3D CAD Software Comparison Blog Series: Starting the Motorcycle Frame Design in Solidworks™ Welcome back to our 3D CAD software comparison blog series. Recall that in last week’s discussion, we introduced our plan to to model a motorcycle frame in three different 3D CAD software packages. Also, we gave a brief history of the three CAD software packages [...]
3D CAD Software Comparison Blog Series: Creo™ vs Solidworks™ vs Inventor™ In this blog series, we will perform a 3D CAD software comparison by designing or modeling a custom motorcycle frame in three different 3D CAD programs: Creo™ vs Solidworks™ vs Inventor™. We will review the CAD design workflow and feature sets of each 3D CAD design [...]
Figure 1: Closeup, exploded view of our concrete slab mesh © Glew Engineering Consulting, 2016 We'll continue on now with our blog series on finite element analysis (FEA). After discussing how to best set up a computer-aided design (CAD) model for FEA simulation, in this blog I'll cover the next step: meshing the model and applying boundary conditions. "Meshing" [...]
Figure 1: Reinforced concrete mesh © Glew Engineering Consulting Welcome back to our blog series on FEA. In the last blog entry, we introduced some of the fundamental concepts in finite element analysis (FEA). This entry in the blog series focuses on the initial steps in preparing a computer-aided design (CAD) model ready for use in an FEA program. Since FEA programs are very sensitive [...]
Figure 1: FEA mesh and shear stress results for a reinforced concrete slab © Glew Engineering Consulting, 2016 Finite Element Analysis Consulting (FEA) In this series of blogs on FEA, we will first cover some basic elements common to many FEA projects, and then in subsequent blogs in this series, illustrate those methods through examples. One of the services that Glew Engineering [...]
The value of computational fluid dynamics simulation software, and how it can be useful to an engineering firm.
CAD / CAM process and software within the mechanical engineering field is discussed.