Gears might be one of the most important inventions ever made. But they have a problem. Without proper lubrication or with too much force you will turn that gear into a wheel. As a result, a lot of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations end up testing gear boxes for how well they lubricate themselves in a bath of oil.
Unfortunately, the moving gears are hard to simulate in CFD. It traditionally needs the use of complex overlapping and rotating meshes that take a considerable amount of t… …read more
While high-performance computing (HPC) was once primarily found in academic and research institutions, industries, including manufacturing, financial services, energy and life sciences, have since recognized the benefits of accelerating the performance of their workloads and reducing the complexities of ever-growing infrastructures.
To help new customers simplify the deployment of HPC solutions, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)has announced new HPC solutions specifically geared towards manufact… …read more
While nothing beats a simple tape measure when it comes to sizing up furniture for the home, the ability to visualize furniture placement in a living arrangement in realtime is about to become a whole lot more commonplace as augmented reality becomes more prominent in mainstream culture.
Thanks to recent developments to Google’s augmented reality platform, Tango, more retailers are able to invest in “virtual commerce” as a way to address common shopping annoyances and engage w… …read more
Labs is a division of CAD/CAE company Autodesk which beta tests a variety of product enhancements across the company’s software offerings. The Autodesk Labs team just opened Project Calrissian, software for simulation and analysis of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), for public participation.
The CFD Technology Behind Project Calrissian
This project blends of two previous projects, Project Falcon and Project Ventus for simulation CFD, with its own unique functionality. Project F… …read more
By Bill Lydon, Editor
The adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) concepts and technology is providing the basis for dramatic manufacturing industry improvements. The broader scope view of IoT predicts that the digitization and integration of all aspects of production and commerce, across company boundaries, will eventually lead to greater productivity and efficiency. …read more
Only six months after debuting its mobile workstations, Dell has announced an update to its latest line of performance portables.
Headlining Dell’s mobile workstation update are a few major improvements to its 7510 and 7710 machines. Both laptops will now come with an opportunity to be outfitted with Intel’s sixth-generation E3-1545 or E3-1575 vs processors, which can deliver up to 20 percent better performance than their predecessors.
In addition to enhanced processor performance… …read more
The post Opto-Isolator Based Linearization Solution for a Thyristor-Driven Pump first appeared on the ISA Interchange blog site.
This post is an excerpt from the journal ISA Transactions. All ISA Transactions articles are free to ISA members, or can be purchased from Elsevier Press.
Abstract: A thyristor driven pump is operated by varying the DC input signal in the firing circuit of thyristor drive. This operation suffers from difficulties due to the nonlinear relation between thyristor output and DC input. In the present paper, an opto-isolator based linearization technique of a …read moreContinue reading →
Intel has announced the future release of a new class of CPUs meant to rival GPU performance for scientific applications, virtual reality development, simulation and Internet of Things (IoT) support.
Named the Xeon Phi 7290, Intel’s top-of-the-line chip will feature a mammoth 72 cores and has clocked in as the company’s faster chipset. In addition to core volume, the 7290 will also feature 16 GB of integrated memory and will be able to support a system that’s loaded with 384 G… …read more
A View of TransMagics MBD UI
TransMagic, Inc. has announced that the latest version of its flagship product, TransMagic Release 12, has been shipped. According to TransMagic, the new release includes numerous updates to support geometry translation, model-based definition (MBD) and 3D PDF creation, among other enhancements.
Kicking off the update, TransMagic noted that Release 12 will have expanded capabilities when it comes to displaying product manufacturing information (PMI) and MBD… …read more