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TransForum 13-2

TransForum is the newsmagazine published by Argonne National Laboratory's transportation research program. This is the Summer 2013 issue.

August 15, 2013
Laboratory Engine Correlation and in-situ Validation of Engine Technologies

Engine lubricants and surface engineering technologies (coatings, texturing and surface finishing) offer the opportunity to improve vehicle energy efficiency by up to 10 percent.

August 15, 2013
EV-Smart Grid Interoperability Centers in Europe and the United States

The EV-Smart Grid Interoperability Centers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre are providing a venue for global industry-government cooperation that is focused on the joint development of electric vehicle standards and test procedures.

July 15, 2013
Phenomenological Modeling of Lubricated Interface Mechanisms

In order to achieve sustainable friction reduction and the consequent improvements in overall vehicle efficiencies, plus ensure adequate reliability and durability of lubricated components and syst

July 15, 2013
Superslick and Superhard Coating

Frictional losses in an engine waste fuel—as much as 10 to 20 percent of the total fuel energy, depending on factors such as engine size, type, driving conditions and weather.

July 15, 2013
Advancing Lubrication Concepts to Improve Fuel Economy

Argonne works with industry and academia to develop advanced lubrication approaches that integrate fuel-efficient lubricants, low-friction materials and coatings and engineered surfaces to improve

July 15, 2013
Fact or Friction: Friction Losses Significantly Impact Fuel Consumption

Fact sheet about Argonne's tribology research

April 15, 2013
Ushering in a New Era of Intelligent Engine Design

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory are opening the door to a new era of intelligent engine design with their work to develop more robust predictive engine simulations, providing industry with an improved and accelerated path to more fuel-efficient and clean automotive engines.

March 15, 2013
TransForum 13-1

TransForum is the newsmagazine published by Argonne National Laboratory's transportation research program.  This is the Winter 2013 issue.

February 15, 2013
High-Performance Computing Enables Huge Leap Forward in Engine Development

When we turn the key in our car’s ignition, we usually don’t think about the combustion process that takes place inside the engine that enables the car to go. We just know that it works.

January 15, 2013