Improving Fire Protection for Structures via Building Physics Simulation

Thomas Forrister January 29, 2019

“I didn’t know there was a fire drill scheduled for today,” you say to a colleague. “There isn’t,” they respond. Then you smell smoke. Continue the story in this blog post on building physics.

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Thomas Forrister January 18, 2019

Before hitting the market, motherboards and other fragile electronic components need to be able to withstand certain mechanical shock loads. That is where shock response analysis comes in.

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Thomas Forrister December 26, 2018

Confinement system overpacks are used to safely store radioactive waste. Sogin uses heat transfer modeling to design safe and reliable overpacks that are resistant to fire.

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Thomas Forrister December 17, 2018

Émilie du Châtelet is known for translating Newtonian concepts, discovering a conservation law for total energy, and publishing an expansive work called Foundations of Physics.

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Thomas Forrister December 5, 2018

Abbott Laboratories designed “the most complex machine ever implanted into a human being” — an LVAD for heart failure patients — using multiphysics modeling. The result? Saved lives.

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Thomas Forrister December 4, 2018

The Westervelt model enables you to perform complex acoustics analyses, such as modeling the propagation of nonlinear acoustic waves generated by an exponential horn.

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Thomas Forrister November 27, 2018

Sir Horace Lamb, a prolific applied mathematician and leader in hydrodynamics research, was one of the first four professors at the University of Adelaide in Australia and was knighted in 1931.

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Thomas Forrister November 22, 2018

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is twice the size of the state of Texas, but advancing technology that relies on the Coriolis effect is kickstarting cleanup efforts.

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Thomas Forrister November 20, 2018

Edwin Hubble is an observational cosmologist who proved that the universe expands at a constant rate. His namesake Hubble Space Telescope was launched by NASA in 1990 to continue his research.

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Thomas Forrister November 14, 2018

Take a look at the dedicated functionality for analyzing thin, layered structures in the Composite Materials Module with this example: a wind turbine blade made of composite materials.

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Thomas Forrister October 24, 2018

You have to see this multiphysics simulation research: To help combat the effects of presbyopia in aging eyes, Kejako built a 3D optomechanical model of a full human eye.

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