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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

SAE Updates Gasoline Fuel-Injection Standards, Additions Expected

The Gasoline Fuel Injection Standards Committee (GFISC) plays a pivotal role in developing and maintaining SAE’s Standards, Recommended Practices (RP) and Information...

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News
Energy

Fully Charged in Six Minutes?

Battery technology company Nyobolt and UK-based design and engineering consultancy Callum are collaborating on a demonstration of new lithium-ion battery tech that would permit the full charge of a vehicle...

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News
Energy

Mazda’s Revived Rotary Engine Starts Production

Mazda, the automaker with the longest and richest history of using the Wankel rotary engine announced on June 22, 2023 that it resumed mass production of rotary engines for a new variant...

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Technical Innovation
Power

Vanguard Swappable and Fixed Batteries Aim to Electrify the Jobsite

Briggs & Stratton has joined the age of electrification with its line of Vanguard swappable and fixed lithium-ion batteries. Two series of packs are available. The...

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Editorial
Energy

The Gas Station Paradigm for EV Charging

One evening earlier this year, I found myself at a convenience-store gas station with eight pumps and one EV fast-charger. I’d been vectored there by the charge provider’s phone app. As I...

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Road Ready
Power

Toyota Launches Longer-Range 2023 Prius Prime

Toyota’s rollout of the 2023 Prius is a two-phase affair. Although the company didn’t say it outright, the launch seems targeted to address two distinct Prius customers. Those who just...

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Q&A
Design

Making over the World’s Leading Hybrid

Its markedly upgraded power and performance take it to a driving-dynamics place difficult to believe could be achieved.

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Technology Report
Power

The Electrofuels That Reduce Amazon’s Fleet Emissions

Amazon has a goal of having 50% of its shipments being made net-zero carbon by 2030. In 2021, more than 100 million packages were delivered to customers with zero-emissions...

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Editorial
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

EV, Give Me Heat!

Cabin heating and cooling, and their negative impact on vehicle efficiency and range, are among the challenges still to be solved in battery-electric vehicles. For drivers and passengers, interior comfort — being...

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News
Electronics & Computers

Jeep Engineers a Wrangler EV with Manual Gearbox

For 4x4 enthusiasts who see the electric-vehicle (EV) future as the conclusive death-blow to manual transmissions, there is hope. Jeep engineers have unveiled the first battery-electric...

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Road Ready
Manned Systems

Hybridization the Highlight of Ford’s All-New 2021 F-150

Ford this week unveiled an all-new version of its F-150 fullsize pickup, highlighted by a first-ever full-hybrid variant and the promise – but not yet specifics – of...

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What We’re Driving
Energy

What We’re Driving: 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire ELW

“Grab your helmet, you need to ride this thing!” exclaimed my pal Dave, as he parked his new electric Harley-Davidson in my driveway. I’d been working outside when he arrived...

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News
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Volkswagen Turns Classic Van into Innovative, Retro-Ride EV

“Hello, Eric,” said the vehicle. “Are you ready to go?” responded Eric Glaser, a principal product designer at Volkswagen’s Innovation and Engineering Center...

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Articles
Energy

The New Gas Tank: Constellium Preps Its First OEM Battery Tray

The “gas tank” is about to get a lot more sophisticated. Electric vehicle (EV) battery trays are highly-engineered components that barely existed a few years ago but...

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News
Power

Porsche Practices the Art of Updating with the Eighth-Generation 911

Regularly updating and evolving the Porsche 911’s aesthetic signature might seem an impossible task. But more than half a century after its birth, the unveiling of...

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News
Materials

Zwick Roell Provides Flexible Materials Testing over a Wide Temperature Range

Materials research and development frequently require materials to be tested at different temperatures, in line with their eventual area of use. For aerospace...

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News
Propulsion

Le Mans 2018: Can Anyone Beat Toyota’s Hybrids?

Arguably the pinnacle of auto racing technology, the World Endurance Championship’s 24 Hours of Le Mans is in a period of transition for 2018-19. The FIA sanctioning body has dubbed...

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Application Briefs
Defense

F-16 Upgrades

Saft
Levallois-Peret, France
+33 1 58 63 16 00
www.saftbatteries.com

Saft was recently selected by Aero Vodochody Aerospace, a leading designer and manufacturer of military and civilian aircraft, for engine...

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Articles
Defense

Using System Simulation to Manage Increasing Thermal Loads on Aircraft Fuel Systems

Today’s modern military fighter jets are like “a flying thermos bottle” according to Steve Iden, AFRL Invent Program Manager [1]. Many...

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News
Energy

Lucid Motors’ David Moseley: EV or ICE, “It Is All Physics”

As Director, Powertrain, CAE Crash & Safety for electric-vehicle startup Lucid Motors, David Moseley may hold one of the most intriguing—and possibly even...

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Articles
Aerospace

Simulating and Analyzing Flow for an Air-to-Air Refueling System

Long-range bombers may have missions halfway around the world. Fighter jets may have to stay in the air longer than their relatively small fuel tanks will allow, or may find...

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Global Vehicles
Power

Automakers Vie for Le Mans with Different Solutions

Rulesmakers at the Automobile Club de l’Oest, the sanctioning group that conducts the annual 24 Hours of Le Mans sports car race, issued rules that took effect in 2014 mandating that...

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News
Test & Measurement

Truck Racing Demonstrates New Technology, Aero Design

Season two of the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship took place this spring at India’s F1 track, the Buddh International Circuit (BIC), with Stuart Oliver of Team Castrol Vecton...

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Briefs
Aerospace

Hydrolytic Stability of Polyurethane-Coated Fabrics Used for Collapsible Fuel Storage Containers

Collapsible fabric fuel tanks have provided critical tactical bulk petroleum storage for military operations for over 50 years. Beginning in the...

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Briefs
Physical Sciences

Testing Particle Counters for Detection of Fuel Contamination

Fuel quality assurance is accomplished by conducting periodic fuel sampling for the condition monitoring of aviation fuel by detecting, measuring, and reporting the levels of...

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Articles
Aerospace

More Electric, Integrated Fuel Systems

Global warming and environmental friendliness considerations have recently been key for multiple global industries. In the commercial aviation industry, reduction of aircraft emissions, including...

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Articles
Weapons Systems

A Fundamental Key to Next-Generation Directed-Energy Systems

Imagine an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) unit on a routine scouting patrol deep in the notorious “Triangle of Death” south of Baghdad, where marines, sailors, and soldiers...

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Briefs
Physical Sciences

Portable, Rapid-Test Fuel Tank Leak Detection System

In 1988, the EPA issued Underground Storage Tank (UST) regulations for fuel storage in order to implement monthly monitoring and annual tightness testing. Monthly monitoring requires that...

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Briefs
Materials

Integrated Aircraft Oxygen Sensor

Shortly after its takeoff from New York City on July 17, 1996, Trans World Airlines (TWA) Flight 800 exploded over the Atlantic Ocean and crashed. The accident investigation board determined that the center wing fuel tank caught fire and exploded. Although the ignition source remains unknown, it was...