Thermal Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 goes beyond the standard software manual. It concurrently introduces the reader to thermal analysis and its implementation in SOLIDWORKS Simulation using hands-on exercises. A number of projects are presented to illustrate thermal analysis and related topics. Each chapter is designed to build on the skills and understanding gained from previous exercises. Thermal Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 is designed for users who are already familiar with the basics of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) using SOLIDWORKS Simulation or who have completed the book Engineering Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018. Thermal Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 builds on these topics in the area of thermal analysis. Some understanding of FEA and SOLIDWORKS Simulation is assumed.
Finite Element Analysis Applications: A Systematic and Practical Approach strikes a solid balance between more traditional FEA textbooks that focus primarily on theory, and the software specific guidebooks that help teach students and professionals how to use particular FEA software packages without providing the theoretical foundation. In this new textbook, Professor Bi condenses the introduction of theories and focuses mainly on essentials that students need to understand FEA models. The book is organized to be application-oriented, covering FEA modeling theory and skills directly associated with activities involved in design processes. Discussion of classic FEA elements (such as truss, beam and frame) is limited. Via the use of several case studies, the book provides easy-to-follow guidance on modeling of different design problems. It uses SolidWorks simulation as the platform so that students do not need to waste time creating geometries for FEA modelling. Provides a systematic approach to dealing with the complexity of various engineering designs Includes sections on the design of machine elements to illustrate FEA applications Contains practical case studies presented as tutorials to facilitate learning of FEA methods Includes ancillary materials, such as a solutions manual for instructors, PPT lecture slides and downloadable CAD models for examples in SolidWorks
Publisher: Centre for Advanced Research on Energy
Release Date: 2017-06-07
The Innovative Research and Industrial Dialogue 2016 (IRID’16) organized by Advanced Manufacturing Centre (AMC) of the Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering of UTeM which is held in Main Campus, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka on 20 December 2016. The open access e-proceeding contains a compilation of 96 selected manuscripts from this Research event.
Author: David A. Madsen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2016-02-01
For more than 25 years, students have relied on this trusted text for easy-to-read, comprehensive drafting and design instruction that complies with the latest ANSI and ASME industry standards for mechanical drafting. The Sixth Edition of ENGINEERING DRAWING AND DESIGN continues this tradition of excellence with a multitude of real, high-quality industry drawings and more than 1,000 drafting, design, and practical application problems—including many new to the current edition. The text showcases actual product designs in all phases, from concept through manufacturing, marketing, and distribution. In addition, the engineering design process now features new material related to production practices that eliminate waste in all phases, and the authors describe practices to improve process output quality by using quality management methods to identify the causes of defects, remove them, and minimize manufacturing variables. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
A heat transfer model and analysis for hot air balloons is presented in this work, backed with a flow simulation using SolidWorks. The objective is to understand the major heat losses in the balloon and to identify the parameters that affect most its flight performance. Results show that more than 70% of the heat losses are due to the emitted radiation from the balloon envelope and that convection losses represent around 20% of the total. A simulated heating source is also included in the modeling based on typical thermal input from a balloon propane burner. The burner duty cycle to keep a constant altitude can vary from 10% to 28% depending on the atmospheric conditions, and the ambient temperature is the parameter that most affects the total thermal input needed. The simulation and analysis also predict that the gas temperature inside the balloon decreases at a rate of -0.25 K/s when there is no burner activity, and it increases at a rate of +1 K/s when the balloon pilot operates the burner. The results were compared to actual flight data and they show very good agreement indicating that the major physical processes responsible for balloon performance aloft are accurately captured in the simulation.
