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NASA BLI propulsor may leapfrog current high-efficiency designs

2016-12-21
Fuel efficiency—and the economic and ecological benefits associated with it—continues to be the white rabbit of the global aviation industry. While engine builders look toward composites and electrification, and airframe designers toward lightweighting and aerodynamics, engineers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center recently completed testing of a novel concept: the boundary layer ingesting propulsor.
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Volvo Penta debuts two new off-highway engines

2015-06-12
Developed in coordination with the Volvo Group, the D5 and D8 engines feature a newly designed platform with a larger displacement compared to previous versions. The new engines offer improved an engine block stiffness and higher torque at low speed.
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SwRI’s D-EGR demo car wows SAE engines symposium with 42% BTE

2014-04-07
The dedicated-EGR engine is so named because one of its four cylinders is dedicated exclusively to producing high levels of exhaust gas recirculation and hydrogen/CO reformate. PSA Citroen will put a D-EGR engine, co-developed with SwRI, into series production in 2018.
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Greener, meaner, leaner drive systems for off-highway

2016-05-10
Bernd Krüper, head of the Construction & Agriculture business, and Frank Dräse, program manager for EU Stage V at MTU, talk about the world’s strictest off-highway emissions directive and the solutions being developed by MTU for the power range from 100 to 480 kW (134 to 643 hp).
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CNG fuel system

2016-05-13
Agility Fuel Systems’ 2016 160 DGE behind-the-cab compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system is said to deliver the most efficient package of any CNG heavy-duty vehicle system on the road today.
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Narrow-depth axial fan

2016-05-13
Multi-Wing’s PMAX3 narrow-depth axial fan is engineered for applications with restricted space that require high static pressure.
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Automatic tensioners

2016-05-13
Dayco’s automatic tensioners are developed specifically for the extreme demands of the heavy-duty industrial market.
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Diesel injector-seat cleaning kit

2016-05-13
A 17-piece kit from IPA Tools is designed to clean injector seats and bores on most light-, medium- and heavy-duty diesel engines.
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Boeing to leverage Aurora acquisition for technical know-how

2017-11-08
The technology-driven Aurora has been involved in numerous NASA programs since its founding in 1989, and as recently as October 24 announced that it had been awarded a contract to perform a comprehensive evaluation of NASA’s Single-aisle Turboelectric Aircraft with Aft Boundary Layer propulsion aircraft concept, and is also renowned for its work on the D8 and DARPA's XV-24A.
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