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Simulating the Carburization and Quenching of a Steel Gear

March 9, 2020

Gears are typically carburized and quenched to improve their fatigue durability and wear resistance. Simulation can help determine how these processes affect the gear’s residual stress state.

Thermal Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium Heat Transfer in Porous Media

March 3, 2020

Heat transfer in porous media can occur under thermal equilibrium, such as a rock consisting of different minerals or trapped fluids, or nonequilibrium, like a thermal energy storage (TES) unit.

Verifying a HAMSTAD Benchmark for an Insulated Roof Model

February 25, 2020

Heat and moisture (HAM) transport is an important area of study for building materials and structures, as it can affect the rate and coverage area of mold growth.

Modeling Darcian and Non-Darcian Flow in Porous Media

February 24, 2020

Get an introduction to the theory behind modeling flow in porous media, including the Kozeny–Carman, Forchheimer, Ergun, Burke–Plummer, and Navier–Stokes equations.

Analyzing the Impact of a Melting Frozen Inclusion

February 4, 2020

One example of the effects of climate change is the melting of permafrost in northern boreal regions. In this blog post, we show an example of a melting frozen inclusion in a porous medium.

Developing a Silicon MEMS Chip for On-Demand DNA Synthesis

January 21, 2020

The development of genome editing tools like CRISPR-Cas9 has increased the demand for DNA synthesis technology. Researchers are creating a DNA synthesis platform to broaden horizons in the field.

How to Simulate Control Systems Using the PID Controller Add-In

January 9, 2020

A PID controller can be used in a variety of industries. This blog post demonstrates how a PID controller add-in can be easily incorporated in two simulation examples.

Introducing the Metal Processing Module

December 9, 2019

The Metal Processing Module includes 2 interfaces for analyzing diffusive and displacive metallurgical phase transformations: Metal Phase Transformation and Austenite Decomposition.