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EngineeringHere are some of my engineering simulations and related artwork. CFM56-5 Turbofan Jet Engine - drawn in AutoCAD 2000, AutoLisp, rendered in POV-Ray 3.6.1, 3/2/07
3-Phase Brushless DC (BLDC) Motor - POV-Ray 3.6.1, 9/31/06
Inverse Kinematics Animation of Mladen Pejic's M-077 Mobile Support Platform (MSP) LDraw, MLCad 2.11, L3P, POV-Ray 3.6.1, Mathematica 4.2, 6/8/06
Finite Element Method (FEM) Solution to Poisson’s equation on Triangular Mesh solved in Mathematica 4.2, 5/24/06; mesh generated with Gmsh (old version: Matlab and DistMesh)
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) - AutoCAD 2000, AutoLisp, Mathematica 4.2, 5/26/06
St. Louis Arch - calculated in Mathematica 4.2, rendered in POV-Ray 3.6.1, 10/6/06
Expanding Dodecahedron - POV-Ray 3.6.1, 2/1/07
Radial Engine - POV-Ray 3.6.1
Four-Stroke Otto Cycle - POV-Ray 3.6.1
Torque Converter - POV-Ray 3.6.1
Helicopter Rotor
Turbofan Blades - rendered in POV-Ray 3.6.1, 3/1/07
Torsion Beam - calculated in Mathematica 4.2, rendered in POV-Ray 3.6.1, 5/3/06
Solution to Poisson’s equation on Structured Grid - calculated in GridPro, rendered in POV-Ray 3.6.1, 10/5/06
Unstructured Tetrahedral Meshed Sphere - DistMesh, Matlab, POV-Ray 3.6.1, 6/12/06
Cube - POV-Ray 3.6.1, 1/31/07
Inverse Kinematics Animation of Mladen Pejic's “Valour” Advanced Gunship - LDraw, MLCad 2.11, L3P, POV-Ray 3.6.1, 6/15/06
Folding Wing Aircraft calculated in CFL3D (Computational Fluids Laboratory 3D), rendered in POV-Ray 3.6.1, 11/3/06
Simply Loaded Beam - Patran, Nastran (NASA Structural Analysis), 9/28/06
Biomimetics Links Biomimetics is the study of biological mechanisms in order to engineer machines that can mimic them. SmartBird - by Festo Company RoboCup - International robotic soccer competitions. Their goal is to build robots that can defeat champion human soccer players by the year 2050. It looks like they still have a way to go. See also RoboGames. Hanson Robotics - most realistic looking humanoid robots by David Hanson Bionic Dolphin - this submarine is too buoyant to go underwater, but when it goes fast enough, its "flippers" work like upside-down airplane "wings" to force it under water. Luke Arm - prosthetic arm by Dean Kamen, the inventor of Segway Airic's Arm - bionic arm operated by "Fluidic Muscles" more biomimetics links: Air-Ray (very cool flying manta ray), Aqua-Ray (underwater manta ray), Snake Robot (see video and sidewinding snake), robotic dragonfly toy, NASA's robotic serpent, BigDog, Stickybot (Gecko), RoboPike, robotic caterpillar, RoboSnail, robotic mule, RoboStrider, RoboRoach hexapod, robotic dolphin, robotic penguin, RoboLobster Other Engineering Links Breaking the Sound Barrier Underwater - uses Supercavitation to create a bubble The Future of Things (TFOT) - tons of high-tech gadgets Wally Wallington - this guy is single-handedly building his own Stonehenge using only his own strength Freedom Ship - proposed ship, 3 million tons, 4500 feet long Habbakuk - proposed Pykrete aircraft carrier during World War II, 2 million tons, 2000 feet long Space Elevator - made from carbon nanotubes Microsubmarine PowerLabs (Sam Barros) - impressive projects, see the rail gun, jet turbine, and high speed CD-Rom experiments Motorized Surfboard Flexinol - wires that electronically contract like muscles, sample kit was $30 last time I checked Air Muscle - interesting actuator Holographic Flat Panel - uses parallax to create a 3D effect, no glasses required World’s Smallest Internal Combustion Engine Manned-Cloud - flying hotel that will go around the world in 3 days wind-powered art sculpture - weighs nearly 3 tons with living quarters inside, by Theo Jansen Cloud-busting - how to make it rain using liquid nitrogen Architecture Links Extreme Engineering - interesting Discovery web site on ambitious architectural plans Skyscraper Page - over 16000 scale drawings of famous buildings Floating Observatories - unusual tower in Taiwan with floating elevators Ark Hotel - floating hotel The Palm Island - man-made island in Dubai ETFE (Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene) - new high strength insulating plastic, check out this amazing picture Eden Project - world’s largest greenhouse |