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 ...

dateMar 31, 2011 in Engineering
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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 the new Lunar ...

dateDec 01, 2010 in Space Exploration
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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 and distinctly ...

dateSep 22, 2010 in Engineering
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Engineers Assess Dawn's Reaction Wheel

(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers are studying the reaction wheels on NASA's Dawn spacecraft after automatic sensors detected excess friction building up in one of them and powered it off early on the morning of June 17, 2010. Reaction ...

dateJun 30, 2010 in Space Exploration
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