Posts tagged with "Engineering"


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...

Lab team to explore more cost-effective way to inspect welds on nuclear-powered submarines

Mar. 8, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers are joining forces with the U.S. Navy Metalworking Center (NMC) to study ways to reduce the high cost of inspecting welds on nuclear‐powered submarines. LLNL entered a feasibility study agreement with the Navy to look at developing a non‐...
3D printing

3D printing with high-performance carbon fiber

Feb. 28, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have become the first to 3D print aerospace-grade carbon fiber composites, opening the door to greater control and optimization of the lightweight, yet stronger than steel material. The research, published by the journal Scientific Reports...

National Academy honors Westbrook

Feb. 22, 2017 -  
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) bestowed its highest honor to retired Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) senior scientist Charlie Westbrook. Westbrook was recognized for his “pioneering development, applications and leadership in chemical kinetic modeling to advance combustion...

Lab researchers develop unique model to customize common industrial process

Feb. 17, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have published a precise computer model of a deposition process using electrically charged particles that will provide scientists and engineers with unprecedented insights into the method. The process of electrophoretic deposition (EPD) uses...
Innovation Development Fund

Fund aids commercialization efforts

Feb. 14, 2017 -  
For three Lab engineers, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) commercialization fund has proven to be an oasis of assistance as they have sought to cross the legendary technology “valley of death.” In technology transfer circles, there is a phase -- between when a technology is promising...