Knovel Math is a Web-enabled library that provides fully documented Mathcad worksheets for
engineering calculations, reducing the time it takes to solve and document
complex math problems. Using Knovel Math, Mathcad users can simply
find the worksheet they need using powerful search tools, download it into
Mathcad and customize it with specific input values for problem solving. Knovel Mathincludes more than 4000 worksheets supporting the
needs of mechanical, civil and structural engineers with further worksheets to
be added in 2010. Using Knovel Math, engineers can quickly access complete and fully
documented worksheets and perform their calculations using either US customary or
metric units. This significantly improves productivity and the audit-ability of
calculations. It ensures consistency, facilitates legacy knowledge transfer and
promotes the adoption of best practices. Knovel Math is web-enabled allowing
engineers to access Mathcad worksheets at any time. Users can search for worksheets using
keywords (eg. beam flexure) or browse through the Mathcad- enabled titles. In addition to the Mathcad worksheets, users
have access to the latest editions of reference titles from which they have
been developed. Worksheets are fully expanded from their original published
form (including all intermediate steps) and are fully editable. Worksheets are available in both U.S. customary
and metric units.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.