things . . .
are cantankerous, awkward and touchy devices that lead to huge
frustrations when they do not function properly, but how else can one
do calculations in a few hours that would otherwise take weeks, not to
mention all the other things such as graphs and reports that can be
done much more quickly and easily - and better.
As you would
expect, this booklet was entirely put together and printed on my
desktop computer. The thumbnail drawings are all from working files.
Trace of a Hydraulic Pump
Data Acquisition and Analysis
As an example, the trend analysis of the big
dredge, see article on Dredging, was carried out using data acquisition
techniques. During the trial period, about 10 million data points were
recorded, massaged, charted and put into trends of various kinds. This
huge amount of data did play a big part in finding the solution - at
least in showing when we had not found the answer. Sometimes there is
no easy way, and the numbers just have to be crunched.
Analysis of Mining Dredge
ability to model real life situations, if only with approximations, has
the potential to leap-frog a large number of trials and prototypes,
often leading to first answers that are within fine tuning distance of
the required solution. This is certainly another area, like
calculations and CAD, where computers change the methodology and cost
of design and development.
by simulation is the most effective way to cut down on prototyping and
development cost and time. It is always expensive, but often very good
of a Hydraulic Cushion System for High Speed Forging