Engineering design and calculations

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Using of additional opportunities of CAD specialized program products – the software intended for development of drawings, engineering and technological documentation as well as 3D models. CAD is computer-aided design system to draw in CAE – designing of 3D solids, CAM – systems of engineering calculations enables our engineers to solve non-standard tasks of any complexity, is the use of computer software to control machine tools and related machinery in the manufacturing of workpieces .  Computer-aided design (CAD) is program technologies for designing of 2D and 3D shape of the objects. It’s widely used in lots of spheres, in particular, animation, automobiles, shipbuilding, aerospace industry, industrial and architectural design and so forth. CAD is the main driving force to explore in the field of computational geometry, computer graphics (both hardware and software) as well as discrete differential geometry.

Up-to-date systems of engineering calculations (CAE) are usually applied along with CAD systems. CAE systems are the major providers of information to help support design teams in decision making.CAE areas covered include: Stress analysis on components and assemblies using Finite Element Analysis; еhermal and fluid flow analysis, сomputational fluid dynamics; multibody dynamics and kinematics; analysis tools for process simulation for operations, product or process optimization.

Methods applied for engineering calculations:

Finite element method. - The basic idea in the finite element method is to find solution of a complicated problem by replacing it by a simpler one. Since the actual problem is replaced by a simpler one in finding the solution, it would be possible to find only an approximate solution rather than the exact solution. Moreover, in the finite element method, it will often be possible to improve or refine the approximate solution by spending more computational effort. For the last decades this method is the leading one and widely applied.

engineering calculations in Autodesk InventorFinite difference method is a well-known and simplest method of interpolation. It is used to solve ordinary differential equations that have conditions imposed on the boundary rather than at the initial point.

The finite-volume method is a method for representing and evaluating partial differential equations in the form of algebraic equations. In the finite volume method, volume integrals in a partial differential equation that contain a divergence term are converted to surface integrals, using the divergence theorem. These terms are then evaluated as fluxes at the surfaces of each finite volume.

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The von Mises stress is often used in determining whether an isotropic and ductile metal will yield when subjected to a complex loading condition. This is accomplished by calculating the von Mises stress and comparing it to the material's yield stress, which constitutes the von Mises Yield Criterion.

The objective is to develop a yield criterion for ductile metals that works for any complex 3-D loading condition, regardless of the mix of normal and shear stresses. The von Mises stress does this by boiling the complex stress state down into a single scalar number that is compared to a metal's yield strength, also a single scalar numerical value determined from a uniaxial tension test (because that's the easiest) on the material in a lab.Hydrostatic and deviatoric stresses.The hydrostatic stress is related to volume change, while the deviatoric stress is related to shape change.

Materials Research Centre uses Autodesk Inventor 3D CAD software products, that offer a comprehensive, flexible set of software for 3D mechanical design, product simulation, tooling creation, engineer to order, and design communication. Inventor takes engineer beyond 3D to Digital Prototyping by enabling him to produce an accurate 3D model that can help to design, visualize, and simulate products before they are built. Digital Prototyping with Inventor helps companies design better products, reduce development costs, and get to market faster.

Autodesk Inventor comes in different product configurations that offer specific levels of functionality to fit every design needs. Inventor is powerful 3D CAD Software for Mechanical Design. Autodesk Inventor 3D mechanical design software includes CAD productivity and design communication tools that can help to reduce errors, communicate more effectively, and deliver more innovative product designs faster. The Inventor model is an accurate 3D digital prototype that can validate the form, fit, and function of a design and unites direct modeling and parametric workflows.

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3D models of equipment by Autodesk Inventor

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all 3D models can be divided into two categories:

Solid - These models define the volume of the object they represent, they are mostly used for nonvisual simulations such as medical and engineering simulations, for CAD and specialized visual applications

Shell/boundary - these models represent the surface, the boundary of the object, not its volume

Materials Research Centre is actively supporting using of CAD with open source code for multifunctional operation environment GNU/Linux assembled under the model of free and open source software. In order to develop engineering documentation (2D and 3D design drawings) co-workers of the Materials Research Centre’s Design Department use specialized software on the basis of multifunctional operation environment GNU/Linux. It is used as operation system of the most powerful supercomputers all over the world (servers, computers of non-standard architecture due to the opportunity of OS kernel quick adaptation and varieties of the software, military systems, computers mounted in various devices due to wide range of opportunities on Linux configuring with a task being performed.

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Freeware is being actively used for design and engineering calculation. It’s a wide range of software with right of the user for unlimited installation, launching as well as easy use, study, distribution, changing (upgrading) and open-source software. This is the software with open-source code, available for browsing, study and upgrading which requires additional qualification but allows to update the most open program, as well as to use code for creating new programs, updating and correction of mistakes.


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Researchers from the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute have been studying MXene for nearly half a decade. (L-R): Olekisy Gogotsi (Director of Materials Research Center, Ukraine), Gabriel Scull, Babak Anasori, Mohamed Alhabeb, Yury Gogotsi.

More than twenty 2D carbides, nitrides and carbonitrides of transition metals (MXenes) have been synthesized and studied, and dozens more predicted to exist. Highly electrically conductive MXenes show promise in electrical energy storage, electromagnetic interference shielding, electrocatalysis, plasmonics and other applications.

