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
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
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
Roller cam followers for heavy-duty
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.