Thursday, February 24, 2011

Subsonic Wind Tunnel - Immediate Goal

So, we have this top heavy 700lb fan to work with. Our current goal, which is split into two components, is to mount it horizontally via a frame that we are to carefully design and manufacture. I am in charge of the dynamic load analysis (analysis of moving parts) and my partner is in charge of the static load analysis (analysis of non-moving parts).

My analysis will mostly deal with the mechanical vibrations that are produced due to the angular velocity of the blades. The following are some of the conservative assumptions that I am making during the analysis:

- The fan is unbalanced.
- The fan blades will be modeled as a disk.
- The natural frequency of the system is three times bigger than the angular velocity input.

My results will yield a minimum cross-sectional area of the members that will be supporting the fan such that they will be able to sustain the forces due to vibrations and an area and thickness of my dampening material that will be used to dissipate the vibrations in order to not have the fan moving.

After my partner and I are done with each of our respective analyses, we will unite in order to refine our proposed frame design based on our calculations.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Meowwzie's Boyfriend

Although I would usually refuse to disclose my name on the internet, I see that my girlfirend has done so time and time again and I would assume that I need no introduction. Well, maybe just a little info about myself would be appropriate. The following bulletpoints will disclose info about myself in no particular order whatsoever:

- Boyfriend
- Son (I really shouldn't have to put this one up. I am 99% sure that most of you can come to this conclusion)
- Brother
- Honors Senior Mechanical Engineering Stduent (graduate by end of 2011)
- Repair Design Engineer
- Grease Monkey
- I like to get on my mexican mother's nerves with my scientific based conclusions versus her superstitional, religious, and any other of her conclusions that contradict mine. I do love her though.
- Buildind a low speed windtunnel along w/ its data acquisition software. This for my senior project.
- I try to be as level-headed as possible.
- I dislike arrogance and egotistical people (i.e. my equivalent peers).
- Favorite shows: man v. food, anthony bourdain's no reservations, ddd w/ guy fiery, anything ufo related on history channel, pawn stars, how its made, ...

Alrighty then, enough with the nonsense about myself. I will be writing in on my girlfriend's blog periodically.

For now, blog entry #1:

Right now right now, I am studying for my advanced machine design class. Its not hard, but its very time consuming. Then again, I am listening to the Lil Wayne Pandora station and therefore, it helps make time a little more enjoyable. I need to get this studying out of the way asap since i need to read up on my mechanical vibrations since my group and i are to mount a 700lb 50" diameter fan on a frame that we are to desing and manufacture ourselves. Although the vibrations on the fan will be of small magnitude such that rubber stoppers should be sufficient enough to dampen it according to my favorite professor, I would like to have all of the calculations behind that claim.

Anywho, enough of my academic life. After all, I do have a life to some degree. I love my girlfriend a lot and hence why i do so much. I want to make sure that our future life will be a hell of a lot easier in an economic aspect.

Alrighty then, back to studying. Btw, "Gangsta's Paradise" just stared playing on Lil Wayne Station. One word, "epic."

- Fictitiousforce

New blanket

Today, Emmanuel surprised me with this heated blanket! I mean, after a long day at work it was sure nice to come home to a nice, thoughtful gift. Now all I can think of is turning it on,getting in the shower while it heats up & then getting inside when its all warmed up. No more cold nights by myself <3

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Tools & Food

    Yesterday Emmanuel and I celebrated Valentines day.We started by going to his house to eat Enchiladas that his sister made. They were Delicious. Then we went to the store to buy his Valentines gift, of course big weirdo that he is, he picked out tools!
     Afterwards we went to my house, I was playing with my itouch and he was on my computer trying to find me a heater. He is so sweet! Oh, we also went to Mcdonalds for some late night food :) ♥

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Last week, 2/4/11, Emmanuel and I went to Babycakes up in Hillcrest. They have the biggest most delicious cupcakes. I can't wait to go again soon!  Lovely, yummy cupcakes.

Single Rose

   For Valentines day Emmanuel surprised me with a single rose. It means the world to me because I was not anticipating to see him. Too bad he only stayed for a second. But no sad face because our Valentines day will continue on friday!!


    So I guess this is my first post :) My name is Mary , I am 22years old and I am in love with my High School Sweetheart. We been together for 6 1/2 years and are currently attending College. Another little piece of me, that I bet you will learn very soon as we progress through the posts, is that I am a crazy cat lady. I have a young little 2 year old cat named Booboos who I adore more than anything. 

In this Blog, you will get to read about my date night's with Emmanuel, My crazy cat adventures, anything or everything about my cat and all the things I am crazy about at the moment.  

and lastly: 

So shall we begin?