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.
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.