## Design technology

I have a background in science and math’s. This led me to study Product Design Technology BSc (Hons). This centres on developing the skills and capabilities needed to design innovative, technology-led consumer and industrial components/products. I have studied advanced materials,currently looking at microprocessor control and the engineering principles required by complex new technologies.

Arduino
ARDUINO IS AN OPEN-SOURCE ELECTRONICS PROTOTYPING PLATFORM. IT'S INTENDED FOR ARTISTS, DESIGNERS, HOBBYISTS AND ANYONE INTERESTED IN CREATING INTERACTIVE OBJECTS OR ENVIRONMENTS.Currently I am designing and integrated micro microcontroller using hardware, software, input and output interfaces into a hand-held battery-powered product. I am using various aspects of electronic, software and enclosure design into an integrated product ; a high-power (1W) LED bicycle light incorporating different modes of operation. |
Using Solidworks (CAD) for Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
SolidWorks Simulation uses the displacement formulation of the finite element method to calculate component displacements, strains, and stresses under internal and external loads. The geometry under analysis is discretized using tetrahedral (3D), triangular (2D), and beam elements, and solved by either a direct sparse or iterative solver. FEA methods are used to calculate the displacements and stresses in a product due to operational loads such as: - Forces
- Pressures
- Accelerations
- Temperatures
- Contact between components
For this module I studied the effect of an extreme pressure on a GoPro case. Through research it was found that one of the most common places for the GoPro to fail is at the base of the GoPro mount. Using the solidworks simulation I found that by added a fillet of 2mm around the inside edge of the mount I decreased the overall max stress by 17.6%. Below is my report which shows my FEA process and my findings. |