The tasks we spend most of our time and effort on are fluid-thermal (coupled CFD) simulations. Over the years we have acquired a number of
cutting edge tools in this field. Our Simulation areas of concentration are:
Fluid analysis of a system allows questions related to pressures, velocities, flow rates and similar items to be answered. A flow or fluid
simulation is usually performed when a system has hydraulic lines, takes advantage of air cooling, or is in general concerned with its performance
from a fluid flow and fluid interaction standpoint.
Thermal analysis can be roughly divided into two categories: thermo dynamics and heat transfer. Thermo Dynamics deals with items such as
overall or system performance of air conditioning systems, turbine power plants, heat pumps, etc. Heat Transfer on the other hand deals with
the localized effects of thermal energy which can find application in the design and analysis of heat sinks, heat loss in pipes, rate of
heating or cooling, heat radiated from hot objects, heat loss (or gain) in buildings and similar items.
Structural / Motion Simulation
The most common types of structural analysis performed are numerical analysis on an existing CAD model where the desired information relates
to the part's overall deflection or stress points under a given load and constraint. A simulation like this will require that the attachment
point or constraints are known as well as a definition of the loads both by location and magnitude. Loads can be applied over faces of an
object, lines/edges or points and will always consist of a magnitude and direction. Constraints on a system are what defines how a part is
fixed in space. If the system isn't sufficiently constraint, it can move, therefore invalidating the underlying mathematics. The simplest
form of constraint is to fix a face in all six degrees of freedom. This means that that particular face cannot translate in the X,Y or Z
direction and is also prohibited from rotation around the X,Y and Z axes. During numerical simulations, these values are explicitly enforced
at the points that define the geometry.
1D / Lumped System Analysis
Unlike the other modelling approaches where the dimensions correlate to X/Y/Z locations in space, a 1D analysis considers entire systems
(think of a HVAC unit in a house) and represents each component as a model block and then performs a time based (the 1-Dimension) evaluation
of the interconnected nature of these systems. This approach is also referred to as Object-Oriented Modelling.
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In addition to handling almost every aspect of the design side, we offer a limited set of prototyping services. These are mainly tailored
towards providing tangible parts from client specified designs but can also be offered on an individual basis for those seeking specific
prototyping needs. Once all aspects of design are taken into consideration, we help you overcome the last hurdle, manufacturing the prototype.
Though our in-house manufacturing and prototyping capabilities are limited to 3 axis milling & drilling, turning, welding and some related
techniques, we have an extensive list of outside companies that we deal with that can provide the finished part to your specifications.
Since we act as the project coordinator on these tasks, we will take care of translating between simple terms and technical terms, making
sure that the product in the end meets your requirements. Prototyping does not necessarily mean one-off manufacturing but could be extended
to a limited production run so that you can test the market prior to signing up with a large manufacturer for your product.
Our Prototyping areas of concentration are:
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- Mechanical Prototyping
- Electrical & Electronics Prototyping
- Full-Stack Prototyping (mechanical, electronics and software)