How to Use Dispersion Curves to Analyze Fluid-Filled Pipes

Ajit Bhuddi November 8, 2017

Modeling a fluid-filled pipe is both a time-consuming and computationally expensive process, but there’s a way to streamline the process: a guided wave propagation approach via dispersion curves.

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Caty Fairclough November 7, 2017

You’re at a party with loud music and a ton of people. Despite the noise, you are able to chat with a friend. How is it that you can differentiate his or her voice from all the sounds around you?

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Bridget Paulus November 6, 2017

A laboratory engineer discusses using multiphysics simulation to understand the complex and challenging behavior of nuclear fuel. Watch his presentation and get a quick summary here.

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Mats Danielsson November 2, 2017

Sometimes the mechanical behavior of a material is not readily expressed in terms of a built-in model. In these cases, you can use external materials. Learn how with an elastoplasticity example.

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Caty Fairclough November 1, 2017

An engineer from a loudspeaker company discusses using simulation to design a component that can handle fatigue, environmental conditions, and user wear and tear. Watch the presentation.

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Brianne Christopher October 31, 2017

Creepy sounds are often misinterpreted as paranormal activity, when in fact, they can be explained with vibroacoustics, mechanical resonance, and attenuating sound.

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Fanny Griesmer October 26, 2017

Do you use a vacuum flask to keep your coffee or tea warm? Try simulating the natural convection cooling in one of these containers to see exactly how long your beverage will stay warm.

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Mats Danielsson October 11, 2017

A counterweight trebuchet, a siege weapon commonly seen in movies set in the Middle Ages and fantasy worlds, also happen to be an interesting multibody dynamics problem.

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Caty Fairclough October 4, 2017

Kelvin probes, a type of MEMS technology, provide a nondestructive and contact-free way to measure the work function differences of various material combinations.

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Guest Linus Fagerberg October 3, 2017

Guest blogger Linus Fagerberg from Lightness by Design follows up a previous post with a discussion of one design consideration for the radiated sound in a muffler design: shell thickness.

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Bridget Paulus 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?

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