After completing studies in mechanical engineering in Germany, worked for a coupled of years in the industry and academia. Now working in Switzerland in the aviation sector and developing code as a hobby.
Satellite reaction wheels, laboratory centrifuges, kinetic energy storage et.c. all rely on mechanical design of rotating systems of varying complexity. The current tool written in Julia, offers students and engineers a visual environment for designing their own, custom machine based on a blueprint file and obtain the resulting finite element matrices. In this way, one can analyse performance metrics such as unbalance response, critical speeds, bearing reaction forces and static deformations.