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Topic: Boost (automotive engineering)

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  The Impact of Street Racing and the Automotive Industry
Linking these car tuners to engineering is a rather easy connection to make, after all, these tuners are mechanics, but acknowledging the whole street racing scene as an integral part of automotive engineering may prove a little unclear.
These “street” engineers, whether it be an individual mechanic who works on his car on the weekend, or a team of engineers hired by a big-name automotive manufacturer, all possess the knowledge and experience in the core engineering disciplines; physics, chemistry, and calculus.
Also, using knowledge of engineering principles, no one is to do anything to their car that may potentially harm him or someone around him, like turning up the boost to an insane level.
www.pitt.edu /~cdn1/event.html   (3326 words)

 Boost Info
As for the hose that connects the solenoid to the engine parts, if you consult the Ford Parts manuals, the hose is serviced by a standard 7/32 vacuum hose which is more than able to handle the underhood temperatures--which don't reach 200 degrees F. in that area.
My experience has shown that when the outside air temperature and engine are cold, detonation is hardly noticeable, but when the engine warms up (specifically the piston tops, valves, spark plugs and combustion chamber surfaces), detonation is more pronounced which holds true to theory.
One of the prominent reasons is that, in proportion to the rise in boost, charging efficiency increases and provides higher indicated horsepower while the engine's mechanical losses remain almost the same, resulting in an improvement of brake thermal efficiency.
www.txsvos.com /boostinfo.html   (2092 words)

 Glossary | Altered Atmosphere Motorsports, Inc.
Front-most part of a clutch assembly that is bolted to the engine crankshaft with a rear surface to provide a smooth friction area for the disc-front facing to contact during clutch engagement.
Mounted inline after the factory fuel pressure regulator, the FMU is boost sensitive and increases the amount of fuel pressure as the boost pressure increases.
An engine part that reciprocates in the cylinder and transfers the force of the expanding gases via the piston pin and connecting rod to the crankshaft.
www.alteredatmosphere.com /technical/glossary.php   (4522 words)

 Engine & fuel engineering - Boost question
As a rough approximation, for a gas (spark ignition) engine with a compression ratio of ~ 10:1, the pressure of the exhaust gas at the end of the power stroke will be about 4 times the pressure of the intake air in the cylinder at the beginning of the compression stroke.
All the rest of the discussion regarding the pumping work of the engine to create the pressure, etc., is still true, but the work out, which is done on the opposite side of the wheel where the inlet air is, is a function of the heat in.
If the engine was supercharged this would be different and you would see boost being produced as it comes from a mechanical source rather than from hot exhaust gases.
www.eng-tips.com /viewthread.cfm?qid=99579   (4850 words)

 Automotive Schools - Search top Automotive schools
Position openings for automotive industry are expected to grow steadily during the next decade.
Automotive body technicians work on the bodies of cars and trucks that are physically damaged through weather, car accidents or acts of vandalism.
Automotive workers are unique in that they partly determine their own income.
www.top-colleges.com /v/automotive.php   (363 words)

 Women engineers steer clear of Big 3 - 3/11/04   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
While the number of women who have either enrolled in engineering schools or declaring engineering majors has slowly increased over the past few years, the majority of graduates are steering away from the auto industry as a career choice.
Jaya Paul is a manufacturing engineer at Ford Motor Co. who discovered her interest in engineering in high school and fell into the auto industry by chance — that’s where the jobs were.
Colette Wright, who heads the women’s engineer committee at the Society of Automotive Engineers, says women are not specifically recruited by automakers and suppliers, but the organization tries to foster the advancement of women auto engineers with awards and competitions.
www.detnews.com /2004/specialreport/0403/11/b01-88554.htm   (962 words)

 Advanced Automotive ... General Info
No longer connected to the engine by pulleys and belts, motors for electric compressors or pumps can be located in other locations under the hood or elsewhere in the vehicle to provide better functionality.
Automotive designers are striving to develop low-weight, high-output and high-efficiency powertrain systems -- systems that connect all of the components -- from the powerplant or battery to the control unit, to the motors that drive the wheels.
No longer connected to the engine by pulleys and belts, motors for electric compressor units can be located in the trunk or in wheel wells, for example, to provide better load distribution and functionality.
www2.dupont.com /Automotive/en_US/science_of/AAEE/info.html   (1701 words)

 Boost (automotive engineering) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Manifold_absolute_pressure.
Boost in automotive engineering is a positive manifold pressure in cars with turbochargers or superchargers.
Boost is quantifiable as the pressure above atmospheric pressure that the turbocharger or supercharger is creating in the engine's inlet manifold, and is usually measured in bar or PSI (pounds per square inch).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boost_(automotive_engineering)   (123 words)

