How likely are engineers to use an alternative to conventional hydraulic fluids? More than one-third of engineers surveyed in a recent Design News study say they are likely or very likely to use an alternative. Main reasons: environmental, industry acceptance, and cost.
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
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