Engineering Blogs

ENA2 offers different engineering blogs that will give you a  different perspective of the industry.

Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021

3D Design Software from Dassault Systèmes Pushes Bobsled Top Speed to New Heights

In the run-up to the Winter Olympics of 2010 in Vancouver, the Bo-Dyn Bobsled Prooject Inc. saw the minds of Geoff Bodine and Bob Cuneo come together to create something incredible in bobsleigh design.  

SOLIDWORKS night train 2

* Photo courtesy Charlie Booker

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Lattice Boltzmann Method in a nutshell

Due to the rapid advancement in computational power of modern computers, the desire for computational analysis of fluid flow, heat transfer, and other related phenomena is growing in different industries. According to the IMARC market research group [1], the global CFD market reached a value of US$ 1.9 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow moderately during the next five years.

Lattice Boltzmann Method

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Characteristics of Wind Turbine Noise

Noise generated by a wind turbine can be categorized into two types: aerodynamic noise and mechanical noise. The primary sources of mechanical noise of the turbine are gearboxes, bearings, and accessories. Due to technical advancements, mechanical noise is reduced to the extent that it is not considered a significant noise source from the turbine as it previously was. However, the aerodynamic noise produced due to the interaction of the airfoil blade and the boundary layer around it is still a significant source of noise.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Computational Fluid Dynamic Simulation - Pipeline T-Junction

Fluid flow in a T junction – sounds simple right? However, it can be more challenging than one might expect. Sharp T-junctions (shown on the left) have been known to cause issues in the pipeline industry. With abrasive materials transported through these pipes, they are damaged and corroded, thereby leading to high replacement costs. With a smoothed junction (shown on the right), the severity of the flow is reduced, which alleviates the problem. To learn more on how to model such systems – feel free to contact ENA2!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Finite Element Analysis Simulation
Drill Bit

Drilling operations produce enormous stress on a drill bit. This is due to the conditions of the rock and/or soil it is drilling through as well as the speed by which it rotates and moves. Therefore, optimization of the bit geometry is of utmost importance to minimize stress concentrations. At ENA2, we use finite element analysis (FEA) to examine the behavior of drilling equipment. It is our goal to provide cost-effective solutions which are reliable and long-lasting. If you have any questions or want to learn more feel free to contact ENA2!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Seismic Analysis Simulation Just BioFibre Home

Using Dlubal Software, a seismic analysis was completed on a house in Victoria, BC that was constructed from Just BioFiber Structural Solutions blocks. Just BioFibre blocks are a revolutionary building material that are carbon negative (decrease the overall amount of C02 in the atmosphere). The animation displays the deformational behaviour of the house if it were to be subjected to an earthquake.