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Engineering the Flow of Light Using Photonic Crystals

July 25, 2019

Did you know that the discovery of photonic crystals in 1980 came about because of an attempt to reduce the losses in semiconductor lasers in a specific frequency range?

Happy Birthday, Friedrich Bessel

July 22, 2019

Friedrich Bessel could have led a comfortable life had he stayed in his career at a commercial firm. Instead, he was inspired to study astronomy, physics, and planetary behavior and movement…

5 Facts for 50 Years: The Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

July 19, 2019

Think you know everything about the Apollo 11 mission? We go over 5 fun facts about the landmark aeronautical event in celebration of the 50-year anniversary.

Recursion and Recursively Defined Geometry Objects

July 17, 2019

Broadband antennas and metamaterials are 2 fields of engineering in which recursively defined geometry objects are a useful modeling capability. Writing methods makes this task easier.

How to Automatically Remove Small Details in Your Model Geometry

July 12, 2019

Have you ever wished for an automatic way to remove small details in your model geometry that are causing an unnecessarily fine mesh or a poor mesh quality? Enter the Remove Details operation.

Optimizing Lubricated Systems with Numerical Simulation

July 11, 2019

Experts at SIMTEC designed a lubricated mechanical contact using numerical modeling and built an application for optimizing the use of lubrication in rolling and sliding bearings.

Best Practices for Meshing Domains with Different Size Settings

July 9, 2019

Tip 1: Choose the order of your meshing sequence operations. Tip 2: Use a single operation to mesh multiple domains. Keep reading to learn how to ensure the high-quality meshing of model domains.

Predicting the Unpredictable: Simulating Earthquake Mechanics

July 5, 2019

In case of an earthquake, people regularly practice hiding under their desks. Another way to prepare? Using response spectrum analysis to determine the structural stability of a building subject to this type of seismic event.


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