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2010-06-23
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Fast-track propulsion testing Whether it is compressor refinement or complete test programs for next-generation aircraft, the level of propulsion system development in Europe seems to be ever-increasing.
2010-06-16
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A closer look at composites FEA contributes to design and manufacturing efficiency of complex composite aircraft assemblies.
2010-06-15
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An inside job Interior suppliers work hard to engineer in greater levels of comfort and technology in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner.
2010-06-09
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Drones feel the squeeze of advanced technologies Compact electronics are allowing UAVs to do more, even as they come in smaller and smaller packages.
2010-06-03
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Developing next-generation biofuels Spurred by concerns over national security, future supplies of petroleum, and greenhouse gas emissions, many are looking for fuel from biological renewable sources. Control strategies take many paths I/O, EMC, and SIL are among the acronyms transforming controller development. Lean, green, and marine Following the lead set by road and air transportation, sea vessels are turning to increased amounts of composite materials in their construction.
2010-06-02
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Composites take flight Aerospace looks at newer composites and new applications in the race to reduce weight and maintenance costs.
2010-06-01
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Steering activated Vehicles are increasingly taking the wheel and steering themselves, with the promise of improved comfort, handling, and safety. Reflections of a product-development revolutionary Bob Lutz revitalized GM's PD process by challenging its protocols- while following his instincts for making compelling vehicles. Commercial success Technology transfer, a Class 8 hybrid, and lightweighting efforts highlight ArvinMeritor's innovation push in the commercial-vehicle space. EcoBoost, DCTs, and stop-start for the masses High-value, high-volume technologies are driving Ford's near-term conventional powertrain strategy, explains engineering chief Barb Samardzich. Breathing new life into Chrysler Engineering Engineering VP Scott Kunselman talks about working with Fiat, taking the lead in vehicle-electrification, and putting the mojo back into Chrysler's product-development team. Watching the charge The fusion of diagnostics and telematics may help boost electric vehicles.
2010-05-26
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From oil fields to swamps Aviation turns to living organisms for its future energy source.
2010-05-20
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What's wrong with me? Diagnostics systems provide more data to reduce downtime.
2010-05-19
Magazine
Heading back to the future As the buzz about space grows, and with the potential for government resurection of funding, materials for space travel-and materials creations in space- are taking on new life.
2010-05-18
Magazine
Alternative fuels not forgotten Though the automotive industry is focused to a large extent on electric drivetrains, research continues on alternative fuels.
2010-05-12
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Safer flight on the horizon Development in avionics, communications, and air-traffic management enable more affordable and better ways to fly and navigate.
2010-05-06
Magazine
Clutch-application monitoring Fault monitors for off-highway equipment offer a means of minimizing the severity of transmission tie-ups.
2010-05-05
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Automation usage soars in aerospace Robots and other automated equipment are becoming simpler to program and set up, making them better suited for aerospace use.
2010-05-04
Magazine
Capturing automakers' attention Ford and BMW are using motion-capture technology typically found in Hollywood to refine vehicle designs.
2010-05-01
Magazine
Spotlight on Ulrik Grape Ulrik Grape, president Ener1 Europe, gives Ian Adcock an insight into the future of EVs Technological Tour De Force This year's SAE World Congress was a showcase for advanced technologies. We highlight those that impressed most Wankel's new lease of life Once dismissed for its oil consumption and high wear rates, Wankel rotary engines could be reborn in a range extender, as Ian Adcock discovers
2010-04-28
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Propulsion challenges Universities and research institutes in the U.K. are playing an ever-growing role in EU aerospace development projects as well as maintaining an independent industry workload.
2010-04-22
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Cleaner living A different approach to powertrain emissions testing is needed as the off-highway industry prepares to meet the challenges of forthcoming Tier 4 standards, both Interim and Final.
2010-04-21
Magazine
Blue-screen thinking The growth of simulations software in the aerospace development industry has changed the conventional test program. Is this trend likely to continue?
2010-04-07
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Hatching revolutionary and evolutionary technologies A look at several of the research incubators that could alter the future of civil aerospace engineering and manufacturing programs.
2010-04-06
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AEI Best Engineered Vehicle 2010- Ford Taurus The readers and editors have selected the most significant vehicle of the year. Ford attacks premium sedan segment with all the technology it can muster. Focused on fuel economy Technology is only part of the solution for reducing vehicle energy consumption. In part 2 of AEI's Fuel Efficiency series, vehicle engineers explain why driver behavior is also a key factor. No stopping safety system advances Engineers are focusing on active systems intergration, especially with radars and cameras, more centralized processing, and silicon germanium for 77- GHz systems. Shedding pounds on a magnesium diet Tough CAFE standards are pushing automakers to consider using more lightweight magnesium rather than aluminum, steel, or plastics.
2010-04-05
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Switching to new controls Hall-effect switches, LEDs transform cab interiors. Save the weight For efficiency improvements, the desire to reduce the mass of vehicle subsystems is far greater than the ability. As a result, off-highway suppliers must seek innovation and technological advances through other means.
2010-04-01
Magazine
Teaming to win Oregon State University and Duale Hochschule Baden-Wurttemberg-Ravensburg announce global formula racing collaboration. Exploring Michigan's solar continuum A look back at the winning car's solar energy management strategy reveals the crucial role of software tools in the success. Engineering is art At Audi, design and engineering work together to create vehicles that meld aesthetics with physical necessity.
2010-03-31
Magazine
Resolving freedom's complexities Design tools help engineers manage many degrees of freedom and optimize performance.
2010-03-25
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Still need steel? The use of ultra-high-strength steels is on the rise in a number of industries, including off-highway. But many alternatives are being considered, driven by the need of companies to be environmentally friendly.
2010-03-24
Magazine
Machine programming investigates a new STEP While the machining industry has adapted to the 50-year-old standard for CNC machine language commonly known as G-Code, a community of engineers has worked on a replacement, the STEP AP238 protocol known as STEP-NC. Is the machining world ready for it?
2010-03-17
Magazine
Onboard connectivity Development of high-throughput technologies facilities next-generation passenger connectivity for phones and computers.
2010-03-16
Magazine
Engineering is art At Audi, design and engineering work together to create vehicles that meld aesthetics with physical necessity.
2010-03-11
Magazine
Applying emissions control strategies MTU Detroit Diesel comes clean about what it feels is its best path to Tier 4 Interim off-highway emissions compliance.