The Dual-Fuel™ technology by Clean Air Partners (www.cleanairpartners.com) has enabled the first heavy-duty truck in Japan to meet the country's emissions guidelines, some of the toughest in the world. Dual-Fuel allows engines to operate on both natural gas and diesel simultaneously. The majority of the fuel burned is natural gas, and diesel serves as a pilot for combustion that ignites under the heat of compression to produce substantially less nitrogen oxide and particulates than engines that burn only diesel.
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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