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  • Analyst says 88 cities will be "smart" by 2025

    ASCE SmartBrief
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:34 am
    Industrial analyst group IHS says 88 cities around the world will incorporate smart technology by 2025, compared with 21 toda -More- 
  • Haulotte Brings Crush Protection to Aerial Booms

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    19 Dec 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Responding to growing demand for safety devices that protect aerial work platform operators from getting crushed by overhead objects, French producer Haulotte has introduced its Activ’Shield Bar, which is now available across much of its lineup of telescoping, articulating and vertical lifts.
  • Atom-thick CCD could capture images

    Engineering News -- ScienceDaily
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:06 pm
    An atomically thin material may lead to the thinnest-ever imaging platform. Synthetic two-dimensional materials based on metal chalcogenide compounds could be the basis for superthin devices.
  • DuPont Names Spin-off ‘Chemours’

    Chemical & Engineering News: Latest News
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:49 pm
    The performance chemicals business will focus on organic growth, cash generation
  • Journal of Chemical Health & Safety, November-December issue

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    Jyllian Kemsley
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Here’s what’s in the November-December issue of the Journal of Chemical Health & Safety: Editorial: “Rainbows and tornados”; by Harry J. Elston Letter to the editor about K-12 schools; by William C. Penker Letter to the editor about safety culture and institutional memory; by Frankie Wood-Black “Evaluation of the use of an SKC button inhalable aerosol sampler with a Grimm aerosol monitor to determine air concentrations of subtilisin”; by Jason B. Cross, Rodney R. Larson, Leon F. Pahler, Darrah K. Sleeth (Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational &…
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  • Atom-thick CCD could capture images

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:06 pm
    An atomically thin material may lead to the thinnest-ever imaging platform. Synthetic two-dimensional materials based on metal chalcogenide compounds could be the basis for superthin devices.
  • Cheaper 3-D virtual reality system: Powerful enough for a gamer, made for an engineer

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:06 pm
    It's like a scene from a gamer's wildest dreams: 12 high-definition, 55-inch 3-D televisions all connected to a computer capable of supporting high-end, graphics-intensive gaming. On the massive screen, images are controlled by a Wii remote that interacts with a Kinnect-like Bluetooth device (called SmartTrack), while 3-D glasses worn by the user create dizzying added dimensions.
  • Breakthrough in optical fiber communications

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:05 am
    Researchers from the University of Southampton have revealed a breakthrough in optical fiber communications. They developed an approach that enables direct modulation of laser currents to be used to generate highly advanced modulation format signals. The research explores a radically new approach to the generation of spectrally-efficient advanced modulation format signals as required in modern optical communication systems.
  • Improving rechargeable batteries by focusing on graphene oxide paper

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:45 pm
    An engineering team has discovered some of graphene oxide's important properties that can improve sodium- and lithium-ion flexible batteries.
  • Getting bot responders into shape

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:09 am
    Scientists are tackling one of the biggest barriers to the use of robots in emergency response: energy efficiency. They are developing technology that will dramatically improve the endurance of legged robots, helping them operate for long periods while performing the types of locomotion most relevant to disaster response scenarios.
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  • Journal of Chemical Health & Safety, November-December issue

    Jyllian Kemsley
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Here’s what’s in the November-December issue of the Journal of Chemical Health & Safety: Editorial: “Rainbows and tornados”; by Harry J. Elston Letter to the editor about K-12 schools; by William C. Penker Letter to the editor about safety culture and institutional memory; by Frankie Wood-Black “Evaluation of the use of an SKC button inhalable aerosol sampler with a Grimm aerosol monitor to determine air concentrations of subtilisin”; by Jason B. Cross, Rodney R. Larson, Leon F. Pahler, Darrah K. Sleeth (Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational &…
  • Solvent stills and fire repercussions

    Jyllian Kemsley
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Credit: Organometallics, 1996, DOI: 10.1021/om9503712 I recently came across this 2002 letter regarding still safety and lab emergency preparation from William J. Evans of the University of California, Irvine. I thought it was worth sharing again for its lessons learned: As described in the article “Putting Safety First,” my laboratory suffered major losses on July 23, 2001, as a result of a fire originating with the malfunction of a solvent still (C&EN, May 20, page 43). I heartily endorse converting all solvent stills to the system described by Robert H. Grubbs and coworkers…
  • Gloves for handling pyrophoric reagents

    Jyllian Kemsley
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Credit: John Palmer/UC San DiegoFor readers who handle pyrophoric reagents, how do you balance hand dexterity vs protection? I’ve heard either nitrile under Nomex (in the form of Blackhawk Aviator gloves) or Nomex under neoprene. Other suggestions? Related Posts:The lab is a splash zoneRemoving gloves and other protective equipmentReacting chromium trioxide with ethanolGloves in the laboratory: To wear or not to wear?Consequences of poor glove choice
  • Typo may have led to radioactive material leak

    Jyllian Kemsley
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Courtesy of New Mexico Environment Department On Feb. 14, radioactive material leaked from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant nuclear waste repository in New Mexico. The leak was traced to a drum containing a reactive mixture of nitrate salts, an acid neutralizer, and an organic, cellulose-based cat litter used as a sorbent. From an investigation by the Santa Fe New Mexican: In a damning report issued in October, the Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General chided [Los Alamos National Laboratory] and its waste packaging subcontractor EnergySolutions for the change from clay-based to…
  • The Curie laboratory and #chemsafety

    Jyllian Kemsley
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Marie Curie at the Radium Institute in France in April, 1921. Credit: National Archive of the Netherlands, via From the New York Times Magazine this week, a terrific piece about Curie lab technician Marguerite Perey and sacrifice in the name of science: My great-great-aunt discovered Francium. And It Killed Her. The more you read about how research progressed in the Radium Institute, the less romantic the story seems. Several potent accounts come from Elizabeth Rona, a chemist who worked in various European radioactivity labs. She wrote of a lab assistant, Catherine…
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    Engineering Ethics Blog

  • Mass Media and Self-Promotion: Stephan's Law

    15 Dec 2014 | 3:53 am
    One of the recurring themes in engineering ethics is that power and privilege entail responsibility.  Those in positions of influence over millions of users of a technology should recognize the responsibilities that go along with such influence.  This is especially true of individuals and organizations that control mass media such as newspapers, radio, TV, cable systems, and entities such as Google and Facebook.  In this connection, I would like to bring to your attention a principle of human nature that I have observed in action on many occasions over the years.  To my…
  • Women in Engineering—Will GoldieBlox Help?

    8 Dec 2014 | 3:52 am
    Of the millions of engineers worldwide, only about 14% are women.  To some, this statistic is prima facie proof that women are unjustly prevented from joining what is generally regarded as a desirable and socially beneficial profession.  To others, it merely shows that the difference between men and women extends to aptitudes and career choices.  But to Stanford mechanical-engineering graduate Debbie Sterling, that statistic represents a challenge she is tackling with her company, GoldieBlox.The firm's mission statement, prominently displayed on their website below a pie chart…
  • Will Remote Car Hacking Stop Before It Starts?

    1 Dec 2014 | 4:13 am
    The bomb exploded as the car reached the intersection of Park Place and Forest Park Boulevard in Fort Worth, Texas.  The explosion was loud enough to be heard at an elementary school a couple of blocks away, and I was one of several students who got to the scene before emergency crews had cleaned it up.  From the front doors rearward the car looked nearly normal, but there was just a blackened pile of junk where the front end used to be.  The driver was killed instantly.  From what I recall, later investigation of this mid-1960s incident turned up ties to organized crime,…
  • How Neutral Is the Net?

