Keyword: Engine components

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Briefs: Design
A novel turbine blade design and manufacturing approach developed by NASA provides a significant reduction in turbine blade resonant vibration.
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Articles: Energy

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that innovation.

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This system would extend the life of CubeSat satellites.
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Articles: Electronics & Computers
The DPV concept matches the unique needs of electric vehicle cooling and energy management systems.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Large machines can breathe in and out cooling blasts of water to keep their systems from overheating.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This method is a faster way to manufacture combustion chambers and nozzles for aerospace propulsion as well as heat exchangers in oil and gas applications.
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Articles: Test & Measurement
An R&D project indirectly leads to potentially greater power density, EV range, and battery life.
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Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
After rigorous ground testing, NASA’s Four Bed Carbon Dioxide Scrubber will be installed on the ISS.
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Briefs: Energy
Flywheels offer an environmentally and financially sound choice for protecting critical operations.
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Briefs: Materials
The coatings can be deposited on substrates such as glass, polymers, metals, and aerogels.
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Briefs: Energy
Traditional spark plugs are replaced by an optical pumping source.
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NASA Spinoff: Transportation
The NASA-funded nanoparticle lubricant also works in satellites and space vehicles.
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Briefs: Energy
The new technology demonstrates a 20 percent savings in fuel in typical passenger car low-load operating conditions.
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Articles: Test & Measurement
Taking a holistic approach to sealing systems in hydraulic systems using chrome alternatives helps engineers achieve optimum function.
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Briefs: Materials
This passive device relies on a layer of material that blocks incoming sunlight but lets heat radiate away.
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Briefs: Materials
These materials can be used in aerospace vehicles, automobiles, clothing, helmets, and chemical sensors.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Applications include valves, tubes, and other gas and fluid system components.
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Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This coating acts as a spontaneous air cooler and can be fabricated, dyed, and applied like paint.
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Briefs: Aerospace

In the wake of recent developments that have reduced fan and jet noise contributions to overall jet-engine noise, aircraft designers are turning their attention toward reducing engine core...

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Articles: Electronics & Computers
While most cars today run on 12-volt DC batteries, cars in the future will run on 48 volts. This increased voltage could affect ball bearing performance.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Microscale Electro-Hydrodynamic (EHD) Modular Cartridge Pump

The EHD pump uses electric fields to move a dielectric fluid coolant in a thermal loop to dissipate heat generated by electrical components with a low-power system. The pump has only a few key components and no moving parts, increasing the simplicity and robustness of the system. In...

Briefs: Motion Control

Conventional pistons are made of a rigid chamber and a piston inside that can slide along the chamber’s inner wall while at the same time maintaining a tight seal. As a result, the piston...

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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Traditionally, electronics are cooled using a heat sink that transfers the heat generated by the electronic system into the air or a liquid coolant. For the heat sink to work, it has to...

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Briefs: Aerospace

Typical butterfly valves cannot seal at both ambient and cryogenic temperatures. At cryogenic temperatures, valves grow and shrink, changing critical dimensions such as distance between the disc and seat....

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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Traditionally, electronics are cooled using a heat sink that transfers the heat generated by the electronic system into the air or a liquid coolant. For the heat sink to work, it has to...

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Briefs: Energy

Researchers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center have developed a new dielectric material based on barium titanate nanopowder processed via spark plasma sintering (SPS). The rapid and...

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Briefs: Energy

Recent technical advances have enabled flywheel energy storage systems (FESS) to become more compact and able to support higher-power applications. Due to their proven...

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Briefs: Transportation

An optical setup developed by researchers at Sandia's Combustion Research Facility and the Technical University of Denmark can now quantify the formation of soot — particulate matter consisting...

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