Latest Computer simulation Stories

2010-09-23 10:45:00

A Princeton University-led research team has developed the capability to produce realistic movies of earthquakes based on complex computer simulations that can be made available worldwide within hours of a disastrous upheaval. The videos show waves of ground motion spreading out from an epicenter. In making them widely available, the team of computational seismologists and computer scientists aims to aid researchers working to improve understanding of earthquakes and develop better maps of...

2010-09-17 13:56:41

Terrorist networks are complex. Now, a mathematical analysis of their properties published this month in the International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, suggests that the best way to fight them is to isolate the hubs within the network rather than trying to destroy the network as a whole through short-term battles. According to Philip Vos Fellman a Lecturer at Suffolk University, Boston, and member of the New England Complex Systems Institute, USA, tools used to analyze...

2010-05-27 17:47:00

NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- At one time, the only way to improve vehicle safety meant crash testing real cars over and over. Today, with the help of computer simulations, countless important tests can be run on a single vehicle without denting a fender. The soon to be released Chevrolet Cruze is a perfect example. See video from General Motors at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/oneClip_C_105/?feed=3Nyc8kXARTnU7mx3GI1jm_We9fhFllqn In fact, at Chevrolet, using a computer with the processing...

2010-05-27 06:16:55

A team of researchers at the University of Miami (UM) has developed a computer model for finding and projecting in time sunken oil masses on the bottom of bays, after an oil spill. The unique model can be used in oil spill planning, response, and recovery applications. "Sunken oil is difficult to 'see' because sensing techniques show only a small space at a point in time. Moreover, the oil may re-suspend and sink, with changes in salinity, sediment load, and temperature, making fate and...

2010-05-03 08:05:00

TROY, Mich., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering Inc., a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services that empower client innovation and decision-making, announced today that Sogeti High Tech GmbH, Germany, a renowned engineering service and consulting provider for the aerospace, automotive, energy, defence, and transport sectors, has massively increased its use of HyperWorks and made the suite its standard computer-aided engineering (CAE) platform....

2010-04-22 09:00:00

TROY, Mich., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair (www.altair.com), a global provider of technology and services empowering client innovation and decision making, today announced the addition to its HyperWorks Enabled Community (HWEC) of DIGIMAT by e-Xstream engineering (www.e-Xstream.com), a developer of leading nonlinear multi-scale modeling technology for composite materials and structures. HyperWorks users can now download the latest versions of Digimat-MF, Digimat-MX, Map and DIGIMAT to...

2010-04-14 10:15:00

Whether it's an exploding fireball in "Star Wars: Episode 3", a swirling maelstrom in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End", or beguiling rats turning out gourmet food in "Ratatouille", computer-generated effects have opened a whole new world of enchantment in cinema. All such effects are ultimately grounded in mathematics, which provides a critical translation from the physical world to computer simulations. The use of mathematics in cinematic special effects is described in the article...

2010-02-10 07:37:33

When metals are shaped, the materials they are made of are often damaged in the process. One cause of this is excessive press force, which cracks and perforates the material. By running simulations on a PC, research scientists can now calculate how to avoid component defects. There are plenty of shiny new automobiles to see at the auto trade show. Over there stands a Porsche covered in gold leaf, and on the other side a Bordeaux-red Mercedes is presented. But behind all the glitz and glamour,...

2010-01-14 09:05:00

TROY, Mich., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that empowers client innovation and decision-making, announced today that Altair ProductDesign has collaborated with Summitech Engineering, a subsidiary of Tempo Group, to develop an efficient method for creating correlated passenger car multi-body dynamics (MBD) models without requiring OEM information. The process employs a combination of computer simulation and physical...

2010-01-05 15:00:41

With the passage of a molecule through the labyrinth of a chemical system being so critical to catalysis and other important chemical processes, computer simulations are frequently used to model potential molecule/labyrinth interactions. In the past, such simulations have been expensive and time-consuming to carry out, but now researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a new algorithm that should make future simulations easier and faster to...

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