This material is available in a variety of cover materials, which are bonded to the back of timing belts. The cellular rubber materials come in 6-, 10- and 12-mm thicknesses, and can endure temperatures of -40 to 158F, or -40 to 70C. It resists abrasions, cuts and tears, has a high coefficient of friction and very high elasticity. It also has high sound-absorbing and shock- and noise-dampening ability.
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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