Content posted in August 2010
Concepts NREC's TurboMatch
Turbocharger Design System software said to be the first commercially available solution that optimally matches a turbocharger design to the specific engine system.
Understanding Aluminum Alloys
From its low energy use to its suitability for anodizing, aluminum can be a good choice for designers seeking high thermal and electrical conductivity. Knowing which aluminum alloy series to use is critical for complex extrusions.
Design Tools Make Their Way to the Cloud
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While the cloud has not widely been floated as a fit for CAD and CAE applications, vendors are now showing early prototypes that could change the way engineers collaborate and tap into massive amounts of compute power.
A Finland-based company has introduced what it claims is the first smart door lock that can be powered from energy harvested from a mobile device.
This charts show the pros and cons of five drive-train technologies.
A UK-based consortium comprised of the Centre for Process Innovation, Merck, and Polysolar are working on a design for integrated photovoltaic windows.
A new development kit expedites proof-of-concept for applications requiring an ultra-thin force or pressure sensor.
A researcher from The Ohio State University has designed objects that harness vibrations from the movement of swaying buildings or bridges to provide alternative energy.
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