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:01 am
    Earlier this month, President Obama asked the U. S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to classify the Internet as a public utility in order to preserve net neutrality.  While in principle the FCC is an independent regulatory authority, it usually takes the President seriously, and this proposed action led to both cheers and boos.  The cheering came from mostly liberal observers who see threats to the Internet coming from internet service providers (ISPs), who have expressed a desire to discriminate (either favorably or unfavorably) among their customers.  One form of…
  • Red Vs. Blue: Politics of the Nobel Prize in Physics

    17 Nov 2014 | 3:57 am
    This year's Nobel Prize in physics went to three Japanese scientist-engineers who developed the first practical high-efficiency blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs).  Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, and Shuki Nakamura received the awardfor the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources."  Shortly after the award was announced, former University of Illinois researcher Nick Holonyak made the news by complaining publicly that the Japanese work would not have been possible without the invention of the red LED, which he and…
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  • Dataforensics and Keynetix Announce Major Partnership

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:24 am
    Dataforensics and Keynetix Forge Partner Alliance to Revolutionize Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Data Management Norcross, Georgia, December 2014 – Dataforensics and Keynetix announce a partnership that teams the strengths of each company to revolutionize geotechnical data collection and data management within the United States and Canada. Dataforensics is developing a specialized configuration of HoleBASE SI for the North American market, which when combined with pLog Tablet, provides greater alternatives for managing geotechnical data for users of pLog Tablet, which already…
  • Alaskan Way Viaduct Settles after Bertha TBM Access Pit Dewatering

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Areas surrounding the access pit being excavated to rescue the stalled Bertha TBM have experienced settlement as much as 1 to almost 1.5 inches according to a draft figure released by WSDOT on December 11, 2014. The aging and seismically deficient Viaduct itself has experienced 1 inch of settlement as well. Structural engineers have inspected it as well as numerous buildings in the area and have not found structural damage. The settlement is thought to be related to the dewatering associated with the access pit construction. The excavation was within 3 feet of the bottom when the settlement…
  • Bentley's Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference Wrap-Up

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Bentley's annual infrastructure conference was again a tremendous success. Held in London in early November, the event provided infrastructure executives from around the world with valuable insights on business and technology drivers and how they are shaping the future of infrastructure delivery and investment returns. Among the many presentations and materials presented during this information-rich event were keynotes, Be Inspired Finalist presentations, and Advancement Insights—an annual reporting of innovative technology, best practices, and project strategies for advancing…
  • Harl Aldrich, Haley & Aldrich Co-founder, Dies at 91

    15 Dec 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Haley & Aldrich Founder and Chairman Emeritus Harl P. Aldrich, Jr. died on November 24, 2014 in Concord, MA at the age of 91. Dr. Aldrich was a leader in geotechnical and civil engineering, and his legacy is seen not just in his home city of Boston, but also across the country where his pioneering spirit has endured in the firm he co-founded. [Editor] Text modified from a Haley & Aldrich Press Release. [/Editor] [Source: View the rest of the press release from Haley & Aldrich via The GBA Newsletter. Image: Haley & Aldrich]
  • Pond Embankment Stabilization with Geopolymer Injection

    10 Dec 2014 | 5:27 am
      [Editor] An effluent pond in southeast Texas was suffering from years of erosion.  Recently, an escalation of subsurface water seepage through the pond’s embankment threatened the community’s main water source. URETEK used their versatile geopolymer product to inject beneath the embankment to seal off the seepage.  The project was a huge success! Read on for this contributed article from GeoPrac sponsor URETEK ICR. [/Editor] 
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    Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » Engineering

  • The Downside of Adopting the Metric System

    9 Dec 2014 | 12:25 am
    The only downside of adopting the metric system is less control over room temperature (based on my experience). Every ºC = ºF * 1.8 so have less control (when using only integers to control temperature as is the case in my experience). Granted this could be solved easily by using .5 (option in air conditioning and heating controllers but in my experience they don’t) for Celsius. For Fahrenheit this works out to enough control for me. For Celsius in a fair number (lets say 15%) of systems it is a bit uncomfortable. The specific circumstances add greatly to creating a problem. My guess…
  • RoboBoat 2014 – Student Designed Autonomous Boats

    1 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    The first video gives a recap of RoboBoat 2014. In 2014, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University took 1st place. University of Florida was 2nd, followed by the Robotics Club at UCF and in 4th place the Georgia Institute of Technology. The teams must design and build an autonomous boat to compete in challenges. During the competition, student teams race their autonomous surface vehicles through an aquatic obstacle course. This includes littoral area navigation, channel following, and autonomous docking. The competition provides an opportunity for students to develop skills in system engineering…
  • Appropriate Technology and Focus on Improving Lives at MIT

    18 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    I have written about the D-lab at MIT founded by Amy Smith. This is just a reminder of all the good stuff they are doing. The D-Lab is building a global network of innovators to design and disseminate technologies that meaningfully improve the lives of people living in poverty. The program’s mission is pursued through interdisciplinary courses, technology development, and community initiatives, all of which emphasize experiential learning, real-world projects, community-led development, and scalability. Another of their initiatives, the International Development Innovators Network seeks to…
  • STEM Graduates in the USA: 465,000 Women and 451,000 Men

    4 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    STEM baccalaureate degrees in the USA in 2010 (reported by NSF in 2014): Field Women Men Science (including math) 442,000 343,000 Engineering 23,000 108,000 Health 193,000 36,000 Total 658,000 586,000 If you exclude health, women still lead 465,000 to 451,000. The same data for master’s degrees: Field Women Men Science (including math) 86,000 72,000 Engineering 14,000 49,000 Health 97,000 22,000 Total 197,000 147,000 Excluding health the totals are: women 100,000, men 125,000. In 2005, 235,197 women received undergraduate science and engineering degrees, compared to 230,806 for men. In…
  • Engineering Graduates Earned a Return on Their Investment In Education of 21%

    8 Sep 2014 | 5:24 pm
    A recent report from the New York Fed looks at the economic benefits of college. While there has been a great deal of talk about the “bubble” in higher education the Fed finds college is very wise economically for most people. They do find a larger portion of people that are not getting a great return on their investment in higher education. That could well indicate students studying certain majors and perhaps some people with less stellar academic skills would be better off economically skipping college. Do the Benefits of College Still Outweigh the Costs? an analysis of the…
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  • APEGBC to Vote on Professional Development Requirements

    Mike Thomas
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:58 am
    British Columbia’s Engineering and Geoscience professional body, APEGBC, is conducting a survey for members on proposed changes to the bylaw regarding Continuing Professional Development Requirements. The current process of voluntarily declaring compliance to the requirements is obviously not ideal. For a profession that is self regulating, we need to do a better job of ensuring adequate experience, practice and training is being maintained across the membership. In the fall of 2015, APEGBC members will be asked to ratify a bylaw to establish a program requiring members to complete and…
  • Logjams and Debris Flows

    Mike Thomas
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    Fresh debris on the Illecillewaet River Log Debris at Greely BridgeThis logjam at the Greely Bridge across the Illecillewaet River was a result of a debris flow last week. I provided information gathered on this event to the Revelstoke Times Review for an article. The slide caused water flows to increase almost six-fold in the span of less than two hours. According to hydrometric data collected by Environment Canada, flows went from 34 cubic-metres per second at 7:45 p.m. all the way to 185 cubic-metres per second at 9:20 p.m. Flows didn’t return to normal until late the following morning.
  • Kelowna’s Roundabout

    Mike Thomas
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    Last time I was in Kelowna, I had an opportunity to see the new bus terminal and roundabout downtown. Designed by MMM Group, and with visionary input from the City of Kelowna and BC Transit, this project sets a new standard for urban transportation and spaces in the interior of British Columbia. And for those who are wondering how to use a roundabout, the City of Kelowna has a helpful guide on their webpage. Camera: iPhone 5cTaken: 8 October, 2014Location:  
  • Finding the Leak

    Mike Thomas
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    City of Revelstoke crews operating the vactor truck to locate a watermain break using hydro-excavation.
  • Watermain Replacement

    Mike Thomas
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Among other things, one of my projects in the past month was pulling an old 40m water main out of a culvert under the Trans Canada Highway. We had no information on the condition of the culvert or exactly how the pipe was held together, we spent several utilities meetings working through possible solutions and problem-solving to find a cost-effective method as our first attempt, working up to more complicated removal and replacement options from there in case the easiest option didn’t work. So how do you remove an asbestos cement watermain in a steel culvert of unknown condition…
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  • What is a PLC (Programmable Logic controller tutorial)?

    21 Dec 2014 | 7:48 am
  • NASA just ‘emailed’ a wrench to space for the first time - Shades of Star Trek

    21 Dec 2014 | 7:39 am
    No wonder 3D printing is going places or spaces. Beam me up a hamburger please. Quote: Now that the International Space Station has a 3-D printer, engineers can design new tools on the ground and then beam them up to space. In September, Made In Space, Inc shipped a 3-D printer to the astronauts at ISS. In November it printed its first object -- a replacement part for itself. Endquote... NASA just ‘emailed’ a wrench to space for the first time - Shades of Star Trek
  • Why I Think Moon Landing Was Faked By NASA [Video]

    21 Dec 2014 | 7:22 am
    I've been one of those 'idiots' who believe that NASA 'mooned' everyone into believing that man actually landed on the moon. Everyone laughs at the conspiracy theorists, but no one comes with a proof that can shut our mouths. I finally stumbled upon this recent video (from 2013) that might be of interest to all the space enthusiasts. Do check it out (worth watching all of it!) There are lot of points in the video I'd like to discuss with anyone who's... Why I Think Moon Landing Was Faked By NASA [Video]
  • Malware Allowed Hackers To Access Credit Card Transaction Data At Staples Stores

    21 Dec 2014 | 6:16 am
    The superstitious belief “bad news always comes in threes” has been proven right at this time of the year. First we had the mega Sony Pictures hack which was followed by a revelation that employees at the internet governing body ICANN... Malware Allowed Hackers To Access Credit Card Transaction Data At Staples Stores
  • Google Hyderabad Campus - Coming Soon!

