SPS Technologies has developed a line of titanium alloy fasteners for racing and other industries that require lightweight, strong fasteners capable of meeting stringent fatigue life requirements. The company reports that these new Aerlite 200 fasteners boast a minimum tensile strength of 200 ksi and a shear strength of 108 ksi. For more information, visit http://rbi.ims.ca/3850-555.
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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