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How Decaying Shells Help Preserve the Alkalinity of the Seas new

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 new

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

Heating Buildings with Solar Energy Stored in Sand

Tommi Eronen, Polar Night Energy, Finland

Polar Night Energy used thermal modeling to optimize the design of a heat storage and distribution system powered by 42 tons of sand. The project aims to help reduce the consumption of nonrenewable heating fuels in Finland and around the world. Read More

Bosch Powers the Automotive Sector Toward an Electrified Future

Martin Kessler, Bosch, Germany

To design three-phase inverters and DC link capacitors, two integral components of electric vehicle drivetrains, Bosch turned to thermal and EM simulation. Compared to previous designs, the optimized inverters have a 6% greater range and 200% jump in power density. Read More

Designing a Silicon Photonic MEMS Phase Shifter with Simulation

Hamed Sattari, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne are using simulation to optimize the optical and electromechanical performance of a silicon photonic MEMS phase shifter, thereby boosting the speed, capacity, and reliability of optical fiber networks. Read More

Designing a Miniaturized Wastewater Treatment Plant for Micropollutant Degradation

Wei Zhao, Eden Tech, France

Eden Tech uses multiphysics simulation to design a miniaturized wastewater treatment system made from compact discs. The system can be used to remove potentially hazardous micropollutants, including medications and cleaning supply residue, from our waterways. Read More

Powering Offshore Wind Farms with Numerical Modeling of Subsea Cables

Andreas Chrysochos and Dimitrios Chatzipetros, Hellenic Cables, Greece

Hellenic Cables uses finite element modeling to analyze and validate underground and subsea cable designs for use in offshore wind farms, helping to better connect our world with sustainable power. Read More

The Sight of Sound: Revealing the Effects of Enclosure Design on Loudspeaker Performance

Yoachim Horyn and Yves Pene, L-Acoustics, France

L-Acoustics uses acoustics simulation to optimize their bass reflex speakers for sound systems in arenas and concert halls. To accelerate the evolution of their designs, they use apps to analyze how design parameters affect acoustic output and quality. Read More

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