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Our New Simulation Guides

We’ve created some simulation guides to help you quickly start simulating in OnScale. You’ll find examples for key applications including MEMs, NDT, RF Sensors, Flow and Biomedical. You can check them all out here!

OnScale: A Beginner’s Perspective

  When I joined OnScale I had just graduated from university. I’ve got to admit, straight out of university a lot about the world of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) was still a mystery to me. FEA is a fascinating area -- but I think it’s fair to say that it can at times seem daunting to beginners!

Simulation of SAW & BAW Resonators for RF Filters

  In this blog post, we'll have a look at some of the basics of electronic resonators such as: what is a resonator, the types of resonators that are most used on the market, the basic physical principles, the most important characteristics, and how to get all of that with simulation using OnScale.

Simulating Packaging Induced Thermal Stress in MEMS

In this article, we will discuss the issues the MEMS industry faces with packaging and how OnScale can be used to simulate a wide range of packaging effects.

Simulating Evanescent Coupling in Silicon Photonics Devices

Traditional high data rate communication realized by electric components – such as A/D converters, encoders, modulators, amplifiers, processors and similar integrated circuits – faces a challenge as further increase of frequency would result in cooling problems due to the generated amount of thermal energy in the form of Joule heating. An alternative approach is light-based information transfer in guided structures, such as optical fibers. However, optical fibers occupy relatively large spaces due to the limited minimum size of bends allowed by the small refractive index difference between the wave guiding core and the outer cladding.

The Basic Principle of Sonic Logging Tools

Sonic Logs first appeared in 1957. Sonic logs rely on the properties inherent in Snell’s Law to propagate sound from a logging tool through the rock to receivers located on the same logging tool.

Multi-Layer Transducer Monte Carlo Study

Let’s talk about Monte Carlo Simulation (MCS) and how it can be used to optimize transducer design.

How to Build Arrays in OnScale

One of the inherent problems with old legacy FEA software is the inability to run large problems – for example legacy simulation packages lack the capability to simulate large arrays in full 3D . This has stunted the development of devices such as PMUTs as the full systems couldn’t be properly simulated.

How to Build a Model in Just 11 Lines of Code

In this article, we will discuss scripting in OnScale and show you how to build the most basic model in OnScale using only 11 lines of code.

NDT inspections of Carbon Fiber Composite Components

  Our Senior Application Engineer, Jeff Dobson will be attending NDT Aerospace 2019. The 3 day event will take place in Paris-Saclay, with over 200 participants expected to attend and over 100 technical presentations. Jeff will be presenting on improving ultrasonic inspection of tapered CFRP structure using cloud based FEA simulation. With the event just over a week away, we thought it would be the perfect time to share with you an interview with Jeff and our Director of Engineering, Cyprien Rusu discussing Non-Destructive Testing.

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