    21 Dec 2014 | 5:51 am
    Google's planning to setup its own campus in the city of Hyderabad and expected to sign an MoU with the government of Telangana in the next few days. The Google campus in Hyderabad is going to be permanent and big, allowing the Internet giant to set up cool working place for their employees operating from India. No wonder India is important to Google and the big campus would indicate that more Google jobs for Indians in coming months. Google's Current...​ Google Hyderabad Campus - Coming Soon!
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  • Accurate Simulations in the Design Stage can Improve Product Development

    9 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Design engineers need to understand what they can expect from running simulations within their design environment.In this 18 page white paper you will learn what level of accuracy to expect, along with what types of simulations can be performed in the design stage, from thermal and stress to CFD and animation. The white paper includes several application examples.Request Free!
  • Integrating CAD and CAE: A numerical review of CFD Embedded within CAD

    9 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Product designers are increasingly being asked to use simulation tools in their design process.But unless design engineers understand the physics and mathematics behind the simulations, how can they trust the results?This white paper is based on a presentation at the NAFEMS World Conference. In it, the authors explain the impact that choosing a Cartesian-based mesh has on the way the geometry is handled, in particular solid-fluid and solid-solid interfaces. Their examples are based on SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. If you are considering using a CAD-embedded CAE tool and you want to understand…

    3 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    SMART BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION NEWS provides weekly updates on finance, government action and new technology, as well as the latest case studies on successful new care models. Our package of news from around the world includes:Best Practices: management methods that consider industry standards and more efficient models of construction.Next-Gen Buildings: reporting the shift in technology that will lead to higher levels of security, comfort, and sustainability, including “building in the cloud,” crowd-sourced design, energy performance modeling, and more.Industry News: latest projects,…

    3 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    SMART CITIES NEWS provides weekly updates on finance, government action and new technology, as well as the latest case studies on successful new care models. Our package of news from around the world includes:Best Practices: management methods that consider new infrastructure developments for sustainability, quality-of-life, and economic growth.Next-Gen Cities: reporting the shift in complex municipal network deployments for traffic control, smart parking, emergency services, public lighting, and more.Industry News: latest projects, regulations, and more.At no cost, subscribers can opt-in to…
  • Direct Digital Manufacturing -- What it is and how it works

    12 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) is a process that produces parts directly from a CAD file. Companies can adopt DDM to:Eliminate the investment in toolingRemove time lag between design and productionEliminate penalty for redesignReduce the size of an economical lotDDM takes advantage of additive manufacturing technologies to accomplish this objective.In this white paper by Stratasys CEO Scott Crump, you will learn:What applications are best suited to DDMIndustries that are leading in DDMWhy almost all manufacturers can leverage DDMRequest Free!
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  • Plastic cable carriers outperform metal harsh environments

    Michael Jermann
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:50 am
    Engineers at a modern incinerator and crane system, known as “MVA Weisweiler,” in Eschweiler, Germany, needed to find a replacement for their festoon system that had been installed in 1996. Energy Chain cable carriers from igus were selected in the hopes of reducing required maintenance, while providing protection for the cables against the severe conditions the cable systems faced. Where cable carriers house, protect and guide cables and hoses, festoon systems keep cables dangling from static points. This allows dirt and dust to become caught in the system and leaves the cables…
  • Micro series lead screws

    Jennifer Calhoon
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:44 pm
    Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions proudly introduces their Kerk® Micro Series Lead Screw Assemblies. Haydon Kerk, recognized as a worldwide leader in linear motion, has applied their experience and knowledge of precision thread rolling to a new range of micro-sized lead screws. Standard configurations include 2mm diameter screws with leads ranging from 0.3mm to 2mm per revolution and a variety of nut configurations of self-lubricating acetal and Kerkite® High Performance Composite Polymers, including nylon, PPS and PEEK materials. This state-of-the-art product line is an empowering technology,…
  • MSC Nastran delivers a broad range of new capabilities while accelerating performance

    Jennifer Calhoon
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:36 pm
    MSC Software Corporation announced the new release of MSC Nastran 2014 and Patran 2014. MSC Nastran 2014 delivers significant enhancements to its groundbreaking solver embedded fatigue functionality as well as performance improvements and ease of use. Patran 2014 supports the new fatigue analysis capabilities and delivers improvements to nonlinear analysis support. Release highlights of MSC Nastran: Linear Analysis The highly popular external superelement (SE) capability of MSC Nastran has been enhanced providing users with the ability to rotate, move or mirror a primary external SE. This…
  • MSC honors 3 pioneering technologists with title of ‘MSC Technical Fellow’

    Jennifer Calhoon
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:29 pm
    MSC Software Corporation has awarded three of its most senior technologists – Jean-Pierre Coyette, Jim McConville, and Ted Wertheimer – the rarely bestowed rank of MSC Technical Fellow for their contributions to computer-aided engineering. Coyette, McConville, and Wertheimer earned MSC Technical Fellow distinction, the company’s highest technical rank, through extraordinary achievement in acoustic simulation, structural dynamics, modeling, finite element analysis, multi-body dynamics and non-linear analysis. Technical Fellow status is given by MSC’s technical…
  • The coming revolution in high-strength magnets

    Lee Teschler
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:45 pm
    by Leland Teschler, Executive Editor Expensive rare-earth magnets that power high-performance motors could be on the wane within a few years thanks to new materials now emerging from research labs. Motor manufacturers that want to impress engineers often bring up the fact that their high-performance motors use rare-earth magnets. But that may soon change. Don’t be surprised if a salesperson someday walks into your facility boasting of motors powered by iron-nitride, manganese-bismuth, or some other kind of newly synthesized magnetic material. The reason: Research coming out of a program…
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  • NADDRG: North American Deep Draw Research Group Winter 2014 SYMPOSIUM

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:31 am
    NADDRG SYMPOSIUM Hosted by Oakland University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science NADDRG Composed of engineers, students and scientists from academia and industry, the North American Deep... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 2014 Oct Meeting: Stamping and Dies Tech Group, Stretch Forming

    9 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    We were very pleased to have a guest from our membership at large lead us in a discussion of his manufacturing process: Stretch Forming. Robert Strasser of Triumph Fabricating Shelbyville took the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SME Monthly meetings and WEBCASTS

    6 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    Stamping & Dies Monthly Meetings and Tech Sessions The 2nd Wednesday of every 1 months,                Time:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • FABTECH 2014: The AutoForm CHALLENGE, the gauntlet is down

    12 Sep 2014 | 11:52 am
    This November the Self-Proclaimed-Die-Expert will be on site for all 3 days.  Where I will man my employers booth, as well as present in two educational sessions during the technical... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sept 2014: HotStamping, Stamping and Dies Techgroup meeting

    11 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    For our September meeting we revisited the "materials" theme with a discussion on the topic of HOT Stamping of Boron Steels (or Advanced High Strength Steels, AHSS).  Many of our members might... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • The City of Denver MultiFamily Development Process

    Eric Burtzlaff
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    If you live in Denver or have driven through it recently, you probably are more than aware that multifamily development is BOOMING in the City of Denver. I will use the word “multifamily” to define any apartment, townhome, or condo development. If the current City of Denver forecast is anything close to reality, this boom is here to stay for the next 5+ years. This boom is making profitable opportunities for not just the big developers but also many first time developers. This article is written more towards the developers (or potential developers) who want to start developing in…
  • Clearance of Steel Beams in a Crawlspace

    Jim Houlette
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:56 pm
    For any elevated structural you need to provide sufficient space below the framing members to meet code requirements.  But there are several other reasons why you should provide additional clearance. If you are building a structural floor with wood joists you must provide 18” clearance between the bottom of the joists to the soil by code.  Otherwise, other building materials such as steel beams may not have a clear definition of how much clearance should be provided. Typically, if you are building an elevated floor you may have poor soil conditions and therefore need to consider soil…
  • Mixed-Use Buildings in Golden, Colorado

    Sean O'Hara
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:56 pm
    EVstudio is working with one of our clients to complete two key mixed-use buildings in downtown Golden, Colorado. When complete these buildings will feature residential units, offices, commercial storefront and underground parking. We’ll post more information as they begin construction in early 2015.  
  • Submittal Review: Are Your Connections Legit?

