Although the space orbiter and a bus are at opposite ends of the vehicle spectrum, advances made in the orbiter can find application in buses. The possibility of such technology transfer is discussed. Areas of most interest are structural design and materials, application of microelectronics, insulation techniques, advanced adhesives, human environment design, rotating machinery design, and automatic fault diagnosis and correction systems. Because of the inherent efficiency of the bus in short to medium-distance transport, it is a ready candidate for further improvement. Use of finite element analysis for bus structures, skin temperature profiles for diesel engine design, adhesive applications for structures, utilization of carbon-fiber-reinforced composites for lightweight drive shafts and springs, ceramic application in adiabatic diesel engines, diagnostics applications, electronic controls for engines and transmissions, and use of computer modeling for man-machine interfaces involving both drivers and passengers are among the examples given.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Asia Trade Journals Limited

    7th Floor, Sincere Insurance Building, 4-6 Hennessy Road
    Hong Kong,   Hong Kong 
  • Authors:
    • Burnicle, D S
  • Publication Date: 1986-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 39-44
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00454903
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1988 12:00AM