NAUGM Conference 2017

On September 26-27, 2017, Cobham Technical Services hosted this year’s North American User Group Meeting at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville located in Lisle, IL. This year a wide range of interesting and inspiring oral presentations were given by users with extensive knowledge of the software.  Attendees consisted of both newcomers as well as veteran users, giving them [...] Posted in General

Magnetic Signature Identification using Pareto optimization

Christopher Riley, Engineering Manager, Cobham Technical Services Abstract Determining the topology of a naval vessel from its measured magnetic signature is a classic inverse problem – what is the source of the observed response? This paper explores an alternative to classical inverse methods with a technique that is used in design optimization. Pareto optimization is [...] Posted in General,Magnets,Magnets Paper

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 Posted in Charged Particle Devices,Electron Beam Guns,General,Magnets,Motors,Transformer Design Software

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, 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 [...] Posted in Accelerator Magnets,General,Magnets

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 [...] Posted in Accelerator Magnets,General

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, [...] Posted in General

Stephen M. Elliott of Thin Film Consulting discusses his use of Opera FEA

In this short video Stephen M. Elliott of Thin Film Consulting discusses his use of Opera FEA Simulation Software over his distinguished career, with Andrew Farebrother from Cobham Technical Services. During his career, Stephen M. Elliott has worked on the development of very high voltage generators, ion beam sources, electron guns, linear accelerators, field effect [...] Posted in Charged Particle Devices,Electron Beam Guns,General,Plasma Discharge,X-Ray Tubes

Marcel Kruip of Tokamak Energy discusses his use of Opera FEA

In this short video Marcel Kruip discusses his use of Opera FEA Simulation Software at Tokamak Energy, with Andrew Farebrother from Cobham Technical Services. Tokamak Energy was established in 2009 to design and develop small spherical tokamaks to produce neutrons for a range of scientific applications. In 2012, with the emergence of high temperature superconductor [...] Posted in General
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