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Soonseong Hong, Byungkeun Oh & Yongtae Kim - GM Daewoo Auto. Joel Davison - CD-adapco London, Wondae Jeon & Bongyong Jin - CD-adapco Korea. Whether it is lean manufacturing, six sigma, or some combination, quality improvement is now a primary focus of virtually every manufacturer in the automotive industry. Now that the waste is squeezed out and quality is designed into manufacturing processes, visionary corporations are looking upstream toward the engineering of the product for fur ther gains in quality. Dynamics 30 - Read more...
John Mannisto & Joel Davison, CD-adapco Since the first Model T rolled off the famous Ford production lines, the issue of engine cooling has been of prime concern to vehicle designers. Putting an inter nal combustion engine inside a confined space will always provide a ster n engineering challenge, as the explosive combustion of the fuel used to drive the vehicle releases ener gy not only in its kinetic form but, by the nature of the process, as heat. Ensuring this thermal ener gy is dissipated in a way that will not harm the components “under the hood” is essential to ensure that your...
James Ippolito, Dejan Matic & Joel Davison, CD-adapco. With increasing environmental concer ns and rising oil costs, fuel cells are attracting great interest as a por table power source for transpor tation and power generation applications as a cleaner and cheaper alter native to combustion based systems. In recognition of this, CD-adapco in par tnership with the Depar tment of Ener gy’s Pacific Nor thwest National Laborator y (PNNL), has developed a new Exper t System, es-sofc, which is playing an impor tant role in optimizing SOFC (Solid Oxide Fuel Cell) design. This ar ticle highlights...
2008 was a tough year for the auto industry and 2009 is likely to be even tougher if economic predictions prove to be correct. Without exception, auto companies and suppliers are looking harder than ever to improve productivity and cost effectiveness in their product development processes. Dynamics 30 - Read more...
Stepan Zdbinsky, Aeronautical Research and Test Insititue, Czech Republic Fans of motorsport increasingly want to get a taste of what it feels like to go bumper to bumper with other race cars in a competitive environment. While the dream of owning a top sports car might be beyond the reach of the average armchair racer, an increasing number of companies offer the general public a chance to feel the adrenalin a high power car and a strip of tarmac brings, allowing clients to try out a days racing without having to invest large sums of money. Dynamics 30 - Read more...
Dejan Matic - CD-adapco. Formula 1 is the world largest annual sporting event with over one billion cumulative viewers in 184 countries watching races across four continents. In the world of speed where fractions of second determine the dif ference between the first and last, the competition takes place not only at the race track but in the factor y as well. Branded with the name that por trays the vision of racing excellence, Formula 1 became the leading arena for development and testing of advanced automotive technologies. Dynamics 30 - Read more...
For over a century mankind has devoted substantial resources toward achieving and improving flight. With the yearly threat of major wildfires and the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East as its primar y focus, Propulsive Wing, LLC is developing unmanned aerial vehicle solutions for both domestic fire fighting suppor t and militar y applications, covering a wide range of missions. Dynamics 30 - Read more...
Dr. Ignazio Maria Viola - School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, and Dr. Raffaele Ponzini - CILEA The America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in the world and the competing platform for the most advanced technologies in the marine field. In recent years, CFD has become the most powerful tool for both aero and hydrodynamic design. A research project steered by Dr. Ignazio Maria Viola shows how CFD can be applied to the design of an America’s Cup yacht. Dynamics 32 - Read more...
Deborah Eppel - CD-adapco While 1D flow simulation software can accurately and rapidly simulate simple tasks, such as long straight runs, they are not adapted to complex 3D geometries such as separators, slug catchers and dry trees. Full 3D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) codes, on the other hand, have the proven ability to accurately predict flow in these situations, although typically at a much higher computational cost. Generating combined 1D/3D simulations promises the best of both worlds: by making it possible to simulate complex systems of piping and equipment at a much higher level...
Fred Mendonça & Prashanth Shankara - CD-adapco Numerical Simulation of Turbomachinery flows are among the most complex computations performed in the world of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). CFD applied to Turbomachinery has come a long way from the inviscid 2D blade-toblade methods of the 1960’s and recent developments have ensured that numerical simulation plays a major role in turbomachinery design. Dynamics 32 - Read more...

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