 Mechanical Engineering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The Mechanical Engineering Department’s mission and educational objectives are consistent with the Mission, Values, and Goals statement of the University.
Also, engineering students are only required to take 6 units of general education course work in Section D (two different disciplines).
Engineering principles and practice in the selection and design of fasteners, bearings, couplings, shafting, transmissions and other mechanical power transmission devices.
www.csun.edu /~me/CATALOG.html   (4910 words)

 SC Hydraulics - Air Driven Gas Boosters
gas boosters are typically used to boost low pressure gas/air from a gas cylinder to a higher pressure required at the process or test station.
However, if the end use requires the gas under pressure, the supply cylinder pressure cannot be utilized after it has fallen to the level of the end use pressure.
Depending on which Gas Booster is selected, you can boost gas pressure from 300 psi to 20,000 psi.
www.schydraulic.com /new/g-boosters.htm   (310 words)

 NA boost? - Car Forums and Automotive Chat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
If you had it valved to keep the intake manifold at a constant pressure (say, 5-10psi), it would essentially be like running low boost without the lag of a turbo.
If you understand the chemistry of combustion, you should understand how bad a thing it would be to fill a chamber full of pure 02 and gasoline, then go compressing it and expecting combustion (what you would get is explosion, not combustion).
Piston engines rely on compression, spark timing and naturally low O2 levels to control exactly how and when combustion occurs, the mixture you are speaking of would not tolerate even minor compression without becoming unstable.
www.automotiveforums.com /t1739-na_boost_.html   (1329 words)

 Boost - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Boost (automotive engineering), positive manifold pressure in cars.
Lorentz boost, a type of Lorentz transformation (these are terms from the theory of special relativity)
The boost phase of the flight of a ballistic missile is the first phase, in which it is lifted and accelerated by a rocket; see also ICBM
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boost   (228 words)

 Turbogods.com | Boost Fanatics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
A Turbocharger A turbocharger is an exhaust gas driven compressor used in internal-combustion engines to increase the power output of the engine by increasing the mass of oxygen entering the engine.
A supercharger (also known as a blower) is an air compressor used to compress air into the cylinders of an internal combustion engine.
The additional mass of oxygen-containing air that is forced into the cylinders improves the volumetric efficiency of the engine which allows the engine to burn more fuel and makes it more powerful.
www.turbogods.com   (165 words)

 CareerJournal | Foreign Car Makers Seek U.S. Automotive Engineers
According to the state of Michigan, automotive RandD employs more than 65,000 professionals, not all of whom are engineers; the number of unemployed engineers in the state isn't known.
Morris, the growing number of engineers being retired at Ford and GM or jumping ship to Asian and European auto makers "drains the traditional American [auto makers] of critical expertise and skills," threatening to turn them into mere assemblers and marketers.
Toyota has to fill gaps in its midcareer engineering population resulting from hiring freezes the company instituted in the mid-1990s to cope with a severe economic slowdown.
www.careerjournal.com /salaryhiring/hotissues/20060116-shirouzu.html   (930 words)

 DuPont Automotive: News and Events
DuPont Engineering Polymers is clearing the way for the next wave of metal replacement by plastics with an expanded portfolio of “superstructural“ thermoplastic materials debuting in the United States at the 2005 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress here this week.
Engineers and designers planning to attend the 2005 SAE World Congress opening here next week believe “emphasizing consumer-facing innovations” and “increasing collaboration along the value chain” are the top strategies that will strengthen the auto industry, according to the 11th annual DuPont Automotive/SAE survey.
DuPont Engineering Polymers and Toyota Motor Corp. confirm the feasibility of DuPont Composite Recycle Technology as a means to reclaim and reuse nylon 6 from automotive air intake manifolds and reduce the environmental footprint.
www2.dupont.com /Automotive/en_US/news_events/index.html   (5661 words)

 NIST and the Automotive Industry
NIST Center for Neutron Research—probes automotive materials with state-of-the-art neutron research tools; contributes to improved measurement of residual stress in automotive components; measures structure to help improve processing of new lightweight composites and next generation batteries and fuel cells.
Engineering Metrology—develops the techniques and standards for length and geometric measurements needed to make sure parts conform to design specifications.
Automotive parts manufacturers and suppliers are among the more than 100,000 firms receiving assistance between 1988 and 2000.
www.nist.gov /automotive   (2123 words)

 gizmag: Automotive
It was truly a milestone vehicle, echoing the engineering genius of Henry Ford and the design prowess of his son Edsel.
Now UK-based Trafficmaster is beginning to use its wireless automotive networks to measure the real effects in travelling time with and without school traffic and the results are remarkable.
With a boost pressure of 1.5 bar the engine develops 1,054 hp / 775.7 kW at 7,700 rpm and a peak torque of 1,030 Nm at 5,800 rpm, yet, the record hunter meets stringent EURO IV emission limits.
www.gizmag.com /automotive   (3517 words)

