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, movements, impacts, etc) and constraints that interact to [...]

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 throughout the blog series, I will introduce a recent [...]

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 of complicated parts and assemblies prior to building physical [...]

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

Lean and Agile Mechanical Engineering: Part 1

2018-04-05T16:41:05-07:00

Applying agile development principles to mechanical engineering.

Lean and Agile Mechanical Engineering: Part 12018-04-05T16:41:05-07:00

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

Series on Semiconductor Processing and Integrated Circuits, Part 6: Multilayer Photoresist Processing

2018-03-02T11:35:50-08:00

A look at multilayer photoresist processing.

Series on Semiconductor Processing and Integrated Circuits, Part 6: Multilayer Photoresist Processing2018-03-02T11:35:50-08:00

‘Green Light’ in Greenland Lends Hope For Rare Earth Mining

2018-03-06T14:44:05-08:00

A discussion over the mining availabilityof rare earth elements in Greenland and what it means to the semiconductor and engineering industries

‘Green Light’ in Greenland Lends Hope For Rare Earth Mining2018-03-06T14:44:05-08:00

Eco Friendly Engineering Materials & Designs: Roofing

2018-04-05T15:52:35-07:00

Engineering designs and materials for roofing that work like a heat sink and help with the thermal management within a structure.

Eco Friendly Engineering Materials & Designs: Roofing2018-04-05T15:52:35-07:00

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Spherification Technique

2018-03-06T15:22:08-08:00

this week on The Engineer's Kitchen,I look at the technique of creating caviar type dishes known as spherification

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Spherification Technique2018-03-06T15:22:08-08:00

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Fresh Apple Crisp

2019-11-29T15:29:17-08:00

This week on The Engineer's Kitchen we engineer a fresh summer dessert using local fruit.

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Fresh Apple Crisp2019-11-29T15:29:17-08:00

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Grilled Marinara Chicken Sandwiches

2018-03-26T12:25:17-07:00

This week in The Engineer's Kitchen, we get the thermal temperature up on the grill and engineer a marinara style chicken sandwich

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Grilled Marinara Chicken Sandwiches2018-03-26T12:25:17-07:00

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Bison Burgers with Apple Coleslaw

2018-03-13T15:47:58-07:00

This week in the Engineer's Kitchen, we do some engineering of a bison burger with apple coleslaw at our engineering consulting firm in the Bay Area

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Bison Burgers with Apple Coleslaw2018-03-13T15:47:58-07:00

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Wine and Pepper Tri Tip

2019-07-13T13:38:15-07:00

Here in our weekly cooking blog, The Engineer's Kitchen, we create summer BBQ with a recipe for wine and pepper tri-tip with a creamy potato salad

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Wine and Pepper Tri Tip2019-07-13T13:38:15-07:00

Harnessing the Potential in Wind Energy

2018-10-25T13:36:25-07:00

Exploring advances in green energy concepts such as harnessing wind energy and the technological benefits from it.

Harnessing the Potential in Wind Energy2018-10-25T13:36:25-07:00

Engineering Advances in Electroactive Polymers

2018-03-15T09:57:42-07:00

Engineering advances and materials science developments through the study of electroactive polymers

Engineering Advances in Electroactive Polymers2018-03-15T09:57:42-07:00