active and passive cooling

What is the Difference Between Active and Passive Cooling?

Written by: Netty on 12 January, 2017

Thermal problems are very common in product design, especially electronics. Designing efficient printed circuit boards (PCBs) that don’t overheat or energy-efficient microprocessors is challenging. Architectural design…


5 CFD Simulations for Aircraft Design

Written by: Radu Crahmaliuc on 12 January, 2017

Aircraft design is one of the ares where engineering simulation was used first, together with automotive. From nanotechnologies and micro-composite materials to futuristic wings profiles,…

simscale referral program

Announcing the SimScale Referral Program

Written by: Agata on 10 January, 2017

It’s the beginning of 2017 and we are excited to start it with the launch of the SimScale Referral Program! Many of our users found…

SimScale Year in Review

2016: A Year in Review for SimScale

Written by: Netty on 29 December, 2016

It’s that time of the year again when we reflect on everything that happened in the past 12 months. We acknowledge the things we’re proud of…


How to Create a Better Tundish Design with CFD for Metal Casting?

Written by: Jin-Youn Kim on 23 December, 2016

What is a Tundish? In the continuous casting process, an intermediate vessel called the tundish is installed between the molten steel ladle and the mold. Traditionally,…

SimScale Academic Program

Introducing the SimScale Academic Program

Written by: Anna Flessner on 20 December, 2016

Today we are excited to launch the SimScale Academic Program which brings cloud-based CAE software into universities, schools, and classrooms around the world. With no downloads, no…

modal analysis truss bridge

What is Modal Analysis and Why is it Necessary?

Written by: Ajay Harish on 14 December, 2016

We often hear the terms “modal analysis,” “eigenvalues,” “eigenmodes” or “eigenfrequencies” and by the time one comprehends a single terminology – new terminology emerges. People…

cylinder mechanical stress

Mesh Size Influence on the Mechanical Stress Concentration

Written by: Juan M. Rodríguez Prieto on 7 December, 2016

In this article, I am focusing on the importance for engineers to predict the concentration of mechanical stress and the practical need to reproduce this…