Applied Analysis & Technology, Inc.

"For over 25 years our firm has solved a host of design and analysis problems. We've also been meeting customers’ needs, adding value to their bottom line and at the completion of these projects we both gain a tremendous sense of accomplishment."

--- David Dearth, P.E.

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Publications

1.)    "Vibrational Characteristics of Elastic Beam Systems with Multiple Discontinuities: Direct Approach"; Masters Thesis, California State University at Long Beach, August 1979.

 

2.)    "Finding Deflections of Complex Beams", Machine Design magazine, October 1979.

 

3.)    "Specifying Random Vibration Severity", Machine Design magazine, July 1985.

 

4.)    "Magnetic Permeability Study - Finite Element Analogous Field Study", Algor FEA Technical Publication, February 1989.

 

5.)    What-if Analysis Moves to the Desktop”, Design News magazine, Cover Story, January 1995.

 

6.)    Eagle Optimization Program - Impeller Fan Casting”, Algor Design World Spotlight, April 1995.

 

7.)    Finite Element Modeling Tools Aid Aerospace”, Aerospace America magazine, Systems & Software column, May 1995.

 

8.)    Aerospace Engineering Made Easy”, Computer Graphics magazine, Aerospace section, April 1996.

 

9.)    FEA Determines Duct Assembly Strength”, Design News magazine, July 1996.

 

10.)   FEA Today - Trends in Finite Element Analysis”, Design News magazine, December 1996.

 

11.)   Shape Optimizer Trims Excess Weight From Aircraft Parts”, Machine Design magazine, News Off the Wire column, 10 March 1998.

 

12.)   Manual Meshing Could Solve Some Modeling Problems”, Machine Design magazine, Finite Element Update column, 6 August 1998.

 

13.)   A Few Guidelines for Meshing Circular Regions”, Machine Design magazine, Finite Element Update column, 14 January 1999.

 

14.)   Stress Concentrations Pose Sticky Meshing Problems”, Machine Design magazine, Finite Element Update column, 8 July 1999.

 

15.)   Recognizing Correct Solutions to Resonant Vibration Problems”, Machine Design magazine, Finite Element Update column, 10 February 2000.

 

16.)   Understanding Your Thermal Code”, Machine Design magazine, Finite Element Update column, 3 August 2000.

 

17.)   When To Go Nonlinear With FEA”, Machine Design magazine, Finite Element Update column, 7 June 2001.

 

18.)   Analysis for the Design Crowd”, Computer-Aided Engineering magazine, Product Review Feature Article, September 2001.


19.)  
FEA gets designers started with analysis”, Machine Design magazine, User Review column, 11 October 2001.

 

20.)   Predicting Dynamic Response”, Machine Design magazine, Finite Element Update column, 8 November 2001.

 

21.)   Determining Harmonic Response”, Machine Design magazine, Finite Element Update column, 13 December 2001.

 

22.)   Code Breakers – The Bug Hunters”, Design News magazine, Cover story on software beta testers, 7 April 2003.

 

23.)   Why Did It Fail – FEA Helps Find Out”, Machine Design magazine, Redesign of rotating turntable for Visitor’s Center at Hoover Dam, 19 June 2003.

 

24.)   FEA Lets Designers Take First Cut Analyses”, Product review of CosmosWorks 2003 finite element software package, Machine Design magazine, 9 July 2003.

 

25.)   Heat Transfer 101”, Machine Design magazine, Finite Element Update column, 7 August 2003.

 

26.)   Simulating Bolts in Finite Element Assemblies”, Machine Design magazine, Finite Element Update column, 9 December 2004.

 

27.)   Find The Load, Then Size The Bolts”, Machine Design magazine, Finite Element Update column, 3 February 2005.

 

28.)    Sizing Bolts for Flexible Brackets”, Machine Design magazine, Finite Element Update column, 3 March 2005.

 

29.)   Heat Transfer 201: Cooling Without Fans”, Machine Design magazine, Finite Element Update column, 7 July 2005.

 

30.)   Steady-State Heat Transfer Problem: Cooling Fin”, HDBK of Heat-Transfer Calculations – Chapter 5, McGraw-Hill Books, November 2005.

 

31.)   Transient Heat Transfer Problem: Tape Pack Cooling”, HDBK of Heat-Transfer Calculations – Chapter 12, McGraw-Hill Books, November 2005.

 

32.)   Sneaking Up On a Solutions”, Machine Design magazine, Finite Element Update column, 14 December 2005.

 

33.)   FEA Program Unites Design with Analysis”, Machine Design magazine, Software Review column CosmosWorks 2006, 23 February 2006.

 

34.)   FEA Inside CAD Simplifies Complex Analysis”, Machine Design magazine, Software Review column CosmosWorks 2007, 22 November 2006.

 

35.)   Residual-Compressive Stresses Can Pump Fatigue Strength”, Machine Design magazine, Finite Element Update column, 7 June 2007.

 

36.)   Simulating Structural Discontinuities Using Springs”, Machine Design magazine, Finite Element Update column, 3 March 2008.

 

37.)   Designer’s Guide to Advanced Vibration Analysis, Part I”, Machine Design magazine, Finite Element Update column, 22 June 2010.

 

38.)   Designer’s Guide to Advanced Vibration Analysis, Part II”, Machine Design magazine, Finite Element Update column, 8 July 2010.

39.)      
Surface Contact 101: Block and Ramp with Friction”, Machine Design magazine, Finite Element Update column, 7 July 2011.

  

40.)   Handbook of Finite Element Methods”; 275 pages, in progress.

 

41.)   How to Succeed In College”; 150 pages, work on hold.

 

42.)Statics - A Work Book for Review and Study”, work on hold.

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