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Chasing Waves: The Story of John Scott Russell and the KdV Equation

May 9, 2018

It all started with a horse: Learn about the history and use cases for solitons, as well as the life and work of the naval architect behind the KdV equation: John Scott Russell.

How to Create Complex Lens Geometries for Ray Optics Simulations

May 7, 2018

Learn how to set up the model geometry for a complex lens system in a way that ensures an effective and successful ray optics simulation.

Analyzing Operating Mode Options for Helical Antennas

May 3, 2018

Simple but effective, helical antennas are used in smart implants, RFID, radio, GPS, space probes, and more. You can use RF simulation to analyze the operating mode options for these antennas.

Ray Optics Simulation of Sagnac Interferometers and Ring Laser Gyros

April 20, 2018

Have you ever been in a revolving restaurant that slowly spins as you dine? This same concept can be used to understand the operating principles of Sagnac interferometers and ring laser gyros.

Smart(er) Healthcare: Designing RFID Tags for Biomedical Applications

April 19, 2018

Bioengineering meets RF simulation in this blog post about designing RFID systems that can be used for safe and optimized patient care.

Common Pitfalls in Electrothermal Analysis

April 17, 2018

In the real world, electromagnetic heating often involves a nonlinear temperature. Learn some common pitfalls that occur during this type of electrothermal analysis and how to overcome them.

Simulating an SMA Connector on a Grounded Coplanar Waveguide

April 10, 2018

SMA connectors are used in cellphone antennas and PCB testing. To optimize their performance for a specific use, electrical engineers can evaluate their designs with 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.


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