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Evaluating the Necking of an Elastoplastic Metal Bar Benchmark Model

March 18, 2019

To determine the strength of elastoplastic materials, engineers often use uniaxial testing to analyze necking instability. This benchmark model proves that simulation is also a reliable method.

How Eddy Current Braking Technology Is Freeing Us from Friction

March 6, 2019

What moves must eventually stop. Unlike mechanical brakes, eddy current braking systems prevent damage when braking at high speeds. Hop on and learn more about eddy currents in this blog post.

Happy Birthday, Ernst Mach

February 18, 2019

Mach bands, Mach numbers, Mach’s principle: Ernst Mach is an accomplished physicist of many namesake discoveries and contributions to science.

Analyzing an Arterial Self-Expanding Stent with COMSOL Multiphysics®

February 6, 2019

Interested in bioengineering? Read this overview of a self-expanding arterial stent modeled in COMSOL Multiphysics® with an implemented shape memory alloy material.

Improving Fire Protection for Structures via Building Physics Simulation

January 29, 2019

“I didn’t know there was a fire drill scheduled for today,” you say to a colleague. “There isn’t,” they respond. Then you smell smoke. Continue the story in this blog post on building physics.

Comparing 2 Shock Response Analyses for a Computer Circuit Board

January 18, 2019

Before hitting the market, motherboards and other fragile electronic components need to be able to withstand certain mechanical shock loads. That is where shock response analysis comes in.

Evaluating a Fire-Resistant Overpack for Nuclear Waste

December 26, 2018

Confinement system overpacks are used to safely store radioactive waste. Sogin uses heat transfer modeling to design safe and reliable overpacks that are resistant to fire.

Happy Birthday, Émilie du Châtelet

December 17, 2018

Émilie du Châtelet is known for translating Newtonian concepts, discovering a conservation law for total energy, and publishing an expansive work called Foundations of Physics.


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