Optimizing a Microlens Design for Optogenetics Applications

Brianne Christopher November 22, 2017

Optogenetics is a field of study that could shed light on neurology and memory. To design an optimized microlens for optogenetics uses, these researchers turned to multiphysics simulation.

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Caty Fairclough November 10, 2017

Researchers from the University of Florida used CFD simulation to analyze concrete flow in drilled shaft designs in order to optimize these deep foundation elements.

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Bridget Paulus November 6, 2017

A laboratory engineer discusses using multiphysics simulation to understand the complex and challenging behavior of nuclear fuel. Watch his presentation and get a quick summary here.

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Fanny Griesmer October 26, 2017

Do you use a vacuum flask to keep your coffee or tea warm? Try simulating the natural convection cooling in one of these containers to see exactly how long your beverage will stay warm.

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Caty Fairclough September 29, 2017

A common joke is that fusion energy is 30 years away, and always will be. Researchers are using simulation to tackle the challenges involved with of inertial fusion energy target production.

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Andrew Young September 27, 2017

Porous materials have complex geometries and may therefore be difficult to model. Setting up a microscale submodel is a useful approach to find the porosity and permeability of the medium.

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Bridget Paulus September 18, 2017

Certain building materials, like plaster, are enhanced with phase change materials (PCMs) to assist in keeping buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter. But how effective are they?

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Caty Fairclough September 8, 2017

A novel oscillatory microfluidic junction design, called a “batwing”, is improving the field of droplet microfluidics by consistently producing uniform and complex double-emulsion droplets.

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Phillip Oberdorfer September 6, 2017

Simulating heat transfer in fluids with forced convection can be very computationally expensive. Did you know that you can save a lot of time and resources with a one-way coupling approach?

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Guest Thomas Clavet August 31, 2017

Guest blogger Thomas Clavet of EMC3 Consulting discusses the simulation of ultrasound focusing via phased array and geometrically focused probe designs for clinical uses.

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Bridget Paulus August 29, 2017

Underfill adhesives are often used in microelectronics to hold different components together. Simulate the thermocompression bonding process of such an adhesive to ensure its effectiveness.

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