February 2014

    • Evaluation of heavy-vehicle aerodynamic drag
      In an attempt to achieve a balance between Reynolds number, model scale, and tunnel blockage issues, a 1:3 scale heavy-vehicle testing program has been initiated at the Monash University 1.4-MW wind tunnel.
    • Validating performance suspension parts advances
      A forum at the 2013 SEMA Show discussed three approaches to ensure performance parts compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 126. Panelists also explained how simulation data, and kinematics and compliance measurements, can improve performance parts design.
    • Active safety starts in the pilot's seat
      Dassault Aviation's next-generation integrated digital avionics systems contribute to enhanced air safety in civil applications.
    • Chevrolet ups the performance ante with MY2015 Corvette Z06
      Stiffer-bodied sports car gains wind-aided performance with supercharging and downforce for faster lap times.