LMS International, the makers of Virtual.Lab, has announced its newest version—the Rev 4 Virtual.Lab. This latest installment offers an integrated software suite to simulate the performance of mechanical systems with attributes such as structural integrity, comfort, sound quality system dynamics, handling, and durability. Rev4 also lets users modify existing Finite Element models. Visit www.lmsvirtuallab.com for more info.
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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