Prof. Gogotsi has been included in the list of ISI Highly Cited researchers for the 3rd year in the row

altProf. Gogotsi has been named among Highly Cited Researchers 2016, representing worlds most influential scientific minds

Appointment ceremony of Honorary professorship for prof. Yury Gogotsi, Jilin University, Changchun, China on October 20, 2016

Honorary professor of Jilin University Yury Gogotsi  and Li Yuanyuan, President of Jilin University, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering

The official appointment ceremony of Honorary professorship for Dr. Yury Gogotsi took place in a ceremonial atmosphere at Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin Province, China on October 20, 2016.

12th IUPAC International Conference on Novel Materials and their Synthesis (NMS-XII)

12th IUPAC International Conference on Novel Materials and their Synthesis (NMS-XII)12th IUPAC International Conference on Novel Materials and their Synthesis (NMS-XII), is held during 14-19 October, 2016 at Hunan Agriculture University together with Nanjing Tech University, Fudan University and University of Technology, Sydney.

Cleaning up electromagnetic pollution by containing the emissions with a thin coating of a nanomaterial called MXene

MXene is a nanomaterial that is both thin and light, but also has the unique ability to block and absorb electromagnetic radiation, which makes it the perfect for use as shielding in electronics devices.

 According to the authors, when electromagnetic waves come in contact with MXene, some are immediately reflected from its surface, while others pass through the surface but they lose energy amidst the material’s atomically thin layers.

Beijing University of Chemical Technology awarded prof. Yury Gogotsi, Drexel University (USA) the title of Honorary Professor

Honorary Professor appointment ceremony at the Beijing University of Chemical TechnologyBeijing University of Chemical Technology have decided to award prof. Yury Gogotsi, Drexel University (USA) the title of Honorary Professor based on his distinguished academic accomplishments. 

Prof. Yury Gogotsi became the winner of 2016 Nano Energy Award!

prof. Yury Gogotsi, Drexel UniversityNano Energy Award was presented to prof. Yury Gogotsi at 2016 Nanoenergy and Nanosystems Conference, which was held in Beijing on 13-15 July 2016.

Professor Yury Gogotsi, director of Drexel Nanomaterials Institute, Drexel University, USA, and director of Materials Research Centre Oleksiy Gogotsi visited Jilin University in Changchun, China

meeting at Jilin UniversityProfessor Yury Gogotsi, director of Drexel Nanomaterials Institute, Drexel University, USA, and director of Materials Research Centre Oleksiy Gogotsi visited Jilin University in Changchun, China, to meet research partners and discuss work questions and joint cooperation.

Yury Gogotsi gave a seminar lecture on Two-Dimensional Carbides and Nitrides (MXenes) and Their Applications in Energy Storage, Jilin University, China

Director of Materials Research Centre Oleksiy Gogotsi visited interesting seminar lecture of Prof. Yury Gogotsi on MXenes for the students of Jilin University.

June 16, 2016 prof. Yury Gogotsi gave a seminar lecture on Two-Dimensional Carbides and Nitrides (MXenes) and Their Applications in Energy Storage for the sudents and researchers of Jilin University, Changchun, China.

Nature Conference on Materials for Energy 2016

altProf.Yury Gogotsi at the Nature Journals’ Materials for Energy conference gave a talk on Synthesis, Properties And Energy Storage Applications of Two-Dimensional Carbides (Mxenes) in Wuhan University of Technology Conference Centre, Wuhan, China

Congratulations to Prof. Gogotsi on winning the 2016 Nano Energy Award

prof. Yury Gogotsi, Drexel UniversityThe award will be presented to prof. Yury Gogotsi at the Nanoenergy and Nanosystems 2016 conference, which will be held in Beijing between 13-15 July 2016.

Congratulations to professor Yury Gogotsi for being named a Thomson Reuters 2015 Highly Cited Researcher!

altProfessor Yury Gogotsi have been listed in the 2015 World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds. 

Prof. Yury Gogotsi has been admitted as Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)

Royal Society of ChemistryProf. Yury Gogotsi has been admitted as Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) on December 11, 2015 for his outstanding contribution to chemistry. 

Prof. Yury Gogotsi was awarded the Lee Hsun Award Lecture

Prof. Yury Gogotsi was awarded the Lee Hsun Award Lecture at the Institute of Metal Research (IMR) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences on Nov. 5.Prof. Yury Gogotsi was awarded the Lee Hsun Award Lecture at the Institute of Metal Research (IMR) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences on November 5, 2015.

Yury Gogotsi and Patrice Simon were announced as the laureates of RUSNANOPRIZE 2015 at the Open Innovations Forum in Moscow, October 28, 2015

Лауреаты премии RUSNANOPRIZE 2015 проф. Юрий Гогоци (Университет Дрекселя, США) и проф. Патрис Симон (Университет Тулузы им. Поля Сабатье, Франция), 28 октября 2015 г.

Winners of the international award RUSNANOPRIZE 2015 became Yury Gogotsi,  professor  of Drexel University (USA), Director of the Institute of nanomaterials Drexel University (USA), and professor of the University Paul Sabatier (France), Patrice Simon for the fundamental studies and development of carbon nanomaterials for electrochemical supercapacitors.