The French Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (CEA) has unveiled the first infrared images taken inside a nuclear fusion reactor. Taken at the CEA's TORE SUPRA tokamak reactor, the images show the temperature variations and integrity of components that face the plasma. The camera acquired images of critical components at 1.5 to 5 microns wavelength, where there is maximum energy in the infrared bands.
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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