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6 Ways Engineers Are Using Simulation to Help the Environment

April 22, 2020

Energy-efficient buildings and appliances. Safe nuclear waste storage. Well-preserved freshwater lakes. These are just a few examples of how simulation is being used to help the environment.

Happy Birthday, Olga Ladyzhenskaya

March 7, 2020

Olga Ladyzhenskaya wasn’t one to shy away from a challenge. In fact, through her research, she proved the convergence of a finite difference method for the Navier–Stokes equations.

Verifying a HAMSTAD Benchmark for an Insulated Roof Model

February 25, 2020

Heat and moisture (HAM) transport is an important area of study for building materials and structures, as it can affect the rate and coverage area of mold growth.

Optimizing Composite Wheel Rim Designs with COMSOL Multiphysics®

February 12, 2020

Composite wheel rims are stronger and lighter than their conventional steel and aluminum counterparts. Plus, they offer better acceleration, braking, and cornering on the road.

Happy Birthday, Edith Clarke

February 10, 2020

Once hired as a “human computer”, electrical engineer Edith Clarke is known for inventing the Clarke Calculator, which solves capacity and inductance calculations for long transmission lines.

Optimizing Microspeaker Designs Using Simulation

January 7, 2020

From watches to laptops, microspeakers are found in devices we use everyday. In this blog post, learn how simulation can help optimize microspeakers and improve sound quality.

Happy Birthday, Andrew Fielding Huxley

November 22, 2019

As a child, Andrew Fielding Huxley was given a lathe as a gift. This sparked an interest in science and invention that blossomed into a career in research and physiology.

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