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Adding Quantitative Systems Pharmacology to Pharmaceutical Science Curriculum

Roberto A. Abbiati, University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, Oklahoma, USA

The FDA is encouraging pharmaceutical companies to include simulation in their product development cycles, so companies are looking for candidates with strong simulation experience. To address this need, the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy added simulation to the PhD ... Read More

Virtually Optimizing Metasurface Topology with a Genetic Algorithm

Bryan Adomanis, Air Force Institute of Technology, Ohio, USA

To optimize a metasurface topology for an optical antenna design, an engineer from the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) is using an optimization algorithm inspired by natural selection, as well as multiphysics simulation. Read More

Complex Fenestration System for Energy Efficiency

Ingrid Demanega, Eurac Research, Italy

Fenestration systems can greatly impact the energy efficiency of buildings. Eurac Research is using simulation to accurately assess heat flow through a complex fenestration system in order to design more energy-efficient and comfortable buildings. Read More

Simulation Applications Streamline the Development of Electric Vehicle Motors

Marie Hermanns and Steffan Rothe, Volkswagen Kassel, Germany

Engineers at Volkswagen Kassel build and distribute simulation applications that can be used to evaluate the strength of rotor laminations for electric vehicle motors. Specialized applications enable them to streamline motor design and development, saving time and money in the process. Read More

Multiphysics Simulation Drives Smart City Technology

Ishant Jain, Raychem RPG, India

Traditional power boxes are bulky and too large. To design a power box that is more space-conscious, modular, and ready for implementation in smart cities, while also ensuring structural and thermal integrity, Raychem RPG is using multiphysics simulation. Read More

Keeping Dendrites at Bay with Numerical Simulation

Jusuke Shimura, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Japan

To design a lithium-ion battery that functions efficiently, engineers at Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. are using multiphysics simulation to evaluate and prevent the formation of dendrites, which occurs when a current is applied to a lithium metal electrode in the battery. Read More

Inspiring Young Engineers to Design for the Future at EPFL

Mario Paolone, EPFLoop, Switzerland

EPFLoop, from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), designed their pod for the 2018 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition with the help of multiphysics simulation. They placed in the top three teams worldwide and competed in the final competition in California. Read More

ABB’s Electromagnetic Flowmeter Digital Twin Drives Performance

Subhashish Dasgupta and Vinay Kariwala, ABB, India

ABB built a digital twin of an electromagnetic flowmeter to mimic an actual flowmeter in a virtual environment. The digital twin, based on multiphysics modeling, enables ABB to improve flowmeter designs and predict device performance under field conditions. Read More

Simulation Applications Help Shape the Design of Car Audio Systems

Michal Bogdanski, François Malbos, and Michael Strauss, HARMAN International, France

Audio entertainment systems for luxury cars must provide end users with the highest quality of in-car listening experiences. Engineers at HARMAN International use multiphysics simulation to design systems with the entire car in mind, and build applications to streamline their processes. Read More

Optimizing Instrument Transformers and Sensors with Multiphysics Simulation

Nirmal Paudel, ABB, North Carolina, USA

Power grids need to be properly maintained in order to protect them from system failure. Engineers at ABB use multiphysics simulation to design instrument transformers and sensors that can withstand overvoltages and be used in submersible underground vault applications. Read More