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Projects - High Speed Electric Motors

High Speed Electric Motors

Both electromagnetic and mechanical finite element modelling are powerful tools for designers of electric machines. For high-speed applications, some examples of the areas where Best Solution can provide modelling support are: Rotor containment can losses (caused by modulation of rotor field by stator teeth) Rotor stress distribution resulting from shrink fitting of containment cans Rotor …

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Best Solutin - Projects - Thermal Imaging Actuator

Thermal Imaging Actuator

Our mechanical design services enabled Best Solution to design a high-performance scanning actuator for a military thermal imaging application. The actuator was capable of very rapid reciprocating motion while requiring much lower power input than conventional motor technology. The internal geometry of the actuator was optimised using parametric finite element models, and the hardware performance …

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Best Solutin - Projects - Subsea Equipment Capsules

Subsea Equipment Capsules

A very straightforward finite element model enabled the wall thicknesses and internal radii of an electronics enclosure to be determined for a deep-sea monitoring application. The axis-symmetric model consisted of a single parametric region with appropriate boundary conditions and external pressure loading. This apparently simple axis-symmetric model included a glass dome for a deep-sea optical …

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Projects - Eddy Current Brakes

Eddy Current Brakes

Best Solution can make accurate performance predictions for those designing or developing eddy current brakes. The mechanical design methods we use are largely finite element based and can deliver detailed information on: Torque vs. speed characteristics Effect of temperature rise on performance Effect of material selection on performance Dynamic response to drive or load transients …

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Best Solutin - Projects - Magnetising Fixtures

Magnetising Fixtures

In order to magnetise modern rare-earth magnets, large magnetic fields are required. The fields required are large enough to present some significant challenges to the designers of the necessary equipment. Capacitive Discharge Magnetising In order to magnetise rare earth materials, a very large field must be produced. This field only needs to be sustained for …

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Projects - Stresses in Corrosion Monitoring Housing

Stresses in Corrosion Monitoring Housing

The photograph here shows the housing for an oil pipeline corrosion monitoring spool. The housing profile was adjusted for minimum stress using a parametric finite element model. The adjustments involved the optimisation of several internal radii and a tapering wall thickness. In the mechanical design project the use of parametric methods meant that Best Solution …

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Best Sulution - Magnetic Linkages

Magnetic Linkages

Magnetic linkages are often designed into equipment where it is desirable to separate different sections of the same mechanism. This could be required for a number of reasons, but most commonly it is because two different environments need to be isolated from each other, e.g. Thermal isolation – mechanical work is transferred through a barrier …

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