    Ross Maxwell
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Metal siding on residential units I recently completed a submittal review for Black Roofing Inc. Black Roofing Inc. was submitting a metal siding and solar collector metal wall panel package for review and approval by the Engineer of Record for a project. One of the requirements of the project specifications was a Professional Engineer with a Colorado license submitting calculations showing the panel attachments were adequate for the applicable loads, including dead, live and wind loads. Typical solar collector wall support system Typically, the calculations include determining the loads and…
  • Feasibility Studies – Look Before You Leap

    EVstudio AEP
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:20 pm
    You wouldn’t buy a house without an inspection or a car without a test drive would you?  It makes sense that before you commit yourself to such an important investment you want to make sure that what you are buying meets your expectations and needs; that it will do what you want it to do.    Just as you wouldn’t buy a house or a car without carefully examining it you shouldn’t purchase a piece of property for your project without carefully assessing it to make sure it meets your needs.  At EVstudio we are often asked to help developers and individuals to assess a piece…
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  • Senior Piping Stress Engineer – Samsung Engineering

    Antony Thomas
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Senior Piping Stress Engineer is required for Samsung Engineering Thailand   Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering or related field. Minimum 7 years experience in Pipe Stress Analysis work. Relevant experience in Piping Engineer. Responsibilities : Study the flexibility specification & prepare the list of clarification. Identify the critical
  • Lead Piping Design Engineer – Thailand Samsung Engineering

    Antony Thomas
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Thailand Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd is in search of a Lead Piping Design Engineer. Qualification: Minimum in Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Process Engineering. Minimum 12 years experience or more  in piping design engineering for refinery, petrochemical business. Minimum 3 times of experience as piping design Lead Engineer. Minimum  5 years experience or more in Software
  • What is Valve Trim?

    Antony Thomas
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Valve Trim is collective name for the internal elements of the valve. The Valve Trims are directly exposed to the process fluid except the body, bonnet, flanges and gaskets. As per API code Trim is defined as the seating surfaces of the body, disc, disc to shaft connection hardware (e.g., keys, pins, screws, etc.) and any internal fasteners that are in contact with the process fluid. The Plug,
  • Lead Piping and Layout Designer-WorleyParsons Qatar

    Antony Thomas
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:41 am
    (MOQA) Lead Piping and Layout Designer Primary Location : QAT-Ad Dawhah Job : Floating Systems Schedule : Full-time Employment Type: Staff Job Level: Experienced Reporting Manager Title: Piping Design Department Manager   Job Description * Produce the various piping deliverables to the agreed schedule. Apply recognised offshore / onshore engineering practices applicable to
  • Area Lead Engineer - Piping Layout-FLUOR

    Antony Thomas
    13 Dec 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Job Abbreviation Title Area Lead Engineer - Piping Layout FLUOR Job Description Extensive design engineering experience with good knowledge in - Development of Overall Plot plan - Equipment layouts - Piping layouts - Isometrics - Stress Analysis - Materials - Support Design - Planning/Forecasting/Scheduling/Progressing - Interaction with all
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    Screaming Circuits

  • Do you Need that Part? Or, is it Just Habit?

    Screaming Circuits
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:51 am
    At the moment, I'm working on an Arduino compatible clock. Like most of my Arduino compatible boards, this one uses an Atmega32U4, with USB built in. With the Atmega32U4, I sacrifice a little in program memory and SRAM, but gain...
  • Rossum's Universal Robots Month

    Screaming Circuits
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:21 pm
    I'm not sure who first used the term "drone", but "Robot" was first publicly used by Karel Čapek in his 1921 play "R.U.R.", or "Rossum's Universal Robots." January is not only the month the play premiered, but Karel Čapek was...
  • Chips Making Faces

    Screaming Circuits
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:12 am
  • Not too late for a Screaming Circuits electronics business card holder

    Screaming Circuits
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:08 am
    In November, we started our electronic business card holder program. We ended up building more than we had planned, so it will be available for December as well - at least until we run out. Here's how you get one:...
  • Who Are We?

    Screaming Circuits
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:31 am
    People sometimes ask who we are as Americans, or who we think we are. We are a diverse lot. We are people who couldn't hack it in the old world. We left the old world because we were chased out,...
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    Screaming Circuits

  • Do you Need that Part? Or, is it Just Habit?

    Screaming Circuits
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:51 am
    At the moment, I'm working on an Arduino compatible clock. Like most of my Arduino compatible boards, this one uses an Atmega32U4, with USB built in. With the Atmega32U4, I sacrifice a little in program memory and SRAM, but gain...
  • Rossum's Universal Robots Month

    Screaming Circuits
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:21 pm
    I'm not sure who first used the term "drone", but "Robot" was first publicly used by Karel Čapek in his 1921 play "R.U.R.", or "Rossum's Universal Robots." January is not only the month the play premiered, but Karel Čapek was...
  • Chips Making Faces

    Screaming Circuits
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:12 am
  • Not too late for a Screaming Circuits electronics business card holder

    Screaming Circuits
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:08 am
    In November, we started our electronic business card holder program. We ended up building more than we had planned, so it will be available for December as well - at least until we run out. Here's how you get one:...
  • Who Are We?

    Screaming Circuits
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:31 am
    People sometimes ask who we are as Americans, or who we think we are. We are a diverse lot. We are people who couldn't hack it in the old world. We left the old world because we were chased out,...
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    EEWeb Forum

  • capacitor value

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Category: General Tagged: capacitor value (volt) Question: hi can someone tell me that what is suitable value of volt with 2200uF capacitor. it seems that it have 50V, 100V and so on. i have an attach about the circuit. thanks.
  • Does battery life decrease as current increases?

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Category: Power Tagged: charger, battery, newbie Question: I’m shopping for a battery-powered USB charger. Someone on Amazon says that as current (amperes) increases, battery life decreases exponentially. He says that using a charger with a current of 500mA gets you 30% more total power from the AA batteries than if you used a charger with a current of 1 amp. Is this true or false?
  • Not an ee in any way

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:39 am
    Category: General Tagged: Clock in led Question: We are designing a traditional clock that is going to need a circuit to illuminate the hours and minuites, We are also designing two electronic hnds for the hours and minutes This complete unit will take at a minimum 120 low power LEDs. Anyone have any ideas we woul love for this to be powered by a remove able battery Size of the clock area 9“x9” Imagine the lights glowing behind sandblasted glass Any guidance for this would be helpful, re off the shef circuits etc. Thank you Thomas.
  • 230v relay switching problem with rf

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:06 am
    Category: Embedded Tagged: noise Question: 230v relay switching problem with rf Hi, I’m facing relay switching problem by using RF.I’m using the relay in RF Receiver side.I tried with RC snubber circuit in relay coil and relay contacts.But i can’t find any solution for that.Relay switching time differs for snubber circuit(tried with different R and C combinations). I couldn’t switch the relay for right timing through RF receiver. Pls give solutions for this…… Here i’m using industrial gong bell as a load. RF input is given to transistor base.
  • Volume Controller

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:52 am
    Category: Analog Tagged: audio, amplification Question: Hi Forgive me if I can’t explain my question clearly i’m not native. Some of you may remember that the volume level on televisions used to change from channel to channel. This is not a problem anymore audio level is same on every channel now so we don’t need to adjust the volume constantly. I want to learn how this problem was fixed and design a similar maybe more basic system but I don’t know where to begin. All I can think of is that at the input I need to make the system recognize if the input signal is higher…
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    The Burns & McDonnell World

  • Highlights from the 2014 SAME Small Business Conference

    The Burns & McDonnell Team
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Last week I attended the 2014 SAME Small Business Conference (SBC) in Kansas City. There was a great mix of military and SAME personnel, small businesses and big businesses attending and exhibiting — more than 1,800 in total. As a project manager for government and military architecture projects, I look forward to this event each year. It’s one of the best ways to connect with key military decision makers and small businesses. Here are a few highlights from the event. Military Commitment to Small Businesses SAME — the Society for American Military Engineers — has always been an…
  • Two New Exhibits Now Open At Science City

