TEN TECH LLC is an ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) registered mechanical engineering consulting company headquartered in Los Angeles, CA with operations in Billerica, MA, providing Mechanical Design, Analysis and Test services with emphasis on Aerospace & Defense, Hi-Tech Electronics and Renewable Energy applications. TEN TECH’s Mechanical Design Division specializes in Consumer-grade and Ruggedized Electro-Mechanical Packaging, Electromagnetic Interference Hardening and Plastic Parts Design. Its Mechanical Analysis Division provides expertise in Structural Dynamics, CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics), Thermal Analysis, Vibro-acoustics and Aeroelasticity while the Physical Testing Division offers Shock & Vibration, Thermal, Acoustics, Salt/Fog, Humidity and Airflow testing services. TEN TECH has been one of Software Cradle’s power users since 2011.
Mr. William Villers is a 25-year veteran of the aerospace and defense industry, with an ABD (All but dissertation) Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the Mediterranean Institute of Technology in Marseille, France. His expertise is in structural dynamics, shock, vibration, fluid dynamics and thermal analysis of mechanical systems, with a specialty in avionics systems and chassis. Working for major corporations including Eurocopter, Aerospatiale and EDS both in Europe and the United States, Mr. Villers has enjoyed a continuously growing and successful career in engineering and engineering management. Over the course of his career he has been part of and directed engineering activities for high-profile aerospace and defense programs including NH90, Ariane 5, JPL MER & MSL, and JSF to name a few. As a Managing Partner of TEN TECH LLC, his engineering knowledge and professional experiences are often called upon for Subject Matter Expert representation.
One of TEN TECH’s customers consulted for the feasibility of a radar processing system from a thermal management view. The initial analysis had been performed by the customer with FloTHERM®, but their resource was unavailable, and reproducing the geometry was inevitable. Mr. Villers recalls, “In a very short period of time, we were able to create an accurate thermal model from the 3D assembly, replicate the FloTHERM® model and add more design parameters to it to move the design study further along. We were able to create a more accurate model in half the time it took in FloTHERM®. In addition, thanks to advanced tools such as HeatPathView, we could gain better insight into the thermal performance of the system and improve the cooling path more efficiently.” HeatPathView integrated in scSTREAM is a supplementary tool that enables users to check the heat transfer among analysis parts, the directivity of the heat exchange, the form of heat transfer, as well as much detailed thermal information of each part. Figure 1 shows the search and rescue radar system model with the thermal information table and a graph that HeatPathView provides.
Mr. Villers stated that CFD analysis plays an essential role in the industry he is involved, from the feasibility test, conceptual design to final verification process. On the other hand, he also addressed the difficulties of conducting CFD in general: “Some of the harsh environments we have to deal with would be very impractical and costly to replicate in a test facility.” Of the most common issues discussed within this industry, including price-to-performance value, complexity of use, and quality of results interrogation and documentation, Mr. Villers explained how scSTREAM can alleviate most concerns. “scSTREAM addresses both price and performance points very well, and is constantly improving the user experience with the aesthetic appeal of the UI.” He said that the GUI (graphical user interface) is very important for “casual” users. He added that scSTREAM's ability to interrogate the model and visualize results in a clear and “pretty” manner is also on par with the best CFD software on the market.
Mr. Villers’ current work ranges widely from component-level to system level thermal analysis. The analysis with CFD greatly helps in the thermal management, design and qualification of defense electronics systems. Thanks to scSTREAM's versatility, TEN TECH sees an increased opportunity for CFD applications. “Future uses of scSTREAM will include building aerodynamics and air conditioning applications as well as Fluid Structure Interaction and CFD-FEA (Computational Fluid Dynamics-Finite Element Analysis) coupling, and/or co-simulation with Dassault Systèmes‘ Abaqus.” FLDUTIL, a supplementary tool of scSTREAM, enables the CFD results such as pressure information to be mapped into structural analysis tools like Abaqus. Figure 3 describes the connection between scSTREAM’s postprocessing file (FLD file) and structural analysis system. scSTREAM will continue to serve as a fast, simple, and reliable analysis tool for TEN TECH LLC.
|Business||Mechanical Engineering Consulting|
|Location||Los Angeles, CA (USA)|
|Size||10 - 50 employees|
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