Mechanical Engineers Support the Film Industry

2019-09-13T14:58:02-07:00

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 Industry2019-09-13T14:58:02-07:00

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

2019-09-13T14:58:42-07:00

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 Ramps2019-09-13T14:58:42-07:00

Licensed Mechanical Engineer Models, Designs and Tests Air Purifier Technologies

2019-09-13T15:00:38-07:00

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, therefore, smoke-filled skies make air-purifiers a necessity. Consequently, 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.   Subsequently, we  [...]

Licensed Mechanical Engineer Models, Designs and Tests Air Purifier Technologies2019-09-13T15:00:38-07:00

Wind Load CFD Modeling for Rooftop Elements Compared to ASCE 7

2018-02-20T11:28:46-07:00

  Wind Load Comparison between CFD and ASCE 7 for Rooftop shapes Welcome back to our blog series on the phenomenon called Wind Load CFD Modeling and how it affects civil and mechanical engineers.  Wind Load is the force that blowing wind exerts on any device or structure that extends above ground level.  After an initial introduction to the factors that affect wind load on an object, I compared three different sets of wind load calculation methods using three simple objects, hypothetically placed on a 100-foot-tall building.  Starting with generic drag equation [...]

Wind Load CFD Modeling for Rooftop Elements Compared to ASCE 72018-02-20T11:28:46-07:00

Wind Load Calculations and Modeling

2018-02-20T12:26:27-07:00

 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 Load Calculations and Modeling2018-02-20T12:26:27-07:00

Window Energy Efficiency: Solar Heat Gain and Visible Transmittance

2018-08-22T11:55:28-07:00

Conduction and Radiation of Thermal Energy In my last blog post, I wrote about the conduction and radiation of thermal energy through windows and the thermal transmittance value, called the U-Factor, that characterizes that heat transfer.  The U-factor is useful in evaluating window performance and making wise decisions when specifying components for a building, but it is only one piece of the puzzle.  The National Fenestration Research Council (NFRC) mandates a second value alongside U-factor in its certification process, called the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC).  SHGC [...]

Window Energy Efficiency: Solar Heat Gain and Visible Transmittance2018-08-22T11:55:28-07:00

Materials Science News: 2-D Phosphorus-The Future for Solar Cells?

2018-08-07T14:16:50-07:00

Materials science research shows that 2-dimensional phosphorus could be the future for the semiconductor industry.

Materials Science News: 2-D Phosphorus-The Future for Solar Cells?2018-08-07T14:16:50-07:00

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

2018-03-02T11:35:50-07:00

A look at multilayer photoresist processing.

Series on Semiconductor Processing and Integrated Circuits, Part 6: Multilayer Photoresist Processing2018-03-02T11:35:50-07:00

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

IEEE’s List of Top Technology Trends for 2014

2018-03-06T13:41:58-07:00

A review of IEEE's article on Top Technology Trends for 2014.

IEEE’s List of Top Technology Trends for 20142018-03-06T13:41:58-07:00

Counterfeiting The Semiconductor Industry

2018-03-09T14:18:50-07:00

A discussion on counterfeiting of semiconductor components and how it affects the electronics industry.

Counterfeiting The Semiconductor Industry2018-03-09T14:18:50-07:00

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

2018-03-06T14:44:05-07:00

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 Mining2018-03-06T14:44:05-07:00

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: Steak and Avocado Wraps

2018-04-06T14:57:17-07:00

Steak and avocados are the star as we engineer and quick and healthy wrap for our lunch menu on The Engineer's Kitchen

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Steak and Avocado Wraps2018-04-06T14:57:17-07:00

Thermal Analysis of Ice and Water

2018-03-26T11:54:57-07:00

In this week’s blog we will follow up the previous series of espresso thermal analysis with a thermal analysis that is a little more fitting for this

Thermal Analysis of Ice and Water2018-03-26T11:54:57-07:00

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Southwestern Pepper Burger

2018-04-11T14:30:08-07:00

Today on The Engineer's Kitchen we have a Southwestern style Pepper Burger.

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Southwestern Pepper Burger2018-04-11T14:30:08-07:00