Engineers are invited to ASME International Gas Turbine's Gas Turbine Users Symposium (GTUS) at the 2004 Power-Gen International conference in Orlando. The conference, being held (Nov. 30 to Dec. 2) will deliver training and information to engineers and other professionals who operate and maintain industrial gas turbines and aero-engine systems. In addition, four pre-conference workshops are being offered on such subjects as Gas Turbine Fundamentals, Gas Turbine Pollutant Emissions Fundamentals, and Gas Turbine Repair and Metallurgy Techniques. For more info, go to www.asme.org/igti.
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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