Posts tagged with "Engineering"

LLNL and LBNL researchers explore more energy-efficient solutions for paper industry

May. 16, 2017 -  
If you had to name the industries in the United States that use the most energy, paper manufacturing probably wouldn't immediately come to mind. In fact, the paper-making industry ranks third among the country's largest energy users, behind only petroleum-refining and chemical production, according...

Lawrence Livermore unveils 'heart-on-a-chip'

May. 11, 2017 -  
Prescription drugs have enabled millions of Americans with chronic medical conditions to live longer and more fulfilling lives, but many promising new drugs never make it to the human trials stage due to the potential for cardiac toxicity. Through "heart-on-a-chip" technology -- modeling a human...

DOE HPC4Mfg Program funds 13 new projects to improve energy technologies through HPC

May. 8, 2017 -  
A U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program designed to spur the use of high performance supercomputers to advance U.S. manufacturing is funding 13 new industry projects for a total of $3.9 million. The High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program unites the world-class computing...

Lab developed aerodynamic devices improve tractor trailer fuel efficiency

May. 8, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) researchers, as part of a Navistar SuperTruck I team, helped design a new type of tractor-trailer truck that significantly improves fuel economy. The new SuperTruck vehicle achieved 13 mpg on public roads and a 104 percent freight efficiency...

Lab breakthrough in 3D printing of glass

May. 2, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and academic collaborators have demonstrated the synthesis of transparent glass through 3D printing, a development that could ultimately lead to altering the design and structure of lasers and other devices that incorporate optics. A team of LLNL...

Experiments validate models predicting failure modes in miniaturized lightweight structures

Apr. 5, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have adapted theoretical models to predict the failure behavior of miniaturized 3D lattice structures and have used advanced characterization techniques to demonstrate that these failures exist. Specifically, experiments showed a transition...

McCallen recognized by Chico State University

Apr. 4, 2017 -  
It's been more than three decades since Rose McCallen graduated from California State University, Chico , but in the intervening years she hasn't forgotten her alma mater. And just the other day, the university remembered - and honored - her. McCallen, who graduated from Chico State in 1980 with a...

Lawrence Livermore reinventing metal 3D printing with new direct writing process

Mar. 30, 2017 -  
Metal 3D printing has enormous potential to revolutionize modern manufacturing. However, the most popular metal printing processes, which use lasers to fuse together fine metal powder, have their limitations. Parts produced using selective laser melting (SLM) and other powder-based metal techniques...

Lab employees author X-ray imaging book

Mar. 28, 2017 -  
After three current and former Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) employees and a university professor found a need, they started down the long road to meet it. When the LLNL trio -- physicist Harry Martz, retired engineer Clint Logan and retired computer scientist Dan Schneberk -- and a...
Vets To Tech Program

Lab honored for Vets to Tech program

Mar. 14, 2017 -  
For veterans returning from military service and attempting to readjust to civilian life and the classroom, the transition can be a culture shock. To help give veterans on-the-job experience while they continue their education in engineering, math and physics -- in addition to solving a need for...