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Examining Heat Transfer in a Friction Stir Welding Process

August 6, 2018

Friction stir welding (FSW) is an efficient, cost effective, and environmentally friendly process that can be optimized by studying the heat transfer involved via modeling.

Happy Birthday, George de Hevesy

August 1, 2018

George de Hevesy is known for expanding the uses for X-ray florescence and radioactive isotopes, as well as discovering the chemical element hafnium.

Describing Viscoelastic Behavior with an Oldroyd-B Benchmark

July 31, 2018

The Oldroyd-B model is used to define viscoelastic behavior in fluids such as clay, toothpaste, and oil. We present a benchmark model for a fluid with viscoelastic behavior under strain.

CFD Benchmark: Examining Fluid Flow in a Transonic Diffuser

July 30, 2018

You can analyze the fluid flow in a transonic diffuser using CFD simulation. Get details in this blog post featuring a benchmark model based on research by M. Sajben et al.

Happy Birthday, Rosalind Franklin

July 25, 2018

Rosalind Franklin, an accomplished chemist and X-ray crystallographer, conducted research that changed how we understand DNA and virology.

Analyzing a Loudspeaker Array with a Bessel Panel Benchmark Model

July 23, 2018

Engineers can design optimized loudspeaker arrays and other acoustics systems by analyzing a benchmark model of a Bessel panel system like the one featured in this blog post.

Predicting the Stability of Rotor Systems with the COMSOL® Software

July 20, 2018

Instability in a rotor system can lead to catastrophic failure. Fortunately, engineers can predict the stability of rotor systems by performing stability analyses with the Rotordynamics Module.

Happy Birthday, Hendrik Lorentz

July 18, 2018

Hendrik Lorentz won the Nobel Prize for his work in electron theory, but that only one of the many contributions he made to theoretical physics, electromagnetism, and optics.