It’s time… to announce our winners of the High-Temp Clamp Design Challenge! In this Challenge, we asked our Fuse community to help us contemplate a design for attaching a monitoring system’s permanent ultrasound sensors to difficult-to-reach pipes whose temperatures can reach up to 400°C. The mission was to identify a way for the sensors to maintain a minimum level of constant downward force and contact with the pipes over a 10+ year period—resulting in improved field engineer safety, more accurate corrosion monitoring, and fewer pipe service interruptions.
As always, all our Fuse members have been, engaged—and hopefully honing some skills along the way! With that we would like to congratulate the following High-Temp Clamp Design Challenge winners:
Modular Clamp System submitted by @CQuintero
Cristhian Alberto Quintero García is a proud Fuser and Aeronautical Engineer from Bogotá, Colombia. His experience relies on the aeronautical maintenance field, currently working with the integration of avionics equipment in general aviation. Cristhian is interested in the concept of a community that grows and learns together solving problems, so he feels he is in the right place at Fuse.
Superclamp Superelastic Clamp submitted by team @Shapememorydoctor and @RezaMehrabi
Miguel A Callejas is an architect born and bred in Sevilla, Spain, and earned his PhD in 2016. Whilst a successful architect, Miguel is interested in smart materials, particularly Shape Memory Alloys (SMA) and their applications in Architecture (energy saving, smart behavior and improving the experience inside the buildings and outside on the streets). He’s currently working with a German company to produce some of these materials—developing new applications and alloys specifically designed for architectural purposes.
Reza Mehrabi is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Vali-e-Asr University of Rafsanjan. Currently, he is a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant at the Dynamic and Smart Systems Laboratory at the University of Toledo, OH and has performed an experimental and theoretical study of a 3D constitutive model under Multiaxial loading. He also has worked with CAE simulation of smart materials using Abaqus/Ansys software, civil structures reinforced with NiTi, implementation of the constitutive equation in the ABAQUS (UMAT), additive manufacturing of SMAs, fracture, and fatigue behavior of SMAs.
Any Time and Adaptive UT High Temperature Clamp submitted by @arifhariyadi
Arif Hariyadi currently lives in Skedsmorkorset, Norway. He holds a Bachelors Degree in mechanical engineering from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember in Surabaya, Indonesia and previously held Planning, Technical and Engineering roles. He is currently a stay-at-home dad while his wife completes her PhD, and is using community platforms like Fuse to keep up with his skills and earn a little bit of extra money. He is interested in computer-aided design, finite element analysis, metallurgy, welding inspection and non-destructive testing.
Congratulations, Cristhian, Miguel and Arif!