2016
Automotive/Transportation

tubeCanal is the next generation in high speed on demand delivery services. We are creating a disruptive technology that will radically transform delivery of small goods across metropolitan cities and wider distances. Congestion in our cities and inefficiency in current transportation methods demands the creation of a new delivery network. In addition, environmental pollution caused by conventional transportation vehicles like trains, trucks and vans has reached disturbing levels and are making a significant impact on global warning.

We are in the process of building a pneumatic tube based delivery mechanism (500mm in diameter) that transports an intelligent delivery capsule that carries small goods (mail, food, small packages) (480mm in diameter) at speeds of up to 100kph across the city. ...

NASA Langley Research Center has developed a family of imide materials that exhibit glass transition temperatures from 240C to 340C. Two resins from this family, designated as PETI-RTM and PETI-RI, were originally developed to meet the demanding requirements for future high-speed aircraft. These materials allow the manufacture of complex composite parts with excellent mechanical properties, including high toughness and long-term thermal oxidative stability. These resins have been engineered to exhibit low process viscosities to enable parts fabrication via resin transfer molding (RTM) and resin infusion (RI). Composites fabricated using these resins provide mechanical properties comparable to bismaleimide-based composites while exhibiting superior temperature performance. Low-weight composites based upon these PETI resins could replace some titanium and aluminum alloy parts currently ...

Compressed Natural Gas ( CNG ) is available in plenty in over 95 countries world wide and many countries have started to promote CNG as an alternate fuel for both stationary and mobile applications. CNG as a fuel is clean, economical and has been in use worldwide to power vehicles. Nearly 71% of the Indian automobile market constitutes the 2-wheeler segment. It has been observed that there is a loss of 20 – 25 % in power when engines are converted to run from petrol to CNG.

The present research work has been carried out on a 100 cc bike engine ( includes theoretical, analytical, experimental and ON Road Tests ) to evolve with an engine technology that optimizes ...

This concept provides an alternative idea for a hovercraft. It uses cross-flow fans built into the body to provide inflation for the skirt and thrust for directional movement and breaking. In theory it should be a lot quieter than a conventional hovercraft without the need for a giant propeller stuck behind your head, and could be used indoors as well as outside to provide fun and ...

Huckleberry's Hammer is a multi tool designed by a truck driver for truck drivers which combines many necessary tools into one compact, light-weight, yet sturdy tool.

As the name suggests, this tool combines a hammer for thumping tires, frozen brake drums, trailer door latches and padlocks. There is a chisel for chipping ice off of pintle hitches, popping lights out of rubber grommets and opening metal flanges on glad hands.What makes this tool unique, is the collapsible hook that expands the tool from 17 inches to 29 inches that can be used to pull 5th wheel and tandem releases. It can also be used to close roll-up doors and pull the cables for the air tank drains.

There is ...

HYBRID HYDRAULIC DRIVE SYSTEM
WITH ACCUMULATOR AS THE FRAME OF VEHICLE

The invention relates to a system for all types of terrestrial vehicles, using any prime mover. The system is especially attractive for Industrial applications. Said prime mover could be any engine or electrical motor. When the prime mover is running, it will be only at a constant speed and torque; a variable flow hydraulic pump is connected to the prime mover via a unidirectional coupling and acts as a “power integrator”, receiving hydraulic power from the accumulator, mechanical power from the prime mover, or a combination thereof, supplying the desired flow and pressure to the hydraulic motors. A connected second variable pump reloads the accumulator with the remnant ...

It's a combination of a conventional leaf spring & parabolic leaf spring.

By using parabolics we are able to reduce the weight of the existing leaf spring about 12Kgs. per spring assembly. All other parameters are kept constant to meet the vehicle requirement. This also reduces the change over ...

The hybrid starter battery (e.g. CAPstart) is designed to replace a conventional lead acid starter battery.

Probably almost every car owner has faced the unpleasant situation where the battery has died after the car has been unused for a longer period. This is especially familiar to motorcycle or hobby/classic car owner in the beginning of the season.

CAPstart offers a cost efficient, light and long lasting solution. While there are numerous Li-ion starter batteries on the market, supercapacitors offer superior cranking current capability and cycle life in a lighter package, not forgetting the fact that also the Li-ion battery can be drained due to standby current drawn by the car while unused. Wait a minute! Supercaps have ...

At a high level of abstraction, embodiments of the invention pertain to methods of using the byproducts of the electrolysis of water (2H2 and O2) as an oxidizer (the O2) and additional fuel (the H2) to increase the efficiency of a computer-controlled fuel-powered combustion-based engine by supplementing the air intake into the engine with a controlled amount of the (2H2+O2) gas and optionally by controlling the other inputs (e.g. fuel, air) into the engine, and systems for implementing the method.

The system and method may be used with any internal or external combustion engine such as 2-stroke, 4-stroke, 6-stroke, diesel, Wankel, jet, Wankel, and Stirling engine, for example. Further, a system and method according to the invention may ...

The Hyper4 improves the fuel efficiency of internal combustion engines by up to 75% (as reflected by Simulink Matlab and Converge CFD modelling software), approaching 50% brake thermal efficiency in a unique, compact axial design that is both straightforward and inexpensive to manufacture. Unlike a standard inline engine, the incorporation of constant volume combustion, variable compression ratios and over expansion (Miller/Atkinson cycle) is virtually effortless. These fuel saving strategies are well known, researched and documented but are extremely difficult to implement in a crankshaft driven engine. The configuration allows for the inclusion of rotary valves and water injection for internal cooling and the reduction of NOx emissions. The exclusive use of two nested, counter-rotating barrel cams employing varied lengths ...

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