Thought Leadership

Adapting the Electrical Grid for Green Energy Webinar

Earlier this month, AltaSim hosted a webinar in conjunction with COMSOL that focused on Adapting the Electrical Grid for Green Energy. Our host, Josh Thomas, a senior engineer at AltaSim Technologies, shared how the renewable energy industry has matured substantially over the past two decades. Currently, the renewable energy industry provides more than 20% of […]

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Reducing the Need for Physical Prototyping with Sensor Design Webinar

This past month, AltaSim hosted a webinar in conjunction with COMSOL and Tech Briefs, where they demonstrated how to reduce the need for physical prototyping with sensor design. Through a live demonstration of sensor simulation using Multiphysics software, they showed how Multiphysics simulation captures the physical behavior of sensors more accurately than single physics simulations. Our

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Reasons for Outsourcing Your Simulation Engineering – AltaSim Technologies Consulting Services Described: Part 3

Introduction We are often asked by engineers, product designers and researchers how AltaSim Technologies can guide them on the path to solving challenges using COMSOL Multiphysics simulation software. As we shared in the first two parts of this three-part series, our team of experts will work with your engineering department to develop a scope of

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Reasons for Outsourcing Your Simulation Engineering – AltaSim Technologies Consulting Services Described: Part 2:

Introduction We are often asked by engineers, product designers and researchers how AltaSim Technologies can guide them on the path to solving challenges using COMSOL Multiphysics simulation software. As we shared in the first of this three-part series, our team of experts will work with your engineering department to develop a scope of work that

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Reasons for Outsourcing Your Simulation Engineering – AltaSim Technologies Consulting Services Described: Part 1

Introduction Engineers, product designers and researchers often find our website and then reach out to us with questions about how AltaSim Technologies could be a guide on their path to solving challenges using COMSOL Multiphysics simulation software. I thought I would share some of the key components of these conversations to help you understand how

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Simulation in COMSOL

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology has been around for more than 50 years and continues to evolve. Today, the technology uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify, and track tags attached to both inanimate objects and living creatures. The great appeal of RFID technology is that unlike bar codes, it allows information to be stored and

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It’s a Small World – Designing Piezoelectric Acoustic Transducers as Devices Miniaturize, Part 2

In Part 1, we provided a basic introduction to Piezoelectric materials. In this blog, we will take a look at specific products that present a challenge for design engineers due to the need for increased output within smaller devices. Mics and Speakers Piezoelectric materials are used extensively in acoustics. Microphones contain piezoelectric crystals that convert

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MEMS Energy Harvester for Reusing Waste Heat

During our recent webinar with COMSOL on thermal-structure interaction modeling, we at AltaSim Technologies demonstrated modeling of a MEMS energy harvester that scavenges waste heat. Examples of sources for waste heat range from microprocessor chips, to internal combustion engines, to chemical processing plants. If the waste heat generated from these cases could be used to

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Wavelengths

Mesh Refinement for Wave Problems

Wave propagation problems require sufficient mesh refinement to ensure twelve degrees of freedom per wavelength. This requirement develops from the error associated with approximating a sine wave with a polynomial. AltaSim Technologies shares this type of information regularly with users of the COMSOL Multiphysics software through our Tips and Tricks.  If you are interested in

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