High energy prices and energy consumption concerns have taken the fun out of freight services. To alleviate some of the gloom, Lean Logistics of Holland, MI has introduced GreenLanes, a transportation and freight optimization
program designed to improve sustainability and reduce empty miles for
shippers and carriers across the U.S. GreenLanes is a
software-as-a-service application that lets freight managers determine
opportunities for round trips, continuous moves and fractional
dedicated truckload. The goal is to reduce empty miles, now at 15 to 20
percent, to 3 to 5 percent.
Researchers working with additive manufacturing have said multimaterial techniques will allow industry “to fabricate materials with combinations of density, strength, and thermal expansion that do not exist [yet].”
The term "multiphysics" is used to describe the simulation of multiple types of physics and their influence on one another -- for example, the investigation of the behavior of a chemical in liquid form will involve both chemistry and fluid dynamics.
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