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Analyze the Electrodynamics of a Magnetic Power Switch via Simulation

September 21, 2017

The AC/DC Module can be used to simulate electrodynamic devices, such as magnetic power switch circuit breakers. Follow along with this discussion to study the working principles of the device.

Modeling Irregular Shapes: How to Import Curve Data and Loft a Solid

September 20, 2017

Say you want to model an irregular shape, like a human head. How do you set up the geometry? Here, we go over how to do just that by importing curve data and lofting a solid.

Silicon Photonics: Designing and Prototyping Silicon Waveguides

September 19, 2017

John Tyndall tried to control the most visible form of energy, light, using 2 buckets and some water. Today, there is a more advanced device for this purpose: a silicon waveguide.

Studying the Thermal Performance of Phase Change Materials

September 18, 2017

Certain building materials, like plaster, are enhanced with phase change materials (PCMs) to assist in keeping buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter. But how effective are they?

Happy Birthday, Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

September 15, 2017

Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was a civil engineer who used his talents to make many significant contributions to India’s infrastructure. His birthday is celebrated as Engineer’s Day in India.

Predicting the Sound Emission of a Muffler Design via Simulation

September 14, 2017

Cars with subpar mufflers are annoyingly loud. Guest blogger Linus Fagerberg from Lightness by Design discusses a novel, simulation-based approach to predict noise generation in muffler designs.

Optimizing the Geometry of Optical Antennas with Genetic Algorithms

September 12, 2017

What does antenna design have to do with the concept of natural selection? Although it may sound far-fetched, the basic principles of natural selection can be used to optimize antenna geometries.

Analyzing a New Droplet-Forming Fluidic Junction with Simulation

September 8, 2017

A novel oscillatory microfluidic junction design, called a “batwing”, is improving the field of droplet microfluidics by consistently producing uniform and complex double-emulsion droplets.