 Feature Article - Broadband for the Car - 06/03
Automotive 1394 proponents know that the baseline standards developed for consumer electronics must be significantly modified to meet automotive requirements.
So in January 2000, an automotive working group was formed between the 1394 Trade Association and the IDB Forum, which resulted two years later in the IDB 1394 standard for automotive.
Automotive Design & Production, autofieldguide.com and all contents are properties of Gardner Publications, Inc.
www.autofieldguide.com /articles/060307.html   (1021 words)

 Quest For Turbo Boost
On any given turbo, generating additional boost is simply a matter of having the turbine wheel spin faster.
When boost is increased over factory limits, these units help adjust fuel and timing for optimum performance.
While inexpensive, manual controllers are usually mounted in the engine bay, requiring the driver to get out of the vehicle whenever a change in boost is desired.
www.roadraceengineering.com /EclipseTurboBoost.htm   (503 words)

 BMW Car Magazine Oct. 04
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His international consortium of perfection-minded fabricators has proven that the boundaries of space and time, and automotive engineering, are meant to be shattered.
www.discovery-automotive.com /media/BMWmag10_04/bmwmag10_04.htm   (2728 words)

 Easy Design of the Optimum Topology Boostbuck (Cuk) Family of Power Converters
In the early days of feedback and Electrical Engineering analysis, advances were made to define and explain the operation of feedback circuits in terms of pure mathematics.
Engineers who designed intuitively arrived at poor results only slowly, while theoreticians drowned in the impracticality of excess elaboration.
An Engineer is a trained professional, has already realized he is not a genius, and is humble enough to work responsibly with the full knowledge of the subject he has been taught.
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 Bolt-On Boost 2002 Part 2 - Tech Review - Turbo Magazine
As far as peak figures are concerned, the SR20 put down 118 hp in all-natural trim, and 177 ponies in boosted guise.
The turbo is regulated to a conservative 6.5 psi of boost pressure by a Turbonetics wastegate.
There are a number of tuned IS 300s prowling the streets and, with the recent introduction of the five-speed manual version, we expect the numbers to grow significantly.
www.turbomagazine.com /tech/0210tur_2002_bolt_on_boost_part_2   (1016 words)

 Automotive engineering society places 43rd in car competition - Minnesota Daily
The University Society of Automotive Engineers placed 43rd overall at a multi-event competition held in Detroit last month.
Comprised of 15 University students, the SAE is primarily made up of engineering students but is open to all majors.
Garrett Stokburger, a graduate with a mechanical engineering degree, originally became interested in SAE when a friend showed him a picture of SAE-built vehicles.
www.mndaily.com /articles/2001/06/27/21634   (443 words)

 Toyota Parts
Stock boost is regulated to about 0.7 bar, and the units are normally driven at 1.25 times crank speed (4A-GZE has a 7500rpm redline).
Turbo boost controlsIn modern turbo engines the boost is controlled by a wastegate.
When boost is applied to a diaphragm in the wastegate actuator, it will open a valve that lets exhaust go past the turbine wheel.
www.sssautomotive.com.au /Engines/toyota.htm   (1725 words)

 UGS: About Us: Customer Case Studies and Videos: Pagnotta Engineering, Inc.
Pagnotta Engineering has grown steadily in its 10-year history, in part through its ability to turn analysis jobs around quickly and with quality results.
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 The Power to Grow Automotive Industries - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Many of them, including Porsche Engineering Services in Troy, Lotus Engineering in Ann Arbor, Roush Industries in Livonia, and Ricardo Consultants in Plymouth, are internationally known, have motorsports roots and boast strong brand awareness among their OEM and supplier customers.
Industry analysts note that as the universe of automotive engineering firms has contracted during the last 15 years; the surviving firms must offer more value and services.
He was attracted to Rossi because of his broad industry experience and contacts, engineering background and hard-core automotive enthusiasm.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3012/is_5_181/ai_76814696   (846 words)

 2002 Bolt-On Boost Part 1 - Tech Review - Turbo Magazine
The XS Engineering turbo kit was developed in 2001 and made so much power that XS put off full production until the five-speed models hit the streets; the automatics needed fortification, adding more labor and downtime to the endeavor.
The Neuspeed supercharger boosts to a max of 5 psi and features a heavy-wall casting for sound deadening and wrap-around fins for strength and cooling.
The blower is outfitted with a built-in bypass valve that relieves boost pressure at idle and light-throttle cruise to maintain optimum fuel efficiency.
www.turbomagazine.com /tech/0210tur_2002_bolt_on_boost_part_1   (980 words)

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