Verification Model: Postbuckling Analysis of a Spherical Cap

Thomas Forrister April 16, 2019

Think about what happens to a soda or beer can when you crush it. This phenomenon is called buckling, in which compressive stress causes sudden failure in a structure.

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Thomas Forrister March 27, 2019

It’s not just science fiction: Objects really can levitate. 1 way this is possible is by using sound waves to lift and suspend particles midair. Simulation can broaden the use of this technology.

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Thomas Forrister March 21, 2019

Certain environmental factors, such as humidity and snow, can lead to atmospheric corrosion. The result? Rusty bikes, cars, and other metal structures. Simulation can protect against this effect.

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Thomas Forrister 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.

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Thomas Forrister 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.

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Thomas Forrister February 18, 2019

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

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Thomas Forrister 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.

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Thomas Forrister 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.

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Thomas Forrister 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.

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Thomas Forrister 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.

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Thomas Forrister 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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