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Forecasting Fruit Freshness with Simulation Apps

Joaquin Gajardo and Thijs Defraeye, Empa, Switzerland

Swiss research organization Empa built multiphysics models and compiled a simulation application that feeds results into a smartphone app, which is used by smallholder farmers and traders to predict the shelf life of fresh produce, ultimately reducing food waste. Read More

Bringing Multiphysics Simulation to Construction Sites

Mikael Westerholm, Heidelberg Materials' Cement Sverige, Sweden; Tom Fredvik, Heidelberg Materials' Sement Norge, Norway; Daniel Ericsson, Deflexional, Sweden

Time, temperature, material selections, weather conditions, and casting technique can all affect the early-age performance of concrete. To help them make informed decisions, Heidelberg Materials puts multiphysics simulation into the hands of contractors via a compiled simulation app. Read More

Harmonizing Sound and Style in Open-Plan Offices

Thomas Zeugin, Zeugin Bauberatungen, Switzerland

Open-plan offices offer a collaborative workspace environment. However, they also allow for frequent noise distractions from neighboring colleagues. To improve the acoustical conditions of an open-plan workspace, Swiss consultancy Zeugin Bauberatungen turned to modeling and simulation. Read More

Elevating the Performance of Ionization Gauges with Simulation

Martin Wuest and Francesco Scuderi, INFICON, Liechtenstein

Semiconductor manufacturing and particle physics research depend on high-vacuum or ultra-high-vacuum (HV/UHV) conditions. To help develop a better ionization gauge for measuring pressure in HV/UHV environments, INFICON of Liechtenstein used multiphysics modeling to refine their design. Read More

Generative Design Puts Hydrogen Fuel Cell Development in High Gear

Yuqing Zhou, Toyota Research Institute of North America, USA

Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA) is working on hydrogen-powered vehicles. The TRINA team is using simulation to help speed up the R&D process for fuel cell flow field plates. Read More

Refining Automotive Battery Management Systems with Lumped-Approach Thermal Modeling

Parmender Singh, Exicom Tele-Systems, India

India’s transportation sector is pursuing ambitious electrification goals, and so manufacturers must optimize battery management systems (BMS). Exicom uses multiphysics simulation to understand the thermal behavior of battery packs, which helps to calibrate vehicle BMS designs. Read More

How Decaying Shells Help Preserve the Alkalinity of the Seas

Olivier Sulpis, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Decaying seashells can release calcium carbonates, which help neutralize carbon dioxide in seawater. But ocean acidification threatens the shell formation process. Olivier Sulpis of Utrecht University has developed a novel reactive-transport model of deep-sea galvanization processes. Read More

Fine-Tuning the Factory: A Simulation App Helps Optimize an Additive Manufacturing Facility

Adam Holloway, Manufacturing Technology Centre, Great Britain

Britain's Manufacturing Technology Centre, along with partners in the aerospace sector, has built an on-site powder bed fusion facility — and also developed a simulation model and app to help factory staff make informed decisions about its operation. Read More

Radiofrequency-Induced Heating of Medical Devices in MRI Systems

David Gross, MED Institute, Indiana, USA

MED Institute Inc., a full-service contract research organization (CRO) for the medical device industry, is using computational modeling and simulation to analyze RF heating of devices in MRI systems to minimize risks to the patient. Read More

Forecasting the Ice Loss of Greenland’s Glaciers with Viscoelastic Modeling

Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany

The Northeast Greenland Ice Stream’s discharge of ice into the ocean has been accelerating. To help forecast future discharge, researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute have developed an improved viscoelastic model to capture forces that contribute to glacial flow. Read More

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