News tagged with wheels

Don't coil it, pour it

For the electric car to roll, a lot of large and small components must function in a safe and reliable manner. Parts for wheel hub motors, in particular, need to be constructed in a robust manner. The researchers from Fraunhofer ...

Mar 31, 2011 4 / 5 (4) 0

Reinventing the wheel

Creating a wheel for some of the worst potholes known to humankind is just one of the extraterrestrial challenges a team of McGill students and professors face in developing and testing a wheel prototype for ...

Dec 01, 2010 5 / 5 (2) 1

Wheel in a corset

Are lightweight construction materials suitable for extremely stressed and safety-relevant components such as car wheel? Tests and calculations show that fiber-reinforced plastics are highly damage-tolerant ...

Sep 22, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 2

Reinventing the wheel -- naturally

Humans did not invent the wheel. Nature did. While the evolution from the Neolithic solid stone wheel with a single hole for an axle to the sleek wheels of today's racing bikes can be seen as the result of ...

Jun 14, 2010 3.6 / 5 (8) 2 | with audio podcast