    The Burns & McDonnell Team
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Two new exhibits, Genetics: Unlock the Code and Every Last Drop: The Science of Water, are officially open at Union Station’s Science City. They feature designs inspired by some very talented students at two Kansas City-area schools: Leawood Elementary and Olathe North High School. After being named the grand prize winners at last year’s Battle of the Brains competition — a K-12 STEM education competition sponsored by the Burns & McDonnell  Foundation — the two winning teams were presented with $50,000 to use toward STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and…
  • Battle of the Brains: Olathe North Student Shares His Story of Success

    The Burns & McDonnell Team
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    With the excitement of the upcoming Battle of the Brains big reveal reaching its peak, we reached out to the winning group of students from Olathe North High School to ask for their reflections on winning the Battle of the Brains. Griffin Karr, a junior at Olathe North, shared his perspective on the whirlwind experience: “There’s a soft spot in my heart for Science City. Ever since I was little, I have enthusiastically explored the exhibits; I remember spending way too much time in the Mr. E Optical Illusion Hotel, and I remember impatiently waiting for the year I’d finally be tall…
  • Holiday Gift Guide for STEM Lovers

    The Burns & McDonnell Team
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Whether you’re shopping for a loved one or thinking about your own holiday wish list, finding the perfect gift for STEM lovers can be even trickier than navigating the shopping mall during the holiday season. Lucky for you, our friends over at put together the ultimate gift guide full of this year’s must-have STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) toys, gadgets and games for all ages. Here are a few of our favorites from their list, plus a few of our own: FOR SCIENCE LOVERS Advanced Chemistry Labware Kit   Who says you need to have access to a lab to be a mad…
  • Energy Management Solutions for the Port of Los Angeles

    Matt Wartian
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    With growing prices of diesel fuel and increased restrictions on air emissions, California’s shipping ports are looking for electric alternatives to power their vessels — and with that comes the need for energy management solutions to increase power reliability. As the nation’s busiest place for incoming goods, the Port of Los Angeles handles more than 175 million metric tons of cargo each year. Combined with the Port of Long Beach, the neighboring ports receive 70 percent of United States imports from China and 40 percent of all goods entering the country. But all of this coming…
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    Composites Today » News

  • NASA Super Guppy Delivers Composite Structure for Testing

    John Shury
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:58 pm
    The Super Guppy aircraft based at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre in Houston, carried the 30 foot wide double-deck multi-bay box from Long Beach in California so researchers can bend, pressurize and eventually break it. The multi-bay box is a test article that represents part of the centre section of a futuristic airplane design, called a hybrid wing body. Much of the test piece is made from a low-weight, damage tolerant, stitched composite structural called Pultruded Rod Stitched Efficient Unitised Structure or PRSEUS. It was specially made for NASA’s Environmentally Responsible Aviation…
  • New Research Shows Lighter Composite Planes Are the Future

    John Shury
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:51 am
    According to new research a fleet of composite planes could reduce carbon emissions by up to 15%, but lighter planes alone will not enable the aviation industry to meet emission targets. The study, undertaken by the Universities of Sheffield, Cambridge and University College London is the first of its kind to carry out extensive life cycle assessments of planes made using advanced composite materials, such as Boeing’s Dreamliner and the Airbus A350 XWB. The life cycle assessment covers manufacture, use and disposal, using publicly available data on the Dreamliner fuselage and from the…
  • Hexcel Acquires Large Interest in Formax

    John Shury
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Hexcel has announced that it’s acquired 50% of Formax UK Limited, a manufacturer of composite reinforcements, specialising in the production of lightweight multi-axial fabrics. Formax, located in Leicester, UK has estimated sales in 2014 of approximately $45 million. Hexcel’s interest is to advance knitting technology for future Aerospace applications and provide scale for growing Industrial markets. Hexcel’s Chairman, CEO and President, Nick Stanage, stated: This partnership demonstrates our commitment to growing our business, expanding our technologies and strengthening Hexcel’s…
  • Toray Set to Acquire Carbon Fibre Prepreg Business

    Andrew Brooks
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:23 am
    Toray Industries has announced that it had reached a basic agreement with Saati S.p.A to acquire its European carbon fibre fabric and prepreg business. Toray will take over the assets of Saati’s plant located in Legnano, Milan in January 2015, when it will then start operations as Composite Materials (Italy) S.r.l., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toray, while Saati’s American composite business will still belong to the Saati Group. In Europe, Toray currently is engaged in carbon fibre business starting from polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor at its French subsidiary, Toray Carbon Fibers…
  • Airbus and Safran Launch Joint Venture

    John Shury
    9 Dec 2014 | 3:03 am
    The Airbus Group and Safran have announced the creation of their new Joint Venture, Airbus Safran Launchers. The new venture will begin operations on the 1st of January 2015 and will work on a new family of state of the art space launchers to nurture the growth of Europe’s role in the space industry. The new company will bring together the expertise of both Airbus Group and Safran in space launchers at key Franco-German industrial sites. The Joint Venture’s headquarters will be located in Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris. This first step follows the announcement in June 2014 by Airbus…
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    Jacobs School of Engineering News: Top Stories

  • UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering Launches Center for Extreme Events Research

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have launched a new center of excellence focused on developing better ways to protect buildings, bridges, dams and the rest of the built infrastructure, as well as the human body, from extreme events such as blasts from terrorist attacks, mining explosions, car crashes, sports collisions and natural disasters such as landslides and earthquakes. The Center for Extreme Events Research (CEER) at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering brings together a unique combination of experts in experimental and computational research to…
  • Sensors company founded by alumni wins award for their innovative products

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Electrozyme, a company founded by a team of engineering alumni at the University of California, San Diego, won a Most Innovative New Product Award from CONNECT. The company has deep roots at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego, where co-founders Joshua Windmiller and Jared Tangney both earned their Ph.Ds. They also worked closely with the von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center and the Gordon Engineering Leadership Center at the school since 2010. 
  • New Minecraft Modding Software Revolutionizes the Way We Teach Kids Coding

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    A new e-learning software, developed by San Diego education start-up ThoughtSTEM, teaches K-12 students how to code by allowing them to write mods (“modifications”) to the popular video game, Minecraft. The software, called LearnToMod, was recently tested by over 1,000 Beta users and 100 teachers, and the final release of LearnToMod is slated for Jan. 15, 2015. ThoughtSTEM was co-founded by computer science Ph.D. students Stephen Foster and Sarah Esper. 
  • NSF grant to improve visualization capabilities for the biosciences and geosciences

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is partnering with the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), to expand and enhance visualization capabilities in the bio- and geosciences through a grant from the National Science Foundation.
  • UC San Diego Receives $3 Million Award to Help Advance Energy Storage Systems

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The University of California, San Diego has been awarded $3 million by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to help move innovative energy storage technologies out of the lab and into the market. UC San Diego will help test and validate the performance of ARPA-E-funded technologies through a program called Cycling Hardware to Analyze and Ready Grid-Scale Electricity Storage (CHARGES).
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    OurEdu Blog

  • online Gate coaching online

    Tushar Kumar
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Thank you for reading!online Gate coaching Every year about 9 laks students appear for GATE that is Graduate aptitude test in Engineering and is conducted by IIT that is Indian institute of technology. This year in 2015 for GATE 2015 about 10 lakh students are expected to appear in 30 engineering domains from 31st January 2015 till 8th …This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Why online coaching classes are more helpful

    Tushar Kumar
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:18 am
    Thank you for reading!Why online coaching classes are more helpful Time is changing and new challenges are emerging in every field. Education has changed from normal paper pen and blackboard education to computer and white board education. Their use to be time during Ancient days when students had to cover miles to get knowledge like Lord Rama covered …This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Top 10 CAT coaching centers in Mumbai

    Tushar Garg
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:47 am
    Thank you for reading!Coaching institutes plays a big role in development of students and now when this role comes in for MBA coaching it really becomes significant to have good MBA coaching centers and this becomes more crucial when the institution is for preparation of CAT and when the city is as important as Mumbai then its really …This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Career Prospects for an Electronics Engineer

    Kamlesh Gupta
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:22 am
    Thank you for reading!Electronics is a major branch of electrical engineering, which is associated with electronic systems and circuits. Electronic engineers work in tandem with colleagues from other branches of engineering as well. Career prospects for such individuals are many, and they find easy employment in areas like defence, acoustics, telecomm industry, medicine, nanotechnology, robotics, and radio and …This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Why online banking coaching center will be better than classroom coaching

    Tushar Garg
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:24 am
    Thank you for reading!This article gives you the complete information about the banking sectors and also about the why online banking coaching center will be better than classroom coaching.   About Banking Sectors: Saving money in India in the current sense started in the most recent many years of the eighteenth century. The main banks were Bank of …This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
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    Being Brunel

