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!
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
Recently 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
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!
While you’re here, make sure to subscribe to our blog to receive updates directly to your inbox. Continue reading
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.
In 2013, over 4400 million tonnes of crude oil was extracted, which caters to roughly 33% of the global need for energy. Most of this oil is extracted from offshore sites and transported to shores for further processing. During this production and transport, if an accidental release of the crude or processed oil occurs, it is called Oil Spill. With the advancement of technology, volumes of oil spilled have reduced over last few decades, however, factors of human error and natural calamity can never be completely ruled out. Continue reading
We are pleased to present a guest blog from Giovanni Paolo Reina and Angelo Della Sala at the University of Naples.
The weapon-aircraft integration is one of the most important aspects in military aircraft design and for the study of its performances. In particular store separation problems, i.e. problems related to the release of underwing bodies during the flight, are very critical because they occur during a flight operating condition. Continue reading
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.