America's High-Tech Quandary
Features 12/5/2005 Post a comment In the U.S., engineering has lost the prestige it once enjoyed. Now, the country must figure out how to stay competitive with China, India, and other Asian countries determined to become the next engineering superpowers.
Researchers working with additive manufacturing have said multimaterial techniques will allow industry to fabricate materials with combinations of density, strength, and thermal expansion that do not exist [yet].
The term "multiphysics" is used to describe the simulation of multiple types of physics and their influence on one another -- for example, the investigation of the behavior of a chemical in liquid form will involve both chemistry and fluid dynamics.
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