  • Engineering An E-Mail For A Response

    5 Dec 2014 | 3:55 am
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog I’m no stranger to having an e-mail ignored (you know the rules…). It seems a fact of modern life that some people get more mail than they have time to answer. I’ve been forced to give up on guest posters, drop efforts to engage the institutions with some of my other initiatives, and even spend six months of my life chasing people to pay them money. There’s the assumption that because I’m a native speaker, write a blog in my spare time and went to university that I’m some how the best communicator known to mankind.
  • Engineering Is Art: 100 – 149

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:56 am
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog These last few months have been good to those of us who love our photos well engineered. With the fantastic Structurally Found filling twitter and instagram with some great structural photos during London’s Open House weekend. Until next year, however, those of us who yearn for the honest aesthetic a view on our built environment can give us will just have to stick it out with my daily “Engineering Is Art” series on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. If these fifty pictures aren’t enough for you, you can look back at numbers 000 to…
  • Making Space: Housing London

    17 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog So there’s this new idea: Let’s sort out London’s housing crisis by building on top of existing public service buildings. At a glance this approach makes a lot of sense- one of the main reasons developers aren’t building millions of places to live in London is because it’s not exactly teaming with free space. And if the public sector is savvy enough- they can get a new building out of it too: Read the White Paper Here Before I continue and share my opinions that no-one asked for to an internet that couldn’t care;…
  • The Future of Design 2014: Part 2

    11 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog I’m sure you’ve all been at the edge of your seats waiting for the second part from the highlights of the IABSE 2014 Future of Design conference; and for that I can only apologise- some times life gets in the way. I expect it’s a good sign, however, that a day long conference results in enough highlights to span more than one article. In the second half of the conference there was a series of competitive presentations by actual young designers; keen to share their papers about the innovative design, or structural research they…
  • Warm Offices – Cold Sites

    6 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog About the Author Stuart Howie Stuart has built something like 2,500 houses, refurbished 1,500 homes and been involved in 150 contracts of which a 100 were project turnaround roles. He now works as an advisor for GenieBelt. Find out more: GenieBelt Civil Engineering? Ah. Yes. Well. I suppose it is great fun, and brings in a living for all those structural and civil engineers who dream the projects up while they are sat in their nice warm offices. But what about us poor guys who actually have to build it? It is probably only a coincidence, but most of…
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  • 10 Tech Gifts to Buy Your Engineer for Christmas

    Susan Rambo
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Here is a list of last minute ideas for making your engineer smile on Christmas day.
  • Holiday Movies to Geek Out About

    Jessica Lipsky
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:40 pm
    EE Times wants to ensure domestic bliss with a handy guide to science, tech, engineering, and math-related movies that the whole family can enjoy. Some of the season's neatest films are tailor made for the family geek(s) and those who love them.
  • Road to Auto Market Paved With Fault-Tolerant SoCs

    Kurt Shuler
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:20 am
    Data protection and redundancy features implemented across entire SoC designs will help teams implement functional safety faster and at a higher quality level
  • Boston-Area Engineers to Share Expertise at ESC Boston 2015

    Karen Field
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    In an exciting new session format at ESC Boston 2015, engineers who've been through and survived the embedded system development process look to help others learn from their mistakes
  • Memory Design Trends in 2014

    Gary Hilson
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Memory transitions, increased-density drive design trends: Customers are looking for subsystems that can accommodate both DDR3 and DDR4, while constraint-based design is par for the course as denser memory makes manufacturing more complex.
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    The Engineering Design

  • BIM Services and its Contribution to Modern Engineering

    3 Dec 2014 | 8:18 pm
    BIM in simple words is software enabling a task associated with the creation of engineering plans, designs, construction etc. In other words it is the digital representation of the same. The idea that it has created a revolution in the world of architecture and engineering is mostly because of the fact that traditionally building designs were mostly 2 dimensional drawings and nothing more than mere geometric presentations. BIM tool in collaboration with other tools like CAD (Computer Information Modelling) MEP services has brought much change in the modern day engineering and construction…
  • CAD Drawing & Design Services Add Value to the Profitability of Business

    3 Dec 2014 | 8:05 pm
    To make architectural plans to be easily archived, retrieved and accessible, converting paper or image files into AutoCad drawings is the wisest option to choose for. cad drawing and design services (CAD) services help architectural or interior design firm reduce costs, optimize time and increase profitability. Outsourcing is a preferred option in this case, and by outsourcing a business firm can concentrate on business growth and core functions. With 24/7 assistance leading CAD drawing service providers provide a business a competitive edge. From commercial buildings to residential…
  • Architectural Rendering A Revolution Made

    3 Dec 2014 | 7:56 pm
    In today’s world the digital representation knows no bound. The expectations of the customers are sky reaching and can be easily met given the modern technology. Especially with the evolution of 3Ds to 4Ds and so and its collaboration with various technologies like CAD etc. the effects are far reaching. 3D architectural rendering and virtual room designs are popular and trusted selling concepts in the world of architectural services. The customer satisfaction is far reaching and everlasting as they can visualize the desired design even though those are not constructed. The CADs are highly…
  • steel detailing commercial building

    18 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    The post steel detailing commercial building appeared first on The Engineering Design.
  • The avails of the adroit CAD drafting services

    4 Oct 2014 | 10:45 pm
    If you are willing to invest in a real estate project, you must be well informed about what you are buying. It is incumbent on the constructors and the agents to provide an overview of the building. They must also supply you the valuable knowledge pertaining to its location, facilities and structural designs. A verbal interaction with your agent cannot provide the sufficient information you need. This will demotivate you to invest your self-accrued finance on a doubtful venture. So the builders and their marketing staffs must focus on presenting a diligent and meticulous 3D presentation of…
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    Mixer Direct Blog

  • Gifts For Bourbon Lovers

    Aaron Oneal
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:58 am
    What in the world does a mixing company have to do with bourbon? Well let me tell you. Mixer Direct designs and makes equipment for numerous distilleries in the United States, The UK, and abroad. We are at heart a liquid mixing company and have engineers who are well equipped and educated on the craft. Mixer Direct is also conveniently located on the bourbon trail in Louisville, Kentucky. Coincidentally, nearly 95% of Bourbon is exclusively made in Kentucky.  The origins of bourbon are like a good mystery. Think Sherlock Holmes meets Pappy Van Winkle. Everyone seems to have an opinion,…
  • Stainless Steel Tanks

    Stephen Pierce
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:55 am
    A while ago, we delivered an order of stainless steel tanks to one of our customers here in Louisville. We took them several 25,000 gallon tanks. They were huge. Once the tanks were finally put into place, we got one of the strangest comments I’d ever heard in regards to our tanks. Our customer didn’t say “Wow! Those are massive!” or “I can’t believe you made them that fast.” He said, “Those are some good looking tanks.” “Large.” “Round.” “Silver.” Those are the words that I generally used to describe our tanks in my mind.
  • The History of Morphine

    Aaron Oneal
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:44 am
    May 2015 will mark the 210th anniversary of one of the world’s most controversial painkillers, Morphine. Morphine is classified as a narcotic. It is used as an anesthetic or as an analgesic. The famous narcotic has been surrounded by controversy since its inception around 1805. The contention surrounding the opiate stems from its highly addictive nature. It is also considered to be incredibly dangerous because of its hallucinogenic features and abusive recreational usage. Another major reason for the onslaught of controversy is rooted in its highly misdiagnosed use. Morphine…
  • Christians in Business

    Stephen Pierce
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    I was recently in a small Southern town which shall remain nameless (let’s just say it’s a touristy place in the mountains that is named after rats that have wings).My wife and I were flipping through the local ad paper looking for something fun to do when we saw an ad for a local artist’s shop. The first thing that tipped us that it was going to be a weird place was that the picture that they had chosen to go with their ad.  It was one of those “contemporary Jesus” paintings with Jesus sitting in the middle of a group of little girls letting them braid his hair. There’s…
  • Industrial Mixing

    Stephen Pierce
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:47 am
    Interested in industrial mixing? Well, let me get you started in the right direction by helping you out with the lingo. If you Google the term “industrial mixing” the first thing that pops up is something called The Handbook of Industrial Mixing (HOIM) If you search Bing, Mixer Direct is the first thing that comes up but that’s kind of like bragging about winning in the CFLWhen I read “handbook,” I thought, “Oh, this is a small book which I could read and get a handle on this whole business.” The Handbook of Industrial Mixing The book is 1377 pages, and most of the pictures are…
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    STEAM Power Podcast

  • Back To Work… In Space!

