Early product design decisions by engineers are often done in a vacuum of information. Starting with an initial concept and testing as you go is a great way to collect data about what’s working and what isn’t that will ultimately get you to a better outcome. Learn four ways every engineer should use simulation during design to test ideas and make informed decisions.You don’t have to wait until the final stages of the design process to perform simulations. Here are four types of simulations all engineers can use to inform designs from the earliest stages until a physical product is created.
As consultants who specialize in simulation, we continue to expand our physical testing capabilities. For example, the image below depicts the results from both testing and CFD on a Raspberry Pi unit, which are very compact Linux machines we use for data acquisition and other tasks.
Sim Specialists recently traveled to Mexico City to deliver onsite FEA and CFD simulation services. The trip reminded me of a documentary I watched a few months ago about El Castillo, a Mayan structure located in the Yucatan peninsula region of Mexico.
The classic venturi tube, first designed by Clemens Herschel in 1887, has many useful applications in monitoring or controlling fluid flow.
CFD simulations of flow and thermal fields surrounding a smoke source, provide a visualization of smoke egress that can be leveraged to guide the design of smoke control systems required to meet smoke and safety regulations.
As users of Autodesk Simulation CFD and Autodesk Simulation Mechanical on a daily basis, we run into certain tasks that are repetitive or time-consuming. For many of these situations, it can be beneficial to develop a script to increase proficiency.
During a recent Google search, I stumbled across this interesting NASA paper which determined the root cause for the loss of the Mars Climate Orbiter in 1999 was a mismatch of units. A subroutine coded for thruster data in metric units was instead fed English units, which resulted in a trajectory error.
Simulation services for CFD and FEA is a strategic investment. To make it worthwhile, the return on that investment can vary from saving time and money during product development to increasing competiveness in the marketplace. Here we share a few reasons why our clients chose to collaborate with us on their recent engineering projects: