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Finite Element Method Used to Create Light-Weight Reinforced Plastic for Cleaner Transportation

Researchers from Tokyo University of Science have developed a new design method that could lead to lighter, faster, and cleaner vehicles and airplanes. Their technique, published in Composite Structures, simultaneously optimizes fiber thickness and orientation. As a result, it reduces the weight of reinforced plastic parts commonly used in aerospace, civil engineering, and sports equipment.  […]

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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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