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Mono-tube shock absorber Koni

Introduction to Koni shock absorber

All hydraulic shock absorbers work by the principle of converting kinetic energy (movement) into thermic energy (heat). For that purpose, fluid in the shock absorber is forced to flow through restricted outlets and valve systems, thus generating hydraulic resistance. A telescopic shock absorber (damper) can be compressed and extended; the so called bump stroke and …

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72% improvement of fuel economy for Ricardo military demonstrator

Analysis of defense vehicle project proves techniques for reducing fuel consumption – after two years of on-the-ground testing the Ricardo-engineered Fuel-Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator (FED) has proven to be as good as the simulation models projected. The analysis released proves that when compared to the US military’s regularly outfitted M1151 HMMWV, the FED experienced a …

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Renault and CNRS seal a new framework agreement

[image_frame style=”framed_shadow” align=”right” alt=”Renault CNRS” title=”Renault CNRS”]https://www.car-engineer.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Renault-CNRS.jpeg[/image_frame]Renault and France’s National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) have signed a new four-year framework agreement. The new framework agreement covers new collaborative research and innovation opportunities for the years ahead. Research areas include neuroscience, virtual reality, ergonomics, new materials and catalysis. Renault and the CNRS have been working together …

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TERATEC 2013 Forum: Simulation and High Performance Computing

The international meeting for Simulation and High Performance Computing (HPC) will take place at the “Ecole Polytechnique” on June 25&26. TERATEC brings together top international experts in simulation and high performance computing, making it the major event in France and in Europe in this field. It reaffirms the strategic importance of these technologies for developing …

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208 T16 Pikes Peak Red Bull

Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak: Technical Characteristics

In keeping with its combative nature, Peugeot has decided to contest the 2013 Pikes Peak Hill Climb (Colorado, USA, June 30) which continues to stand out as one of motorsport’s most exacting, internationally-reputed competitions. Peugeot’s bid to win the unique, Colorado Springs-based event with the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak has led to it joining …

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