Happy Birthday, Frances Spence

Thomas Forrister March 2, 2018

Frances Spence worked on the first digital computer, Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), during WWII. Learn more about her dedication to computer programming and STEM.

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Guest René Christensen February 28, 2018

A guest blogger from GN Hearing discusses including thermoviscous losses in the topology optimization of microacoustic devices, such as hearing aids, mobile phones, and metamaterial geometries.

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Bridget Paulus February 27, 2018

We compare the performance and efficiency of static and dynamic compact wall heat exchanger designs using fluid-structure interaction.

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Caty Fairclough February 21, 2018

Spiral slot antennas have nearly perfect circularly polarized radiation and wideband frequency response, and they can maintain a consistent radiation pattern and impedance over large bandwidths.

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Thomas Forrister February 20, 2018

How much damage can a pothole do to a car? Automotive engineers can set up lumped mechanical systems in COMSOL Multiphysics® to analyze vehicle suspension technology.

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Thomas Forrister February 18, 2018

Alessandro Volta started out by studying how static electricity generates a physical response in frog legs. The unit of electric potential and electromotive force, the “volt”, is his namesake.

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Bridget Paulus February 15, 2018

The interference fit between 2 pipes can’t be too tight or too loose. Like the porridge in the “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” story, it has to be just right.

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Prashant Srivastava February 14, 2018

Roller bearings are one of the most commonly used industrial components, found in gearboxes, conveyors, motors, and rolling mills, among other devices. Learn how to model this part in COMSOL®.

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Caty Fairclough February 13, 2018

By studying deformation in an arterial stent, biomedical engineers can account for unwanted effects like dogboning and foreshortening long before the device is ever implanted.

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Nathan Martin February 8, 2018

The dynamics of glaciers are a complex (and “cool”) subject to study. One method is by using fluid flow simulation to analyze the flow of ice, from accumulation to ablation.

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Bridget Paulus February 7, 2018

From small electronic components to large buildings, natural convection is a transport phenomena found in engineering disciplines of all sizes. Here’s an example of natural convection in air.

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