Features 3/7/2005 Post a comment Jim Tighe was the driving force behind the aerodynamics of SpaceshipOne, the airplane that won the coveted Ansari X Prize. For his achievements, Design News readers have voted him Engineer of the Year.
Best of 2004
Features 3/7/2005 Post a comment Innovation, coolness, and breakthroughs are well exemplified in the finalists of the 2005 Design News Best Products of the Year Contest
Barnstormers for a New Age
Features 3/7/2005 Post a comment For the engineers behind the revolutionary SpaceShipOne, the project was as much about fun as victory. And no one had more fun than aerodynamicist Jim Tighe.
Researchers working with additive manufacturing have said multimaterial techniques will allow industry “to fabricate materials with combinations of density, strength, and thermal expansion that do not exist [yet].”
The term "multiphysics" is used to describe the simulation of multiple types of physics and their influence on one another -- for example, the investigation of the behavior of a chemical in liquid form will involve both chemistry and fluid dynamics.
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