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.
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!
In the first part of this two-part post about high-performance computing, I already addressed three commonly-held myths associated with HPC. Now I’ll address three myths that are related to particular concerns about HPC adoption.
Myth #4: “Without internal IT support, HPC cluster adoption is undoable”Continue reading →
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 →
The pressure is on to reduce fuel burn for gas turbines of all types. The need is particularly acute for aircraft engines, in that fuel is a large component of operating costs of an airline, so much so that even the volatility in its price can mean the difference between profit and loss. So when airlines demand more fuel efficient aircraft, much of that requirement is passed along to the engine manufacturers. While reducing gas turbine fuel burn is a primary driver, carbon emissions are related, so reducing the fuel burn “kills two birds with one stone”. Continue reading →