    7 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #55 7 December 2014 Modeling Disease and Medicine With Mathematics Imagination, Reality Flow In Opposite Directions In The Brain The Future of Heavy Work Brain Controlling Parasites NASA Lands Huge Success With Orion Test Flight NASA Awards Asteroid Mining Contracts Wanderers: Humanity’s Future In Space Homo Erectus Introduced Art 300,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Thought Stories that didn’t make the cut: Asteroid Impacts Potentially Not Random Spectrum Auction Reaches $34B Hospital Design and Patient Recovery Elon Musk’s Spacecraft Gets X-Wings…
  • Mathematical Equation Selfies

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:41 pm
    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #54 23 November 2014 Android TV Taking Selfies of Math Equations Google Wants To Store Your Genome for $25 Rosetta Mission Finds Organic Compounds on Comet Endangered Snails Keeping Public Radio Down in Hawaii European Space Agency Launches Sci-Fi Mini Movie to Celebrate Rosetta Mission Stories that didn’t make the cut: The Wacky World of 1980s Computing LHC Higgs Boson Results May Be Inconclusive Academic Science Isn’t Sexist [Download] For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog, follow along on Google+, and check out our YouTube Channel. Or…
  • Majoring In STEAM

    9 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #53 9 November 2014 Audio only this week!  In this week’s episode we interview my brother-in-law and his friend who are both current undergrads at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, GO RETRIEVERS!  We chat about STEM majors, relationship between math and music, and women in STEM! [Download] For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog, follow along on Google+, and check out our YouTube Channel. Or listen to the audio only version at iTunes and Stitcher. Music by Halloween, available at Copyright:…
  • STEAM Power Now On SoundCloud

    4 Nov 2014 | 4:38 pm
      We are proud to announce we are going to distribute our podcast through SoundCloud.  You can check it out at The post STEAM Power Now On SoundCloud appeared first on STEAM Power Podcast.
  • Twitch’in The Night Away

    2 Nov 2014 | 4:01 pm
    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #52 2 November 2014 Phidgets  |  Mike’s Initial Review of Phidgets Infant Heart Surgery via the Liver Skunk Works Fusion Breakthrough? Colonizing The Solar System on a Budget Say Hello To eSports Telling The American Story Through YouTube Android TV Dev Kit XMOS Multicore Microcontroller [Download] For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog, follow along on Google+, and check out our YouTube Channel. Or listen to the audio only version at iTunes and Stitcher. Music by Halloween, available at Copyright:…
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    Intelligent Product Solutions

  • 3 Ways Out of the Black Hole of Startup Doom

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:41 am
    Your startup has fallen down the black hole of doom and there is no way out but to turn around and fight. First, let’s take a step back and talk about the Black Hole of Startup Doom. We first learned about it from our friends in the startup community. You may know it as the vortex of doom or, better yet, recognize it as the point where you and your team members begin losing faith in your startup. When faith starts to dwindle, so does passion and perseverance. As a result, startups begin to fall down a never-ending tunnel full of bad energy. And the only way out? Yep. You guessed it. You…
  • Design for Manufacturing: Sometimes the Coolest Products are the Hardest

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    “Begin with the End in Mind.” This well-known Steve Covey habit is especially true during product development. I recently had the opportunity to speak about the early stages of product design at the Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Summit in Brooklyn, NY, discussing that without a clear understanding of product requirements from the start (as viewed from ALL stakeholder’s perspectives) most products are doomed to fail. And one of the biggest failure points happens when a large stakeholder, the manufacturer, is unable to manufacture efficiently. Let’s take a closer look at Design for…
  • 5 Keys to Satisfaction Engaging a Product Development Partner

    14 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    While my current gig is serving as the President of a product development professional services firm, I’ve spent many years in companies large and small developing products as a mechanical engineer and also in engineering management. In those pre-consulting roles, I often was the person responsible for finding, engaging and managing product development service providers (see my earlier post on choosing a product development partner.) In fact, my experiences as an engineering management executive inside a large product company were the basis for starting IPS, our own consulting firm. What…
  • The Four Truths About Real Innovation

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    DON’T TRY TO INNOVATE BY YOURSELF AT HOME! Or anywhere else. When we think of genius inventors, we’re still inclined to envision the mad scientist in his lab, or the lone Einstein changing the world as we know it. But the myth of the solitary genius inventor (Einstein collaborated frequently) no longer serves the tech community. In its place is a new understanding of collaboration, in pairs and groups, as the next big competitive advantage. In fact, chances are that a solo innovation effort will not be as successful as a partnered one. A new book, “Powers of Two” by Joshua Wolf…
  • New gTLDs: The Wild, Wild Web

    Danny Aponte
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:02 am
    October of last year marked the beginning of a new wave of generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) becoming available to domain registrars. This revolutionary change is very exciting for a computer geek like me. Some of you may ask, “Ok, so what exactly is a generic Top-Level Domain?”, Wikipedia states that: A generic top-level domain (gTLD) is one of the categories of top-level domains (TLDs) maintained by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) for use in the Domain Name System of the Internet. It is visible to Internet users as the suffix at the end of a domain name. In…
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  • CIDCO, Maharashtra Ltd Recruitment for Asst. Transportation Engineer

    12 Dec 2014 | 6:56 am
     Deputy Planner /Asst. Transportation Engineer Click Here for Job Details                                            To Download Application Form Eligibility : B.Arch, BE/B.Tech(Civil) Location : Navi Mumbai Job Category : Core Technical, Govt Jobs Last Date : 26 Sept 2014 Job Type : Full Time Hiring Process : Written Job Details Deputy Planner /Asst. Transportation Engineer 
  • Bihar PSC recruitment Assistant Professor Geology

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    Assistant Professor Geology Click Here for Job Details                     To Download Application Format Eligibility : ME/M.Tech(Civil, CSE, EEE, Electrical, ECE, IT, Mech), MSc(Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics / Applied Mathematics, Phy), MA(English), BE/B.Tech(Civil, CSE, EEE, ECE, IT, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical) Location : Bihar Job Category : Govt Jobs, Teaching Last Date :
  • Recruitment Graduate Engineer Trainee , ONGC

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
     Graduate Engineer Trainee Click here for Job details        Click here to apply online Eligibility : ME/M.Tech(Ceramic, Petroleum / Petrochemical Engg), BSc(Chemistry), MCA, BE/B.Tech(Auto, chemical engineering, Civil, CSE, ICE, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum / Petrochemical Engg, Electrical), MSc(Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics / Applied Mathematics, Phy), Diploma(Electronic Media)
  • Mizoram PSC recruitment for Assistant Engineer Civil, Mizoram

    17 Aug 2014 | 1:23 am
     Mizoram PSC recruitment for Assistant Engineer Civil Click Here for Job Details  Eligibility : BE/B.Tech(Civil) Location : Mizoram Job Category : Govt Jobs Last Date : 08 Seetmber 2014 Job Type : Full Time Hiring Process : Written-test Job Details Advt. no 8 of 2014-2015 Vacancy's in Mizoram Public Service Commission  Qualification : Degree in appropriate line of Engineering
  • Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre recruitment for Engineer in Kerala

    17 Aug 2014 | 1:15 am
     Recruitment for Engineer  Click Here for Job Details                  Click here to Apply Online  Eligibility : ME/M.Tech(Electronics, Structural), BE/B.Tech(Aero, chemical engineering, Civil, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical, Fire & Safety) Location : Thiruvananthapuram,Kerla  Job Category : Core Technical, Govt Jobs, Others Last Date : 01 Sep 2014 Job Type : Full Time Hiring
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  • Building Engineer Job Description

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:57 am
    Building Engineer Job Description is a post from: Building Engineer Training You must have been trying to find a building engineer job description yeah? It’s a good thing you came here to learn more. Why? I’ve been in building engineering for almost 20 years and held a variety of random titles along the way. This isn’t going to be like all The post Building Engineer Job Description appeared first on
  • Condenser Water System

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:11 am
    Condenser Water System is a post from: Building Engineer Training This post is going to cover an average condenser water system you may see out in your jobs as building engineers. Also, you might find it cool, if you’re not an engineer, to be able to explain to your friends what is happening when you drive by a city and The post Condenser Water System appeared first on
  • About Me

    16 Nov 2014 | 3:52 am
    About Me is a post from: Building Engineer Training To satisfy the thousands of requests from the loyal readers, I finally updated and fixed the about me page. I’ve had the site up now for almost a year and thought it was time ha ha. Who am I you ask? Who is this guy trying to write all this stuff down The post About Me appeared first on
  • How a Fridge Works

