Engineering Design & Analysis
Engineering design and analysis are critical components in the development of aviation and missile defense systems.
In aviation, ReLogic engineers work on designing aircraft that are safe, reliable, and efficient. They must take into account factors such as aerodynamics, propulsion, materials, and manufacturing processes. They use computer-aided design (CAD) software and simulation tools to model and test their designs before building physical prototypes. Additionally, engineers must analyze data from flight tests to validate their designs and make improvements.
In missile defense, ReLogic engineers focus on designing and analyzing systems that can detect, track, and intercept incoming missiles. They must consider factors such as the speed and trajectory of the missile, as well as the capabilities of the defense system. This requires sophisticated modeling and simulation tools to accurately predict how the system will perform in real-world scenarios.
Overall, engineering design and analysis play a crucial role in the development of aviation and missile defense systems. By using advanced technology and techniques, engineers can create systems that are safer, more effective, and more efficient.
Our Areas of Expertise in Engineering Design & Analysis
Reverse Engineering: Reverse engineering is the process of extracting the design information from an existing system or product, and then using that information to recreate or modify the product or system. Reverse engineering services are commonly used in various industries, including aerospace, automotive, electronics, and medical devices, to improve existing designs, analyze competitor products, or to develop replacement parts.
- Tooling & Fixture Design: Tooling and fixture design are critical aspects of manufacturing and production processes. Tooling refers to the creation of tools, dies, molds, and other equipment necessary for manufacturing, while fixture design refers to the creation of specialized holding devices used in manufacturing. In tooling design, engineers use CAD software to create detailed designs of tools and dies that are used in various manufacturing processes such as stamping, casting, and forging. They must consider factors such as the materials used, the shape and size of the parts being produced, and the required tolerances for the finished product. The goal is to create tools that are precise, durable, and efficient.
- Multi-Scale Material Modeling: Multi-scale material modeling is a computational approach used to simulate the behavior of materials at different length and time scales. This approach allows engineers and researchers to understand how materials behave under different conditions, which is critical for developing new materials and improving existing ones. ReLogic's methods can include molecular dynamics simulations, finite element analysis, and continuum mechanics. Our goal is to create accurate and reliable models that can predict the behavior of materials under a wide range of conditions.
- Carbon-Carbon Manufacturing Process Modeling: Carbon-Carbon (C/C) composites are high-performance materials that are used in aerospace, defense, and other industries where high strength, stiffness, and heat resistance are required. The manufacturing process of C/C composites involves several steps, and modeling these steps can help optimize the process and improve the quality of the final product. The manufacturing process of C/C composites typically involves the following steps:
- Fiber weaving: Carbon fibers are woven into a fabric using specialized machines.
- Preform formation: The woven carbon fiber fabric is cut and shaped into the desired preform shape.
- Carbonization: The preform is heated to a high temperature in an oxygen-free environment, which causes the carbon fibers to bond together and form a solid carbon matrix.
- Impregnation: The carbon matrix is impregnated with a liquid carbon precursor, which fills the voids between the carbon fibers.
- Densification: The impregnated preform is heated to a high temperature, causing the carbon precursor to convert into solid carbon, filling the voids between the carbon fibers and increasing the density of the material.
- Graphitization: The densified preform is heated to an even higher temperature, causing the carbon to convert into graphite, further increasing the strength and stiffness of the material.
Modeling the C/C manufacturing process involves simulating each of these steps and predicting the properties of the final product. This can be done using a combination of finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, and process simulation software. The goal of modeling the process is to optimize the manufacturing parameters, such as temperature, pressure, and time, to achieve the desired properties of the final product, such as strength, stiffness, and heat resistance.
- Ultra-High Temperature Composites Process Modeling: Ultra-high temperature composites (UHTCs) are a class of materials that are capable of withstanding extreme temperatures and harsh environments, making them ideal for applications in aerospace, defense, and other industries. The manufacturing process of UHTCs involves several steps, and modeling these steps can help optimize the process and improve the quality of the final product. The manufacturing process of UHTCs typically involves the following steps:
- Powder synthesis: The starting materials for UHTCs are typically ceramic powders such as zirconium carbide, hafnium carbide, and silicon carbide. The powders are synthesized using a variety of techniques such as chemical vapor deposition, sol-gel, and combustion synthesis.
- Powder blending: The ceramic powders are blended with a binder material such as polymer or wax to create a homogeneous mixture.
- Shaping: The mixture is then shaped into the desired form using techniques such as injection molding, extrusion, or 3D printing.
- Debinding: The shaped part is heated in a controlled atmosphere to remove the binder material.
- Sintering: The debound part is then heated to a high temperature in a vacuum or controlled atmosphere to fuse the ceramic particles together and create a dense, strong material.
Modeling the UHTC manufacturing process involves simulating each of these steps and predicting the properties of the final product. This can be done using a combination of finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, and process simulation software. The goal of modeling the process is to optimize the manufacturing parameters, such as temperature, pressure, and time, to achieve the desired properties of the final product, such as high strength, hardness, and heat resistance.