Friday, December 16, 2016

Engineering Goes on a Diet

From the Financial Times by Peggy Hollinger - How to beat a weight problem:

""If you take 1,000 lbs (454 kg) out of the weight of an engine that is worth 1 per cent of fuel.  It is a big financial savings but also good for the environment," says Ric Parker, former director of research and technology at Rolls-Royce and now chairman of the EU's Clean Sky Initiative.  "Anything you can do to reduce weight is a good thing.""

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