You’re getting very sleepy…

Fear not, we’re not going to be getting deep into the metaphysical or the occult at this point. We’re instead going to spill some electronic ink talking about things that rock back and forth – or, as we in the engineering world call it… simple harmonic motion. In order to introduce this concept, we’ll consider… Continue reading You’re getting very sleepy…

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Welcome to the Finite World!

The first of what I suspect will be a dozen or more posts on the fundamentals of the Finite Element Method (FEM) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

Strength Training

The objective of a static analysis of a part or mechanism could be to determine if the kinematics of the body/mechanism will work for the application in which it is utilized. However, the strict kinematic analysis of a part or mechanism (and for the sake of simplicity I’m going to talk in the rest of… Continue reading Strength Training

Let’s talk about everyone’s favorite subject…

That’s right! Let’s talk… thermo. As in… Thermodynamics. I know, I know. This is precisely nobody’s favorite subject. But hear me out on this, as someone who, probably just like you, hated Thermodynamics with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns. Could be in my case that Thermo was one of only 2 “C’s” I… Continue reading Let’s talk about everyone’s favorite subject…

A little more math…

Hopefully you’re sufficiently enticed to continue to journey with me through the dark-valley of elementary engineering mathematics. Wonderful. I’ll do my best to try to keep it all short and sweet, but be forewarned that this is literally only the beginning. We’re going to drill deeply into the basics here over the next weeks and… Continue reading A little more math…

Teaser

It occurred to me that simply dropping a post about some basic math that we’ve all either already known about (and perhaps forgotten) is probably not the best way to get your attention and keep you wanting to come back here. As I hope to have at least one new blog post up every week… Continue reading Teaser

Some preliminaries

OK, I hear you… But if we’re going to discuss engineering and mathematics at any level other than the most superficial then by golly we had best make sure we’re talking the same language – and in the modern world, the language of engineering and science is… math. So, if anyone told you there would… Continue reading Some preliminaries