Posts tagged with "Engineering"

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

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

April 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

April 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

March 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

March 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

March 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

March 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...