Category Archives: failure

3D CAD FEA – Finite Element Analysis

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) as a ‘bolt on’ software for 3D CAD software has been around a while to aid mechanical engineering design. The software over this time has improved in leaps & bounds and it’s price has also come … Continue reading

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Tragedy of Italian Bridge Collapse

The Italian port city of Genoa experienced a terrible bridge collapse just one day before Italy’s major summer holidays on 14 August. A large section of the Morandi bridge collapsed amid heavy rainfall. Dozens of vehicles plunged 45m amid heavy … Continue reading

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It is not personal but business data !

   Business data is being used in our factories and services industry to decrease maintenance costs. There are two types of maintenance: ‘condition based’ and ‘predictive’. The former tends to be reactive, repairing faults & failures as they occur over … Continue reading

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3D Printed components in Aerospace

   GE Additive Centre in Ohio 3D prints parts for it’s aircraft engines ! Profound as that may seem, where reliability and caution in manufacture is paramount in the aerospace industry, it is today’s reality. In fact 35% of components … Continue reading

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Trust me I’m an Engineer !

A sample of images of how we sometimes get things wrong – enjoy !   Plus below a link to video clip of Peter Kay as a light way to end the year ! Happy & Prosperous 2017 All … Continue reading

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HSE get wind of turbine failures !

Five wind turbines crashed to the ground during unexceptional weather conditions leading to an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive. The fifth collapse at Winsdon Farm in north Petherwyn, Cornwall triggered the inquiry in 2013, a 40m Gaia Wind … Continue reading

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