In this work, the feasibility of a phase change material (PCM) thermal storage unit is determined, and the design is then optimized to minimize the time it takes for the PCM to completely melt. The PCM provides a large energy density due to its characteristically large heat of fusion, but has a low thermal conductivity, leading to slow transient responses. Thus, a heatsink is employed to increase the melt rate. The heatsink is analyzed using three different methods to determine which method provides the best results in the least amount of time. First, SolidWorks’ simulation tool with a variable specific heat model is used to perform a thermal finite-element analysis (FEA); second, Fluent is used to perform a computational fluid dynamic (CFD) analysis with the Boussinesq approximation; third, Fluent is used to perform a CFD analysis accounting for the variable specific heat of PCM. The results are compared and used to suggest an analysis technique when working with PCM, as well as the dimensions of a heatsink to be used in thermal storage applications with PCM. A sample solar thermal system is then presented, utilizing the heatsink that was developed. Ultimately, the Fluent CFD analysis, taking into account the variable density of the PCM, was found to provide the best results, but took on average 2.5 days of computational time to solve. The SolidWorks FEA model was found to provide accurate results for conduction dominated cases with the simulation solving in under 30 minutes. It is found that a variable specific heat finite-element model can quickly provide accurate results when analyzing a conduction dominated melting process.
Hydraulic research is developing beyond traditional civil engineering to satisfy increasing demands in natural hazards, structural safety assessment and environmental research. Hydraulic Engineering IV contains 38 technical papers presented at the 4th International Technical Conference on Hydraulic Engineering (CHE 2016, Hong Kong, 16–17 July 2016), including the 5th International Workshop on Environment and Safety Engineering (WESE 2016) and the 2nd International Structural and Civil Engineering Workshop (SCEW 2016). The sections on hydraulic engineering mainly focus on river engineering and sediment transport, flood hazards and innovative control measures, complex flow modelling, dam safety, slope stability, environmental hydraulics and hydrology, while the contributions related to environmental issues focus on environmental prediction and control techniques in environmental geoscience, water pollution and ecosystem degradation, applied meteorology, coastal engineering, safety engineering and environmental pollution control. The sections on structural and civil engineering mainly focus on underground engineering, construction engineering, road and bridge engineering. Hydraulic Engineering IV will of interest to academics and engineering involved in Hydraulic Engineering and Civil Engineering.
Author: Lucio Tommaso De Paolis
Release Date: 2016-06-10
The 2-volume set LNCS 9768 and 9769 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics, AVR 2016, held in Lecce, Italy, in June 2016. The 40 full papers and 29 short papers presented werde carefully reviewed and selected from 131 submissions. The SALENTO AVR 2016 conference intended to bring together researchers, scientists, and practitioners to discuss key issues, approaches, ideas, open problems, innovative applications and trends on virtual and augmented reality, 3D visualization and computer graphics in the areas of medicine, cultural heritage, arts, education, entertainment, industrial andmilitary sectors.
The aim of proceeding of International Conference on Material Engineering and Mechanical Engineering [MEME2015] is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, and academicians, as well as industrial professionals, to present their research results and applications developed for Material Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. It provides an opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences, to enhance business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration. The object is to strengthen national academic exchanges and cooperation in the field, promote the rapid development of machinery, materials science and engineering application, effectively improve China's machinery, materials science and engineering applications in the field of academic status and international influence. Contents:Mechanics:Basic Mechanics and Research MethodsThermodynamicsDynamics and VibrationBiomechanicsVarious MechanicsMaterial Science and Material Processing Technology:CompositeNano MaterialsSteelCeramicsPolymer Readership: Graduate students and researchers in the field of mechanics engineering and materials engineering.
This volume gives an overview on recent developments for various applications of modern engineering design. Different engineering disciplines such as mechanical, materials, computer and process engineering provide the foundation for the design and development of improved structures, materials and processes. The modern design cycle is characterized by an interaction of different disciplines and a strong shift to computer-based approaches where only a few experiments are performed for verification purposes. A major driver for this development is the increased demand for cost reduction, which is also connected to environmental demands. In the transportation industry (e.g. automotive or aerospace), this is connected with the demand for higher fuel efficiency, which is related to the operational costs and the lower harm for the environment. One way to fulfil such requirements are lighter structures and/or improved processes for energy conversion. Another emerging area is the interaction of classical engineering with the health and medical sector. In this book, many examples of the mentioned design applications are presented.