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Happy Birthday, Claude Shannon

April 30, 2018

Claude Shannon ushered in a new age of communications technology, contributing ideas about testing digital circuits, coding messages in binary, and programming artificial intelligence.

Analyzing Wastewater Contaminant Removal in a Secondary Clarifier

April 24, 2018

1 potential way to ensure sustainable water access is by developing safe and efficient wastewater clarifiers. Engineers can use fluid flow simulation to develop optimized clarifier systems.

Happy Birthday, Leonhard Euler

April 15, 2018

His last name is pronounced “oiler” and he is considered one of the greatest mathematical scientists of all time. Learn about the life and work of Leonhard Euler.

Happy Birthday, Pierre-Simon Laplace

March 23, 2018

Pierre-Simon Laplace contributed to celestial mechanics and helped develop an equation for pressure across a curved surface. He also had his demons. The Laplace demon thought experiment, that is.

Topology Optimization of a Magnetic Circuit for Loudspeakers

March 22, 2018

By optimizing the topology of loudspeaker components, such as magnetic circuits, we can develop speaker designs that are portable, lightweight, and high quality.

Analyzing Triaxial Testing Methods for Geomechanics

March 5, 2018

Triaxial testing of soil is important when determining the structural stability of a tunnel, dam, or building. Geomechanics simulation can help ensure that triaxial testing methods are up to par.

Happy Birthday, Frances Spence

March 2, 2018

Frances Spence worked on the first digital computer, Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), during WWII. Learn more about her dedication to computer programming and STEM.

Analyzing Vehicle Suspension with Multibody Dynamics Modeling

February 20, 2018

How much damage can a pothole do to a car? Automotive engineers can set up lumped mechanical systems in COMSOL Multiphysics® to analyze vehicle suspension technology.