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What Is the Difference Between Plane Stress and Plane Strain?

May 20, 2021

We go over the formulations and constitutive models that you can use to study plane stress, plane strain, and generalized plane strain in your solid mechanics problems.

Modeling Two-Phase Flow in a PEM Electrolyzer

May 18, 2021

From transportation to industrial applications, hydrogen-based energy storage has shown promise in many fields. Well-designed electrolyzers help make these applications possible.

Studying a 500-Million-Year-Old Dinner Party with CFD Simulation

May 13, 2021

From zebras to elephants to lions, Namibia is home to a variety of wildlife. However, this research team was on the lookout for the fossils of a 500-million-year-old organism.

Efficient Meshing Strategies for 3D Inductive Heating Models

May 11, 2021

Interested in some efficient meshing strategies for 3D inductive heating models? In this blog post, we demonstrate how to partition a mesh based upon the element type.

New Method for Performing Topology Optimization of FSI Problems

May 6, 2021

Many topology optimization methods are only available for FSI problems within a purely academic scope. Enter the TOBS-GT algorithm for fluid-structure design…

The Beauty of Vortex Streets

May 5, 2021

Vortex streets occur quite frequently in nature and are relevant in a variety of technical applications. This fluid mechanics phenomenon can also be quite beautiful to watch!

How to Model Polarization Rotation Along a Waveguide

April 29, 2021

Interested in modeling photonic waveguiding structures? Learn some efficient techniques for devices with multiple supported waveguide modes and identical waveguide cross sections.

Building a Solid Foundation for Understanding Seismic Waves

April 22, 2021

In 1906, there was the California earthquake. In 1908, there was the Lawson Report. In 1910, Harry Fielding Reid proposed the elastic rebound theory. Continue on a deep dive into seismology…