Webcasts

Extreme Stepper Motor Applications

Have you heard of stepper motors? Most Engineers know that steppers are one of the more nimble motor technologies available but most haven't heard of the extreme conditions that steppers can be manufactured to operate in. We'll go through a number of different stepper motor configurations and show you what these engineering marvels are capable of!

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Predicting Fatigue Failure to Increase Operational Availability

As we enter an era of reducing new equipment procurement coupled with a constrained spending environment, the sustainment community is under significant pressure to increase the life and operational availability of existing and aging assets with a flat or reduced budget.

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Nonlinear Response Optimization: Rapidly Design New Structures Incorporating Real World Loading

Many structures in the real world experience and exhibit nonlinear behavior. The nonlinearity may be due to material behavior, large deformations or contacts experienced during loading. This Webinar will focus on new optimization approaches for obtaining superior designs while incorporating nonlinear responses.

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Building Ultra Light Data Transmission Cables: Carbon Based Conductor and EMI Shielding

In this webinar, Stefanie Harvey, PhD, principal scientist for TE Connectivity, will discuss how the substitution of carbon materials for metal as shielding and center conductor in data transmission cables can achieve weight savings between 30% (shielding only) to 70% (all carbon).

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Process Design with Atmospheric and Low Pressure Gas Plasma

Gas plasma is a powerful tool allowing for molecular engineering of materials to impart unique surface properties, without affecting the bulk properties. Considerations in creating a plasma include power delivery, gas or vapor composition, or unique chamber configuration and design. Plasma systems exist that enable both facile batch processing or in-line treatments

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There and Back Again: The Migration of Robotic Arm Technology from Mars to Earth

The Lunar Orbiting Laser Altimeter (LOLA) on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) launched in 2009 was NASA's first multi-beam lidar. LOLA has produced unprecedented topographic maps of the Lunar surface. LOLA used a Diffractive Optical Element (DOE) to produce five beams from a single laser for enhanced topographic spatial resolution.

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Heat Transfer Simulation in Materials Processing

Thermal processes are often used to create materials with specific mechanical and physical properties for use in advanced product designs in many industries including medical products, automobiles, and aerospace. Gases or liquids are typically used to heat or cool materials via conjugate heat transfer. In this webinar, we will demonstrate the use of COMSOL Multiphysics to investigate the effect of fluid flow rate on the quenching of a hot component. Conjugate heat transfer can occur via conduction, convection and even radiation in the case of high processing temperatures and therefore represents a full-featured heat transfer and CFD application requiring multiphysics analysis for accurate simulation. A Q&A session will take place at the conclusion of the webinar.

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