This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology Articles

This week’s Top 5 engineering technology articles take us into some futuristic technology and into outer space on a literal level, but then also hit close to home for anyone that has ever traveled on an airplane.

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Getting the Right Prosthetic Hip Implant Positioning

I’ve had many conversations with customers who struggle with their reality that it can be very costly and time-consuming for manufacturers to predict the performance of medical devices. They wonder how to address these problems using modelling and simulation to help evaluate devices at an early stage of their development. Given the recent success of the Medical Device Innovation Summit, it was clear to me that there are a lot of exciting developments taking place by using ANSYS for this purpose, whether it involves orthopaedic implants, stents or other devices. Continue reading

Lebanese Students Overcome Many Challenges to Build an Unmanned Aircraft

image of Lebanese American University Airplane LAU Solix

Lebanese American University Airplane LAU Solix

The Lebanese American University (LAU) challenged its students to design an unmanned aircraft capable of long flights at high altitudes. Our LAU Solix Team, comprised of eight mechanical engineering students, is very familiar with ANSYS tools and is skilled at handling CFD and fluid–structure interaction (FSI) simulations so we put these tools to work on our unmanned aircraft design. The team had to deal with the interaction that happens between fluid and structure that occurs in a wide range of engineering problems — especially in aircraft design. Continue reading

ANSYS Webinars This Week – Oct 20th

ANSYS Webinar Learning EventsYou don’t have to travel to distant places or take out student loans if you want to kick your career into overdrive. Here’s the list of the free to attend ANSYS webinars taking place this week.

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This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology Articles

Hello all! My top engineering technology picks of the week include an innovative fan-like bridge, an air umbrella and a rapid-charging lithium-ion battery. Have a great weekend!

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Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia: Industry Consolidation

Industry consolidation was one topic of discussion as my colleague-in-turbomachinery Bill Holmes and I and recently returned from the Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia. The event is organized by the Texas A&M University Turbomachinery Laboratory and held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston Texas. Only a few years back the pump and turbomachinery shows were separate. With the amalgamation one is now able to view a large array of impressive hardware and attend informative technical sessions applicable to the full range of equipment: pumps, compressors, turbines, fan, blowers and all related components and services. The emphasis is on Oil & Gas machinery, although not exclusively as there are synergies with power generation, chemical process, air separation etc. Continue reading

EPA Imposes Stringent Emission Levels From Engines

EPA emission levelsRecently the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) imposed more stringent emission levels from engines. These emission restrictions are expected to increase (lower levels) in the near future. As such, modern engine designs, inevitably will need to meet the goal of ultra clean combustion. Different pollutants are emitted due to incomplete combustion, like unburned hydrocarbons (UHC), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx), and black carbon (BC) — also known as soot. The environmental impact of each of these pollutants is well known and can range from reduced visibility due to smog and cloud formation to cancer and premature death when inhaled by respiratory system. Continue reading

ANSYS Webinars This Week – October 13th

ansys webinars what you need to knowThis week our ANSYS webinars schedule includes advanced CAD/EDA, high-fidelity CFD simulations, turbocharger design and electromagnetics. Just select the topic that interests you and reserve your spot today!

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