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Zunum Aero has a bold plan for a low-carbon flying future


Electric cars make up a growing share of the vehicles on our roads, but what about the aircraft in our skies? While it may be slower to gain traction, an electric revolution is set to take place in aviation technology. When can we expect to see a low-carbon flying future? What will the aircraft of [...]


Full speed ahead for electric cars


Electric cars were once an expensive novelty, mocked for slow speeds and limited range. However, a trickle of vehicles coming onto the market has become a steady stream and many countries are now setting dates for a ban on sales of vehicles with internal combustion engines. A fierce global competition is underway to determine the [...]


How to design for x-ray tube


In this blog we will look at the utility of the Opera simulation environment for the simulation of X‑ray tubes. Firstly, we will concentrate on their operation and design parameters, and the requirements that these place on tools used in their design. We’ll follow this with look at the capability of Opera to meet these [...]


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 [...]



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


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 [...]


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 [...]


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, [...]


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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