Wind Load Calculations and Modeling

By | 2016-12-15T22:24:50+00:00 July 21st, 2016|Finite Element Analysis, Mechanical Engineering|

 Part 1 of our Wind Load Series “Wind load” is a calculated value representing the total force on a structure or object cause by pressure from wind moving over it.  In this blog series, we will discuss different methods for wind load calculations, the factors that influence its magnitude, and the effects a high wind load can have on a structure.  Wind load is most commonly addressed by civil and structural engineers when designing buildings, but mechanical engineers can encounter the effect when designing tall objects like cranes, telescoping communications masts or wind turbine towers. Wind Load Essentials As a force, [...]

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.

LED Lighting: Part 2, First Level Connection Challenges in LEDs

By | 2017-05-19T14:39:59+00:00 February 27th, 2012|Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Semiconductor, Thermal Management|

In first level connections, mechanical engineers’ main responsibility is connecting a chip to an intermediate package, also known as a substrate.

Finite Element Analysis: Weight Optimization for Optical Systems

By | 2017-05-19T14:52:17+00:00 February 16th, 2012|Finite Element Analysis, Mechanical Engineering, Thermal Management|

Optomechanical engineers use flexures to design optical systems to absorb thermal, stress, shock loads and weight issues.

LED Lighting: “Daylight, Now in a Headlight”

By | 2017-05-19T14:57:10+00:00 February 13th, 2012|Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Thermal Management|

LED lighting used in Audi’s Superbowl commercial showcased their headlights. Mechanical engineers address LED engineering issues, thermal management.