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2014-07-11 08:20:41

INDIANAPOLIS, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ALSN), the largest global provider of commercial duty fully-automatic transmissions, will hold its second quarter 2014 results conference call at 8:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, July 24. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Lawrence E. Dewey, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer David S. Graziosi will review the company's financial performance for the period....

2014-07-01 10:05:14

Seismological Society of America Natural earthquakes and nuclear explosions produce seismic waves that register on seismic monitoring networks around the globe, allowing the scientific community to pinpoint the location of the events. In order to distinguish seismic waves produced by a variety of activities – from traffic to mining to explosions – scientists study the seismic waves generated by as many types of events as possible. In August 2012, the emergence of a very large...

2014-06-03 12:28:02

LONDON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:The Marine Seismic Equipment and Acquisition Markets 2013-2023: Offshore Seismic Survey Contracts for Oil & Gas E&P; 2D, 3D & 4C Vessels & Equipmenthttp://www.reportbuyer.com/energy_utilities/oil_gas/marine_seismic_equipment_acquisition_markets_2013_2023_offshore_seismic_survey_contracts_oil_gas_ep_2d_3d_4c_vessels_equipment.html Report DetailsSpending on marine seismic...

2014-05-27 12:21:53

HELSINKI, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The industrial measurement specialists at ProtoRhino (http://www.protorhino.com/) are excited to announce the release of FlexRHINO DynaMat, a new device that will help engineers and researchers better understand the processes leading to material weakening and failure. DynaMat is unique in that it enables the observation of microscopic events, which have always been difficult, if not impossible, to detect in real-time. "The response to DynaMat...

2014-05-02 10:24:40

Man-made quakes need to be included in seismic hazard planning say experts Oil and gas development activities, including underground disposal of wastewater and hydraulic fracturing, may induce earthquakes by changing the state of stress on existing faults to the point of failure. Earthquakes from wastewater disposal may be triggered at tens of kilometers from the wellbore, which is a greater range than previously thought, according to research to be presented today at the annual meeting of...

2014-04-30 12:21:04

TROY, Mich., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As automakers work to differentiate their vehicles to meet industry and customer requirements, all aspects of vehicle design are being optimized. To bring industry experts together and foster valuable dialogue to further promote transmission optimization efforts, the International Car Training Institute (CTi) is hosting the 8(th) Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives symposium and exhibition at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester,...

2014-04-25 23:01:39

Soon, the Commercial Movers will be implementing various training workshops in order to detect and reduce stress among both its employees and the employees of its clients. The company has updated its blog in order to reflect these new attitudes toward stress. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Whether moving as an individual or a company, the process can be extremely stressful because of all the moving parts involved. In order to make it easier on everyone, The Commercial Movers have...

2014-04-17 20:21:47

DUBLIN, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/r79rcs/research_and) has announced the addition of the "Research and Forecast of China Gear Market, 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/r79rcs/research_and ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The report analyzes the market status of gear industry both home and abroad, supply and demand, and...

2014-04-10 08:21:43

INDIANAPOLIS, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ALSN), the largest global provider of commercial duty fully-automatic transmissions and hybrid-propulsion systems, will hold its first quarter 2014 results conference call at 8:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, April 17. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Lawrence E. Dewey, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer David S. Graziosi will review the company's financial performance...

Strengthening Steel Without Sacrificing Ductility
2014-04-09 16:20:21

Brown University Researchers from Brown University and universities in China have found a simple technique that can strengthen steel without sacrificing ductility. The new technique, described in Nature Communications, could produce steel that performs better in a number of structural applications. Strength and ductility are both crucial material properties, especially in materials used in structural applications. Strength is a measure of how much force is required to cause a material...


Latest Mechanics Reference Libraries

Seismology
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Seismology is the scientific study of earthquakes and the spread of elastic waves through the Earth or through other planet-like bodies. The field includes studies of earthquake effects, such as tsunamis in addition to diverse seismic sources such as tectonic, volcanic, oceanic, atmospheric, and artificial processes. A related field that utilizes geology to infer information regarding past earthquakes is paleoseismology. A recording of earth motion as a function of time is a seismogram. A...

Physics
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Physics is a natural science involving the study of matter and its motion through space-time, along with related concepts such as energy and force. On a broader scale, it also involves the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves. Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines, perhaps the oldest through its inclusion of astronomy. Physics was part of natural philosophy until the Scientific Revolution in the 16th century, when the natural...

Computational Mechanics (journal)
2012-06-04 15:29:14

Computational Mechanics is a scientific journal founded in 1986 and published monthly by Springer. The journal covers all aspects of computational mechanics and reports original research in the field. It focuses on areas that involve the rational application of mechanics, mathematics, and numerical methods in the practice of modern engineering. Areas covered include solid and structural mechanics, multi-body system dynamics, constitutive modeling, inelastic and finite deformation response,...

Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering
2012-04-25 10:02:44

Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering (ACME) is a scholarly journal that publishes reviews presenting developments in computational engineering. It also provides a forum for spreading results of research and advanced industrial practice in computational engineering with particular emphasis on mechanics and related fields. The editor-in-chief is Michael Kleiber, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw. Areas of publication in the...

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2010-10-07 16:05:32

The Seismometer is an instrument designed to measure the motions of the ground. This includes seismic waves generated by earthquakes, nuclear explosions, and other seismic sources. Records of these activities allow seismologists to map the interior of the Earth, and locate and measure the size of the different sources. There are also seismographs, which is sometimes used in place of the word seismometer. However, a seismograph is the older instrument in which the measuring and recording...

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