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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Why your ride is more of a glide

In recent years, automobiles have become quieter and more comfortable.

For that you can thank an engineering professor at The University of Texas at Austin.

box4Dr. Jeffrey Bennighof, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in the Cockrell School of Engineering, developed software that manufacturers have used to reduce noise and vibration.

The Automated Multilevel Substructuring (AMLS) software enables fast and accurate prediction of car vibrations over a wide frequency range on inexpensive computers. Analyses are done in hours on
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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Teens and pickup trucks–not such a good mix

Transportation expert Chandra Bhat and his daughter, Prerna, who just received her driver's license. Bhat and two of his graduate students have a new study on aggressive driving behavior and how it relates to the severity of injuries sustained during an accident.

Transportation expert Chandra Bhat and his daughter, Prerna, who just received her driver’s license. Bhat and two of his graduate students have a new study on aggressive driving behavior and how it relates to the severity of injuries sustained during an accident.

Chandra Bhat, one of The University of Texas at Austin’s traffic authorities, has a new study on aggressive driving.

One finding: 16- and 17-year-old drivers behind the wheel of a pickup truck are 100 percent more likely to be
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