    4 Nov 2014 | 6:33 am
    How a Fridge Works is a post from: Building Engineer Training Your refrigerator gets taken for granted, admit it. It’s always on, it controls itself. Cycles refrigeration when it needs to, and turns itself off when the temperature is satisfied. Have you seen the recent Maytag commercial featuring the fridge? It is basically the only appliance in your kitchen that is The post How a Fridge Works appeared first on
  • Cordless Vacuum Cleaner – DeWalt’s Handheld, 18V, Contractor Grade

    3 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    Cordless Vacuum Cleaner – DeWalt’s Handheld, 18V, Contractor Grade is a post from: Building Engineer Training Lucky you found your way to this page. You must be looking for an easier way to quickly clean up kind of bigger messes or maybe an easier way to vacuum your car? Without having to drag out the huge wet dry vac? Believe me, I know. I have to The post Cordless Vacuum Cleaner – DeWalt’s Handheld, 18V, Contractor Grade appeared first on
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  • Electrical Engineering Crossword (Issue 294)

    Circuit Cellar Staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:35 am
    The answers to Circuit Cellar’s January 2015 electronics engineering crossword puzzle are now available. Across SHIELD—Conductive cover that isolates equipment from electromagnetic interference TRIMPOT—SMALL POTENTIOMETER FOR MAKING PREDETERMINED MODIFICATIONS IN A CIRCUIT NINE—A nonet is a grouping of what? LIMITER—A device … Continue reading →
  • Electrical Engineering Crossword (Issue 293)

    Circuit Cellar Staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    The answers to Circuit Cellar’s December electronics engineering crossword puzzle are now available. Across AMPACITY—Max electrical current HUMREDUCTION—Use a bridge rectifier driven from an 8- to 12-V transformer winding, a capacitive filter, and a three-terminal IC voltage regulator to achieve this [two … Continue reading →
  • Electrical Engineering Crossword (Issue 292)

    Circuit Cellar Staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:15 am
    The answers to Circuit Cellar’s November electronics engineering crossword puzzle are now available. Across BITS—A nibble is 4 of these REPEATER—ELECTRONIC DEVICE THAT RECEIVES AND AMPLIFIES A WEAK SIGNAL BEFORE RETRANSMITTING IT MICRO—Metric Prefix for 0.000001 PATCH—To re-route a signal to a … Continue reading →
  • Issue 294: EQ Answers

    Circuit Cellar Staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:12 am
    Problem 1—Let’s get back to basics and talk about the operation of a capacitor. Suppose you have two large, flat plates that are close to each other (with respect to their diameter). If you charge them up to a given … Continue reading →
  • Issue 292: EQ Answers

    Circuit Cellar Staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:05 am
    Problem 1—Let’s talk about noise! There are different types of noise that might be present in a system, and it’s important to understand how to deal with them. For example, analog sensors and other types of active devices will often … Continue reading →
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  • Picking Caster Wheels For the Heaviest Loads – Nine Important Questions To Ask

    Tim Weber
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:47 am
    For decades, forklifts have been the heroes of the manufacturing plant. It’s hard to think of any production facility that hasn’t deployed these powered machines in one aspect of its manufacturing process. But increasingly, safety, liability and cost issues have spurred a movement to “forklift-free” production. In fact, an article in American Machinist documented the trend, and attempted to explain the pros and cons of such a shift. But one consideration that shouldn’t be overlooked is the selection of heavy-duty caster wheels on the pushcarts and manual machinery that will be…
  • Tiny Movements, Big Headaches: How TWERGO® Helps Move Industrial Carts, Inch By Inch

    Ferris Ayar
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:10 pm
    In a previous blog, we talked about simple changes you could make to a heavy assembly cart that would improve its maneuverability, and also increase its contributions to a more efficient manufacturing operation. But often, it’s the most minute of movements that have the greatest impact when trying to position your industrial cart into the precise location it is needed. Though many industrial carts get a “power-assist” by Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGV’s) or Human Operated Tuggers across a distance, it is these short and precise movements that often have to be performed manually.
  • Assembly Carts Bear The Brunt of Manufacturing’s Heaviest Trials – Are Your Industrial Casters Up to the Challenge?

    Ferris Ayar
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:12 am
    Assembly carts are manufacturing’s utility player – the lumbering linchpin of the factory, whether delivering materials used in the manufacturing process, or removing goods that are ready for sale. Such carts are a critical link in the manufacturing chain – often moving loads that tip the scales at thousands of pounds or more. With the cart itself adding hundreds of pounds to the equation, this results in a lot of weight that an individual has to handle at some point – singlehandedly having to push, pull, turn or maneuver the assembly carts and loads. This puts a tremendous amount of…
  • Is Cart Noise A Way Of Life In Your Factory?

    Ferris Ayar
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Patented Heavy-Duty Caster Wheels Provide Relief That’s Easy On The Ears – And Your Wallet Industrial carts are critical to most manufacturing processes. They are like the lifeblood that runs through the veins of the production system. Almost anywhere you look in a plant, there is a cart zooming along, delivering parts or materials to a production area or removing finished goods. This process is continuous – in some robust operations, carts can be shuttling across three daily shifts. Of course, their presence is generally heard as well as seen – cart movement generally is accompanied…
  • Heavy Duty Casters Perform As Part of Cowboy Thanksgiving Football Fest

    David Parham
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    It often is surprising to people to learn of the multitude of applications for industrial casters – uses that might never have come to mind in spite of being in plain view. That’s because, generally speaking, the signature of a well-built, heavy-duty caster is that it is neither seen nor heard – casters quietly do their job while helping improve manufacturing productivity. Few examples epitomize this unique material-handling role than in a very unexpected application – pneumatic caster wheels, mounted beneath a stage that will support a halftime show during a Thanksgiving Day football…
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  • Characteristic of Cumulative Compound Motor

    20 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    Generally in compound motor both series and shunt field exist. In this type shunt field is much stronger than series field winding. The compound can be classified into two types. They are Cumulative compound motor and differential compound motor. In cumulative compound motor the series field winding aids the shunt field winding. In differential compound motor series field opposes the shunt field. Therefore differential compound motor hardly used because of their meager torque characteristic at large load. The figure above shows that the circuit diagram of a cumulative DC Compound Motor.
  • Characteristic of a DC Series Motor

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:14 am
    The figure above shows the circuit diagram series motor. In series motor the current flows in the field winding and the armature are same. The armature current will increases whenever the mechanical load of the motor increase. As a result the flux will increase in the series motor when the armature current increases and vice versa.               Armature Torque Vs Armature Current: We know that Ta ∝ ΦIa Up to Magnetic Saturation Φ ∝ Ia, the armature torque Ta is directly proportional to square of the armature current (i.e.. Ta ∝ I2a). If armature…
  • Characteristics of DC Shunt Motor

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:30 am
    The three important shunt characteristic curves are 1. Torque Vs Armature current characteristic (Ta/Ia) 2. Speed Vs Armature current characteristic (N/Ia) 3. Speed Vs Torque characteristic (N/Ta) The fig above shows the circuit diagram of shunt motor. In this circuit the field winding is directly connected to the source voltage, so the field current Ish and the flux in a shunt motor are constant.   Torque Vs Armature current characteristic (Ta/Ia): We know that in a DC Motor Ta ∝ ΦIa. In this the flux Φ is continuous by ignoring the armature reaction, since the motor is working from…
  • Principle of Electronics

    15 Dec 2014 | 3:59 am
    The subject which deals with the current conduction through a semiconductor or vaccum or gas is called as electronics. The word electronics derives its name from electron present in all materials. It is fundamentally deals with electronic devices and its utilization. The current flows through a semiconductor or gas or vaccum is said be an electronic device. Such devices have treasured belongings which allow them to role and perform as the friend of man today. Importance: Due to numerous applications in the world electronics has extended much importance. The following functions are able to…
  • Armature Reaction in DC Motor

    14 Dec 2014 | 3:01 am
    Similar to DC generator, armature reaction happens in a DC motor. This is often anticipated as a result of once current drifts through the armature conductors of a DC motor, it creates armature flux which on the flux created by the main poles. The polarity and direction of rotation of motor is same as that of generator, but the armature field direction is reversed. In a Motor the armature current flows against the back EMF Eb, whereas in a generator the armature current flows in the direction of the generated EMF Eg. As a result, it ought to be anticipated that for identical field polarity…
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