Engineers Develop Drones to Protect Elephants from Poachers

2019-07-14T11:52:04-07:00

Herd of elephants bathing in the jungle river of Sri Lanka Drones have been used to ward off elephants from destroying crops because of their bee-like buzzing noise, they’re also being used to help the same animals from being hunted for their ivory in Africa. Since off-the-shelf UAVs can easily give pilots an aerial perspective, non-profit Mara Elephant Project (MEP) in Kenya started using drones to fight elephant poaching as far back as 2012.  How Have Drones Helped Curb Elephant Poaching? Drones are just one tool used by MEP Engineers, but they have [...]

Engineers Develop Drones to Protect Elephants from Poachers2019-07-14T11:52:04-07:00

Engineers Design Airports of the Future

2019-07-14T11:52:10-07:00

These are the types of infrastructure investments and technologies that will, in theory, allow airports to largely eradicate the dreaded waiting.

Engineers Design Airports of the Future2019-07-14T11:52:10-07:00

Engineers Develop “Iron Man” Suits – Coming to Factory Floors

2019-07-14T11:52:28-07:00

Full-body exoskeletons will give workers super strength. What’s the most important things for people to know about the full-body exoskeleton, which can turn an assembly-line worker into a superhero?   Engineers have been working on this wearable robotics technology since 2000, when engineers began cobbling together experimental super-soldier suits for the U.S. Military. A 2010 prototype, which enabled the wearer to punch through wooden boards, earned the nickname “Iron-Man Suit” in the homage to the high-tech gear in the eponymous comic book and movies. But that bulky version kept the user tethered to the [...]

Engineers Develop “Iron Man” Suits – Coming to Factory Floors2019-07-14T11:52:28-07:00

Part 2: Business Engineers : 7 Things to Consider, Before Investing in a Personal Robot

2019-07-14T11:52:33-07:00

So you’ve made the decision, robotics process automation (RPA) is for your business. You’ve winnowed down a list of suitable vendors and are ready to start some serious shopping. Great. But before you plunge right in, there are some final things to consider.  The following is a list of questions for would-be buyers to which they should give serious thought to before moving forward. They range from the existential — what role will your employees play as RPA expands within your organization? To the practical, such as training time frames. 1. RPA [...]

Part 2: Business Engineers : 7 Things to Consider, Before Investing in a Personal Robot2019-07-14T11:52:33-07:00

Part 1: Mechanical Engineers Say Driverless Cars are the “New Talk of the Town”

2019-07-14T11:52:45-07:00

Major giants inside the automobile industry have already show cased few of their self-driving car technology and many car companies aim to roll out production vehicles with driverless capabilities by 2020. In just a few years, industry experts expect fully autonomous vehicles to follow the trendThe implications autonomous driving will have on insurance matters and legal outcomes of accidents is just one grey area to be explored as we move towards a more automated future. Experts are making some big claims about the future impacts of driverless cars. Before they arrive, [...]

Part 1: Mechanical Engineers Say Driverless Cars are the “New Talk of the Town”2019-07-14T11:52:45-07:00

Licensed Mechanical Engineer Reviews a Modified Electric Vehicle – Part 1

2018-03-05T17:14:11-07:00

A Licensed Mechanical Engineer at Glew Engineering Consulting was asked by a company in Southern California to provide a Professional Engineer (P.E.) review of body modifications that they made to a theme park owned 1983 Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) that they had converted to an electric vehicle. Figure 1. A Mechanical Engineer Analyzed the Front of Custom Sport Utility Vehicle  Licensed Mechanical Engineer Reviews a Modified Electric Vehicle The client had already designed and built a vehicle, so Glew Engineering analyzed an “as built” vehicle.  The company [...]

Licensed Mechanical Engineer Reviews a Modified Electric Vehicle – Part 12018-03-05T17:14:11-07:00

Mechanical Engineers Support the Film Industry

2018-02-09T23:06:34-07:00

The entertainment industry relies on "entertainment engineers," e.g. mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, and others for standards https://www.smpte.org. Perhaps more importantly,  the movie industry requires Licensed Mechanical Engineers to safely innovate and amaze.  Film sets are complex physical productions, most of which are not digital special effects.  The film industry utilizes Licensed Mechanical Engineers to create complex props and various special effects that move, exploded, burn, and fly.  The mechanical engineers specializes in designing and making a wide range of mechanical devices that fulfill a specific purpose for the film or set they are [...]

Mechanical Engineers Support the Film Industry2018-02-09T23:06:34-07:00

A Mechanical Engineer Designs Ways to Give Your Canine Friend a Lift Up: Dog Ramps

2018-02-15T10:34:21-07:00

A Mechanical Engineer Designs Ways to Give Your Canine Friend a Lift Up  A Mechanical Engineer designs ways to give your "Best Friend" easy access to your vehicle and different higher surfaces. Read more to find out what kind of options are available for your dog.  A properly sized and installed dog ramp eases a dog's boarding dilemmas.  Ramps are divided into several categories: folding, telescoping, fixed, moveable and those that are stored under the back bumper of a car.  This article describes the different types of dog ramps available and the [...]

A Mechanical Engineer Designs Ways to Give Your Canine Friend a Lift Up: Dog Ramps2018-02-15T10:34:21-07:00

Licensed Mechanical Engineers Help You Ditch Suburbia

2018-02-13T23:41:15-07:00

Licensed Mechanical Engineers Help You Ditch Suburbia Licensed Mechanical Engineers Ensure Vehicle Safety and Comfort The recreational vehicle industry (Fig. 1) is flourishing.  People can use their RVs full time part, part time or travel the country for months at a time. A Licensed Mechanical Engineer (Licensed Mechanical Engineers Role in Manufacturing) makes certain that travel is safe and comfortable at the same time, without missing out on the comforts of home and your favorite kitchen. (Fig. 2)  Recreational vehicles' kitchens are designed with adequate ventilation to ensure that no fires [...]

Licensed Mechanical Engineers Help You Ditch Suburbia2018-02-13T23:41:15-07:00

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

2018-03-08T12:14:53-07:00

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 22018-03-08T12:14:53-07:00

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

2018-02-20T11:16:55-07:00

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 12018-02-20T11:16:55-07:00

Italian Masters: Volta Jump-Starts Electrical Engineering

2018-02-21T10:28:40-07:00

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 Engineering2018-02-21T10:28:40-07:00

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

12 Years a Martian: Engineering Challenges on the Red Planet

2018-08-29T12:57:38-07:00

Figure 1: Mars Exploration Rover By NASA/JPL/Cornell University, Maas Digital LLC [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Depending on which Facebook pages or Twitter feeds you follow, some of you may have caught wind that Opportunity (Mars Exploration Rover B, Figure 1) recently passed its twelfth anniversary of its landing on the red planet.  Opportunity’s ongoing trek across Mars represents a fantastic accomplishment in engineering.  At the time I’m writing this, the rover has been in continual operation for over 4,300 Earth days (that’s about 4,185 Sols, or [...]

12 Years a Martian: Engineering Challenges on the Red Planet2018-08-29T12:57:38-07:00

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

2018-02-28T14:30:49-07:00

Engineering project management and the importance of the Engineering Specification

Project Management Elements Part Two: The Engineering Specification2018-02-28T14:30:49-07:00