Welcome to a brand new edition of Weekly Simulation Round-Up. As usual, we present you the most interesting articles from this week. As you will notice, electronics is changing the game for product development.
- Internet of Things – The Man Who Coined It (YouTube)
- Using DEM to Improve Transfer Chute Design
- Wirelessly Charging Electric Vehicles (PDF)
- Schiaparelli Mars Lander – What Went Wrong?
- Turbulence – What a Drag It Is When You Drive
Internet of Things – The Man Who Coined It
Today, Internet of Things is well-discussed as a topic that will revolutionize the way we live and design products. Kevin Ashton, the man who coined the phrase “Internet of Things,” explains what it is and why it matters in less than two minutes.
If you are further interested, do watch a longer version of his talk at 2015 Microsoft’s Future Decoded conference.
Using DEM to Improve Transfer Chute Design
Chutes are commonly adopted in conveying systems as a method of transferring bulk materials from one conveyor belt to another. A poorly designed chute or even the application of a chute out of its original design conditions (higher tonnage, different particle material, wet material, and so on) often lead to problems. This can result in lower productivity, increased maintenance costs, higher wear rates, or even shut downs.
Rocky DEM, a state-of-the-art discrete element particle simulator, helps engineers design and/or optimize transfer chutes by simulating different scenarios, which reduces the costs of building and testing different configurations (read more).
Simulation Powering Wirelessly Charging Electric Vehicles
Qualcomm Inc, a global leader and innovator in wireless and mobile technologies, is committed to pushing the frontiers of innovation. As a validation of this statement, Qualcomm spent USD 5.5 billion on research and development in wireless and mobile technologies in 2014 alone — and USD 34 billion over the company’s life.
One team, headquartered in Munich, Germany, focuses primarily on making the incremental improvements and technology customizations. This will lead to broad adoption of the first-generation Qualcomm Halo WEVC (wireless electric vehicle charging) technology (read more).
Schiaparelli Mars Lander – What Went Wrong?
Recently the martian lander crashed on the red planet prompting the European Space Agency to summon an investigation. Mission scientists recovered data from the lander before its untimely demise. By performing simulations of Schiaparelli’s control systems using this lander data reproduced this fatal cascade of events (read more).
Turbulence – What a Drag It Is When You Drive
Turbulence is a nightmare for several air travelers. It can spill your drink, bounce you off the roof of the cabin if you haven’t fastened your seat belt—and even bring a plane down. Airline pilots are super aware of it. Turbulence refers to the swirly chaotic movement of fluid particles. While most feared and destructive in air travel, turbulence is all around us and occurs every time you drive. Here’s an article from ENGINEERING.com talks more about this phenomenon. (read more).
So, folks, that was all for this week. We will be back again with a new edition next week. Do feel free to share your feedback or questions with us.