Using Evaluation Operator in Post-Processing

Engineers post process their simulation results for reasons that range from better understanding their results to communicating those results to others.  Developing labels that clearly identify the conditions for a simulation communicates the critical input parameters for the plotted results. In this Tip and Trick, the simulation engineers at AltaSim will show a way to …

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Cracks in the System – Thermomechanical Fatigue of Electronics Components, Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, engineers are tasked with designing electrical components that can withstand the increased thermal and mechanical loads required of today’s ever-more-powerful electronics. Sometimes these are entirely new designs built from the ground up, and subjected to holistic testing and prototyping during the R&D phase. But often, manufacturers seek to merely tweak …

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Cracks in the System – Thermomechanical Fatigue of Electronics Components, Part 1

The airbags in your car; the camera on your video doorbell; the phone or other electronic device you’re reading this on right now. The everyday products that make modern life possible wouldn’t be able to run without key electrical components that maintain functionality and stability for years at a time. And yet, these electrical components …

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Electromagnetic Wave Polarization in 2D Geometry

An electromagnetic wave consists of a coupled oscillating electric field and magnetic field which are always perpendicular to each other. By convention, the “polarization” of electromagnetic waves refers to the direction of the electric field. In 3D geometry, arbitrary polarization is naturally defined by the prescribing the directions of all three components of the electric …

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Use of Computational Simulation of Medical Technology – Part 7

Multiphysics Modeling of Cooled RF Ablation In previous blog posts, we have provided extensive discussion on the Use of Computational Simulation of Medical Technology[1].  To provide a specific demonstration, this blog post will focus on describing the implementation of a multiphysics simulation of a cooled RF ablation (C-RFA) device. Traditional vs Cooled RF technology Traditional …

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Use of Computational Simulation of Medical Technology – Part 6

Emerging Trends: Where Could PCM&S Go? As the use of simulation continues to expand, there are a few areas emerging as topics that may become increasingly significant in extending the implementation of simulation driven design and manufacturing. A selection of a few of these areas is provided in the remainder of this article. 6.1: Regulatory …

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Use of Computational Simulation of Medical Technology – Part 5

Operating Safely: Patient Well-being The safe and effective operation of medical devices, instrumentation and related technologies are critical to ensuring satisfactory patient outcomes and maintaining healthcare worker safety through the product life cycle. To reduce the impact of potential risks associated with the use of any new medical device or technology, regulatory bodies such as …

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Use of Computational Simulation of Medical Technology – Part 4

Making it Work: Manufacturing Technology Once a functional product design has demonstrated the ability to meet the technical and market needs, developers must turn their attention to manufacturing the product with the required degree of precision, reliability and cost. Simulation of all or part of the manufacturing process can be both informative as well as …

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