Mechanical Engineering Consulting Firm Solves Truck Axle Failure

By | 2017-11-12T00:03:08+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Engineering Consulting, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Consulting|

Mechanical Engineering Consulting Firm Solves an Axle Failure Attorney Requested Mechanical Engineering Consulting and Litigation Support Glew Engineering provides mechanical engineering consulting to high technology and industry.  As is often the case, an attorney asked us to provide an independent 3rd party review of the cause of repeated torsion axle failures on a semi-truck trailer that his client experienced.  We obtained the failure information and photographs from the client and researched the trailer and its axle configuration.  As mechanical design experts, we formulated an unbiased opinion on why the trailer’s axles failed multiple times despite being under the rated loads. [...]

Mechanical Engineering Consulting Firm Evaluates 3D Software Using Motorcycle Frame – Part 1

By | 2017-11-19T13:52:33+00:00 March 24th, 2017|CAD, Engineering Consulting, Mechanical Engineering Consulting|

Fig. 1 A street bike shown in CAD mesh. Mechanical Engineering Consulting Group Evaluates 3D CAD Programs Mechanical Engineering Consulting Testing of Creo™, Solidworks™, and Inventor™ Mechanical Engineering Consulting service companies largely use one of three 3D CAD programs: Creo™, Solidworks™, and Inventor™.  At Glew Engineering, we have licensed seats of all three CAD mechanical design packages.  We reviewed the CAD workflow and feature sets of each 3D CAD program using motorcycle frame design as an example.  Also, we showed that some of the specialized commands of each 3D CAD software programs are better suited for specific tasks. Our engineers [...]

FEA Consulting Part 3: Meshing and Boundary Conditions

By | 2017-05-02T16:32:32+00:00 January 19th, 2016|CAD, Engineering Consulting, Finite Element Analysis, Mechanical Engineering|

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" is the process by which the CAD model is separated into discrete finite elements; it can be done in the same program that runs the FEA numerical simulation later, or it might be performed in a standalone program, depending on [...]

Italian Masters: Venturi and the Venturi Effect

By | 2017-05-03T14:48:59+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Engineering Consulting, Mechanical Engineering|

Figure 1: Giovanni Battista Venturi [i] Glew's News is doing a short series highlighting the lives and accomplishments of the Italian Masters of science, engineering, and mathematics.  In the last blog, I wrote about Evangelista Torricelli, a mathematician and physicist from the 17th century.  In this blog, I'm focusing on Giovanni Venturi (Figure 1), an accomplished physicist, hydrodynamicist and engineer. Giovanni Battista Venturi (1746-1822) Giovanni Venturi was born to a wealthy family in Reggio, Italy in 1746.  A talented young student, by the age of 23 the local seminary had already ordained him as a priest and professor.  [...]

FEA Consulting Part 2: CAD Model Preparation

By | 2017-05-02T16:56:01+00:00 January 11th, 2016|CAD, Engineering Consulting, Finite Element Analysis, Mechanical Engineering|

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 to the data they have to work with, it's important that the CAD models being analyzed are compatible with the analysis methods the FEA program uses. In order to illustrate my points throughout the blog series, I will introduce a recent [...]

FEA Consulting Part 1: Introduction

By | 2017-05-02T16:44:11+00:00 January 4th, 2016|CAD, Engineering Consulting, Finite Element Analysis, Mechanical Engineering|

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 Consulting provides is finite element analysis consulting (FEA).  FEA consulting has been a great boon to the engineering profession, allowing mechanical engineers and civil engineers to accurately model the stress and strain behavior of complicated parts and assemblies prior to building physical [...]

High-Purity Gas Panels Part 10: Pressure Transducers in Semiconductor Equipment

By | 2017-05-31T11:56:37+00:00 October 1st, 2015|Electrical Engineering, Engineering Consulting, Mechanical Engineering, Safety, Semiconductor|

An article on pressure transducers used in semiconductor fabs and semiconductor equipment.

High-purity Gas Panels Part 3: To Abatement and Exhaust

By | 2017-05-05T10:55:03+00:00 July 27th, 2015|Engineering Consulting, Mechanical Engineering, Safety, Semiconductor|

Mechanical engineering design for high-purity processes in semiconductor fabs: process pumps, abatement and exhaust lines.

Computational Fluid Dynamics: Capabilities of Simulation CFD

By | 2017-05-03T13:32:41+00:00 December 19th, 2014|CAD, Engineering Consulting, Finite Element Analysis, Mechanical Engineering|

The value of computational fluid dynamics simulation software, and how it can be useful to an engineering firm.

Engineering Consulting Firms and Hollywood Share a Common Bond

By | 2017-05-25T15:43:51+00:00 September 19th, 2014|Electrical Engineering, Engineering Consulting, Mechanical Engineering|

Consulting engineers and Hollywood share a common bond in breathing new life into projects.

The Agile Hybrid Product Development Process

By | 2017-05-09T15:50:50+00:00 January 17th, 2014|Electrical Engineering, Engineering Consulting, Mechanical Engineering|

Project management and the product development process is in transition due to the popularity of the Agile Project Management methodology.