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💊 Medical Simulations - Jan Hertwig | Podcast #99
💻 Prof. Gil Strang's Last Lecture!
The legend’s last lecture will take place this Monday!
🌀 Turbulence: Finding Order in Chaos
It defines the shape of the cars we drive and the planes we fly on, yet it remains largely invisible. You can see it in the plume of a cigarette or your breath on a cold morning. Turbulence is all around of us but for many the word turbulence is largely associated with a bumpy flight. Neil will introduce you to the chaotic side of nature that remains one of physics greatest unsolved mysteries.
Dr. Neil Ashton discusses how our understanding of turbulence is enabling us to unravel some of the mysteries of nature. We learn how the flipper of a humpback whale inspired the look of one of the latest F1 cars, and why golf balls have dimples. By using some of the biggest supercomputers in the world, our knowledge of turbulence is bringing a new era of discovery.
🤓 Eighty Years of the Finite Element Method: Birth, Evolution, and Future
This document presents comprehensive historical accounts on the developments of fnite element methods (FEM) since 1941, with a specifc emphasis on developments related to solid mechanics. We present a historical overview beginning with the theoretical formulations and origins of the FEM, while discussing important developments that have enabled the FEM to become the numerical method of choice for so many problems rooted in solid mechanics.
📚OpenFOAM Introductory Course
At Ghent University (May'16) by Prof. Hrojve Jasak.
💻 Engineering Tool of the Week – SU2
Computational analysis tools have revolutionized the way we design engineering systems, but most established codes are proprietary, unavailable, or prohibitively expensive for many users. The SU2 team is changing this, making multiphysics analysis and design optimization software freely available and involving everyone in its creation and development.
📚 Book of the Week
A First Course in Finite Elements
The text material evolved from over 50 years of combined teaching experience it deals with a formulation and application of the finite element method. A meaningful course can be constructed from a subset of the chapters in this book for a quarter course; instructions for such use are given in the preface.
The course material is organized in three chronological units of one month each: 1) the finite element formulation for one-dimensional problems, 2) the finite element formulation for scalar field problems in two dimensions and 3) finite element programming and application to scalar field problems; and finite element formulation for vector field problems in two dimensions and beams.
In conjunction with the book there will be the access and use of ABAQUS software and MATLAB exercises.
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