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3D Printed Rapid Tools for Injection Molding

Creating injection molds may be costly and inefficient when it comes to small batch manufacturing. 3D Printing has made it feasible to quickly create custom injection molds that produce low volumes of parts in the final production plastic.

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Mahindra Maximizes Engine Cooling System Performance with HyperWorks

An efficient cooling system is of paramount importance in any kind of vehicle, particularly as the engine power increases and the space in the underhood compartment decreases.

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Increasing Automotive Safety and Fuel Efficiency through Wireless Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors

As a leader in the tire pressure monitoring sensor market, Freescale is addressing the combined automotive need for active and predictive safety systems as well as fuel efficiency. During this Webinar, Freescale will present its next-generation solutions' unique capabilities for designers of tire pressure monitoring systems, enabling life-saving safety features and fuel-efficient driving through properly inflated tires.

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Accurate Finite Element Simulation of Conductors and Coils

Simulation of electromagnetic systems relies on the accurate and efficient representation of electrical conductors and coils. This Webinar reviews the ways conductors and conducting materials can be represented using the industry leading Opera Simulation Software Suite from Cobham. The methods explored include various bulk approximations useful for multi-turn windings and explicit methods for including current redistribution due to proximity, geometry and skin effects. The methods are demonstrated using a variety of examples from the fields of accelerator physics, medical physics and power systems design as well as validation examples from a variety of sources.

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SpaceX: Revolutionizing the Design of Advanced Rockets and Spacecraft through Computer Aided Engineering

This presentation discusses how SpaceX uses Finite Element Analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics to revolutionize the rocket and spacecraft industry. It touches upon how Falcon 9 v1.1 and Dragon engine components were designed at faster than industry rates via multi-physics analysis, which includes structural, dynamic, thermal, fluid, and electromagnetic analyses.

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Design Engineer's Guide to Circuit Protection for Critical Applications

Send a text message. Check the appointment calendar on your smartphone. Use the on-board GPS in your car to find your next destination. Flip the switch to turn on your outdoor LED lighting. Don’t think these devices are critical applications? Try living without them. In our daily lives, we’re increasingly dependent upon electronics technologies. Failure is not an option. Whether you develop consumer electronics, LED lighting or automotive electronics, proper circuit protection helps ensure operational reliability and longevity for critical applications.

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Shape Sensing Using Multi-core Optical Fibers with Distributed Fiber Bragg Gratings

Fiber optic sensors are being used for sensing everything from chemicals, to pressure, to structural loads, and temperature. Recently, multi-core optical fiber has enabled a new type of fiber optic measurement known as fiber optic shape sensing. While bonded fiber optic strain gages can be used to track shape changes of fairly rigid structures, their use in highly flexible structures such as inflatable vehicles or morphing flaps is limited due to the impracticality of bonding to such mediums. Multi-core fibers can sense structural shape changes and do not require bonding. A multi-core fiber optic cable embedded with distributed low-reflectivity Fiber Bragg Gratings can be interrogated using an Optical Frequency Domain Reflectometry system in order to measure local bending along the entire length of the fiber, which enables a position measurement of the multi-core fiber in three dimensions. Such fibers are being investigated for uses beyond aerospace, including undersea towed instrument position tracking, tether monitoring in tethered satellites, underground drill position tracking, and surgical catheter path monitoring. In this Webinar, the process of transitioning distributed strain measurements of multi-core fiber into a three-dimensional shape determination of the fiber is explained and the methods for including twisting and stretching measurements of the multi-core fiber into the solutions will be detailed. In addition to showing actual results, simulation methods relevant to the technique will be covered.

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