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Happy Birthday, Lord Rayleigh

November 12, 2018

Did you know that Lord Rayleigh was the first person to explain why the sky is blue? He also discovered argon and won the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Evaluating Transformer Designs with Electromagnetics Simulation

October 25, 2018

Transformers are used to increase, decrease, and isolate voltage in many different types of devices. EM simulation can be used to evaluate a transformer design, no matter its purpose.

Protecting Aerospace Devices via an Ion-Material Interaction Benchmark

October 22, 2018

In outer space and other harsh radiation environments, high-energy ions and protons pierce materials and affect nearby electronic systems. Known as a single-event effect (SEE), the particle radiation can lead to soft or hard errors in devices. Since just one hard error puts a space mission at risk, aerospace engineers must make sure that all critical electronic devices can withstand an SEE. To gain a better understanding of this phenomenon, they can accurately analyze the ion-material interaction using simulation.

Evaluating a Schottky Diode with a Semiconductor Benchmark Model

September 10, 2018

We present a model of a Schottky diode with benchmarked results, validating the use of simulation to analyze the performance of semiconductor devices.

Examining Vibration in a Lumped Model of the Human Body

August 21, 2018

Engineers working to reduce the effects of whole body vibration (WBV) in transportation methods can analyze their systems and designs using a lumped model of the human body.

Examining Heat Transfer in a Friction Stir Welding Process

August 6, 2018

Friction stir welding (FSW) is an efficient, cost effective, and environmentally friendly process that can be optimized by studying the heat transfer involved via modeling.

CFD Benchmark: Examining Fluid Flow in a Transonic Diffuser

July 30, 2018

You can analyze the fluid flow in a transonic diffuser using CFD simulation. Get details in this blog post featuring a benchmark model based on research by M. Sajben et al.

Studying the Decoupling Effect of Electromagnetic Band Gap Structures

May 16, 2018

Electromagnetic band gaps (EBGs) can suppress unwanted EMI and increase desired EMC between antennas, improving their performance. Learn how to study this decoupling effect via simulation.