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A New Route to High Sensitivity Pressure Sensors - new

Jonas Osório, Cristiano Cordeiro, Unicamp; Marcos Franco, Valdir Serrão, Instituto de Estudos Avançados, Brazil

The environments in which sensors are most integral are often the most harsh and unforgiving, such as vacuum chambers, the ocean floor, and petroleum reservoirs. Traditional sensing techniques are not ideal in these applications, whereas optical fiber sensors can provide a versatile pressure sensing solution, as they are sensitive and electromagnetically immune. Researchers at Universidade ...

MTC develops simulation app to revolutionize design for additively manufactured parts - new

Borja Lazaro Toralles, Manufacturing Technology Centre, UK

Tolerances and precision in the aerospace industry are astoundingly tight. Because of the high degree of regulation and safety required, errors and deformation from thermal cycling that occur on the micron scale during manufacturing processes can render a part unusable. Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), a company that researches and employs additive manufacturing, is working to optimize the ...

Invisible Connections Will Unveil our 5G Future - new

Eric Gebhard, Bill Rosas, Signal Microwave, USA

The impending evolution of ultrafast 5G networks from concept to reality will entail significant effort into the complex maintenance of impedance and the precision of individual components at high data transfer rates. Connectors, parts that join electrical transmission lines and transfer electromagnetic energy, must remain electrically neutral and have their impedance matched to the transmission ...

Optimizing Screen Protection During the Manufacturing Process - new

Frank Hong, Kornerstone Materials Technology (KMTC), China

Cover glass, the screen surface material used for tablets and cell phones, offers exceptional smoothness, a mark-free surface, high visible light transmittance, and protection. The caveat is the glass' arduous manufacturing process and complicated behavior under different conditions. To optimize these processes for mass production, engineers at Kornerstone Materials Technology (KMTC), a display ...

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane: Flow Patterns around an Oscillating Piezoelectric Fan Blade - new

Akshat Agarwal, Nokia Bell Labs, Ireland

As electronics grow smaller and smaller and are used for extensive periods of time, their internal heat loads are greater and demand new compact cooling methods. Piezoelectric fans, a stepping stone between natural and forced convection, are one attractive option due to their low energy requirements. Engineers at Nokia Bell Labs are using multiphysics simulation to capture the interplay between ...

Boost Sales and Build Stronger Relationships with the Deployment of Simulation Apps - new

Rick Beyerle, Pierre Hatte, GrafTech, USA

Proofs of concept are often the deciding factor in gaining the trust of a customer and generating a sale. But for high-tech companies like GrafTech, a leading producer of carbon and graphite for industrial applications, proofs of concept aren’t necessarily straightforward. With the Application Builder, available in COMSOL Multiphysics®, simulation specialists can convert their work into a ...

Multiphysics Analysis Advances Water Main Leak Detection - new

Sebastien Perrier, Echologics, Canada

As infrastructure ages and becomes obsolete, municipalities must deal with the constant updating and renovating required to maintain cities' adherence to modern standards. When it comes to water pipe networks, locating leaks is difficult. To combat this, engineers at Echologics created a model that studies the acoustic-structure interaction of pipes and calculates the speed of sound. They then ...

Behind the Rumble and Roar of Mahindra Motorcycles - new

Ulhas Mohite, Niket Bhatia, Mahindra Two Wheeler, India

Optimization is a subtle and delicate art, especially when it comes to motorcycles. Regulatory requirements on pass-by noise must be met, while a loud, rumbling muffler is integral to the perception of bike power. Engineers at Mahindra Two Wheelers perform a balancing act when developing motorcycles. They performed multiphysics analyses on engines, intakes, and exhaust systems to study noise, ...

Designing Energy-Efficient Photonic Switches to Support Growing Network Traffic - new

Dritan Celo, Eric Bernier, Dominic Goodwill, Huawei Technologies Canada

All-optical networks were envisioned decades ago because of their potential for high transmission speeds to address the ever-increasing demands on the performance of communication networks. At Huawei Technologies Canada, critical optical components, including thermo-optic silicon photonic switches, are under development. Analysis using multiphysics simulation aims to minimize power consumption ...

Light, Strong, and Defect-Free Laser Welding: Perfecting the Process for the Automotive Industry - new

Sadok Gaied, ArcelorMittal, France
Philippe Le Masson, Mickael Courtois, Muriel Carin, Université Bretagne Sud, France

Dozens of safety features in modern automobiles help reduce risk while driving, but regardless of their complexity, the most important obstacle between passengers and other cars is the frame. Safety standards require certain strengths for car frames, and much of this strength comes from the joints. Poor weld quality can lead to unnaturally high stresses and diminish the strength of a frame. ...

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