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A Breakdown of the Finite Element Analysis 

Engineers are increasingly embracing computer simulations to test the structural integrity of their prototypes. These computer simulations are based on the finite element method (FEM) and finite element analysis (FEA), which work in unison to give engineers insight into the structural behavior of particular designs, so they can locate weak points and improve them. While […]

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Tunable “Metalens” is a Breakthrough in Photonics

MIT engineers recently designed a tunable “metalens” that can zero in on objects at multiple depths. The lens, constructed from a transparent “phase-changing” material capable of rearranging its atomic structure after heating, is capable of transforming how its material interacts with light. The invention is a breakthrough in the field of photonics. Traditionally, changing the […]

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Finite Element Method Helps Photonics Researchers Make Breakthrough

Exciting developments are happening in the fields optics and photonics. Some of these innovations are being made with the help of the finite element method (FEM). As discussed in a previous post, FEM is a numerical solution for a complex problem, which is used to create simulations. These simulations help researchers understand how all the […]

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The Finite Element Method Continues to Drive Innovation in Photonics

The optics and photonics fields are creating groundbreaking applications for astronomy, telecommunications, sensing, chemistry, biomedical research & development. Recently, researchers from Pennsylvania State University demonstrated how metasurfaces with unparalleled controllability of light may be able to transform traditional optics. To do so, they used a simulation that applied the finite element method (FEM). As discussed […]

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The Finite Element Method is Fueling Breakthroughs in Photonics

Photonics is the science of producing, manipulating, and discovering light waves and photons (light particles). The field covers a number of technologies like lasers and fiber-optics. The finite element method (FEM) can be used to create a range of photonics applications that can be used in astronomy, telecommunications, sensing, chemistry, biomedical R&D, and more. How […]

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The Advantages of the Finite Element Method

Widely popular among the engineering community, the finite element method (FEM) is a numerical technique used to perform finite element analysis of any given physical phenomenon. It has simple, compact, and results-oriented features that are appealing to engineers. Here are six advantages to this technique: Modeling. FEM allows for easier modeling of complex geometrical and […]

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