Mechanical Engineering Consultants Use 3D CAD Software Comparison via Custom Motorcycle Frame: Creo vs Solidworks vs Inventor: Part 2

2018-03-08T12:14:53-08:00

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, as Mechanical Engineering Consultants we introduced our plan to to model a motorcycle frame in three different 3D CAD software packages.  We gave a brief history of the three CAD software packages that Glew Engineering employs: Solidworks™, Creo™, and Inventor™. In this week’s blog, as Mechanical Engineering Consultants we use Solidworks™ CAD software to model a portion of the motorcycle frame, a [...]

Mechanical Engineering Consultants Use 3D CAD Software Comparison via Custom Motorcycle Frame: Creo vs Solidworks vs Inventor: Part 22018-03-08T12:14:53-08:00

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

2019-09-12T14:32:55-07:00

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 [...]

Mechanical Engineering Consulting Firm Evaluates 3D Software Using Motorcycle Frame – Part 12019-09-12T14:32:55-07:00

Italian Masters: Volta Jump-Starts Electrical Engineering

2018-02-21T10:28:40-08:00

Italian Masters: Volta Jump-Starts Electrical EngineeringFigure 1: Girolamo Cardano (1501-1576) Welcome back to our series on Italian Masters of math and science.  Last week I wrote about Galileo’s extensive accomplishments both in the field of astronomy and beyond.  This week, I’ll take a look at another renaissance polymath who dabbled in astronomy, along with his work in mathematics, medicine, biology, chemistry, philosophy, and gambling (yes, seriously): Girolamo Cardano.  Cardano is a less well-known figure than Galileo or some of the other scientists I’ve written about who have famous equations or units [...]

Italian Masters: Volta Jump-Starts Electrical Engineering2018-02-21T10:28:40-08:00

12 Years a Martian: Mechanical Engineering on Mars, The Red Planet

2018-04-10T16:24:41-07:00

Figure 1: Mars Exploration Rover mobility testing By NASA

12 Years a Martian: Mechanical Engineering on Mars, The Red Planet2018-04-10T16:24:41-07:00

FEA Consulting Part 3: Meshing and Boundary Conditions

2018-03-27T15:27:13-07:00

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 your software.  Boundary conditions are the loads (forces, [...]

FEA Consulting Part 3: Meshing and Boundary Conditions2018-03-27T15:27:13-07:00

FEA Consulting Part 2: CAD Model Preparation

2017-05-02T16:56:01-07:00

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 [...]

FEA Consulting Part 2: CAD Model Preparation2017-05-02T16:56:01-07:00

FEA Consulting Part 1: Introduction

2018-03-23T10:52:25-07:00

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 [...]

FEA Consulting Part 1: Introduction2018-03-23T10:52:25-07:00

Computational Fluid Dynamics: Capabilities of Simulation CFD

2017-05-03T13:32:41-07:00

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

Computational Fluid Dynamics: Capabilities of Simulation CFD2017-05-03T13:32:41-07:00

Project Management Elements Part Two: The Engineering Specification

2018-02-28T14:30:49-08:00

Engineering project management and the importance of the Engineering Specification

Project Management Elements Part Two: The Engineering Specification2018-02-28T14:30:49-08:00

Compound Semiconductor to Keep Up with Moore’s Law

2018-04-05T14:11:17-07:00

Compound semiconductor to keep up with Moore's Law.

Compound Semiconductor to Keep Up with Moore’s Law2018-04-05T14:11:17-07:00

Engineering Energy: Hydroelectric

2018-03-21T12:09:45-07:00

Discussing the engineering of hydroelectric energy and the roles played by mechanical engineers and electrical engineers using CAD and FEA as tools.

Engineering Energy: Hydroelectric2018-03-21T12:09:45-07:00

Engineering Tools in the 21st Century Part 4: CAD to CAM

2018-03-21T14:19:39-07:00

CAD / CAM process and software within the mechanical engineering field is discussed.

Engineering Tools in the 21st Century Part 4: CAD to CAM2018-03-21T14:19:39-07:00

Engineering Tools in the 21st Century Part 3: CAD 2D to 3D

2017-05-03T15:39:46-07:00

Computer Aided Design Features Examined A licensed mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, as well as the other disciplines in the engineering fiel

Engineering Tools in the 21st Century Part 3: CAD 2D to 3D2017-05-03T15:39:46-07:00

Engineering Tools in the 21st Century Part 1: Utilizing CAD and FEA

2018-03-21T14:25:57-07:00

Finite element analysis (FEA) and CAD are discussed as just a couple of the tools made available to Licensed Engineers today.

Engineering Tools in the 21st Century Part 1: Utilizing CAD and FEA2018-03-21T14:25:57-07:00

Optomechanical Engineering Considerations for Space Instruments

2018-09-06T14:49:23-07:00

Optomechanical engineering, material science, and environmental considerations and their importance in optical instruments related to space vehicles.

Optomechanical Engineering Considerations for Space Instruments2018-09-06T14:49:23-07:00