Thermal Expansion in a Glass and Aluminum Window: Part 1

2018-02-21T10:38:23+00:00

Equipment designers must accommodate thermal expansion (CTE)of dissimilar materials, especially when they are subject to large temperature changes.  This problem is often called "CTE mismatch."  In this blog, we give the fundamentals of thermal expansion calculations used in thermo-mechanical analysis. These calculations are simple but useful, and easy enough to perform by hand or with a spread sheet. For more complicated shapes, one must use computer modeling.  As an example, we perform a finite element analysis (FEA) in a later blog http://glewengineering.com/thermal-expansion-in-a-glass-and-aluminum-window-part-2/, of a glass and aluminum window and frame to show where the stress is excessive.  This points to the obvious need for a gasket to perform as a thermal interface material, in order to lessen [...]

Thermal Expansion in a Glass and Aluminum Window: Part 1 2018-02-21T10:38:23+00:00

Mechanical Engineering and Stress Analysis in Sports: Basketball

2018-03-15T10:57:25+00:00

Mechanical engineering and stress analysis regarding basketball equipment.

Mechanical Engineering and Stress Analysis in Sports: Basketball 2018-03-15T10:57:25+00:00

Stress Analysis in Sports: Prosthetics

2018-03-16T10:25:41+00:00

The mechanical engineering is discussed regarding prosthetic limbs and how finite element analysis is used in determining there advantages.

Stress Analysis in Sports: Prosthetics 2018-03-16T10:25:41+00:00

Stress Analysis of Athletic Equipment: Helmets

2018-03-16T13:04:07+00:00

Discussing the mechanical engineering that goes into the design of athletic helmets and the stress analysis used in testing.

Stress Analysis of Athletic Equipment: Helmets 2018-03-16T13:04:07+00:00

Stress Analysis of Athletic Equipment: Shoes

2018-04-05T11:50:27+00:00

Stress analysis and mechanical engineering of the athletic shoe is discussed using CAD and computational fluid dynamics

Stress Analysis of Athletic Equipment: Shoes 2018-04-05T11:50:27+00:00

Engineering Hurricanes : Structural

2018-03-19T10:30:07+00:00

A discussion on the impact engineers have on structural designs and tools used such as CAD and FEA.

Engineering Hurricanes : Structural 2018-03-19T10:30:07+00:00