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2010-10-20
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The need to improve the aerodynamic performance of a class 8 truck has become a higher priority for manufacturers with the constant increase in fuel costs and implementation of stricter governmental regulations on emissions. To meet these requirements, the ability to predict the aerodynamic performance and hence evaluate the impact of new designs and evaluate add-on devices is of critical importance.
2008-06-19
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QinetiQ operates a variety of test and evaluation facilities across the U.K. that offer life-cycle system analyses to increase equipment reliability and durability. Such facilities include electromagnetic compatibility chambers; various real-time simulators; test and vibration rigs; land, sea, and air test and evaluation ranges; a suite of human physiology testing facilities; and specialist materials and physical testing capabilities.
2011-11-15
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SHANGHAI, CHINA—Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 15, 2011—One of the auto industry’s most respected battery experts is cautiously optimistic that a Chevrolet Volt battery fire that occurred weeks after a government crash test won’t affect the public’s attitude toward EVs.
2011-09-30
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The decision by global automakers almost 10 years ago to design the front ends of SUVs and pickup trucks so their energy-absorbing structures would align better with those of cars has paid dividends in lives saved.
2011-09-30
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National Instruments’ NI VeriStand 2011 is the latest version of the company’s configuration-based software environment for creating real-time testing and simulation applications, including hardware-in-the-loop simulators and test cells.
2011-08-26
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TP-3940 Dye-Lite Rite-Blend from Tracer Products is a blended fluorescent leak detection dye that can be used for both extended-life and conventional coolants.
2011-08-15
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Advanced measurement platforms are leading a growing trend in synchronization that reduces cabling, adds absolute time referencing, and optimizes data correlation for large systems.
2011-08-19
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Vector Scientific’s expertise in the complementary disciplines of occupant injury analyses and vehicle accident reconstruction includes application of occupant and vehicle computer simulations.
2011-08-19
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The U.S. Department of Energy announces grants just days after announcing more stringent CAFE standards for heavy-duty vehicles and only a bit longer after announcing a proposal for more stringent light-duty CAFE standards.
2011-08-19
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HIL testing is used to shorten development and testing time for both engine and machine control systems. To use this process, many of these companies have to develop and maintain expertise in the area of model-based development.
2011-08-31
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A recently completed design project demonstrated a 27% reduction in conrod mass—up to 2 kg total in a six-cylinder engine, with no degradation in durability.
2011-09-30
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The 40-754 single-pole, double-throw switch module from Pickering Interfaces is a PXI RF unit that supports up to 17 switches in a single module.
2011-08-08
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Exa's PowerAcoustics application for aeroacoustic simulation can evaluate and improve fan noise with the company's suite of simulation products.
2011-08-09
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Version 7 of nCode GlyphWorks graphical test data processing software system from HBM features optimized testing.
2011-11-14
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Though shy of taking the leap to CATIA V6, the Canadian aircraft OEM put substantial investment in a new PLM infrastructure around V5.
2011-11-07
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Lockheed Martin Corp. has acquired Sim-Industries B.V., a commercial aviation simulation company located in the Netherlands. The combination of Sim-Industries with Lockheed Martin’s military simulation business will provide airlines, civil pilot training centers, and military customers access to training systems that can be provided more quickly and with lower operating costs.
2011-11-09
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Kawasaki Motor Corp. is the first company to use a new combination of SAE standards in certifying the power ratings of small engines, potentially spurring competitors to do likewise.
2011-09-10
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The car is larger than its German-built predecessor but priced thousands of dollars less to match the C/D-class competition. The plant assembly line has 150,000 capacity, over 10 times the 2010 Passat sales volume.
2011-09-30
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Energy conservation is the byproduct of a next-generation regenerative charge/discharge cycler for testing battery cells and packs.
2011-09-02
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Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. Engine and Power Products Division plans to begin rating its engines in accordance with SAE J2723 starting in September. Kawasaki believes this “critical power” rating will alleviate end-user confusion over horsepower labeling and “usable” power.
2011-10-20
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Due to the conflicting trends of increasing complexity of systems and drastically reduced development times, virtual testing has become one of the solutions to achieve aircraft system certification.
2011-10-27
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Dow Kokam says its multifaceted new R&D center in Lee's Summit, MO, will help it to bring next-generation lithium-ion battery solutions to market faster while identifying breakthrough technologies. According to the company, it is one of the world's most advanced battery laboratories.
2011-10-27
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As companies strive to develop products faster with less cost, CAE simulation and physical test forge stronger ties.
2012-02-15
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Norwegian start-up’s easy-to-use NDT technology for carbon fiber-reinforced plastics has been adopted by EADS.
2012-01-20
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Though supportive of the decision by NHTSA, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to close its investigation related to cases of unintended acceleration in some Toyota models, an arm of the National Academies has issued a report describing as "troubling" NHTSA's inability to convincingly address public concerns about the safety of automotive electronics.
2011-11-18
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As the first of a new architecture, the thinner, lighter front seat is a tangible result of an engineering process started in 2005.
2011-11-21
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NHTSA requires aftermarket parts to be in compliance with FMVSS 126 as of September 2012. The cost of physical testing may make extensive use impractical for makers of aftermarket performance parts, but a SEMA-backed simulation program, with vehicle stability module in the physical loop, has demonstrated an ability to replicate with much lower investment.
2011-12-01
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Eaton Corp. has been awarded an engineering services contract from the U.S. Coast Guard, in conjunction with Integrated Marine Services, valued at approximately $20 million. Under the contract, Eaton will provide electrical infrastructure preventative maintenance services for up to 12 Coast Guard cutter vessels in San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco, and Hawaii.
2011-12-16
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Researchers from Hyundai-Kia detail a disc-adapter-integrated hub to which the avoidance of braking heat and thermal radiation is applied. They also reveal that a weight reduction as well as a capacity increase on the front axle are achieved in comparison with the conventional wheel end module.
2012-01-09
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Bruker has a new tool, the NPFLEX-LA optical microscope, for measuring shaft smoothness.
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