Real world FEA and CFD insights – guest lecture by Gary Mcdonald from Trivista
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Real world FEA and CFD insights – guest lecture by Gary Mcdonald from Trivista

This morning we had a very special guest, Gary Mcdonald (shown here showing his passion for simulation!) one of the two guru directors from Trivista. Trivista specialise and consult in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solutions for real world industry applications. Gary went through 4 varied yet insightful case studies from his experience with … Continue reading

Parametric finite element analysis of bicycle frame stiffness
bicycle engineering design / my research / news / parametric analysis & modeling in CAD/FEA / sports engineering design

Parametric finite element analysis of bicycle frame stiffness

Performing Finite Element Analysis (FEA) on bicycle frames has become a common activity for bicycle designers and engineers in the hope of improving the performance of frames. This is typically achieved by balancing priorities for key requirements, including minimising the mass of the frame (possibly using competition rules to constrain this), maximising lateral stiffness in … Continue reading

Recent bike build projects
bicycle engineering design / news / parametric analysis & modeling in CAD/FEA / sports engineering design

Recent bike build projects

I’ve been doing quite a lot of bike related projects lately. I’ve managed to build my own frame: a 51cm classic, full fleur-de-lis lugged steel audax steed made from lovely columbus spirit tubing (made from Niobium which is not the ultimate extremo quality tubing, but still great performance none the less with a UTS somewhere … Continue reading