Figure 1. Self Sufficient Home with Combined Heat and Power Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Engineers combined heat and power (CHP) systems, also known as cogeneration, generate electricity and useful thermal energy in a single, integrated system. CHP is not a technology, but an approach to applying technologies. Heat that is normally wasted in conventional power generation is recovered as useful energy, which avoids the losses that would otherwise be incurred from separate generation of heat and power. While the conventional method of producing usable heat and power separately has a typical combined efficiency of 45 percent, CHP systems can operate at levels as high as 80 percent. Some micro-CHP technologies use mechanical engines, such as internal combustion [...]
Material Scientist Ponder What to Do With Used EV Batteries As electric vehicles become mainstream, mechanical engineers and chemical engineers are trying to address the big environmental question: what do we do with the used lithium-ion batteries? The batteries used in electric cars are physically large, last 8 to 10 years, and will account for 90 per cent of the lithium-ion battery market by 2025. This will increase lithium demand fourfold, and more than double the demand for cobalt — two of their essential elements. The price of cobalt has already risen by more than 80 per cent in 2018. Most expert Material Scientists agree that a replacement hybrid car battery can range from $1,000 to more than $6,000. The [...]
Fig. 1 Triple HEPA Filter Licensed Mechanical Engineers Design and Model Smoke Purification Equipment Fires across the country, including Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and especially in California consume thousands of acres of forests, homes and businesses. With smoke-filled skies make air-purifiers a necessity. Smoke from a wildfire can travel hundreds of miles to infiltrate homes and offices. A licensed Mechanical Engineer ( Licensed Mechanical Engineer ) models, develops and tests smoke and particle filters (Fig. 1) to effectively remove smoke from the air in your home or workplace. We added air filters to our offices in the Silicon Valley during the height of the fires. Early Mechanical Engineers As early as the 1600s, Mechanical Engineers and physicians decided that [...]
Licensed Mechanical Engineers Design Zoo Habitats Licensed Mechanical Engineers with Innovative Ideas Licensed Mechanical Engineers design habitats for Zoo Animals (see: Licensed Mechanical Engineers) accommodating all animals large and small. Zoo care is a booming industry since the past decade. Mechanical Engineers with innovative ideas can create sanctuaries for wildlife conservation. Architects design the Facility Aesthetics of the Zoo. Engineers keep the animals and public safe, and design technical aspects of the zoo enclosures. Licensed Mechanical Engineers build habitats for animals using the most updated technical information available. Engineers ensure that the animal is content and cannot escape from its new habitat. Guests have a viewing area without encroaching the animals' personal space. Mechanical Engineers need information such as how [...]
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, wind load is the product of pressure distributed over an area (psf times ft2 or Pa times m2). In [...]
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Discussing the engineering of hydroelectric energy and the roles played by mechanical engineers and electrical engineers using CAD and FEA as tools.
CAD Modeling software used by mechanical engineers in the engineering fields is discussed.
Mechanical engineers play a great role in the manufacturing process. Companies seek the services of licensed mechanical engineering
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LED lighting used in Audi’s Superbowl commercial showcased their headlights. Mechanical engineers address LED engineering issues, thermal management.
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Forecast Semiconductor fab construction, facility growth and facility equipping may surpass 2009 Levels.