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2014-04-08 12:20:26

TROY, Mich., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Schaeffler - a leading global manufacturer of high-precision automotive products and systems for engines, transmissions and chassis applications - was named a 2014 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers' Contribution to Excellence) Award winner in the product category for its fuel-saving and vibration-reducing torque converter for rear wheel drive with centrifugal pendulum absorber. Patrick Lindemann, vice president of product...

2014-04-08 08:21:01

BorgWarner's Eco-Launch(TM) Solenoid Valve Helps Stop/Start Systems Improve Fuel Economy with Smoother Launches AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During a ceremony held yesterday in Detroit, BorgWarner (NYSE: BWA) received an Automotive News PACE Innovation Partnership Award for its collaboration with General Motors (GM) on the Eco-Launch(TM) solenoid valve. The innovative technology helps deliver improved fuel economy and performance at significantly lower cost than...

2014-04-04 23:37:42

April is Stress Awareness Month, and the special April issue of Real Stress Solutions Digital Magazine highlights 21st century solutions for managing the stressful reality of modern life. Provo ,Utah (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 “Even though we’ve learned a lot about stress in the past twenty years,we’ve got a long way to go says Dr. Morton C. Orman, M.D., Founder and Director of The Health Resource Network (HRN). Stress Awareness Month was created and is sponsored by HRN, a national,...

2014-04-02 23:23:01

The new book, The Biology of Beating Stress, by Jeanne Ricks, shares methods to manage stress and even provides methods on how to use stress to your advantage. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Jeanne Ricks, holistic health counselor, lecturer, and life coach, is the author of the new book, THE BIOLOGY OF BEATING STRESS: How Changing Your Environment, Your Body, and Your Brain Can Help You Find Balance and Peace (New Page Books, June 2014). According to a recent study by the American...

2014-04-01 08:20:20

Demand from emerging economies to compensate for the dip in demand from established markets LONDON, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With energy efficiency becoming the buzzword in every sector, government bodies, especially in Europe and North America, have mandated that industrial equipment such as motors, pumps and fans should conform to regional regulations. This has sprung belt drives and chain drives to prominence, as they are highly cost effective and energy efficient modes of...

2014-03-27 08:22:42

OnCommand Connection, Diamond Logic and AMTs provide customers with more options and control LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Navistar, Inc. today addressed advancements in technology that help maximize vehicle uptime while offering customers more options and control. Technologies such as OnCommand((TM)) Connection, Diamond Logic(®) and fully automatic and automated manual transmissions (AMTs) make vehicles more fuel efficient, safer, capable and more productive....

2014-03-20 23:03:27

The best auto body shop in the San Fernando Valley, Eric’s Collision Center, announces their brand new equipment upgrades and increased staff. San Fernando Valley, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Eric’s Collision Center is proud to announce their recent equipment upgrades and increase in staff to handle their increased demand for collision repairs in Eric’s Collision Center’s state of the art certified auto body shop. Their brand new paint booth is climate controlled to bake on the...

2014-03-20 08:32:33

MINNEAPOLIS, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) and their emerging role in the U.S. outdoor power equipment (OPE) market are the subject of a fascinating new white paper issued by General Transmissions, Inc. Written in plain language, the white paper - titled Continuously Variable Transmissions Are Ready To Roll Into The Outdoor Power Equipment Market - will be of great interest to anyone with a desire to learn more about CVT technology as...

2014-03-19 23:32:25

Ken D. Foster joins the growing list of luminaries on the Real Stress Solutions Digital Magazine expert panel. His monthly column will address the importance of mindset in managing stress. Provo, Utah (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 "The number one challenge everyone has is stress", says Ken D. Foster This is an observation he has made as he works as a exclusive executive/private coach and consultant with fortune 500 companies and successful individuals. "When you learn to manage...

Advances In Glass Alloys Lead To Strength, Flexibility
2014-03-04 12:36:16

DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory What do some high-end golf clubs and your living room window have in common? The answer is glass, but in the golf clubs' case it's a specialized glass product, called metallic glass, with the ability to be bent considerably and spring back into its original form. Your windows, as you know, aren't quite as forgiving of a sudden impact, and they shatter – they are brittle, as opposed to ductile, or more flexible products. For the golf clubs, however, a...


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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Word of the Day
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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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