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Engineers and designers tell their Opera stories


In this short video a range of engineers and designers from companies such as CERN, Romax Technology and Tokamak Energy describe their experience of using Opera FEA Simulation Software, and how it has helped solve their challenges and make their designs as accurate as possible. Explore our Technical FAQ for simulation answers

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CERN and LHC-AUP developing quadrupole magnets


The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is set to be upgraded to the High-Luminosity LHC and this will require over one kilometre of the machine needing to be replaced, Phys.org recently discussed. Installation isn’t set to begin until 2024 but scientists and engineers around the world are already starting to develop the new magnets that will [...]

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First low-energy particle accelerator beam created in the US


The first low-energy particle accelerator beam has been created by nuclear astrophysicists underground in the US, the University of Notre Dame reports. The aim of the project, called CASPAR (Compact Accelerator System for Performing Astrophysical Research), is to gain a better understanding about how stars burn and what elements they create while doing so. The [...]

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Hyperloop One finishes first phase of testing


Hyperloop One has privately conducted the first tests for its low resistance transport system in full vacuum conditions, Machine Design reports. The tests, which were carried out at low speeds on 12 May, were designed to validate the mag-lev technology and tube vacuum conditions. A bare sled was sent along the company’s DevLoop electromagnetic track, [...]

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Opera FEA 2017 European User Group Meeting session highlights


Take a look at highlights from the 2017 European User Group Meeting, including photos from the sessions and the team who deliver Opera FEA. Find out more about the 2017 EUGM

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How to design an induction machine


The Induction Machine (IM) is the most widely used type of electrical machine. By some estimates it accounts for 90% of all small size motors (10 – 750W) and 60 -70% of medium size motors (0.75 – 375 kW). This is mainly due to their reliability, low cost and wide range of torque / speed [...]

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Optimisation of Synchronous Reluctance Motors (SynchRels) using Opera


In the last few decades, the synchronous reluctance motor (SynchRel) has been relatively neglected in industrial, domestic and traction application because of the ascendency of permanent magnet (PM) and the ubiquitous induction (IM) motor. Recent vitality in rare earth PM prices and the unavoidable losses in IM’s have renewed interest in SynchRels – especially for [...]

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NDT Device Design


Non-destructive testing or evaluation (NDT or NDE) is a process used in industry to evaluate properties of a material or a system without damaging it. Some of the uses of NDT are flaw detection and evaluation, leak detection, location determination, dimensional measurements, structure and Microstructure characterization, estimation of mechanical and physical properties, stress (strain) and [...]

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MRI shielding webinar


In this webinar, we show the benefits Opera Optimizer offers when used in conjunction with magnetostatic analysis for MRI shielding applications. We also demonstrate the benefits of the new “thin plate” boundary condition, which increases efficiency without compromising accuracy, and how Opera provides the ability for shielded room designers to customize the Modeller and Post-processor [...]

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EUGM 2017: Opera Update 2017


Presenter: Eddie Moor, Programme Manager, Cobham Technical Services Abstract: In this session the Opera Programme Manager will outline key updates in Opera. This will include an overview of recent and future developments as well as a sneak peek at some of the longer term projects for the Opera Roadmap, allowing users the opportunity to give [...]

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