FEATool graphical user interface for multiphysics FEA simulations. (Image courtesy of Precise Simulation.)
When engineers think of simulations in MATLAB, they are probably thinking about the 1D model-based systems engineering (MBSE) software Simulink.
However, Precise Simulation has just released FEATool, a MATLAB and GNU Octave toolbox for finite element modeling (FEM) and partial differential equations (PDE) simulations.
Additionally, with the release of FEATool version 1.5, MATLAB users… …read more
MILWAUKEE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 13, 2016–
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is scheduled to release its fiscal
2016 third quarter results on Wednesday, July 27, before the market
opens. The release will be posted on the Rockwell Automation website at www.rockwellautomation.com.
A conference call to discuss the quarterly results will be held at 8:30
a.m. Eastern Time on July 27. This call will be audio webcast and
accessible …read more
The post Industrial Education and Training Opportunities for August and September first appeared on the ISA Interchange blog site.
This education & training roundup was compiled by Joel Don, ISA’s social media community manager.
Join your professional colleagues in August in the Mile High City to attend hands-on training at ISA’s Technical Training Camp in Colorado. Sponsored by the ISA Denver Section, this technical training event features ISA’s respected subject-matter experts delivering real-world experience and skills that can be applied immediately at your plant or facility. In September, take a deep dive on process control …read moreContinue reading →
Research has shown that many organisms possess magnetoreception. They are able to sense the Earth’s magnetic field. This has been observed in creatures ranging from bacteria to mammals. Pigeons and bats use the ability to orient themselves. Birds and insects use it to migrate. Deer and cattle graze along the north-south axis. Mice use it to build nests. Dogs even use it to poop. (That’s why they turn around in circles.)
There are two prevailing theories about how they are able to do this. One theory attributes it to cryptochromes, light-sensitive molecules …read moreContinue reading →
With an average temperature of 71.8 °F, last month was the hottest on record for the contiguous United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Children and older adults are the most vulnerable in these record-setting temperatures. The high temperatures can be blamed for about 658 deaths in the United States every year.
As the temperatures heat up, our bodies gradually adjust (through blood flow and sweat) to the change over five to seven days. However, infants and the elderly aren’t able to adjust as easily as healthy adults, putting them at a higher risk. Many older adults have …read moreContinue reading →
The Quadro M6000 2016 release has 24 GB of graphics memory for GPU computing tasks from simulation to high-end rendering.
Graphics processing unit (GPU) rendering isn’t pushing pixels in the same way that a real-time walk-through with 60 frames per second is. GPU rendering means using the power of the graphics processing unit instead of the central processing unit (CPU) for calculating images. The same is true when using the GPU to calculate the results of a computational fluid dynamics… …read moreContinue reading →
By Neil Widmer, Business Development Manager, Emerson Process Management
Sulfur plant tail gas incinerators are used to oxidize sulfur compounds that cannot be released directly into the atmosphere. These sulfur compounds include H2S, COS and CS2. Incinerators are operated at temperatures that are sufficient for oxidation of the sulfur compounds to SO2, as well as providing the required mechanism for proper plume dispersion. Sulfur plant incinerator control is typically based on a closed loop control on the fuel gas flow to achieve the required incinerator temperature. Natural draft dampers that are manually opened or closed, traditionally supply combustion air. Modern incinerator …read moreContinue reading →