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.
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
The age of touch could soon come to an end. From smartphones and smartwatches, to home devices, to in-car infotainment systems, touch is no longer the primary user interface. Technology market leaders are driving a migration from touch to voice as a user interface.
Soft starter technology has become a way to mitigate startup stressors by moderating a motor’s voltage supply during the machine start-up phase, slowly ramping it up and effectively adjusting the machine’s load behavior to protect mechanical components.
A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) makes a start on developing control schemes, process measurements, and modeling and simulation methods for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.
If you’re developing a product with lots of sensors and no access to the power grid, then you’ll want to take note of a Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Designing Low Power Systems Using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources."
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.