Advanced aluminium alloys

Monday, October 12, 2009
Comments (0)

The previous article (Pin Critical) on Advanced Metals last month continued on the subject of titanium alloys. This month, we shall look in more detail at some of the more exotic aluminium alloys which are available, following on from a previous arti... read more

KERS at Le Mans

Monday, October 12, 2009
Comments (0)

Having looked last month at the McLaren Mercedes KERS system, this month we will investigate the use of energy recovery systems in La Sarthe, the home of the Le Mans 24 Hours. The ACO (Automobile Club d’Ouest, organisers of the Le Mans 24 Hour... read more

Principles of journal bearing design

Monday, October 12, 2009
Comments (2)

The purpose of a bearing is to support a load. Deflection of the journal within the bearing can adversely affect the load carrying ability of the bearing. This deflection can be greatly reduced by increasing the diameter of the journal and decreasing... read more
Tags :  bearings

Lift versus Duration

Monday, October 12, 2009
Comments (0)

So the next generation of British Touring Cars (BTCC) as far as we know at the moment will be 2.0 litre and turbocharged. Starting in 2011, the engines according to the initial press release, will need to be based on 4-cylinder production units and g... read more
Tags :  camshafts

Coatings for threaded fasteners

Monday, October 12, 2009
Comments (1)

As far as threaded fasteners are concerned, there are a large number of coatings which can be applied, and in doing so we are generally seeking to address one of a small number of issues, the main ones being: Corrosion- Material incompatibility- Fri... read more
Tags :  coatings

Material choices - part 3

Monday, October 12, 2009
Comments (0)

This month, we continue to examine material choices. In last month’s article, we looked at some of the reasons why people choose titanium as a con rod material. This month we shall carry on discussing titanium and some more closely allied mater... read more
Tags :  con-rods

Counterweighting methods

Monday, October 12, 2009
Comments (1)

In the design of crankshafts we have to incorporate counterweighting for various reasons, either for reduction of bearing loads, or to reduce or eliminate primary couples. Often this is achieved through careful design of the crankshaft and the count... read more
Tags :  crankshafts

The CAN'T Bus

Monday, October 12, 2009
Comments (1)

Don’t you just love modern day IT terminology? I mean it’s so graphic, so descriptive and often without even knowing the purpose of the feature or component, simply hearing the name gives you a pretty good idea. Thus for instance, we have... read more
Tags :  electronics

Material selection

Monday, October 12, 2009
Comments (0)

If you’ve been in the automotive industry for any length of time you will by now have the words “higher performance, less weight at a cheaper price” more or less burned into the inner soul of your psyche. Since weight is the ultimat... read more
Tags :  engine-structure

Aluminium matrix composites

Monday, October 12, 2009
Comments (0)

Although cast iron cylinder liners have always been a safe and reliable choice, the differential expansion rate between them and the aluminium pistons, as well as their shear weight, has always encouraged designers to look for better alternatives. Wh... read more
Tags :  engine-structure
1 2 3 Next