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Producing Power, Protecting Fish with a Darrieus Water Turbine new

Helger Van Halewijn, Physixfactor, Netherlands

Physixfactor used simulation to design a water turbine for use in coastal flood control structures in the Netherlands. The new turbine design reduced the fish mortality rate from 20% to less than 1%, and can also be used for hydropower generation. Read More

Bringing Lab Courses to Remote Learning Students with Simulation Applications

Roman Voronov, New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA

A professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology built 15 simulation applications for use in chemical engineering courses and virtual labs around the world. Read More

Shaping the Design of Noninvasive Cosmetic Procedures with Multiphysics Simulation

Joel Jimenez Lozano, Allergan Aesthetics, California, USA

Allergan Aesthetics is using heat transfer and electromagnetics simulation to enhance CoolSculpting® and CoolTone®, separate noninvasive medical aesthetic procedures designed to eliminate targeted subcutaneous fat and strengthen muscles, respectively. Read More

Optimizing Heat Exchanger Designs for Refrigeration and Cooling Technology

Julius Heik, thermofin GmbH, Germany

thermofin GmbH, a leading manufacturer of heat exchangers, ensures that their devices are optimized for a variety of client needs using multiphysics simulation. Read More

Developing Ultrathin Dolby Atmos® Enabled Speaker Technology for Home Entertainment Systems

Lakshmikanth Tipparaju, Dolby Laboratories, San Francisco, California, USA

3D surround sound technology creates a premium and fully immersive audio experience for consumers. Dolby Laboratories has been developing innovative 3D surround sound technology for TVs, including Dolby Atmos® enabled speakers, with the help of acoustics simulation. Read More

Investigating Vibroacoustic Properties in Moth Wings for Acoustic Camouflage

Zhiyuan Shen, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Researchers at the University of Bristol modeled the acoustic camouflaging properties of moth wing scales to gain a better understand of the vibroacoustic phenomena at play. Their research could help develop acoustic camouflage techniques for use in other areas. Read More

Designing a Lightweight Hyperloop Pod with Composite Materials

Mario Paolone, EPFLoop, Switzerland

The EPFLoop team competed at the 2019 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition with a Hyperloop pod that was half the weight and twice the speed of their 2018 design with the help of composite materials modeling. Read More

Optimizing a CVD Process for a High-Performance Tungsten Material

Leonard Raumann, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany

Researchers at Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Institute for Energy and Climate Research, and Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics used multiphysics modeling to optimize the chemical vapor deposition process for a tungsten material used in a fusion reactor divertor. Read More

Improving Overhead Equipment Devices for a New Era of Railway Transportation

Ishant Jain, Raychem RPG, India

Using structural modeling and optimization, Raychem RPG designed an autotensioning device and modular cantilever for catenary and contact lines used in overhead equipment (OHE) devices. The devices will be used to help revitalize the Indian railway network. Read More

Making Predictions in Additive Manufacturing with Simulation Apps

Wai-Kwuen Choong, Tsung-Wen Tsai, and Steven Lin, ITRI, Taiwan

Engineers at the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) can predict the performance of laser powder bed fusion, an additive manufacturing process for an injector used in hybrid rocket engines, by building and distributing a simulation app. Read More

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