Crack propagation in composites and how to avoid it: A DLR case study
Ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) have become especially popular in space applications due to their ability to withstand extremely high temperatures. At the German Aerospace Center (DLR), researchers are investigating the use of CMC components for high-temperatures and demanding-environment applications. …
Ride comfort and handling in electric vehicles: The balancing act
Electric vehicles require a delicate balancing act by manufacturers: When engineers try to increase the ride comfort, ease of handling can be hurt and vice versa. Computer-aided simulation is used extensively in the automotive industry to help engineers find the right balance between comfort and handling but applying that requires training and extensive knowledge to get the best performance and results….