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Math to road cycle is similar yet diverse for trains, trucks, and tractors

2014-08-29
Product engineering projects are always circular. As new versions evolve, data that comes back to design teams is incorporated into the next iteration. Panelists at the upcoming Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress will explore this cycle in a panel entitled “Math to Lab to Road.”
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Peterbilt, Exa examine the aerodynamics of drafting

2014-08-27
As part of the U.S. DOE SuperTruck program that was awarded to Cummins and Peterbilt Motors, a series of investigations was conducted on the aerodynamic ramifications of traffic. One such investigation, carried out by experts from Peterbilt and design software provider Exa Corp., focuses on the impact of traffic conditions on aerodynamic drag for typical tractor-trailer separation distances at typical highway speeds.
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Closed-cell silicone sponge sheeting

2014-08-27
BELLOFOAM closed-cell silicone sponge sheeting from Bellofram Silicones is designed to support a variety of industrial, manufacturing, gasketing, insulation, sealing, and padding requirements in automotive, aerospace, factory floor, and industrial environments.
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New SAE International standards enhance ambulance safety

2014-08-27
With the recent publishing of four technical reports, SAE International now offers a series of recommended practices designed to enhance overall ambulance safety in several areas, including patient compartments and occupant restraint.
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Composites design optimization for automated fiber placement

2014-08-25
Coriolis Composites and SAFRAN Aircelle worked together on a thrust reverser component demonstrator made with carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) material and an AFP process. This component is an inner fixed structure, made of two monolithic carbon skins and a core.
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Multi-processor simulation

2014-08-21
dSPACE’s SCALEXIO, the company’s latest hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) technology, is now more powerful with its new extension for a multi-processor (MP) simulation platform.
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New SAE standard focuses on manufacturing management

2014-08-20
A soon-to-be-published SAE International standard, AS6500, is designed to encourage suppliers and OEMs to put more focus on manufacturability during the early phases of a product’s life cycle. The objective: more reliable, affordable, and on-schedule weapon systems.
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Powertrain sensors add functions, help reduce wiring

2014-08-20
Sensors have become central elements in powertrains as designers add functions from stop-start to double clutches. More stringent fuel efficiency and emissions requirements are driving many changes in sensor technologies as well as in cabling and standards.
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