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Remote Sensing Moisture Model Could Aid Farmers

Global farmers could get better decision-making help as refinements are made to North Alabama soil moisture modeling research being done by an atmospheric science doctoral student at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. The models indicate how much added moisture would be needed in a given area versus historical data to achieve various crop yields, and they could aid in making expensive infrastructure investments by helping to determine their economic viability.

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NASA Model Provides 3-D View of L.A. Earthquake

On March 28, residents of Greater Los Angeles experienced the largest earthquake to strike the region since 2008. The magnitude 5.1 quake was centered near La Habra in northwestern Orange County about 21 miles (33 kilometers) east-southeast of Los Angeles, and was widely felt throughout Southern California. There have been hundreds of aftershocks, including one of magnitude 4.1.Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., have developed a model of the earthquake, based on the distribution of aftershocks and other seismic information from the U.S. Geological Survey.A new image based on the model shows what the earthquake may look like through the eyes of an interferometric synthetic aperture radar, such as NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR). JPL scientists plan to acquire UAVSAR data from the region of the March 28 quake, possibly as soon as this week, and process the data to validate and improve the results of their model. The UAVSAR flights serve as a baseline for pre-earthquake activity. As earthquakes occur during the course of this project, the team is measuring the deformation at the time of the earthquakes to determine the distribution of slip on the faults, and then monitoring longer-term motions after the earthquakes to learn more about fault zone properties. SourceAlso: Learn about QuakeSim 2.0.

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What They Didn’t Teach You in Engineering School About Heat Transfer

Until recently, the commercial software available for CFD typically has been geared towards specialists, limiting its widespread use. Besides being expensive, these tools have either been difficult, cumbersome or time-consuming to use. As a result, engineering analysis for applications such as heat transfer traditionally have been carried out by specialists in analysis departments, separate from mainstream design and development departments.

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CFD for Mechanical Design Engineers - “A Paradigm Shift for Better Design”

There is demonstrated, real value in using CFD to analyze products earlier in the product development lifecycle than has been possible under the common scenario of reserving this important analysis regimen for CFD specialists.

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Solving the System-Level Thermal Management Challenges of LEDs

As thermal management continues to be critical to LED performance, thermal simulation is playing an increasingly important role in LED system design. New generation CAD-embedded thermal and fluid simulation software makes it possible for LED systems designers to diagnose thermal problems, evaluate a large number of design alternatives quickly, and iterate rapidly to an optimal solution. Another bonus? Having a deep understanding of the computational aspects of fluid dynamics is no longer a requirement...

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Telematics: An Industry Game-Changer

Telematics is the transmission of machine data to a remote consumer. If that remote consumer is an electronic device rather than a human, the process is called machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. The emerging M2M revolution is based on innovations in hardware and software that are converging to form a whole new way of transacting business.

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Massive CFD Data Handled Quickly Without Compromise - Maximize Your CFD Investment

Intelligent Light addressed the challenge of high volumes of CFD data in a research project for the AIAA High Lift Workshop. Using remote HPC, commercially available software tools, and innovative workflow design to complete an extensive CFD study, a single researcher harnessed the power of HPC to generate AND evaluate results.

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