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.
Hello all! First of all, I’d like to give Pluto an early welcome back! My top engineering technology picks of the week include an invisibility cloak created by lenses, a sole that can warm your feet and a pill that could replace injections. Have a great weekend!
- Scientists Show How to Make an Invisibility Cloak
- Chew On This: Chin Strap Harvests Energy
- Introducing the World’s Most Precise Clock
- Digitsole Warms Your Feet While Counting Calories
- Could a Pill Replace Injections?
You’ve heard all the talk about simulation-based design. You’ve listened to colleagues— maybe even some of your competitors — wax on about how doing robust simulation studies early on in the design cycle leads to more and better product ideas while also optimizing use of materials. In fact, you’re sold on the need to embrace advanced analysis, but you just don’t see how it’s feasible given the perceived complexity and cost of the simulation software — not to mention, the high-powered workstation gear. Continue reading