Building One of the World’s Most Efficient Electric Cars

Tecplot 360 helps Stanford University students optimize design of solar-powered car to compete in the Australian Outback’s World Solar Challenge The sun shines down upon the immense Australian Outback like nowhere else, drenching the land in solar energy that begs to be tapped. Where better to stage the World Solar Challenge, a design competition established to find the world’s most efficient solar-electric car? Every two years, some of the brightest […]

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Turbulent Flows with a Gas-Liquid Interface

Ryuichi Nagaosa, Ph.D. is a faculty research associate with the Center for Environmental Energy Engineering at the University of Maryland. A chemical engineer, he specializes in transport phenomena in the environment. His primary interest is turbulence and environmental fluid mechanics and their impact on the environment. More specifically, his research focuses on the study of turbulent heat and gas exchanges at the atmosphere-ocean interface. Nagaosa also serves as a senior research scientist at the […]

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Going green with visualization

Contributed by Stefano Mascetti XC Engineering On April 27, 2008, a specially designed powerboat embarked on a journey around the world in an effort to best the world record for circumnavigating the planet, and is doing so running entirely on renewable energy sources. Many engineers and scientists who have been involved in design and manufacture of the Earthrace boat have invested large amounts of time, expertise and resources into the […]

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2-D simulation of a small basin’s controlled draining

Contributed by Dipl.-Ing. Paul Kamrath Research Engineer, Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management Aachen University, Aachen, Germany The Engineer Paul Kamrath is a research engineer at the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management (IWW), part of Germany’s Aachen University (RWTH Aachen). Over twenty full-time researchers and fifty student researchers work at IWW. IWW consists of five groups: Hydraulics and numerical methods for river flow calculations Groundwater […]

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