Macek Power & Turbomachinery

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of Energy'

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Macek Power & Turbomachinery Engineering Friendswood, Texas, USA

Computer-Aided Engineering

Solid Modeling

Solid modeling can be an important part of the mechanical engineering process. Solid models are created not just for part manufacturing, but also for the determination of various extensive properties such as moments of inertia, volume, surface area, and the location of mass centers. These properties must sometimes be known to solve design problems such as those involving stress analysis, heat transfer, fluid flow, and modal (vibration) analysis. Solid models can also be combined to form assemblies where checks for interference can be made, or where range of motion can be verified. Macek Power is highly experienced with the solid modeling of a wide range of turbomachinery part types and geometries. For solid modeling, Macek Power uses SolidWorks CAD software, which allows for communication with most other CAD/CAM software packages.
Reverse Engineering and Manufacturing Drawing Production

Macek Power is proficient with both AutoCAD and SolidWorks CAD software. Solid models, manufacturing drawings, and schematics can be produced in accordance with applicable engineering drawing standards or customer specification. Extensive mechanical design and reverse engineering experience make Macek Power a great choice for help with the replication or modification of both new and worn parts. Reverse engineering can be conducted with traditional precision hand tool methods or via digital methods as appropriate. Macek Power is available to conduct reverse engineering at your site as needed, and can produce large media drawing plots (to size ANSI-E) on Macek Power standard or client supplied title blocks. Contact Macek Power to learn more about how it can help with your drafting and design needs.

Thermodynamic Performance Simulation

Macek Power uses both proprietary in-house and commercially available software for the thermodynamic simulation, performance prediction, and application engineering of various types of turbomachinery. Similarly, heat balance simulations can be completed with either in-house methods or commercially available software packages as appropriate. In the category of thermodynamic performance simulation, Macek Power most commonly finds itself involved in steam turbine flow path analyses and power plant heat balance simulations. Additionally, through both thermodynanic and economic evaluation, Macek Power often provides technical opinions to the equipment buyer or end user on the feasibility of use of various other types of machinery (or configurations).

Finite Element Analysis

Macek Power engineers use ALGOR Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software as required to support internal design efforts or to evaluate customer specified designs and hardware. Knowledge of the ALGOR software, modeling methods, and results interpretation comes from both experience and formal classroom training. Contact Macek Power today for help with your FEA and design validation needs.

Rotordynamic Analysis

The dynamic response of rotor-bearing systems should be considered when designing (or redesigning) a machine train. Changes in rotational speed, polar inertia, or coupling stiffness can result in significant changes in system response. Macek Power & Turbomachinery Engineering uses the Advanced Rotating Machinery Dynamics (ARMD) software to conduct both lateral and torsional rotordynamic analyses, and to aid in bearing design. The ARMD software (developed by RBTS, Inc.) uses finite element methods to calculate bearing coefficients and the response of rotor-bearing systems.

Through the capabilities described above, Macek Power can provide more complete (in-house) design and engineering solutions to clients with turbomachinery application issues. Contact Macek Power anytime to learn more about how your rotordynamic issues can be resolved.

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