FEA and Simulation http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8231/more en Smokestack Simulator Will Help Uncover How to Accurately Measure Emissions http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/smokestack-simulator-will-help-uncover-how-accurately-measure-emissions <div class="node-body article-body">Operators of U.S. coal-fired power plants can only get figures for the amount of carbon dioxide coming out of their smokestacks that are accurate to within 10 to 20%. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/smokestack-simulator-will-help-uncover-how-accurately-measure-emissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/smokestack-simulator-will-help-uncover-how-accurately-measure-emissions#comments Energy FEA and Simulation Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:41:00 +0000 40611 at http://machinedesign.com FEA Exercise: How to Analyze a Simple Dynamic Load http://machinedesign.com/cad/fea-exercise-how-analyze-simple-dynamic-load <div class="field-byline"> Fred Jensen | Edited by Elisabeth Eitel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A recent LLW-disposal job made for an interesting case study. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cad/fea-exercise-how-analyze-simple-dynamic-load" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cad/fea-exercise-how-analyze-simple-dynamic-load#comments CAD FEA and Simulation Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:48:00 +0000 38191 at http://machinedesign.com CFD Software Automatically Models How Moving Parts Affect Airflow http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/cfd-software-automatically-models-how-moving-parts-affect-airflow <div class="node-body article-body">New computational fluid-dynamics (CFD) software automatically makes meshes every time-step, rendering cases with moving people as simple to analyze as static cases. Automated meshing operates in parallel with runtime modeling.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/cfd-software-automatically-models-how-moving-parts-affect-airflow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/cfd-software-automatically-models-how-moving-parts-affect-airflow#comments FEA and Simulation Tue, 06 May 2014 16:17:00 +0000 37291 at http://machinedesign.com New techniques to predict machine vibration http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/new-techniques-predict-machine-vibration <div class="field-byline"> Dr. Thanh-Son Dao, Application Engineer | Maplesoft of Waterloo | Maple Inc., Waterloo, Ontario </div> <div class="field-deck"> Software can generate lumped-mass models with symbolic and numeric inputs to predict whether machines will propagate or damp vibrations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This article illustrates some of the advantages of using sophisticated lumped-mass models combined with experimental measurements for vibration analysis. By applying advanced symbolic and numeric techniques using a tool such as MapleSim, this approach can be used to diagnose and solve a wide variety of vibration issues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/new-techniques-predict-machine-vibration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/new-techniques-predict-machine-vibration#comments FEA and Simulation Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:16:00 +0000 36371 at http://machinedesign.com Managing Thermal Profiles with FEA http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/managing-thermal-profiles-fea <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Watlow </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What is a thermal profile? How do engineers and designers manage a thermal profile? How does finite element analysis (FEA)</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/managing-thermal-profiles-fea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/managing-thermal-profiles-fea#comments Design FAQs FEA and Simulation Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:08:00 +0000 35571 at http://machinedesign.com Finite element analysis reveals clutch vibrations http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/finite-element-analysis-reveals-clutch-vibrations <div class="field-byline"> Oday Abdullah and Josef Schlattmann, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg | Hamburg, Germany • Edited by Elisabeth Eitel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Over the last decade, numerical simulation has become an indispensable tool for designing all kinds of engineered components. Here’s how to use finite-element analysis (FEA) to accurately model the vibration characteristics of a clutch disc.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/finite-element-analysis-reveals-clutch-vibrations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/finite-element-analysis-reveals-clutch-vibrations#comments FEA and Simulation Mechanical Drives Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:03:00 +0000 34361 at http://machinedesign.com Simulation predicts battery heat http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/simulation-predicts-battery-heat <div class="field-deck"> Recently, a group of hybrid-vehicle battery engineers customized finite-element-analysis (FEA) software to design lithium-ion (Li-ion) packs that resist detrimental temperature extremes. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Most hybrid vehicles today use Li-ion batteries, but heat is a major challenge. If cells in a battery pack become too hot, controls often protect them from damage by taking the car off battery power and switching it to the combustion engine. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/simulation-predicts-battery-heat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/simulation-predicts-battery-heat#comments CAD FEA and Simulation Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:38:00 +0000 34011 at http://machinedesign.com The advantages of CT-scanning inspection http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/advantages-ct-scanning-inspection <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Industrial CT scanning lets engineers nondestructively visualize, measure, and analyze the internal features of precision parts and assemblies. At MD&amp;M West 2014, experts from the 3D ProsScan Div. of NyproMold discussed the advantages of 3D CT scanning in product development and validation.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/advantages-ct-scanning-inspection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/advantages-ct-scanning-inspection#comments FEA and Simulation Tue, 11 Feb 2014 01:55:00 +0000 33941 at http://machinedesign.com Simulating a safer, higher-performing tire for mining http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/simulating-safer-higher-performing-tire-mining <div class="node-body article-body">There's an enormous challenge in designing the right tire for large-wheeled vehicles used to haul coal and other materials in underground mines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/simulating-safer-higher-performing-tire-mining" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/simulating-safer-higher-performing-tire-mining#comments FEA and Simulation Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:42:00 +0000 32911 at http://machinedesign.com Electromagnetic simulation software http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/electromagnetic-simulation-software <div class="node-body article-body"><p> EMPro 2013, the latest release of Electromagnetic Professional (EMPro), 3D electromagnetic simulation software, helps design engineers identify and resolve difficult electromagnetic interference (EMI) problems.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/electromagnetic-simulation-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/electromagnetic-simulation-software#comments FEA and Simulation Fri, 30 Aug 2013 16:13:00 +0000 29301 at http://machinedesign.com