What is the Finite Element Method? FEM and FEA Explained

Written by: Ajay Harish on 24 October, 2016

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is the analysis of any given physical phenomenon using the numerical technique called Finite Element Method (FEM). It is necessary to…

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Front Wing of F1 Car: How to Optimize its Design?

Written by: Ajay Harish on 21 October, 2016

Formula one is an exciting sport and has a strong following. It has recently also picked up more traction owing to the expansion of location…

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6 Key Factors to Consider for Heat Sink Design

Written by: Simon Ndiritu on 14 October, 2016

Electronic components such as diodes, transistors, and integrated circuits generate considerable amounts of heat during operation. Extreme heating can damage or significantly affect the performance…

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Meet SimScale at Engineering Design Show 2016

Written by: Netty on 6 October, 2016

After participating at the DEVELOP3D live conference in March this year, we are once more going to the UK; this time for joining the Engineering…

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Why OpenFOAM® Users Should Try SimScale

Written by: Radu Crahmaliuc on 3 October, 2016

OpenFOAM is gaining growing popularity in the engineering simulation world. As an open source solver, it can be used for the majority of classical simulation…

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How to Read a Centrifugal Pump Curve

Written by: Wayne McLaughlin on 30 September, 2016

A centrifugal pump is a very simple device – mechanically. An impeller attached to a shaft which is rotated by a driver, most often an…

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5 Tips to Simulate Faster in SimScale

Written by: Ajay Harish on 29 September, 2016

FEM and CFD simulations have grown to be reliable over the years. Yet, the biggest drawback has remained the computing times when the problems involve…