Category Archives: environment

A train that’s ahead by a nose !

  ALPHA-X                                                                        Maglev Trains are accepted to be less polluting than aircraft but to truly rival plane travel as a valid alternative they are being developed to go faster. In Japan they are testing the ALPHA-X which stands for Advanced … Continue reading

Posted in aerodynamics, business, design, Engineering, engineering development, environment, humor, humour, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, polution, quotations, quotes, train travel, transport, travel, Uncategorized, Vehicle | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Regenerative braking takes another step

We are all quite familiar now I think with this technology, but there has been a incremental step in technology in it’s use in electric vehicles (EVs). When the battery is fully charged the regenerative braking is effectively turned off … Continue reading

Posted in business, Car, design, electric vehicle, electrical engineering, Electronics, Energy, Energy Storage, engineering development, environment, Heat Energy, Heat Recovery, humor, humour, manufacturing, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, power generation, Propulsion, quotations, quotes, technology, transport, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Renewable Energy Storage Options

   Renewable energy is growing but storage is one of it’s biggest problems. We need to be able to store turbine energy for windless days and solar energy for rainy days otherwise we can never discount dependency on fossil fuels. … Continue reading

Posted in business, Carbon Dioxide, civil engineering, electrical engineering, Energy, Energy Storage, engineering development, environment, humor, humour, Hydro Electric, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, power generation, project engineering, quotations, quotes, renewable energy, technology, turbine, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pressure to lose weight !

  The physics that states ‘energy efficiency of cars is inversely proportional to kerb weight’ has led automotive manufacturers to look at lighter materials. Recent pressure to do this has come indirectly from a push to reduce emissions leading to … Continue reading

Posted in business, design, electric vehicle, Energy, Engineering, engineering development, environment, humor, humour, manufacturing, material science, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, Propulsion, quotations, quotes, research science, technology, transport, Uncategorized, Vehicle | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

3D CAD FEA – Finite Element Analysis

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) as a ‘bolt on’ software for 3D CAD software has been around a while to aid mechanical engineering design. The software over this time has improved in leaps & bounds and it’s price has also come … Continue reading

Posted in 3d, business, cad, COMPUTER SIMULATION, design, Engineering, engineering development, environment, failure, FEA, Heat Energy, humor, humour, Industry, manufacturing, material science, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, Physics, precision engineering, quotations, quotes, research science, Simulation, Stress Analysis, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Infrared Rectenna – waste heat recovery

  Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories have developed a tiny silicon-based device that can harness what was previously called waste heat and turn it into DC power. It is a solid-state device with no moving parts to jam, bend or … Continue reading

Posted in business, Car, design, electrical engineering, Electronics, Energy, engine, Engineering, environment, Heat Energy, Heat Recovery, humor, humour, manufacturing, renewable energy, technology, transport, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Supercapacitors Vs Lithium-ion Batteries

      A development in supercapacitors based on contact lens technology could potentially allow electric cars to be refuelled as quickly as petrol ones. A Hertfordshire company Superdialectrics had a technological breakthrough in January 2017, and since then, in … Continue reading

Posted in business, Car, design, electric vehicle, electrical engineering, Energy, engine, Engineering, engineering development, environment, humor, humour, manufacturing, mechanical, polution, quotations, quotes, renewable energy, research science, technology, travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Car weight is now becoming material !

onsumption     An age old concern that is now higher on the agenda for manufacturers is overweight vehicles. Traditionally cars have always been made from steel for the structure & ‘body in white’ components, with plastics for trim and … Continue reading

Posted in business, Car, carbon fibre, design, electric vehicle, Energy, Engineering, environment, humor, humour, manufacturing, material science, mechanical, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, technology, Uncategorized, university | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Should I stay or should I go – the Internal Combustion Engine?

  Electric cars are gaining market share and look to take over from the internal combustion (IC) engine that has been a familiar sight & sound for over 100 years ! It is estimated that electric car sales will over … Continue reading

Posted in aerodynamics, business, Car, design, electric vehicle, Energy, engine, Engineering, environment, humor, humour, Industry, manufacturing, mechanical, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, polution, power generation, quotations, quotes, technology, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Solar Aircraft pioneering transatlantic crossing

solar powered aircraft that has a larger wing span than a Boeing 747 yet weighs the same as a car ! Continue reading

Posted in aerodynamics, AIRCRAFT, carbon fibre, design, Energy, Engineering, environment, green power, humor, humour, mechanical, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, power generation, project engineering, quotations, quotes, record breaking, renewable energy, speed records, technology, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment