NREC's TurboMatch™ is a new software product that is designed
to fill the engineering design gap between engines and turbochargers. It is the
first commercially available software that allows advanced compressor and
turbine design as part of an overall engine system.
gives anyone responsible for the design, specification or building of
turbocharged engines an accurate, fast and easy-to-use tool for developing
products that meet tightening emissions standards and regulations. For
example, in the Design mode, users can size the compressor and turbine to meet
the required engine size and boost pressure, and automatically match the power
and rotational speed of the two components.
User benefits of TurboMatch include having the ability to:
a turbocharger to match a given engine.
new turbochargers with assurance of engine matching at every design stage.
change compressor and turbine sizes then predict the effect on the match.
make a preliminary optimization of the turbocharging system.
the effect of waste gates, variable geometry, exhaust gas recirculation (EGR)
and component losses on the match and performance.
A postcard or post card is a rectangular piece of thick paper or thin cardboard intended for writing and mailing without an envelope. There are novelty exceptions, such as wood postcards, made of thin wood, and copper postcards sold in the Copper Country of the U.S. state of Michigan, and coconut "postcards" from tropical islands.
In some places, it is possible to send them for a lower fee than for a letter. Stamp collectors distinguish between postcards (which require a stamp) and postal cards (which have the postage pre-printed on them). While a postcard is usually printed by a private company, individual or organization, a postal card is issued by the relevant postal authority.
In this new Design News feature, "How it Works," we’re starting off by examining the inner workings of the electronic cigarette. While e-cigarettes seemed like a gimmick just two or three years ago, they’re catching fire -- so to speak. Sales topped $1 billion last year and are set to hit $10 billion by 2017. Cigarette companies are fighting back by buying up e-cigarette manufacturers.
Microchip recently released the 3D TouchPad, the first USB PC Peripheral device that couples 2D multi-touch input with 3D air gesture technology. The company seeks the help of developers to further enhance the capabilities of the technology.
To give engineers a better idea of the range of resins and polymers available as alternatives to other materials, this Technology Roundup presents several articles on engineering plastics that can do the job.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.