Algor's Release 12 automatically compares your input against allowable low- or high-value limits as you enter the data. This live data-checking feature alerts the user if a value is unreasonable and prevents errors during subsequent finite element analysis. The new release also focuses on ease-of-use with such features as an improved FEA data entry interface, pull-down lists that eliminate possible typing errors, and the need to reference separate documentation. In addition, the effects of liquids can be simulated using "hydrodynamic finite elements" in a Mechanical Event Simulation. Assemblies having several components, such as an automobile front-suspension assembly, are importable as a single model, and engineers can perform a mechanical event simulation of a model with several components at the same time. Algor Inc. Product Code 4425
Researchers at the University of Maryland have achieved a first in lithium-ion battery science: the development of a successful lithium-based battery using one material for all three core components of a battery -- anode, cathode, and electrolyte.
The online Bar Steel Fatigue Database for automotive design engineers has been updated for the fifth time and now contains 134 iterations, or grade/process combinations. It provides better predictability for designing parts with long-term reliability and durability.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
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