Kai Zhao, Posselius, John, Pai, Suresh, and Jin, Jishan
Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World. Sep2006, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p5-6. 2p. 2 Diagrams.
Manufacturing processes, Prototypes, Simulation methods & models, New product development, Multidisciplinary design optimization, and Engineering design
This article focuses on the use of virtual prototyping and testing by engineers at Case New Holland in simulating the working of mechanical systems to optimize designs. Optimizing products in the early stage of their development, reducing product development cost and cycle time, reducing product cost, increasing product reliability and improving product functionality are the major advantages of virtual prototyping. The most important advantage is that simulations allow companies shift their product investment to an earlier stage of the development process.
Photovoltaic power systems, Photovoltaic power generation, Electric power production, Heat transfer, and Optoelectronic devices
Reports on how heat-transfer simulation can aid in thermophotovoltaic prototyping. Overview of thermophotovoltaic energy generation; Suitability for improving efficiency of fossil-fuel-driven power plants and powering cleanly combusting, electrically-driven automobiles; Difference of thermophotovoltaic systems from typical electronic systems; Observation of a significant amount of heat transfer to the air surrounding the thermophotovoltaic device.
Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World. Sep/Oct2015, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p18-18. 1/3p.
Ozonization and Sewage
The article profiles project engineer Jessica Hart, who works at BlueInGreen LLC in Fayetteville, Arkansas and does research in ozonation for color and odor removal in water. It mentions that Hart works on research and technology and works on everything like data analysis, pilot testing, and prototyping. It adds that the existing focus of Hart is water reuse and removal of pharmaceuticals and endocrine disruptors from wastewater before it enters the environment.