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2013-03-20 16:20:34

New tractor transmission demonstrates improvement over manual and automated manual transmissions INDIANAPOLIS, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ALSN) today announced that test fleet users achieved an average 5 percent fuel economy improvement with the Allison TC10(TM) tractor transmission over their current manual and automated manual transmissions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120702/DE33547LOGO ) "Approximately 100 major...

Waves Generated By Russian Meteor Recorded Crossing The US
2013-03-07 13:29:53

National Science Foundation A network of seismographic stations recorded spectacular signals from the blast waves of the meteor that landed near Chelyabinsk, Russia, as the waves crossed the United States. The National Science Foundation- (NSF) supported stations are used to study earthquakes and the Earth's deep interior. While thousands of earthquakes around the globe are recorded by seismometers in these stations--part of the permanent Global Seismographic Network (GSN) and...

Firing Temperature Determines Whether Glass Will Bend Or Break
2013-02-28 16:24:11

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers have found a way to determine whether glass will be brittle, or will have the ability to bend without breaking. The team wrote in the journal Nature Communications about how they've identified a temperature that allows you to determine whether you will be forming a brittle piece of glass, or ductile, which refers to a piece of glass' toughness. There is a temperature at which glass can become too viscous for...

2013-02-27 08:21:54

BorgWarner's Facilities in the U.S. and Germany Honored for Delivering Highest Levels of Quality Performance AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BorgWarner's facilities in Frankfort, Illinois, and Ketsch, Germany, received 2012 Supplier Quality Excellence Awards from General Motors (GM). Presented to about 7 percent of GM's suppliers, the new award recognizes supplier manufacturing locations for achieving consistently high levels of quality that exceed...

2013-02-23 23:00:07

Torque Converter Application for Select Ford Vehicles Features Stalls from 2400-4500 RPM (PRWEB) February 23, 2013 Precision Industries, a high performance torque converter manufacturer, unveiled a new torque converter application for the Eco-Boost Ford 150 pickup and 2011 and later Ford Mustang. This new product stalls from 2,400-4,500 RPM and includes Precision Industry´s famous 5 year warranty. “We are very excited to offer this new product to our customers,” said a...

2013-01-28 23:00:40

Precision Industries Expands Customer Communications with Addition of Newsletter (PRWEB) January 28, 2013 Precision Industries, the online leader in high performance torque converters, is introducing their new newsletter. The newsletter is designed to increase and improve communication to their valued customers throughout the country. This comes as good news to Precision Industries customers seeking the latest information on best-in-class high performance torque converters from the popular...

2013-01-07 12:20:34

WARRENDALE, Pa., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the basic working principle and the mechanical construction of automatic transmissions in vehicles has not changed significantly, increased requirements for performance, fuel economy, and drivability, as well as the increasing number of gears has made it more challenging to design the systems that control modern automatic transmissions. New types of transmissions--continuously variable transmissions (CVT), dual clutch...

2013-01-05 05:00:53

In an effort to meet government regulations for fuel economy, new vehicle transmissions in 2013 may have as many as 10 gears. The Transmission Shop announces that it will service these new complex transmissions. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 04, 2013 The Transmission Shop, with four locations in the Dallas area, announces that the major car manufacturers are developing new car and light truck transmissions that could have as many as 10 gears, some of which will be on the market in 2013. The...

Himalayas Will Have More Massive Earthquakes, Warn Scientists
2012-12-31 11:33:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers has found that a pair of massive, historical earthquakes ruptured the surface in the central Himalayas–leading them to theorize that similar quakes will threaten the region´s population in the future. According to the team´s report in Nature Geosciences, the two quakes, in 1255 and 1934, measured between 8 and 8.5 magnitudes on the Richter scale and both left distinct scars in...

2012-12-28 15:13:47

A research team led by scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has discovered that massive earthquakes in the range of 8 to 8.5 magnitudes on the Richter scale have left clear ground scars in the central Himalayas. This ground-breaking discovery has huge implications for the area along the front of the Himalayan Mountains, given that the region has a population density similar to that of New York City. NTU Professor Paul Tapponnier, who is recognized as a leading...


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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