I’m sure everyone knows that SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. Well, this week, we have a presentation that discusses how SpaceX uses finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics to revolutionize the rocket and spacecraft industry. It touches upon how Falcon 9 v1.1 and Dragon engine components were designed at faster than industry rates via multi-physics analysis, which includes structural, dynamic, thermal, fluid, and electromagnetic analyses. Continue reading
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.
- Naim Does The Impossible: Build A Soundbar Even Audiophiles Love
- Researchers Build Reversible Tractor Beam That Moves Objects 100 Times Farther Than Other Efforts
- So, What Would A Death Star-like Laser Weapon Look Like?
- Parachutist’s Record-Breaking Fall: 26 Miles, 15 Minutes
- Smart Carry-On Lets You Track Bag’s Location And Charge Other Devices
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
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!
- Gadget Makes Music by Scanning an Arm Tattoo
- A Steel Bridge That Swings Open Like a Japanese Fan
- Air Umbrella Holds off the Rain with a Force Field of Air
- New Battery Said to Recharge in Minutes and Last 20 Years
- Watch Tesla’s Robocar Achieve Warp Speed
This 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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This week’s Top 5 engineering technology articles focus on a few new supercharged methods of transportation, improving one original method of transportation and prolonging the lives of those being transported.
- The Design Thinking Behind London’s New $4B Subway Trains
- Building Better Cyborg Horses
- Using Novel Biological Aging Clock, Team Finds Obesity Accelerates Aging Of The Liver
- Implanted Prosthetic Arm Moves Us One Step Closer To Bionics
- Tesla Motors’ New ‘D’ Cars Are All-Wheel Drive, Not Self-Drive
Here’s a list of the free online ANSYS webinars coming up this week, after which, I’d like to take the opportunity to point our a few of the face-to-face seminars that you may want to attend. I hope to see you at one of the upcoming events.