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.