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Advanced Simulation for Life Sciences- broken down in to three short specific webinars

Posted by Matt Toon

Engineers are always trying to improve things, but can we improve the human body? It’s an immensely impressive feat of engineering. Evolution improves things, so are we just keeping the maintenance side going?

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Success in Aberdeen with our Oil & Gas event and the sun was shining too!

Posted by Matt Toon

Last week saw SSA and Simpleware host another one of our Non-Linear Oil & Gas events. It was great to see a full room of engineers, who were all very upbeat about the state of the oil price and projects which was very refreshing, not the doom and gloom we had been hearing at the end of last year. What also lifted our spirits was the sun shining which everybody was commenting on due to its rare occurrence!

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Meshing techniques Webinar

Posted by Juan Parraga

June’s webinar will be held on June 26 th at 10:30AM and will be entitled: “ Meshing Techniques ”.

On regular basis structural engineers have to assess by finite element analysis (FEA) the response of different components that contain complex geometry. The latter poses a challenge in the meshing process for many users. The more complex the geometry the higher the likelihood that compromised-shape elements will be present with the inevitable result of a simulation converging at a very slow rate.

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Still not overcrowded at the bottom - the challenge of multi scale modelling, simulation and Abaqus

Posted by Laurence Marks

In 1959 Richard Feynman gave a talk called “There’s plenty of room at the bottom.” If you’ve never heard of him then read Genius by James Gleik as soon as humanly possible. This talk dealt with, it is no surprise to learn, the technology of the very small.  I’m not sure that the original talk can be found on the internet, and that’s a problem with internet, not Feynman, as I’m sure there’s not much that Kim Kardashian has done that isn’t covered in rather too much detail.  A 1984 re-run of the talk – “Tiny Machines” – is on YouTube and worth watching.  As are many other Feynman videos.  But I’m wandering away from my point.

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Big Science, Art and Illusion: The 2015 SCC

Posted by Laurence Marks

This has become an annual feature of my blogging.  The post SCC round up.  Well the bits I can remember, because to be honest some of it is a bit of a blur.  

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