being electrochemical devices, innovation and advances in chemistry and materials are key to what everyone agrees is the need for improved performance and life. Comparing thermal characteristics of Li-ion celss Most Li-ion battery suppliers require that the cell temperature be as uniform as possible to achieve optimal battery performance and avoid battery system failure. But some materials in Li-ion cells have low thermal stability. The world plugs into EVs As matters begin to settle in terms of connector types, charge-station makers are ramping up to meet the needs of a growing population of plug-in vehicles.
2011-05-18
Magazine
Lithium-ion batteries take their seat Cessna introduced a Li-ion main battery on its Citation CJ4 that minimized electrical and avionics architecture changes and enabled continued compatibility with existing Ni-Cd and LA battery options.
2011-05-05
Magazine
Cummins Vehicle Development Insights from Industry: Technologies and Trends for Future Growth - Tier 4 Final and beyond. Mico Vehicle Development Insights from Industry: Technologies and Trends for Future Growth - A smarter future. BorgWarner Vehicle Development Insights from Industry: Technologies and Trends for Future Growth - meeting emissions goals with multiple technologies. Bosch Rexroth Vehicle Development Insights from Industry: Technologies and Trends for Future Growth - The challenging future of mobile off-highway equipment. Sauer-Danfoss Vehicle Development Insights from Industry: Technologies and Trends for Future Growth - The future of functional safety. Actio Vehicle Development Insights from Industry: Technologies and Trends for Future Growth - Going forward with MSDS management. Eaton Vehicle Development Insights from Industry: Technologies and Trends for Future Growth - If we build it, they will come.
2011-05-03
Magazine
Weathering's day in the sun Before lighter-weight or recycled materials and components can make their way into vehicles, it is essential to understand how they react under the influence of weather.
2011-04-27
Magazine
Rhenium on the rise One of the rarest elements in the Earth's crust, rhenium featurse unique properties that make it desirable for various industries, including applications in aerospace such as jet engines.
2011-04-19
Magazine
Big losers Heavy trucks increasingly employ lighter-weight materials and sleeker shapes in an effort to trim fuel consumption and emissions.