By Mark Gilbert – Germany yesterday (Aug 20) sold 4.04 billion euros ($5.3 billion) of notes that pay no interest, repayable in September 2016.
Investors, it seems, are willing to forgo income for the safety of stashing their cash in the AAA-rated government debt of Europe’s biggest economy.
That’s a huge vote of no-confidence in the region’s growth prospects. more> http://tinyurl.com/qzkdneo
Modeling the truck as a whole: Scania uses LMS Imagine.Lab Amesim for testing approach
SIEMENS – Just how do you design a truck?
And especially a truck that needs to haul loads of timber out of snowy Scandinavian forests or coal out of dusty, unpredictable Indonesian mines?
Or, simply be able to run dependably 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the highway?
Precision is the answer for Scania. Obtaining this precision equals the right type of design early in the process. This is just one of the reasons why this global truck manufacturer uses LMS Imagine.Lab™ software. The engineering team counts on this tool to simulate the entire vehicle dynamics, including the hydraulics and the driveline, and to couple various systems such as electronics to create a “virtual” truck.
A leader in the truck and bus market, the Swedish multinational was founded in 1891. Since then, the company has produced and delivered more than 1,400,000 trucks and buses for heavy transportation. You can imagine that a lot has changed since Gustaf Eriksson designed a usable petrol engine in 1902, the year the company manufactured its first truck. more> http://tinyurl.com/l3er3qc
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