While working for the California-based VISX Corporation, Charles Munnerlyn pioneered the first laser-based systems for vision correction, a technology that has improved the lives of millions of people the world over. The Ph.D. optics engineer, who was the 2001 Design News Engineer of the Year, discusses the optic field’s newest challenges with Contributing Editor Larry Maloney.
A bold, gold, open-air coupe may not be the ticket to automotive nirvana for every consumer, but Lexus’ LF-C2 concept car certainly turned heads at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show. What’s more, it may provide a glimpse of the luxury automaker’s future.
The complexity of diesel engines means optimizing their performance requires a large amount of experimentation. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a very useful and intuitive tool in this, and cold flow analysis using CFD is an ideal approach to study the flow characteristics without going into the details of chemical reactions occurring during the combustion.
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