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SAE Vehicle Electrification 2011-05-25

2011-05-25
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.
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Aerospace Engineering 2011-05-18

2011-05-18
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.
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SAE Off-Highway Engineering 2011-05-05

2011-05-05
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.
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Automotive Engineering International 2011-05-03

2011-05-03
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.
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Aerospace Engineering 2011-04-27

2011-04-27
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.
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SAE Off-Highway Engineering 2011-04-14

2011-04-14
A model in aftertreatment A look at 1-D numerical models, based on chemical kinetics derived for real-world catalysts, for a vanadium oxide ammonia SCR catalyst and a PGM-based DOC.
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Aerospace Engineering 2011-04-13

2011-04-13
Simulation-driven design System-level design automation technologies can be used to increase the specification quality and accelerate the design process to gain competitive advantage.
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Automotive Engineering International 2011-04-05

2011-04-05
AEI Best Engineered Vehicle 2011- Chevrolet Volt General Motors' pioneering E-REV eliminates range-to-empty worries with a cleverly engineered powertrain that makes Volt the right EV at the right time- and AEI's Best Engineered Vehicle for 2011. Government boost key to biofuel future Biofuel companies are determined to become viable on their own but want continued government assistance if oil companies receive assistance, too. More from less Trimming fuel consumption and emissions requires higher voltages, greater computing power, and more money. Finding the right balance Engineers identify key technology trends such as the necessity for lighter, smaller engines and vehicles- and stress that managing trade-offs is an especially tough challenge. Automotive Engineering International 2011 tech awards The editors of Automotive Engineering International preview the most innovative supplier technologies to be displayed April 12-14 in Detroit at the SAE 2011 World Congress.
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SAE Off-Highway Engineering 2011-03-31

2011-03-31
Natural bodies Researchers explore the benefits of natural fibers-coconut fibers, in particular- in the construction of novel hybrid composite-molded body panels.
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Momentum, the Magazine for Student Members of SAE International 2011-03-31

2011-03-31
A new model for University research The robotics team at Carnegie Mellon University innovates with a new approach for the funding and commercialization of University research. Automotive and Aerospace engineering education: today and tomorrow Student opportunites in specialized programs continue to grow. Lamborghini is bullish about new flagship Of all the models making their world debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini's Aventador LP 700-4 could claim top honors for new technology. B-Max launches downsized EcoBoost engines The small B-Max MAV uses familiar Ford "kinetic" design cues. Diesel/electric-drive military vehicle at Chicago auto show A military vehicle is designed to perform specific missions, not serve as an environmental showcase.
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MAR 2011 AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN

2011-03-31
Spotlight on Matt Roney Tony Lewin talks with TRW's Matt Roney about the megatrends now shaping future vehicle technology-and the emphasis is on delivering maximum value. The new black Imagine a future where cars weigh half what they do today, emit less carbon dioxide and are much easier to recycle. That vision may well be on its way, as Ian Adcock, Paul Horrell and Lou Reade report. Safety first Volvo's electric-powered C30 presented its engineers with a unique set of safety challenges, not least integrating a 300Kgs battery pack.
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Aerospace Engineering 2011-03-23

2011-03-23
Global engineering challenges grow For the past thirty years Boeing and Airbus have ruled the commercial skies, developing and supplying thousands of airplanes seating from 120 to over 500 passengers. Emerging markets may make the skies a bit more crowded.
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SAE Off-Highway Engineering 2011-03-10

2011-03-10
Saving space To address packaging constraints in off-highway equipment, engineers developed a fuel vaporizer catalyst that makes for a more compact aftertreatment system. Steering toward safety A look at new technology concepts to overcome design issues inherent in adapting steering angle for heavy-duty applications. A fluid performance Researchers have developed a procedure to measure a fluid's effect on the degree to which mechanical power is efficiently converted to hydraulic power in pumps typical of off-highway applications.
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Aerospace Engineering 2011-03-02

2011-03-02
Materials become design, design becoems function Once things you could hold in your hand, materials have become more design ideas than entities, and the designs themselves are transforming into operational activity. The next steps in flight A look at sero engine and assembly developments as commercial airframe and engine manufacturers begin the biggest battle of all-for next-generation short-haul jet aircraft sales. NextGen Today and tomorrow The FAA has reached a major milestone on the Next Generation Air Transportation System initiative to modernize America's National Airspace System. Stacking the material deck for the 787 Combinations such as composites and titanium being used in future aircraft programs can be very challenging when drilling holes during manufacturing and assembly operations.
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Automotive Engineering International 2011-03-01

2011-03-01
Future testing of active safety systems To speed up the introduction of active safety systems, efficient standardized test programs are needed, including alternatives to test-track testing. Engine management on a budget Tata Technologies engineers at the recent SAE Convergence event provided an inside look at how they developed the Nano's low-cost EMS and reduced development time and cost with extensive use of modern tools. Racing for the green Changes are coming to Indy Car and Formula One to focus on green technology that applies to production vehicles. Taking strides together SAE 2011 World Congress host company General Motors touts teamwork as a way to expand industry knowledge and encourage energy efficiency.
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Momentum, the Magazine for Student Members of SAE International 2011-02-25

2011-02-25
Formula SAE-a winners again Monash University took the top spot in the 2010 Formula SAE-Australasia student competition for the second year in a row. Dual-fuel lab engines achieve high efficiencies, low emissions Experiments conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as at Oak Ridge National laboratory demonstrate that partial blending of two fuels in the cylinder can promote a more ideal combustion process. Detroit motor show Small and efficient cars stole the show at the recent North American International auto show. nextgen today and tomorrow The FAA has reached a major milestone on the next generation air transportation system initiative to modernize America's national airspace system.
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SAE Vehicle Electrification 2011-02-23

2011-02-23
Bringing the Leaf to life Chief Engineer Hidetoshi Kadota leveraged 20-plus years of electrification experience in the development of Nissan's new EV. Making a mass-market EV Nissan's Director of Product Planning and Advanced Technology Strategy details the leaf's journey from concept to production. Power from within A new motor and inverter system have been developed simultaneously as the dedicated electric powertrain of the Nissan EV. Staying within range The Leaf comes standard with many features designed to help ease fears of running out of "juice."
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SAE Off-Highway Engineering 2011-02-17

2011-02-17
May the flow force be with hydraulic systems In terms of the flow forces in spool valves, the systems engineer can use flow-force-compensated valves to simplify system design and reduce stability issues that might occur when the valve interacts with other parts of the system.
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