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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 [...] Posted in Motors,Motors Papers

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 [...] Posted in Motors,Motors Papers

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 [...] Posted in How to...,X-Ray Tubes

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

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, 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 [...] 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
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