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Thermal Influence on Maximum Current Carrying Capacity

Superconductors aside, anything that conducts electricity will dissipate heat. The more current that flows, the more heat is dissipated, the hotter things will get. At some point a thermal limit is reached that imposes a maximum current carrying capacity constraint….


Flow Visualization and the Beauty of the Vortex Dome

Fluids tend to be transparent, which is problematic for flow visualization. Rheoscopic fluids get round this by seeding the flow with reflective particles….

Chaotic Fluid Dynamics Part 4 – Finding Feigenbaum

A 29 year old ambition finally achieved with the help of Simcenter FLOEFD for NX!…

Chaotic Fluid Dynamics Part 3 – Wheels

Rayleigh–Bénard convection involves the transport of heat from a hot bottom surface to a cold…

Chaotic Fluid Dynamics Part 2 – Butterflies

For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the message was lost.
For want of a message the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail….

Chaotic Fluid Dynamics Part 1 – Rabbits

A person walks into a bar and asks the bartender “what’s the difference between period doubling routes to turbulence and fluffle demography?” The bartender replies “less than you might think”….

How Cool is that? A 1D3D Approach to Simulating Liquid Cooling

The accuracy of 3D in a 1D Systems Simulation context. Breaking down barriers using 1D3D approaches….

Facebook Live Event on Tuesday July 11th – Frontloading CFD: How and Why?

Performing more thermo-fluids simulation, earlier in a product design process, will mitigate the risks of…

SEMI-THERM 33 – ‘A History of Commercial CFD’ Short Course

At this year’s SEMI-THERM symposium next week in San Jose, John Parry and I will…