Category Archives: Engineering

On SAGE Insight: Special Issue: Representing social science in national-security-related modeling and simulation

Guest Editors: Paul K Davis , and Angela O’Mahony From The Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation For some years, US defense officials have admonished the modeling and simulation (M&S) community to go beyond modeling military “kinetics” to address complex … Continue reading

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Celebrating Women in Engineering: A Response

      Today is National Women in Engineering Day (NWED), a day dedicated to raising the profile and celebrating the achievements of women in engineering. As a publisher with a strong portfolio of engineering journals we are committed to … Continue reading

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Openability of rigid plastic containers with peelable lids: Accessibility of packaging by older people

Investigating openability of rigid plastic containers with peelable lids: The link between human strength and grip and opening forces From Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science As society ages there is a growing … Continue reading

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Predicting Tour de France stage-winning times

Predicting Tour de France stage-winning times with continuous power and drag area models and high speeds in 2013 From Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology After a decade since the authors … Continue reading

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The technical evolution of the soccer ball: Using wind-tunnel experiments to compare the World Cup 2014 ball with the one used in 2010

A comparison of Jabulani and Brazuca non-spin aerodynamics From Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology                                   … Continue reading

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Aiming to reach the land speed record of 1,000 mph in the new Bloodhound SSC car

Simulating the aerodynamic characteristics of the land speed record vehicle BLOODHOUND SSC From Journal of Automobile Engineering The first Land Speed Record (LSR) was set in 1898 and has been broken around 60 times since. The BLOODHOUND SSC project was … Continue reading

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Supporting adaptation decision making in response to a changing climate

Special Issue: Adaptation and resilience to a changing climate: Supporting adaptation decision making From Building Services Engineering Research and Technology This special issue provides an overview on the development of weather data based on the UK Climate Projections 2009 (UKCP09) to … Continue reading

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The recent tragic sinking of the Costa Concordia has provoked concern for safety on the seas: Collision avoidance of ships

From Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment The recent disastrous experience of the Costa Concordia ship as it collided with rocks has provoked much concern and discussion about safety on the … Continue reading

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Recognizing cutting edge robotics research

From The International Journal of Robotics Research During a visit to Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center, Obama launched the New Robotics Initiative which seeks to advance the “next generation of robotics”. The National Robotics Initiative involves the National … Continue reading

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Better alternatives to tackle the road dangers of winter snow and ice?

Plexiglas-roofed city highways/roadways can eliminate snow/ice/ rain-associated deaths, deicing salt-induced environmental damage, and hypertension-promoting salinization of water From Public Works Management & Policy Since the severe winter of 2009-2010, which brought snow and ice to 49 states of the US … Continue reading

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