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Keynote Video: Designing Improved Heart Pumps with Simulation

December 5, 2018

Abbott Laboratories designed “the most complex machine ever implanted into a human being” — an LVAD for heart failure patients — using multiphysics modeling. The result? Saved lives.

Simulating Nonlinear Sound Propagation in an Acoustic Horn

December 4, 2018

The Westervelt model enables you to perform complex acoustics analyses, such as modeling the propagation of nonlinear acoustic waves generated by an exponential horn.

Happy Birthday, Sir Horace Lamb

November 27, 2018

Sir Horace Lamb, a prolific applied mathematician and leader in hydrodynamics research, was one of the first four professors at the University of Adelaide in Australia and was knighted in 1931.

Advancing Technology Helps Keep Ocean Gyres Free of Debris

November 22, 2018

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is twice the size of the state of Texas, but advancing technology that relies on the Coriolis effect is kickstarting cleanup efforts.

Happy Birthday, Edwin Hubble

November 20, 2018

Edwin Hubble is an observational cosmologist who proved that the universe expands at a constant rate. His namesake Hubble Space Telescope was launched by NASA in 1990 to continue his research.

Analyzing Wind Turbine Blades with the Composite Materials Module

November 14, 2018

Take a look at the dedicated functionality for analyzing thin, layered structures in the Composite Materials Module with this example: a wind turbine blade made of composite materials.

Studying Presbyopia with an Optomechanical Model of the Human Eye

October 24, 2018

You have to see this multiphysics simulation research: To help combat the effects of presbyopia in aging eyes, Kejako built a 3D optomechanical model of a full human eye.

Happy Birthday, William D. Coolidge

October 23, 2018

William D. Coolidge was granted a total of 83 patents throughout his life, 2 of which you might find particularly interesting: tungsten filament and the Coolidge tube.