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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.

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.

Redesigning Faraday’s Wheel: Creating Efficient Homopolar Generators

April 9, 2018

Acyclic generator, unipolar generator, disc dynamo, Faraday wheel, homopolar generator: Whatever you call it, this device has an interesting history and a variety of applications.